october is a MAGICAL month for me.
aside from the fact that my birthday is in october (it's today, the 17th, if you really wanna know :)..
i LOVE every activity that goes on.
just can't get enough of it all! decorations, parties, costumes, festivals.. ALL of it.
i tend to lean towards the creepy/scariness of it all now that i'm older...
but i've ALWAYS loved the 'magic' of it all.
.....this may very well explain why i'm addicted to vampires. :)
|(one of my personal all time favorites... even though it's more 80s cheese than scare!)|
so... it goes without saying that my dvr is chock FULL of horror flicks right now.
one of my favorite things to do in october is search & record all my favorite scary movies.
i don't know what it is, but watching them in october just makes that magical/crazy feeling bump up a notch.
so i thought i'd share a list of my all time favorite scary & not so scary halloween movies.
halloweentown II: kalabar's revenge
return to halloweentown
nightmare before christmas
ernest scared stupid
the addams family
addams family values
harry potter movies
the haunted mansion
it's the great pumpkin, charlie brown
the worse witch
sweeney todd: the demon barber
the amityville horror
the amityville horror (remake)
nightmare on elm street
nightmare on elm street (remake)
the evil dead
rocky horror picture show
the sixth sense
the people under the stairs
resident evil series
the lost boys
the witches of eastwick
the exorcism of emily rose
killer klowns from outer space
house on haunted hill
stir of echoes
bless the child
an american haunting
the wicker man
30 days of night
drag me to hell
the haunting in conneticut
queen of the damned
the haunting of molly hartley
and then there are those that i'm determined to see this year:
the fright night remake
i don't do gore.
i can't handle it, for the most part.
i've only seen two of the movies from the 'saw' series, and that was two too many.
i saw hostel... and if you haven't... let's just say the ripping fingernails bit sent me over the edge.
the hills have eyes, wrong turn, etc.. ya.. can't do those either.
i can't watch 'the children of the corn'. i have, and, i can't.
something about freaky kids just puts it over the top for me.
i remember my brother could never watch 'village of the damned'... he said it was the eyes that did him in.
and WHY do they always make kids toys all creepy like in those movies?
my husband swears that those monkey's with the cymbals are possessed.
it's probably movies that keep those things off the shelf now.. along with those 'my buddy' dolls that were doomed after the 'chucky' movies.. which aren't something i'm into either.
it's a little ridiculous.. but i can't do those leprechaun movies either. had a crazy bad dream one time about that crazy freak, and enough said...
my cousin used to have this girlie little yellow frilly room.. and in the midst of her 7 year old haven, a poster of freddie kruger. scared the bejesus outta me (when i was 6) & her mom would always have to take it off the wall when i came. i think after i saw the movie i slept in the hallway of our house for a week & to this day i can't really get comfortable in a bathtub. those memories stick with you! and having seen the remake now.. i can say the original must be stuck in my 6 year old psyche because the new one didn't freak me out the least bit.
so there ya go... my halloween round up :)