/horror goes shopping in “Little Shop of Horrors” (1960)

Baddie: Curiosity killed the florist. Lesson: Never trust a talking plant. I was sorely tempted to watch some better known Corman classics for my second Octoberween movie, but ultimately I couldn’t resist the temptations of Little Shop of Horrors. One of my favorite musical movies (see this list), directed by one of my favorite directors, with Jack…Nicholson?  This…

A Bomb in the Lasagna: Disney Does Horror Right with “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

Creating child-friendly horror is difficult. That’s not to say children aren’t easily scared –quite the opposite, really– but it’s not always easy for horror tv and movies aimed at a family audience to hit the mark. Perennial children’s Halloween favorites such as Hocus Pocus aims for humor more frequently than scares, whereas there are episodes of Rugrats that…