By Jeremy Cornelius and Elizabeth Crea
From our fondest childhood memories, we present to you our important Halloween gems. They have given us many spooks and thrills throughout the years, so we hope that you too will be charmed with their autumnal fancy and freakish fun. A simple YouTube search will open your chamber to so many chills that your body will barely sustain itself from the fright.
Elizabeth’s Top Five Disney Cartoons:
5) “Donald Duck and the Gorilla” (1944) An escaped gorilla from the city zoo terrorizes Donald in his house. Three Stooges antics are guaranteed, as the characters interact with stilts, red-hot doorknobs, and tear gas.
4) “Trick Or Treat” (1952) An old hag named Witch Hazel puts a trick on Donald after he mercilessly tricks his own nephews. Features a catchy “Trick Or Treat” tune that is guaranteed to stick in your head for days.
3) “Haunted House” (1929) Mickey Mouse foolishly seeks shelter in an abandoned house, only to ﬁnd out its inhabited by skeletons who just want to party. Featuring organ ballads, jolly skeletons and a disturbance in an outhouse.
2) “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” (1949) Narrated by Bing Crosby, this cartoon is the tale of Ichabod Crane’s awkward journey through Sleepy Hollow. If you’ve read Washington Irving, you already know how it ends. Yet the cartoon puts the reality of the Horseman into light; his devilish laugh is beyond terrifying.
1) “The Skeleton Dance” (1929) One of the ﬁrst in Disney’s Silly Symphony series, this old-school cartoon features jivin’ skeletons dancing in a graveyard in the dead of night. Where else can you watch a skeleton have his spine played like a xylophone?
Jeremy’s Top Five Halloween Goodies: 5) My So-Called Life — “Halloween” Liberty High School is haunted by a mysterious ghost. Angela is dealing with desiring a boy, and Danielle dresses up as the spitting image of Angela to go trick-or-treating.
4) Roseanne — “Boo” Halloween pranks galore among the Conner clan and a haunted house with DJ narrating as a deep-voice ninja zombie and Jackie’s dead head served to trick or treaters on a platter.
3) The Simpsons — “Treehouse of Horror V” Between a parody of “The Shining,” time travel and carnivorous high school teachers eating their students, this shines as the best “Treehouse of Horror” episode.
2) Adventure Time — “The Creeps” A murder mystery episode of Adventure Time! Lumpy Space Princess has her shining moments in this episode. What could top that?!
1) Boy Meets World — “And Then There Was Shawn” I’ll tell you! The Boys Meets World episode where Shawn, Topanga, Cory, and Angela are put in detention and then killed oﬀ one by one. Spoiler Alert: Mr. Feeny is stabbed in the back with a pair of scissors.