Name: Anna Halloween
Date registered: January 9, 2008
Today, the weather channel has forecasted that many storms will be brewing around the country. As I am typing this, there is thunder in the distance and the sky is black. Earlier the lights flicked on and off and the wind outside sounded eerily haunting. Our dog, who by the way weighs in at about 100 lbs, is cowering under the bed. He’s is petrified of storms and somehow he can always sense when one is coming. My son, Caden loves storms – the bigger the better. When the lights go out, he’s in his glory. On the other hand, my daughters, Olivia and Sydney hate them. At the first rumble of thunder, they’re glued to my side. Me, I’ve always loved a good thunderstorm.
Speaking of thunderstorms, I don’t think you can have a scary movie without one. It seems like in every horror film whenever someone is alone in the house, or driving on a deserted road – it’s night, the thunder is booming and lightning is flashing in the sky. Of course, what’s a scary movie without the lights going out in the house – right before the killer strikes! Whenever someone is lying in their bed alone at night it never fails that it’s storming and the tree in their yard is cracking against the window pane from the wind. What about that instant when lightning flashes in a darkened house and the killer is standing there? You find yourself screaming at the girl or guy on the screen that the killer is right behind them!
I would rather watch a scary movie in my own home once it comes out on DVD instead of watching it at a theater. That way, I can hold my pillow up to my eyes for the scary parts I’m afraid to watch, and I can turn on the lights any time I want. My nephews are just the opposite. As soon as a horror flick comes out they can’t wait to get to the theater to see it.
Wow, can you believe all the great summer movies that are out? Fantastic Four – Rise of the Silver Surfer, Spider Man 3, Shrek the Third, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, TMNT, and the list goes on and on. However, one of my all time favorites is Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End! It’s the third in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. I just love Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and Orlando Bloom as Will Turner. How can you not love those two in any movie!
What’s so nice about the Pirate of the Caribbean movies is that kids and adults of all ages love it. My children loved the whole pirate theme and who could forget Davy Jones and Bootstrap Bill? The first of the series, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl was released in 2003 bringing Captain Jack Sparrow to the forefront. It was a huge box office success. The second movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was released in 2006. That movie gave birth to the ruthless Captain Davy Jones. Jones is the captain of the ghost ship, the Flying Dutchman and roams the seas searching for souls to serve upon his vessel for a century. His most striking feature is his head, primarily a "beard" composed of octopus-like tentacles. A prominent sac bulges from under his barnacle-encrusted hat. In addition to his bearded face, he breathes through a tube located on the left side of his face. He has a claw for his left arm, a long tentacle in place of his right index finger, and the right leg of a crab. He uses his long octopus-like tentacles to move objects, play the pipe organ and as a weapon. Can you think of a better costume at Halloween? They flew off the shelves last year and are still in high demand even this year. Check out our website for all the latest Pirate of the Caribbean costumes at:
Could there be a Pirates of the Caribbean part 4?? Let’s hope so!