This past weekend I had a dream that I got to tag along with Freddy Kruger into teens dreams and watch him work. During the times the teens were awake and he had no one to torment, he and I just chilled out, talking about funny stuff and hangin' like friends. It was pretty cool(besides the killing parts I guess.)
Robert Englund is probably the best horror slasher actor ever! I love that guy something fierce.
And I love Halloween. To me, it's the best holiday. I know it doesn't exactly bring families together like Christmas and Thanksgiving and all those good natured holidays BUT I don't much care.
I love the feeling in the air, the crisp woody smells from people starting up their fireplaces.
I love the eerie feeling when the sun goes down weeks before Halloween even arrives. The whole month just has that mystic creepy feeling at sunset.
(though, now that we have boycotted cable for 2 years I have been missing out on them...*sigh*)
I love the costumes and getting to dress up like someone else for just one night. I love doing crazy make-up and wearing things I wouldn't normally.
I love the food - Chili, potato soup, taco soup. All those yummy things that warm your chills.
The creepy decorations and trying to give kids a good scare when they come knocking.
I love haunted houses and feeling terrified in a fun, you know there's no real danger, sort of way. (I almost punched a haunted trail actor one year. Best not to touch people when playing nasty beasties, especially when you underestimate a girls willingness to deck a dude.)
Reading ghost stories, creepy tales, and old folk tales of hooked handed men.
Oh, and need I have to mention the candy? THE CANDY! Love it. Yum.
There is very little I don't love about Halloween. A few things, like horrible people that justify horrible things just because of the date. But we won't get stuck on that now. This is about love.
My favorite slasher is Mike Myers. While I adore Freddy and the concept of him, Michael just has something more special about his character. He is just the bees knees of Halloween, to me. (crying shame what they did to the classic movie with the remake. Not a fan of that one.)
Favorite movie to watch is, of course, Hocus Pocus. Bette Midler, you wicked woman who stole my heart.
I wish I had kids just so I could steal their candy. mmm...candy. Never mind the fact that I could just go buy my own. Whatever.
Last year my husband and I lived in a bad neighborhood. We had a few trick-or-treater's, but it was the kind of place where most everyone turned off their lights and went to bigger, better neighborhoods.
Also the kind of place where we were afraid to open our door at night for fear of being robbed, stabbed, or the crazy drug addicts that came by just to ramble about nothing, cry incoherent jibberish, and borrow can openers and cell phones and not remember the next day to return them and then call you a liar when you want your phone back... But, I digress.(don't do meth, people. It makes you really freaking annoying!)
This year my hubs and I have been very very blessed to be able to buy our own house. It's a wonderfully comfy house on a hill. We look out over the whole neighborhood and other surrounding neighborhoods from our dinning room windows.
I am in love with our first house. Everyday - showering in my master bathroom that I have never in all my life had, walking across my thick, new carpet, and enjoying the privacy of my own yard - I feel like I have never done anything good enough to deserve our blessing.
But this Halloween I am going to enjoy every moment in our house.
My mom shares my passion for Halloween. She comes alive, answering the door dressed as a witch in her big green Victorian dress and veil. She lives on a huge piece of land out in the country where there are no trick-or-treaters, so she has taken off work the day before to help me decorate and the day of to enjoy my house with me on our holiday.
Need to find some neat things to carve into pumpkins for the walkway. And get some Eerie lighting for the entryway.
So, in honor of my favorite holiday, here's a list of my 10 favorite scary movies: (Hocus Pocus couldn't make this list as it is not scary...Just killer awesome)
2.The Shining(1997!!! Not the older one!)
6.Shawn of the Dead
7.Dawn of the Dead(2004)
9. Nightmare on Elm Street
10. Amityville Horror (either one but, really, who wouldn't pick the Ryan Reynolds half naked one?)
~Wait Until Dark
~The Tingler - Who doesn't love Vincent Price?!
~Tale of Two Sisters (No one has the same idea of what the crap this movie actually is about. But it's a crazy ride to watch)
~Texas Chainsaw Massacre
~Cabin Fever (I have only seen it 2x but I CAN'T watch it again. Can't. Shaving leg scene? nope nope nope)
How about you? Did I leave out any you love? What is your favorite thing about Halloween?
Do you have a fav movie list you'd like to share? Cause I'd love to read it!
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