I watch one scary movie once a year. That’s it. And by scary I mean something terrifying and psych-thrilling like The Conjuring or The Witch, or Mama. Ugh. I am NOT a scary movie gal, but my hubby loves them so that’s our compromise: Halloween. Don’t get me wrong, I love Halloween, just not the creepy “goes bump in the night” type stuff. Buttt, I also love shows with an element of the supernatural (especially ones that are named Supernatural, lol). Awesomely for me and this post, each of them have specific Halloween episodes which are, in their own right, awesome.
This episode comes near the end of Angel’s 5 season run (and 1 year after Buffy said her final goodbye to TV) so it’s not an easy one to jump into without knowing what’s going on. That being said, it’s super weird, full of monsters and Joss Whedon’s witty writers. Some crazy stuff goes on here with the main demon Lorne being in charge of throwing a bender of a Halloween party for, well, a bunch of demons. It’s weird. It’s also kinda great.
Oh the Winchesters. They can do pretty much anything and I’ll watch it. Heck, I have for the past 12 years, lol. There is another decent Halloween epi (“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester!) but this is my favorite by far. Shot entirely in black and white — with old school monster movie credits — this is a classic take on a monster hunt set during an Oktoberfest celebration. The music, cheesy lines and acting from the main villains, and Dean being a general fumbling mess make this a total winner in my books.
This is a can’t miss for Buffy fans, and one of those great times (there are so many) where you can be scared s***less all while laughing out loud. From Giles’ costume, to Anya’s fear of bunnies, Oz as GOD, and then the penultimate moment when the Scoobies meet the demon that has trapped them in a frat house while feeding on all of their fears. An honorable mention goes to “Halloween” (season 2, episode 6) where the characters costumes end up being more than what the seem, but Fear Itself is far superior to me for laugh-factor and one-liners.
Did any of you grow up watching these shows? Any other favorites? Let me know in the comments! Have a safe and happy Halloween <3