Oh the HORROR!!!
I have had my fill today of total shit storms brought on by narrow minded bigots (the ones that make horror a reality).
SO I decided to write something fun.
Most people that know me here know that I love the paranormal, cryptids and generally anything scary. I love horror films (not gory, but scary ones), love ghost stories, love creature features. I love jump scares....
Throughout the year I have certain times that I watch or certain movies & read certain books. I am only going to mention the horror side of it in this article (I do a Mother's Day movie marathon, but they are not horror movies - well, my husband says they are).
In April I watch movies with Tim Curry (his birth month). Movies like the mini series IT, Legend, Congo. I also watch Clue (not a horror film, but HILARIOUS).
On July 4th - it is Jaws because as the mayor says "Tomorrow is the 4th of July and those beaches will be open".
Every September (a few months away) I only read books (or short stories, serials) written by Stephen King (his bday is 9/21). I also watch movies adapted from his writings.
AND of course Halloween on Samhain. The original one, not the sequels, not the remakes - the 1978 version. Which has no blood in it, but is spooky as hell. For the rest of October I watch a lot of the Hammer films on TCM.
In December I read A Christmas Carol and watch as many versions on film as I can. My son buys me at least one new one every year - I have an awesome collection.
Twice a year my sister and I have a horror movie weekend where we seclude ourselves with a whole bunch of horror films. We sometimes go with series, such as one weekend it might be Conjuring connected movies ( The Conjuring series, The Nun , the Anabelle series) or it might be The Predator series. We have done Dracula weekends (so many of those out there). We have done Wolf-Man weekends. We have also have had weekends with just a hodgepodge of horror films (no theme). This past April our weekend included The Shining and then Doctor Sleep. We do a lot of drinking and snacking on these weekends.
So lets here if for some horror. What is your favorite horror movie? What is your favorite horror book?
Movie - the original Halloween - reason: it scared the crap out of me with little to no blood
Novel - Ghost Story by Peter Straub - reason: The hair still raises on my neck when I hear the description of the nightmare they all have.
Come on - join the dark side....