If there’s any holiday perfectly suited for Castle‘s natural mix of humor and horror (of the real-life crime-kind), it’s Halloween. And last night, the show once again pegged an excellent episode this holiday, leading me to a somewhat controversial conclusion: I want to see a Castle Halloween movie. Let me explain.
This weekend, I found myself preparing for the perfect DVR binge thanks to the upcoming Halloween lineup on ABC Family. My dear Tivo, Leonardo, will soon be crowded with my old favorites like Casper, Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus, and anything Tim Burton has done in cartoon form. (Note: I already have most of my favorites on DVD, but I must DVR them anyway because we all know movies are better when you watch them on TV.) God help me, the madness doesn’t stop there. I’ve been known to spend at least one pre-Halloween night marathoning my favorite spooky episodes of TV and, when I’m feeling nostalgic, I’ll even seek out terrible things like Mary Kate and Ashley’s Double, Double, Toil and Trouble. (You can stop respecting me now; I understand.) But upon looking at my lineup I realized it’s been a long time since I’ve fallen in love with a Halloween special or movie.
That’s not to say there haven’t been good Halloween movies and specials released over the last few years, but as an adult now, there’s nothing that’s quite captured my attention like my old favorites once did. I imagine I’m not alone. The solution? It’s time for new classics — something for those who grew up with the movies now in rotation on ABC Family but are all now craving something new. And, oddly enough, I think I know a crime-fighting pair who would be perfect for the job. The proof is in last night’s episode. READ FULL STORY