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Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 19

by Caitlin Marceau 

Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Directed by Tim Burton
Paramount Pictures


For many, the Halloween season wouldn’t be complete without Washington Irving’s “The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow.” Originally a short story published in 1820, it was turned into an animated piece by Walt Disney Productions for the movie The Adventures Of Ichabod And Mr. Toad (1949) where, despite its release nearly seventy years ago, it’s impacted children around the globe. Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 19”

Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 18

by Caitlin Marceau 

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1996-2003)
S4E10, “Hush”
The WB Television Network


Buffy The Vampire Slayer has always been a fan-favourite show. Created by Joss Whedon, and based off the film he wrote in the early ‘90s, this program was a hit with audiences when it first debuted and it’s only increased in popularity since its epic finale. Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 18”

Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 17

by Caitlin Marceau 

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992)
Directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui
Twentieth Century Fox


Before Sarah Michelle Gellar was falling for a vampire with a soul, saving the world (a lot), and trying to navigate high school and higher callings, there was Kristy Swanson. The OG Buffy Summers, this cheerleader and it-girl was living a life of shopping, gossip, and cute boys until a man named Merrick (Donald Sutherland) shows up to tell her that she’s the Chosen One (aka. the Slayer). Alone, she’s tasked with facing the forces of evil, and saving the world from the power and chaos of the vampires who lurk in the shadows… and the ones who crash her senior dance and try to kill half the school. Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 17”

Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 16

by Fallon Morey

The Nightmare Before Christmas
Directed by Henry Selick
Buena Vista International


In this town we call home, everybody hail to the pumpkin song.

We open Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated film The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) in Halloween Town, where the residents are vampires, monsters, zombies, and other spooky denizens. Jack Skellington (Chris Sarandon) is our main character, a tall spindly skeleton in the midst of a personality crisis. Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 16”

Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 15

by Caitlin Marceau 

Get Out (2017)
Directed by Jordan Peele
Universal Pictures


The directorial debut of comedian Jordan Peele, Get Out is a masterful taste of modern American horror. The story follows Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) on a weekend getaway with his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), to meet her parents. What Chris doesn’t know is that the Armitage’s have mastered the science needed to perform brain transplants, and are planning on selling his body to the highest bidder who—through this operation—wants to live forever.  Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 15”

Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 14

by Ian Sputnik

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Directed by Wes Craven
New Line Cinema


 Teenagers start to see the same character in their dreams; a badly burnt man in a hat, red and green striped jumper, and a glove complete with bladed fingers. This is Freddy Krueger, burnt to death years ago by a group of parents delivering vigilante justice to this child killer, who managed to escape criminal justice on a technicality. Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 14”

Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 13

by Ian Sputnik 

Friday the 13th (1980)
Directed by Sean S. Cunningham
Paramount Pictures


In 1980 Friday 13th was the film to watch. A group of teens are sent to a soon-to-be-reopened summer camp in order to get things up and running. On their way there, the team is informed that the camp had been shut down due to a drowning, and soon a series of murders ensues. Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 13”

Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 12

by Thomas Conlan 

Psycho (1960)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Paramount Pictures


The human psyche is as fragile as it is fascinating. The complexities of head and heart during a period of madness can be as fearful as the scariest of horror films. Like many of us, Alfred Hitchcock understood this and believed that the only way to get rid of his fears was to make movies about them. 1960’s Psycho was his attempt to part ways with fear and introduce us to a unique cinematic portrayal of madness like none before. Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 12”