I was watching the brilliant 2007 film Trick R Treat yesterday. Every time I watch it I am reminded of what Halloween should be. No, not the murder and sacrifices, but the Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and the like that used to bring such cautious wonder to us all. Things used to be so much more mystical and mythical by nature. In the world we live in now, if it’s Halloween, it must be SAW! I like the SAW films, don’t get me wrong. But they just don’t scream Halloween to me like Tick R Treat did. I missed the classic monsters and lurid tales. Now mind you, movie wise, the pickings are few when it comes to that kind of entertainment, outside of Universal and Hammer films, there are very few classic monster tales that are any good.
There were many other titles from many other companies. All of them were good and gave you something different to whet your appetite for classic horror themes. So if you are ever in the mood for something classic but can’t find a film to fit the bill, pull out a classic horror comic. You won’t be sorry if you give it a chance.