My favorite old movies

The eighties were full of great movies that made us laugh, cry and occasionally scream. After all who could forget Freddy Krueger or Michael Myers? Honestly ever since Halloween first came out I’ve been a little creeped out by the holiday. Don’t even get me started on camping trips, Jason and his mother ruined that for me as well. Enough about the horror movies, here are a few of my favorite old movies that didn’t make me scream.


Pretty in Pink


Obviously if you grew up in the eighties you know who Molly Ringwald is, and Pretty in Pink is simply one of the best movies of all time. It portrayed all of the angst of teenage love, and was simply hilarious at the same time. Who could ever forget the foreign exchange student in the tree or Ducky dancing and lip syncing in the record store? Best of all everyone got a happy ending, including Michael Anthony Hall.



The Breakfast Club


This is one of the quintessential movies of the eighties. It accurately portrays every clique in an American high school, right down to the jock, geek, weirdo, and popular girl. The movie was funny and touching, and it did make you think. Maybe the person that sits next to you in Algebra wasn’t as bad as you thought. This movie also had an amazing soundtrack that I still love to listen to.



Better Off Dead


I still watch this movie every time I need a laugh. John Cusack is perfect in his role and has a great supporting cast. He even made attempted suicide seem strangely hilarious. This movie came with fast race cars, Japanese guys that only knew how to talk like Howard Cosell, and a best friend that was continuously sniffing up the snow. Of course this is also a love story, and yes John Cusack gets the girl at the end.



Nightmare on Elm Street


I know I said that I wasn’t going to include any horror movies but no great movie list from the eighties is complete without the original Nightmare on Elm Street. I still remember when it first came out, and I swear I was afraid to go to sleep for weeks after seeing it. Strangely enough, even though this movie still makes me scream it is also one of my favorites. I love curling up with my significant other and hiding during the scary parts. The best one is still when Freddy Krueger’s tongue comes out of the phone.


A Treat from the Past – Cotton Candy

What does cotton candy remind you of? For me, cotton candy is the type of sweet that reminds me of my childhood, of the happy days when I was having fun with my parents at amusement parks. I think there is no other, simpler confectionery than this one that can push all of someone’s nostalgia points. Whenever I taste a bit of cotton candy, I feel like I travel back in time, and I relive all those joyous moments I used to share with my family. Even now, when we go to carnivals, amusement parks or any other summer events, I am the one to drag my kids to the nearest cotton candy machine, because I simply want one. Once I realized that I am still so much in love with this confectionery, I decided to order a cotton candy machine for home use. I can tell you now, hand on heart, that it is a decision I do not regret for one moment.


I can make as much cotton candy as I like

When we buy cotton candy from a local vendor at carnivals and such, I always feel like I cannot have enough. I know that I need to keep my sugar intake in check, but once in a while, I want to indulge in my guilty pleasure. So once I got the cotton candy machine for home use ( you can find which one is the best from this article ), as I told you about, I started making cotton candy. The entire family gathered around me and they were absolutely riveted! What I really like about these machines that are designed to make homemade cotton candy is that they come with a transparent lid, so you can see how the cotton candy is made inside. I still share the same joy as my kids as we watch together how the hard candy I throw inside is turned into my favorite sweet treat.


I can play with colors, if I want to

One thing I remember from my childhood days is how I was really disappointed when the cotton candy salesman ran out of my favorite color. I preferred blue cotton candy for some reason, and it looked like too many other kids had the same preference as me. So I often had to settle for pink cotton candy, which I was not so much in love with. Now, that I have my own cotton candy machine, I can make cotton candy in all the colors I want. Again, this is something that my kids absolutely love and they often ask me to make cotton candy in all the colors of the rainbow.


Needless to say, birthday parties are my favorite occasion for supplying everyone with cotton candy. I even discovered that I love making cotton candy as much as I enjoy eating it. It is so simple! You just get some hard candy and a cotton candy machine for home use, and you can start making all the cotton candy you want! Now, whenever I want to feel happier, I just need to treat myself with something sweet and I can do it without waiting for the next carnival to stop by.