Oct 25Double feature: The Ghost and Mr. Chicken and Beetlejuice.
Felt like something a little more light hearted. I've loved The Ghost and Mr. Chicken since I was a kid. It's a fun one, and parents, you don't have to worry about watching it with your kids. Attaboy, Luther!
Beetlejuice is another I have just always loved. We would shout lines back to the screen throughout. And of course you have the big sing along worthy scene to "Banana Boat Song (Day-O)". Iconic.Buy or rent The Ghost and Mr. Chicken on Amazon Prime!
. You can stream free with a Starz! subscription, too.Buy or rent Beetlejuice on Amazon Prime!Oct 26Carnival of Souls
We have the Criterion Collection edition of this one. From Rotten Tomatoes (85% on the Tomatometer, 74% Audience Rating): Mary Henry is enjoying the day by riding around in a car with two friends. When challenged to a drag, the women accept, but are forced off a bridge. It appears that all are drowned, until Mary, quite some time later, amazingly emerges from the river. After recovering, Mary accepts a job in a new town as a church organist, only to be dogged by a mysterious phantom figure that seems to reside in an old run-down pavilion. It is here that Mary must confront the personal demons of her spiritual insouciance.
Effective and atmospheric.Watch on Hulu
. Do this while you can, because Ted Turner and Criterion are starting up their own streaming service called Filmstruck, due to open in November now (got delayed) and Criterion will be gone from Hulu and only available on the new service soon.Buy or rent on Amazon Prime (stream free with a Fandor subscription) !
Same thing with Fandor, I'm sure Criterion Collection titles will be gone once Filmstruck opens.