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Film / Halloween at Aunt Ethel's

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Halloween at Aunt Ethel's is a Horror Comedy film by Joseph Mazzaferro.

In a small American town, there lives an old lady everyone refers to as "Aunt Ethel". She got that name because, 20 years ago, completely out of nowhere, she just killed her whole family, and the people heard voices in her house shouting things like "No, Aunt Ethel!". Ever since then, all kinds of stories about her have spread around. People say she lures children into her house with an offer of "special candy", and once inside, they believe she kills them and either makes their corpses into said special candy, or burns them behind her barn.

Two teenage girls, Melissa (Madeline Murphy) and Mandy (Stephanie Town), grew up in the neighbourhood, and are no strangers to the stories. One Halloween, they, along with the boyfriend of one of them, Mark (Sean Michael Gloria), decide to have a stakeout at her house to determine whether or not the rumors are really true.

The film was released on January 2nd, 2019.

Halloween at Aunt Ethel's contains examples of:

  • Evil Old Folks: Aunt Ethel, of course.
  • Eye Scream: In one scene, Aunt Ethel gouges an eye out of a corpse. It's not easy, and very messy.
  • Handgun: Mark brought one along that he intended to kill Aunt Ethel with. Aunt Ethel gets a hold of it and kills Mandy with it.
  • Hilarious Outtakes: These play in the middle of the credits.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: In one scene, Aunt Ethel is seen boiling a human head. While she does so, she takes a piece of flesh off of it and eats it.
  • It's Personal: Mark and Mandy want to kill Aunt Ethel because she killed their siblings in the past.
  • Time Skip: After the teens are killed at the start of the movie, it jumps ahead one year.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: At the start of the movie, a couple of teenagers are sitting in a car, and the boy tricks her into giving him a hand job with "a bag of Halloween candy". When she finds out, she says "You've gotta be fucking kidding me".