Alibi V.19 No.43 • Oct 28-Nov 3, 2010 

Film Review

Obscure Scares

A monstrous guide to monster movies

What is Halloween without a good monster movie? Why, firing up the ol’ DVD contraption and popping in a horror flick is as indispensable to the holiday as fun-size candy bars.

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Halloween around the dial

Halloween on a Sunday is perfect. You can go to as many parties as you want on Friday and Saturday night and still have time to nurse your hangover on Sunday afternoon before the trick-or-treaters start ringing your doorbell. The timing also affords you the luxury of wallowing on the couch all day watching classic horror movies and other seasonal treats. So what if you eat up all those fun-size Snickers before the kids in costumes show up? Just turn off the porch light and keep watching TV.

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Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

Thursday 28

“The Oprah Winfrey Show” (KOAT-7 4 p.m.) Oprah Winfrey reunites the entire cast of The Sound of Music for the first time in 45 years. Because she’s Oprah and can do that kind of thing.

Halloween: The Inside Story” (Biography 7 p.m.) Cult filmmaker John Carpenter recounts the creation of his influential 1978 slasher flick Halloween, which became the most profitable independent film of its time.

“Project Runway” (Lifetime 7 p.m.) We crown another winner tonight. Probably Mondo. Or not. But probably.

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