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Decoding Halloween Movies: A Spooktacular Influence on Pop Culture

About The Guest(s):

Chris Rogers and Tracy Shackelford are movie aficionados and hosts of the C Your T's podcast. They have a dry sense of humor and love sharing their love of film and TV with their listeners.

 

Summary:

 

Chris Rogers and Tracy Shackelford, hosts of the C Your T's podcast, introduce themselves and their new podcast focused on movies and TV shows. They discuss their love for nostalgic films and their goal of bringing back the fun feelings they had when they were younger. They also explain their concept of creating a list of movies that people should watch to be culturally literate, starting with a Halloween-themed list. They mention movies like "Nightmare Before Christmas," "Hubie Halloween," "Hocus Pocus," "E.T.," "Monster House," "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," "The Crow," "Casper," "Idle Hands," and "Corpse Bride."

 

Key Takeaways:

  • "Nightmare Before Christmas" is a Halloween movie, not a Christmas movie.

  • "Hubie Halloween" is a fun and silly Halloween movie that is part of Adam Sandler's Netflix deal.

  • "Hocus Pocus" is a cult classic Halloween movie that was initially a box office bomb but gained popularity on home video.

  • "E.T." has a Halloween scene and influenced the popularity of Reese's Pieces candy.

  • "Monster House" is an animated movie with a Halloween theme and a fun Halloween party scene.

  • "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is a nostalgic Halloween TV special that is still popular today.

  • "The Crow" takes place on Devil's Night, the night before Halloween, and is a cult classic with a tragic backstory due to the death of Brandon Lee during filming.

  • "Casper" is a family-friendly movie with a Halloween scene and a star-studded cast.

  • "Idle Hands" is a 90s horror comedy with a Halloween theme and a young cast including Seth Green and Jessica Alba.

  • "Corpse Bride" is a Tim Burton animated film with a Halloween vibe and similarities to "The Nightmare Before Christmas."

 

Quotes:

  • "Nightmare Before Christmas" is a Halloween movie. - Tracy Shackelford

  • "Hocus Pocus" gained popularity on home video after being a box office bomb. - Chris Rogers

  • "E.T." influenced the popularity of Reese's Pieces candy. - Chris Rogers

  • "The Crow" is a cult classic with a tragic backstory due to the death of Brandon Lee. - Chris Rogers

  • "Casper" is a family-friendly movie with a Halloween scene and a star-studded cast. - Tracy Shackelford

 

Mr. Rogers Homework:

  • Chris Rogers and Tracy Shackelford are asking listeners to participate in a poll on their website to help create their next list of Sci-Fi and Fantasy movies. They want to know listeners' top five choices and if there are any movies missing from the list.

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