Monday, October 11, 2010

My Love For The Spooky, Gouly, Scary, and Stabby.

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.

I love the movies and shows that air in honor of it. (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.

Daniel Radcliffe on The Simpsons as a vampire for the Halloween ep!?  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.

We're going to put something like these creepy guys in my dinning room windows overlooking the neighborhood.-->

Need to find some neat things to carve into pumpkins for the walkway. And get some Eerie lighting for the entryway.

Pretty Stoked.

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)

1. Evil Dead (Bruce Campbell AND Sam Raimi!?! Love.)
2.The Shining(1997!!! Not the older one!)
5.13 Ghosts(1960)
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?)

Runners Up:
~Planet Terror
~Sleepy Hollow(1999)
~Wait Until Dark
~Pan's Labyrinth
~Jurassic Park
~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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  1. Some nice horror movies you have listed there. You should check out Braindead, that's my favorite zombie movie. BTW, do you like black metal? That should be something for you I think. Check out the new video from Dimmu Borgir: Getaways. In reality (since I enjoy going to black metal concerts), I have found that paople with long black hair and corpse paint are usually very nice and friendly >:)

    Cold As Heaven

  2. I love Halloween for many of the reasons you listed, but I DO NOT do scary movies. I am terrible with them, and anyone who watches one with me better be prepared to sleep in the same bed with a light shining right over us.

    Hocus Pocus is one of my favorite Halloween movies! I also adore Casper, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

    I hope you end up putting something like that in your dining room windows, it looks so cool!

  3. Halloween is fabulous!!! I too adore Hocus Pocus and watch it every year during the 13 days of Halloween on ABC family.

    NOTE TO KELLY: I just bought Casper! Yay!

    Michael Meyers is by far the scariest of them all, he too climbs in my nightmares, though thankfully I'm alive to tell the tale.

    Dan in The Simpsons? Talk about awesome!!! PS I'm counting down the days til the awesome Harry Potter flick! Still looking for a badge!!

    Also the Ren Fest was AWESOME!!! You need to visit!!

  4. Hooray for your new house, and for fall. I don't like the creepy scary stuff, including movies, so I'm glad you can enjoy them for me!

  5. I'm with you on Hocus Pocus-- it IS killer awesome!

  6. Oooo Love Hocus Pocus! And this is seriously the best time of year, LOVE IT!

  7. I hate horror movies, but I love Hocus Pocus!! Such a classic. Congrats on the house!

  8. I love Halloween! We're decorating this week. And the Hubster bought a huge fog machine for the yard. Creepy cool! I haven't found a costume for Lily yet, though. We're hosting a party and she needs to fit in!

    Resident Evil - can't watch that one alone. And Blair Witch, though no one seems to find it freaky but me. I only watched it once in the theater...and my brother was out of town for the weekend so I had to make a friend sleep over. Yes, I was that freaked out.

    Love love love the Evil Dead series. Bruce Campbell - yum! Army of Darkness wasn't really scary but still good!

  9. Oh.My.Gosh. LOVE Hocus Pocus! I can't believe you love it too. I still have it on my dvr from last year, just in case I miss it on tv this year.

    I'm not a big horror movie fan though, but the scariest movies for me are Arachnophobia, The Grudge, and The Shining. Oh and I love Scream- not really scary- but I still remember when it came out.

  10. I was scared of Freddy Kruger for years until I had a dream about him where he was my buddy. After that all was cool. :)

    I love Halloween - fave creepy movie is probably The Shining, as I like creepy rather than all out gore-fest. Bwhahahahahaha!

  11. I'm with you (although I'm happy to skip the Freddy Krueger dreams). Fall is my favorite time of year, and I absolutely adore Halloween and scary movies! :-)

  12. Okay, so I'm a wuss and don't watch many scary movies. But I LOVE Practical Magic. It has witches and a dead guy return from the dead. That counts, right?

    Enjoy your lovely new home. I'm sure you DO deserve it! :)

  13. OMG, you have a pic from Hocus Pocus up and you love it, too! I'm so excited to find someone else who likes that movie. I included it in my post a while back on witches. I just wish I had a copy -- I can't get one here in Korea.

  14. They don't have Halloween in France. Boo (hoo) They tried--but it didn't go over well b/c not everybody did it. Scary movies for Halloween? The Exorcist.

  15. I love Halloween, too! My current WIP actually takes places (in part) at The Amityville Horror house so I had to force myself to watch that movie. Horror movies freak me out, but they're so awesome :)


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