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Monday, October 3, 2016

Welcome to October

It’s October.  I guess if I have to survive the coming winter, there should be at least something I enjoy about this time of year.  Well, I am happy to announce that there is.  It’s called SCARY MOVIE SEASON! 

I happen to love the horror movies/series/books genre.  I don’t only deal in the genre in October but, this is the time of year that I can find a horror movie on tv any day of the week at any time of the day.  It’s exciting.  Some movies are really bad, but that is part of the greatness of the season.  I can watch all kinds of movies that never made it to the theaters and enjoy them all the same.  I can honestly say that of the horror flicks out there; I have probably watched 90% of them.  The top movies, the B movies, the made for TV movies, all of them.  Some are so silly they are funny.  Some are so scary I have to watch something easy afterward before I can go to bed (those are my favorite).  Some are gross and bloody and some are boring as all get out.  All in all, I can usually find something redeeming in any movie in this genre. 

Here are a few of my favorites, in no particular order:

1.  The Exorcist.  The original.  To this day, this movie still creeps me out.  I have it on VHS and on DVD.  I have seen it so many times, but it still is one of the best.  

2.  Salem’s Lot.  Both the book and the movie are entertaining as all get out.  Not so much goose bump inducing scary, but very good story and characters. 

3.  Nightmare on Elm Street.  This is a gory bloody mix movie.  It’s great. Plus this is the first movie of that Johnny Depp was in.  The series continued on for many movies but this is by far the best one for me.

4.  Halloween and Friday the 13th.  These weren’t so much scary to me, but I liked the ideas behind them.  There are many sequels to each of them, which will keep you entertained for a long time. Granted these movies are part of the T&A time period and if you don’t know what I mean by that, then you are not an 80’s horror movie girl.  No pre-teen/teenage girl want to spend a night watching a horror flick with her boyfriend or parents when it’s all boobs and butts.  Can you say awkward? 

5.  Phantom of the Opera.  This isn’t really scary at all to me, but I love this movie.  It’s one of the few that I feel sorry for the bad guy.  It breaks my heart every time. 

There are so many more that I could make this list go on and on.  These are just a few movies off the top of my head that bring good memories along with them. Things like: how I felt while watching, who I was with, was it in the theater or at home, all kinds of reasons.  What movies in this genre are your favorites?  Do you have any?  Maybe you aren’t a horror movie fanatic like me.  That’s okay.  What is your favorite genre then? 


  1. I have a love hate relationship with horror movies. LOL Couldn't handle them as a kid or teen; wasn't until I was an adult that I was able to develop an appreciation. Now, I have moods where all I want to watch are horror movies. Netflix lets you watch so many of the good and the bad. :-) Some in my own personal DVD collection are Tremors, The Last Days on Mars, Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters, Doom, Van Helsing, Lake Placid, and Constantine.

    1. I have seen all of yours, but for the Last Days on Mars. I may have to look that up. If you have purchased it, it must have been good. Doom is one from my childhood that I really like. I'm surprised it hasn't been remade like so many have been lately.

    2. The cool thing about The Last Days on Mars is everyone is flawed. I know it was on Netflix streaming. Not sure if it still is.

  2. As a teen, I saw all the horror movies I could get my hands on. Back in the day, Jamie Lee Curtis was a huge horror film star. The slash and gore movies were fun to watch with a group of friends. Nowadays, the horror movies are way too scary for me. By the way, did you know I live where they filmed Friday the 13th? Yup, Kevin Bacon was here. Everytime the 13th of the month falls on a Friday, you can find Jason lurking around Main St and checking out the patrons in the Blairstown Diner. People actually travel all the way to Blairstown every Fall to check out all the key landmarks from the movie.

    1. Oh my gosh! I did not know that at all about Blairstown...to be honest I always think of the Blair Witch when I hear your home town name. How exciting! Maybe I should head your direction around the end of the month. See what trouble I can get into.

  3. The Last Days on Mars — excellent choice! And that is really cool about Blairstown. Agree on The Exorcist, Courtney.

    Some more favourites that spring to mind are: Dolls, Poltergeist, American Werewolf in London, Evil Dead, Lost Boys, Alien, Event Horizon, The Woman in Black… I could go on forever, I'm sure.

    I enjoyed Krueger, Halloween and Friday the 13th's when I was a kid, but most of it is too sexist for me to stomach nowadays. Awkward indeed!