Hey You! Happy Monday! Grab your coffee, tea, or wine and let’s get started! I am having a repeat of last week’s cinnamon latte. If anyone has tips on how to spice it up, I would be more than happy to try something else. However, I have my fireplace going, lit my candles, and I am curled up in a fuzzy blanket. Who does love fall?
Okay! We are getting too cozy for today’s topic. It is time to get on the edge of your seat because we are talking about typical Halloween movies. The ones that we have to watch every year for nostalgia. As I am writing this, I am watching the new Adam Sander’s Hubie Halloween. Maybe one day, this movie will be on my list of Halloween traditional movies. Starting on October 1st, I refuse to watch anything else but Halloween or scary movies. I also try only to read mystery novels. My current reads are The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (It is our book club book of this month, so you should check it out with us) and Lock Every Door by Riley Sager.
To start, I wanted to start with the Childhood favourites. As I begin every Halloween, I start my spooky season with the good old Halloween Town series. The four movies are always an excellent way to start the spooky season, but obviously, the first one is the best. The other musts were Casper and The Addams Family. However, every year absolute must is Hocus Pocus. There is nothing better than watching some crazy witches. There are so many other great kid-friendly movies to watch over the Halloween season.
My favourite part of Halloween is finding a movie that will give me the chills. I can honestly say, NO MOVIE HAS EVER SCARED ME. I am that annoying person laughing at a horror movie while everyone else is about to cry. Typically, I watch different horror or thriller movies until Halloween day, and on Halloween day, I try to watch as many of the Michael Myers’ Halloween movies as possible. Halloween is all about experiencing the adrenaline of fear, so you should watch movies like The Amity Horror House, Conjuring, Insidious, and all the Chucky movies.
However, the best part of Halloween is the hours I spend indulging in anything Stephen King. Whether it is watching the movie adaptation or spending hours getting lost in his books. Stephan King is my Halloween. I have only read one Stephen King book this October but have seen three movies. I am hoping to watch more this weekend.
Somehow, all of my blogs have had a moral or a lesson to learn, so what is this one. I mean, aside from getting to talk about movies and books. I have my annual tradition of watching movies and reading books around this time of the year. Tradition is great, but it is also essential to try something new. Life is always a mixture of new experiences and old. It is necessary to find the beauty in the old. If things no longer have a meaning in your life, then it is essential to know when to let go. Do not fear the new, like many people fear horror movies. New things allow for different stories and growth. So, if you have to let go of something from your past, then embrace it, and find the beauty in the new. I hope you have a wonderful week. I look forward to next week’s posts!
- Caitlin ❤
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