Thanks to Sara C. Snider for hosting this fun little blog hop. We were to post what reminds us of Halloween. It is one of my favorite holidays. For me, it’s the ghost stories and movies that I love about it. I love telling people about the different locations in my city that are rumored to be haunted.
I’m one of those people who spends the whole month of October reading horror books and watching horror movies. I have a top five list of books I read and of movies I watch.
My Top Five Books:
1. Interview With A Vampire
3. Queen of The Damned
*I’m pretty sure this list will change once I read Prince Lestat-the newest Vampire Chronicles book.
My Top Five Movies:
1. Friday The Thirteenth
4. The Shining
Hope you liked the lists. Please let me know what your favorites might be. Look forward to reading your comments.
14 thoughts on “Halloween 2014”
I love IT the mini-series, but I have to admit, I couldn’t get into the book. Love Salem’s Lot of his though and Queen of the Damned is a wonderful book. I just managed to get my hands on the book of The Fog based on the movie and it is superb.
Now movies is much harder, for scares I think it has to be The Fog (original), Ju-on – The Grudge, The Conjuring, Paranormal Activity and the short Lights Out – all freak me out in a delightful way.
I agree about Queen of the Damned. I’m waiting patiently on my copy of Prince Lestat so I can read it. I was the opposite with IT. I was able to read the book and tried to watch the mini-series. Let me say I never looked at clowns the same way again after that.
I want to see The Conjuring. Saw the first Paranormal Activity. Haven’t seen the others yet.
I saw IT when I was really young… I never saw clowns the same way again.
For movies, I go more suspensful/thriller and not so much horror/gore (because I can’t really take that stuff. I won’t sleep for days, and I like my sleep.)
Top Five Movies:
1. The Others (Nicole Kidman)
2. The Sixth Sense (Bruce Willis)
3. Seven (Kevin Spacey)
4. Sleepy Hollow (Johnny Depp)
5. Signs (Mel Gibson)
I also love Frighteners (Michael J. Fox) which is more of a ghost story but not so scary. It’s a fun movie for Halloween season.
Love your top five movies. The only one I haven’t seen is Seven. Will have to check it out. Will have to check out Frighteners as well.
One of my faves is Dracula 2000. Gerard Butler is so yummy in it. The eye japanese movie. Jessica alba stars in the American remake. That was great as well. The japanese ju-on and ringu are bone chilling as well.
Sounds like an interesting movie.
I totally loved Anne Rice’s books when I was in high school. I haven’t read any of her stuff in a long time. I might have to check out Prince Lestat, though. 🙂 Poe stories are always good, as is Dracula. The Shining is probably my favorite Stephen King novel, along with Misery. Both movies were good, too.
Favorite movies are Sleepy Hollow by Tim Burton. Actually, I love watching just about anything by Tim Burton this time of year. The Others is another favorite of mine. It has that classic gothic story feel that I love, which is cool coming from a modern film. 🙂
Misery is one of my favorites too. Loved Sleepy Hollow.
I really love Anne Rice’s books, although it’s been so long since I picked one up. I tend to read Something Wicked this Way Comes in October. And I break out some of the Gothic Romances too.
I love Anne Rice’s books as well. I haven’t read Something Wicked this Way Comes. Will have to put it on my list.
I just watched IT on tv yesterday. That movie still creeps me out. Interesting book and movie lists. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
I agree with you. It gives me goosebumps. Happy Halloween!
I’ve read IT – I like the premise, but as with a lot of Stephen King’s books, I think it made a better movie than book – sacrilege, I know, but my favourite all time Stephen King is Rose Red, which he wrote directly as a screen play, absolutely fantastic characters and pacing of the plot, scared me good and proper when I first saw it and now I go and rewatch it whenever I want a little chill down my spine :).
When it comes to other horror movies, I’m a big ghost fan, so Sixth Sense, The Woman In Black and others of that ilk.
Books, I love Susan Hill, who wrote The Woman In Black, I’ve read a number of her books, really good Gothic horror, and I love M R James – again, there’s a ghostly theme to my favs :). I’ve also been reading some good new authors in horror of late, a couple of anthologies I’d heartily recommend are called Gothic Blue Books and are available on Amazon, lots of spooky short stories 🙂 http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=gothic%20blue%20book
I love Sixth Sense. I’ll have to check out those authors and the Gothic Blue Books. 🙂