1st Annual Spookathon

Hi, I’m back from my unannounced hiatus. Let’s just avoid the excuses and justifications as to why I wasn’t posting ( I was lazy) and get on with it.

October is here! I’m a Florida girl so and authentic Fall isn’t something I am completely familiar with but I can appreciate knowing that somewhere its less hot, less humid and bursting with Fall colors. October means Halloween which means haunted houses, trick ‘r treating, pumpkins, crisp air, and HORROR FILMS! How exciting.

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I’ve always been a huge fan of Halloween. I’ve been dressing up since before I could walk and probably will until I can’t walk anymore. I’ve hosted Halloween parties, movie-marathons, and spent way too much money on decorations. I’m a high-hopes, high expectations type of person and every year I have lots of ideas for specific Halloween projects. For the most part, I achieve them – even if it means I stay up all night painting my DIY decorations for my apartment. But there’s always one aspect I wish I spent more time on. Since I won’t be hosting a Halloween party this year (very sad) I’ll have tons of time to allot to other Halloween activities.

Specifically, MOVIES.

I’ve put together an October Watchlist on my Letterboxd account. I cover films from Nosferatu to Hocus Pocus. It’s definitely not an end-all be-all when it comes to Halloween/Horror films. I skipped over lots of gems like The Exorcist and It Follows because I wanted to include a realistic amount of films that I have not seen at all or in awhile.

I also broke it down into groups to make it easy when deciding what to watch. I don’t have specific dates chosen for when to watch any of the films, except my Halloween Night Marathon grouping which includes: Trick ‘R Treat, Halloween, Halloween III, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show

 

Early Horror: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu, Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein

Vampires: Let the Right One In, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Zombii vs. Zombies: White Zombie, 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later

Hitchcock: Rebecca, Psycho

Haunted Houses: The House on Haunted Hill, Amityville Horror, The Haunting, The Changeling, Hell Night, Poltergeist, The Others

Icons: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child’s Play, Scream

Children’s Movies: Hocus Pocus, The Haunted Mansion, Corpse Bride, Monster House

Children Misbehaving: The Bad Seed, The Omen

Occult: The Craft, The Witch

Halloween Night Movie Marathon: Trick ‘R Treat, Halloween, Halloween III, The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Extras: Suspiria, Salem’s Lot, The Evil Dead, Creepshow, Beetlejuice, Sleepy Hallow, The Orphanage

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