29 October 2016

My Favourite Halloween TV Specials

One of the best things about Halloween for me is watching lots of horror films! But it's not only the movies that can get you ready for Halloween, lots of TV shows (especially American ones) have Halloween special episodes. So today I thought I'd list my favourite for you to watch and get your spook on over the next few days!

That's So Raven - Don't Have a Cow

When thinking of Halloween episodes, the first one that always comes to mind for me is the That's So Raven Halloween special! In case you don't remember (or perhaps have never seen the show, in which case we can't be friends) in this episode, Raven and Chelsea are the only ones in school not to be invited to Alana's Halloween party so naturally they decide to make a wishing potion to get them invited and to have the best costumes in school. However, Chelsea's cow badge falls into the potion and the end up turning into cows! It also has a sub-plot of Corey feeling too old to go Trick or Treating with his Dad which is quite cute!
 Click here for the link to it on vimeo if you feel like being nostalgic! 

FRIENDS - The One With The Halloween Party 

There are so many great things about this episode! First of all, Chandler's pink bunny costume is classic but I feel like Ross' takes the cake (Spud-nik anyone?) This episode also opens up the storyline about Pheobe and Eric and sees Rachel dealing with her pregnancy (remember when she gives all the candy to one child!). Also you can't mention this episode without mentioning the arm wrestle between Ross and Chandler! You can find this episode on Netflix and I think I'm going to go watch it once I've finished writing this post!
-Also I just realised that the picture I used doesn't include Joey which is quite frankly not on so here is some extra Joey from that episode for you. 

The X Files - Chinga

Ok so this is a blog post by me and it's about TV shows, you knew The X Files would find it's way in here somehow! And yes okay technically this is not a Halloween special and yes to be honest you could probably watch any X Files episode over Halloween (and you should) because they are all spooky, but this one is actually really scary and perfect for this time of year! In this episode Scully tries to go on vacation but ends up holidaying in the same town that is experiencing some pretty weird events, typical. At first the finger is pointed at a young mother who is suspected to be a witch, but the truth is actually much more sinister. This episode features possessed dolls and creepy children and if that wasn't enough for you - it was written by Stephen King himself! 

Supernatural - It's The Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester

Just like The X Files, you could pretty much watch any episode of Supernatural if you want to get spooky on Halloween! But they do actually have a halloween special episode as well. In this episode they are racing to stop a group of witches from resurrecting the demon Samhain who is infamous for unleashing death and terror on the night of hallows eve. If they can't stop them in time then the angels plan to blow up the entire town. This episode is during season 4 where we are just meeting all of the angels and demons that play a big part in the seasons to come, in fact this episode is where Sam and Castiel meet for the first time! I love this episode because there's some pretty original death scenes including a razor blade chocolate bar and boiling hot apple bobbing! We also get to see Dean Winchester giving us some comic relief stuffing his face with sweets and teasing greedy children. I found a clip of one of these funny scenes on youtube so click here if you want a laugh! 

The Simpsons - Treehouse Of Horror Episodes

You can't talk about TV Halloween specials without mentioning The Simpsons! I have seen so many of these over the years that it's hard to pick a favourite! I love how they reference other films, including The Shining,  The Exorcist, The Twilight Zone and Poltergeist just to name a few! I found a cool clip of some of the best scenes from the Treehouse of Horror series over the years, so click here if you fancy watching that! 

That's it for this post! There are so many more Halloween episodes I could have mentioned including Parks & Rec and Modern Family but these are my top 5! Do you have a favourite Halloween special? Let me know in the comments! 

See you soon, 

Beth x


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