Monday, October 25, 2010
THE HAUNTED HOUSE
Halloween is coming! Time to scare yourself silly and the best way (other than reading the morning papers) is to watch a good scary movie. "The Exorcist" (1973) may be the creepiest movie of all time, and we recommend it highly (though not for children or chickens), but if that's not your cup of tea there are plenty of other good scary flicks you can get from Netflix (or a video store, old timers) that will put you into the Halloween spirit. There is something healthy and cathartic and perhaps even purgative about a good scare!
You know we love vintage cartoons, so we've been digging through the vaults for something appropriate and we discovered a great old cartoon from the Roaring Twenties starring our favorite little mouse. Animator Ub Iwerks and Composer Carl W. Stalling teamed up Disney to make "The Haunted House" back in 1929. The story starts out with a good storm and Mickey Mouse seeking shelter and he stumbled upon a house that turns out to be---why spoil it? Pull up a bowl of fun-size Snickers and watch it yourself.