The Movie: Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
What Is It?: A strange carnival comes to town, and top-hatted carny Jonathan Price grants wishes for steep prices. Jack Clayton’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s novel is rich in nostalgia and autumnal atmosphere, and it doesn’t skimp on the terror just because it’s aimed at youngsters. This will really get to you if you have a thing about spiders.
Why Today?: This is the day the carnival comes to town in the novel.