edwardandbeetle2 Halloween movies that you have to have seen are Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands.  You’ll feel left out because someone will reference them at some point in your life and you’ll look blankly at their face and pretend to know what they are talking about.  Neither movie is particularly great (Scissorhands was the better movie but the idea of a man with scissors for hands sort of makes it hard to truly love((I remember shedding a tear actually)), but both movies share one common person, my favorite character, Winona Ryder.

beetlejuice-winonaBeetlejuice was released in 1988 & Edward Scissorhands in 1990 which would make Winona 17 & 19 respectively.   The goth version of Winona playing Lydia Deetz was flat out hot.  She didn’t give a fuck and who could forget the closing dance scene.  If you know nothing else about Beetlejuice, know this song.

KimBoggs Winona RyderWinona played Kim Boggs in Edwards Scissorhands as Edward’s love interest. Talk about a 180 from Lydia Deetz.  I haven’t seen the movie in years so my details are going to be off but I remember her being a sweetheart in the movie and I came away liking her even more.

I went through her filmography and nothing really caught my eye except for her role in Mr Deeds as Babe Bennett.  Wow, what a babe.   After writing this post I wonder if I was just using the average Halloween movies to give Winona major props for being a babe.  You damn right I’m tweeting this link at her.