Quick sidebar before we dive in: Today is actually a good reminder that it's about time to start considering your Halloween costume.
And now ... team, it was on this day in 1962 that "The Monster Mash" was released.
Mainly, though, today is Tim Burton's birthday. He was born in Burbank in 1958, went to CalArts, and his first job was as a storyboard animator on The Fox and the Hound. He's made some of the most incredible movies ever.
Keep this post handy, for those nights when you think, "What should I watch?" Answer: ANY of the below.
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
(Psst. Check back Sunday on this one. Big Pee-wee post a-comin'.)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Batman Returns (1992)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Ed Wood (1994)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Big Fish (2003)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Corpse Bride (2005)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Dark Shadows (2012)
Big Eyes (2014)
Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)