Halloween 2022: Day 27

You Cast a Spell On Me

The better of the two Hallmark channel movies that we watched, which isn’t saying much. An arranged marriage that no one really wants is derailed by the groom (a warlock who, in his introductory scene, abuses his mind control powers to get a barista’s phone number) falling in love with a mundane woman who loves Halloween. Most of the humour comes from her dealing with the powers that unexpectedly transferred to her when they kissed, or him dealing with his powers misfiring, but they don’t know each other and spend most of the movie separated so the relationship isn’t developed very well.

Pumpkin Pie Wars

The children of rival bakeries do a Romeo and Juliet, but it ends with them bending the rules of the annual pumpkin pie contest to collaborate on a single pie, rather than suicide. The pie looks terrible, but they win anyway.

The Evil Dead

“I have seen the dark shadows moving in the woods and I have no doubt that whatever I have resurrected through this book is sure to come calling for me.”