31 Days of Horror Day 1: The Burbs

Last year I wrote a post titled 24 Hours of Horror Movies for Halloween.  We decided to up the ante this year.  Starting today, we’ll be posting about a horror movie to watch for every day of October.  Join in on the fun in the comments and suggest your own.  It’s October!  Let’s celebrate!

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Today’s selection is The Burbs.
This is one of my all-time favorite movies.  It has a terrific cast (Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Bruce Dern, Corey Feldman, Courtney Gains, Henry Gibson, etc.).  It toys with horror conventions and is still really funny.  Movies from this era don’t always hold up, but this one still cracks me up every time I watch it.

It’s October first.  We’re not quite in full-on Halloween mode yet.  Ease into your hardcore horror viewing with The Burbs.