Samhain, All Hallows Eve ….
No matter what you call it, this time of year is always a little spooky. It gets dark earlier, there is a crispiness to the air (or at least there was when I lived up north), the leaves on the trees are changing just before they fall leaving the trees bare and slightly gnarly and of course everywhere you look on TV there is always something scary on to watch.
I love Halloween, have since I was little and I LOOOOOVE scary movies. Of course, living alone in a subdivision where my house is basically all the way in the back with no lights except what I turn on keeps me from watching anything at night (yeah I’m a chicken). Still, I love to watch “kid-friendly” shows so I was very excited to see that ABC is going to air one of my favorite holiday shows …. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”
I remember watching it as a kid and I remember buying the book at a book fair in school and sitting reading it to my mother. There were others of course, HBO used to air a cheesy 80’s movie called “The Worst Witch“, which starred Charlotte Raye (The Facts of Life), Tim Curry (Rocky Horror) and a very young Fairuza Balk (The Craft) which is also based on a book. Another of my spooky faves includes the always fun to watch “Hocus Pocus” starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker, but not all are child friendly I also love “Practical Magic” (also from a book – see a pattern?) , “The Craft”, the “Scream” movies and anything by Stephen King (boooooooooks).
Those are the ones I will watch by myself with no problem – however, there are some that I wouldn’t watch alone no matter what (and I’ve seen them SEVERAL times LOL) first and foremost is …. “The Exorcist” – love to be scared by that movie and it doesn’t matter that I’ve been watching it since I was a little kid, no matter what, it scares the bejeezus out of me (read the book too). More recent movies are the “Paranormal Activity” series – yeah I know some love it, some hate it – I admit it scared me (well the first 2 did, I have yet to see 3 and the commercial for 4 freaks me out). There are some good ones coming out as well “Sinister” looks to be a pretty good scare and “Silent Hill Revelation” looks to be promising.
So what scares you?
Until Next Time,