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3 things to binge-watch to get you in the Halloween mood




Still from the film, Young Frankenstein
Still from the film, Young Frankenstein
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Every month Take Two contributor Mark Jordan Legan stops by with a curated list of the best things to stream on the web called The Binge! This time we're doing a special Halloween themed segment.

Here are his picks: 

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (Amazon Prime) 

This 2014 mockumentary follows a group of modern day vampires living in New Zealand. And one of the astute, priceless things about the film is that it shows that if vampires shared a flat together, all the same annoying, aggravating things that happen between mortal flatmates would also occur with vampires. 

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Netflix) 

Mel Brooks, who just turned 91 this past summer, co-wrote the 1974 film with Gene Wilder - who also plays the lead. Young Frankenstein is riotously funny and silly - lampooning all the tropes of the classic Frankenstein movies.

Here is Mel Brooks himself talking about the origin of the film in an interview Take Two did with him earlier this year. Seems that on the set of another film, Brooks spied Gene Wilder scribbling something on a legal pad.Young Frankenstein is filled with fantastic comic performances from an outstanding supporting cast - Peter Boyle, Kenneth Mars, Cloris Leachman, Terri Garr, Madeline Kahn and Marty Feldman. 

It’s the perfect movie to watch around Halloween where you feel like laughing instead of screaming.

LORE (Amazon Prime)

Our last selection is a bit closer to a real scare.  Lore is a new Amazon Original series based on a very successful podcast. Some of the episodes are hit and miss but most of them are quite eerie. 

It's  definitely a good bingeworthy show around Halloween - it has a nice mix of animation, historical photos and newsreels and actors recreating scenes from the true stories. LORE is a fun and spooky treat.

Mark Jordan Legan is a writer living in Los Angeles, if  you want to catch up on past episodes, click here.