Halloween and All Soul’s Day
I have to write a blogpost regarding these events and i am in a quandary as what to post.
Should i make a beautiful artwork of my past halloween photos, those flirty gay costumes that led to a one night stand somewhere in west hollywood?
or narrate my real life ghost stories, the “I SEE DEAD PEOPLE” kind of thing that almost resemble that Bruce Willis Sixth Sense movie?
Hmm, or just post something about My Favorite Ghost Movies. Let Me think.
All right, i’ll go with the subtle one first : My Favorite Ghost Movies (listed in no particular order just like those finalists in Miss Universe contest).
Somewhere in Time (Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour)
This is a classic movie. This is the very first movie that made me cry. Why? Honestly? Simply because i don’t understand the story.
I was in grade school playing with my neighbor when her sister and her sister’s gay friends started screaming because they’ll be watching the gorgeous mister superman christopher reeve.
While I was playing dolls with my gal pal, I’m also watching the film, although I never really understood the plot as my playmate keep talking to me.
What I knew was this film made the gay guys cry and I don’t know why I also cried with them . And when they started singing that “Somewhere in Time “ song, I can see in their faces that they really mean every word of it. ( which I later understood when I had my first broken heart )
Years after during my high school days I look for this film and this time watch it all alone and oh boy, it’s really a touchy movie. Looking back I can say it’s not your typical ghost story. It’s actually more of a fantasy love story , more of a time travel , back to the past sort of thing.
Ghost (Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze, Whoopi Goldberg)
What can I say? Another movie that made me cry but this time I knew why.
A commercial success that proves that a ghost movie need not be that horrifying and grotesque to be a blockbuster hit.
I love Demi Moore , her beautiful face and trendy short hair is unforgettable and that lip lock with Whoopi is such an epic scene for me. Beautiful.
This movie shows what true love is all about even after death.
And who would ever forget Ghost theme song “Unchained Melody”, the ghost song that riveted all over the radios and pop charts even years after the movie was shown.
Just Like Heaven (Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo)
One of my favorite Reese Witherspoon’s movie. This is a heartwarming cute love story This is about an architect falling in love with the spirit of the woman who used to live in his apartment.
Well, I don’t really have to tell you the whole story. I’m not making a review here either. I just like this movie and I like Reese Witherspoon . ( and Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep who happened to be not in this movie 😉 )
The Sixth Sense ( Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment)
“I see dead people….. all the time. They don’t know they’re dead. They’re everywhere.”
Truly one of my favorite ghost movies.
Some people may not agree with me but there are things that up to now science can’t still explain and seeing dead people or ghosts is one of them. Some call it a gift, others call it a curse.
Whatever it is, this movie made me realized that whatever gift you have, one must always use it for the right reasons.
The brilliant performance of a young guy haley would really make you believe he is scared to death, and really seeing ghosts. Superb acting.
And yes, this movie is also all about love, being accepted for who you are and believing in yourself even if others call you a freak .
This movie made me cry again. (I am such a cry baby and who would ever think a ghost movie would make me shed tears?)
The Others (Nicole kidman)
“ Death of a loved one can lead people to do the strangest things.”
“Sometimes the world of the living gets mixed up with the world of the dead”
Such a brilliant way of storytelling. One thing good about this movie is the way the story is being narrated.
The suspense, the angst of putting you at the edge of your seat just by making you think.
The unexpected twist in the ending.
This is not a typical ghost story where you have to scream at every scene, where you need dark cinematography to scare your wits.
Its simple no frills, no high technology make up or production , can still make you think and wonder what the hell is going on and still end up not being shortchange.
Truly a masterpiece. I must say This is my All Time Favorite Ghost Movie.
The Ghostbusters (Dan Akroyd)
Enough of the heavy ones. This film is a mushy ghost movie that made me laugh. The only ghost movie where I keep laughing.
The plastic gadgets that we all bought on a mall just to appear cool during Halloweens. This movie is a crap, but the only crap that I really love.
And nothing can be funnier when you sing that song “If there’s something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!”
Unforgettable song for growing kids, who would ever imagine we would sing and dance this on our Christmas Presentation and it’s not even Halloween.
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