#100daysofhalloweenhappy asks what my favorite Horror Movie is and after really thinking hard about it this is my response:
My favorite Horror movie is also my favorite Christmas movie- hang on before you grab a DVD of ” The Exorcist ” or one of the ” Halloween” installments or even ” Scream ” and wave it under my nose before you smack me with it, let me tell you why ” A Christmas Carol ” is must see TV at my house on Halloween.
First off there are ghosts- say what you will but all of the ghosts are pretty grim and spooky. Even when they are speaking softly or laughing.
Here is a perfect example of that point:
Those two little kids that travel with the Ghost of Christmas Present are purely demonic.
In the movie and in the book it’s pretty clear that given the chance they’d eat you alive. Literally. The ghost doesn’t warn Scrooge about his ghoulish maid and her creepy friends who rob the dead before the undertaker shows up- not in so many words anyway. But he warns him about the children. They have one function and one function alone. They exist to corrupt the human soul. SPOOOOOKKKYYY and horrifying.
The we learn that from his staff, to his business acquaintances, to his one and only friend- Scrooge is surrounded by people who don’t care if he lives or dies and the worst part is they relish the idea of him in a neglected grave. In fact they’ve been pushed to the limits because of Scrooge’s own dark soul and I get it- they’re at the point where they would dig him up and spit in his worm eaten face.
Of course, at the end Scrooge finds rememption and the even the blind man’s dog that seemed to say, “No eye at all is better than an evil eye, dark master.” liked Scrooge.
However- when I think about the movie and those ghosts that travel the Earth and haunt people in the hopes that people like Scrooge can be saved, it begs the question-
What happens to the ones they can’t save?
And that my friends is where the horror gathers itself up and flies and why ” A Christmas Carol ” is my favorite Horror Movie
100 Days of Halloween Happy 2022 Prompt: Horror Movie