October 16, 2010

Halloween Movies to watch

She's Baaaaaack!
(I meant myself, but whenever I hear that phrase, I always think of Poltergeist!)

This week was a rough and tough one.  I feel like either I had a ton to do at work, or someone in the house wasn't feeling well - and between the doctor visits and a concussed child - the blog fell by the wayside.  That saddened me, and I honestly felt a little lost this week.  Mostly because I didn't have any "Me" time.  Granted, I did see a few friends, and I watched my favorite show, "Glee"  - but little writing was accomplished.

I can tell you that during the duration of sickness floating around  our house, lots and lots of movies were watched - which got me thinking.....I love scary movies! Well, that's a little lie. Because I don't really like them, they scare my socks right off! But I find myself during the colder months yearning to put in a frightening movie, and snuggle under the covers , barely watching the movie (because my hands are over my eyes!).  Nonetheless, it is something that of course reminds me of  Halloween, but also of the changing seasons.

Therefore, I came up with a list of movie to watch this month: Some frightening, some downright scary, others a bit odd...all relative to the month!

1. Return to Oz (the monkeys on skates and the headless woman scared  my 9 year old self 20 years ago!)
2. Rosemary's baby
3. Fallen
4. Sixth Sense
5. What Lies Beneath
6. Hocus Pocus
7. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
8. The Addams Family
9. Buffy the vampire Slayer
10. Monster Squad
11. The Burbs
12. Witches
13. Casper
15.  The Gate
16. Goosebumps!
17. Roseanne's Halloween
18. Ghostbusters
19. Creepshow
20.Twillight Zone
21. Night of the Creeps
22. Little Monsters
23. Ghoulies
24. Troll
25.  Lost Boys

I'll be honest here, I only put down  movies that I could realistically watch depending on the mood I'm in. Sometimes I am braver than I think...but all I know is I don't know if I can watch a  movie with scary creepy kids or corn fields or possessed anything anytime soon...I purposely picked more psychological thrillers and just corny movies, rather than blood and guts (I can't stomach that!).  For example, The Ring - probably the scariest movie I have ever seen, and I will NEVER watch it again. EVER. I also realized that most of my movies are from 1980s. Couldn't help myself! On that note, I am heading to Blockbusters to pick up some classics, swing by liquor store for a bottle of red, and then  warming up to my couch!
Perfect afternoon!


6 hearts about my post:

Susan said...

don't forget:
Practical magic
Ghost story (fred astaire and the gang)
The changling (George C scott)
Bell, book and candle


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Linda said...

I love all the movies you suggested. I agree with what Susan said about those two. Great ones to add. Thanks for sharing. Please visit me:

Lenora said...

Thats a handy list then - Beetle Juice, Edward Scissorrhands love those! Ghostbusters! - please do come on over to our graveyard / party The Graveyard
http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.com/2010/10/graveyard-halloween-party.html and feel free to add to our Shrine To Honour The Dead if you are so inclined! Blessings.

Kara Marie said...

Susan - Thanks for your movie suggestions!!

Kara Marie said...

Linda and Lenora - Thanks for stopping by!!!! Will definitely have to check out your blogs!

Annabelle said...

Some more great movies to add to my list....luv Eddy.Thanks for the suggestions.Nifty blog you have here.
Do drop by if you get a chance,having a draw on some Halloween art.

Happy Halloween,