It's (Finally) Getting Spooky

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I mentioned last week, I am a big fan of this time of year. What I didn't mention is, this is the season where other people become more like me. Let me 'splain...

This holy-water aspersory/aspergill is always on my kitchen mantle.
The raven addition indicates that it is now Halloween.
Those who know me well are aware of my fascination with the creepy. I'm not talking slasher films or zombies (I leave the walking dead to Alex). I mean the kind of creepy that on the surface looks okay...but on closer inspection, something's not quite right. I watch movies like Rosemary's Baby or The Omen any given day of the year. Most people only get into the spookier side of things in October. So this month is my chance to strike up conversations about movies I'm obsessed over. Love it!

Last year, Alex gave us a list of her favorite scary movies...this year I will take a stab (pun intended) at listing 10 of my must-see films....and if you have all day, I could go on.
  • Rosemary's Baby (1968) - the most amazing movie ever made
  • The Exorcist (1973) - you will be looking for signs of evil in children for a while after a viewing of this
  • The Shining (1980) - after seeing this, hitting a single key on a piano will always give you chill
  • The Omen (1976) - this could happen to anyone
  • The Sixth Sense (1999) - utterly brilliant
  • Nosferatu (1922) - old-school creepy squared
  • Phantasm - scared the bejeezus out of me when I was a tween
  • The Others (2001) - messes with your mind
  • The House on Haunted Hill (1959) - don't let the black and while fool ya, it's f'd up
  • Carrie (1976) - in my opinion, Piper Laurie  steals the show
    So, settle in for a good scare with a cup of spiced cider and some pointy sticks in your hand. I promise that any one of these movies will make your Halloween even more of a fright (without any blood or gore.)



    1. Definitely the Exorcist... scariest movie ever!
      Happy Halloween!

    2. @Angela: Totally!! Of all the movies on my list, that is the one that makes me sleep with the light on. Yet...I watch it anyway!!