Guest Post & Giveaway – Jupiter Butler’s Top Ten Movies for Halloween!
by Jenn Bennett
As soon as Annie sent me the sign-up information for the Creepy Classic Movie Challenge the first person I thought about was Jupe Butler from author Jenn Bennett’s Arcadia Bell series . He has also got to be one of the most entertaining characters I’ve encountered in a UF series. Jupe is a movie fanatic so I knew that kid would have some great suggestions for Halloween films. I asked Jenn if she could get him to give us a list and here it goes:
Thanks to She-Wolf for having me on her awesome blog! (Are you cute and single? Hit me up sometime! I dig older women.) So yeah. I’m Jupe Butler, a fourteen-year-old Earthbound from La Sirena, Calfornia. My dad’s a famous photographer, and his girlfriend’s Cady Bell, an occult magician who owns a badass Tiki bar.
Anyone who knows me will tell you two things: first, that I’m the coolest person they’ve ever met; and second, that I know more about horror movies than practically anyone else on the planet. That might sound brag-y, but it’s a natural fact. I’ve always loved horror movies (my birthday’s on Halloween, so it’s probably in my blood), and older movies are the BEST.
People are always asking me for movie recommendations, and I could probably give you a Top 100 list off the top of my head. But since I’m in a hurry to get back to restoring my 1967 Pontiac GTO (Ladies! I’ve got a car! Not a license, and the car doesn’t run yet, but let’s focus on the positives, okay?) here are 10 of my favorite classic horror flicks:
1. The Creature From the Black Lagoon (1958): Best movie, like, EVER. If you get a chance to watch it at a drive-in theater, drop what you’re doing and go see this, pronto!
3. Dead Alive (1992): Peter Jackson used to make movies without hobbits, and this one starts with a Sumatran rat-monkey bite that creates zombies. Wackiness ensues! Plus, you get the classic horror movie line: “I kick ass for the lord!”
4. Suspiria (1977): Italian, scary as hell, and doesn’t make a lick of sense.
6. Evil Dead 2 (1987): Bruce Campbell whippin’ butt with a chainsaw hand. Blood is literally EVERYWHERE. Cady says the real lesson in this film is DON’T MESS AROUND WITH OLD MAGICAL SPELLS.
7. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971): Vincent Price (aka, a god among men) avenges his wife’s death in tons of insanely elaborate ways. Hilarious!
8. Audition (1999). Forget The Ring—this right here is the best Japanese horror movie. You go along watching it, thinking everything is completely normal, then THAT BAG MOVES, and it all goes to hell. Not for the faint of heart!
I think that kid might have just hit on me. Anyway, don’t forget to sign-up for the movie challenge and enter the giveaway below!
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