Here we are, our first go at Halloween Specials!
I grew up in the thick of the 1980’s and absolutely love Halloween specials. All holiday specials really. To me they meant it was full throttle time… stores weren’t putting Halloween costumes out in August then and by the time the specials aired, it was most definitely almost go time. Time to get dressed up and trick or treat.
Things have not changed much now that I’m a grown Jen. The days of young Jen, during the month of September and October, were spent thinking about what I wanted to be (a tough decision for an 8 year old, no?), how I was going to display my hulking collection of 1986 and on McDonald’s pumpkin pails, how my Bayshore cat and pumpkin looked to cars driving by in the front window and how authentic kite string “spiderweb” hung from the ceiling would feel to my innocent victims.
Nowadays I have a partner in crime, and we sit around and think of scary things to build. The costumes are already out but they aren’t as inspiring as the old boxed to me… and there is rarely a Halloween special on.
Let me slide off my soapbox and get to it, one of my favorite specials ever… The Worst Witch. This special aired on HBO a lot around Halloween. I never thought much about it but I suppose it is a girly sort of flick. Fortunately that quadruples the awesome. Read on for a summary and then I’ll give ya the goods.
To sum it up: Mildred (Fairuza Balk, adorable) is the worst witch, ever.
She has a faithful friend who sort of believes in her. Even her cat is different.
Her teacher is a huge bitch.
So is the smarter, popular girl.
Mrs. Garrett is there. Some shit goes down and guess who has to save the day?
Oh, and Tim Curry… disco… cape… tambourine… ridiculous amounts of hot.
Now… Click, watch and enjoy!