In which it’s time to ponder Halloween

Oh, how I love this month! Usually I spend October wallowing in all things ghoulie and ghostie, but unfortunately I’m swamped in revision hell so I’ll have to resort to grabbing up the odd moment here and there to get into the Halloween mood.

If I WERE going to be celebrating Halloween properly, here are the books and movies I’d be enjoying:

Books

*Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

*The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

*The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

*Poems: Haunted and Bewitched (Everyman)

*House of Spirits and Whispers by Annie Wilder

Movies
*Practical Magic (yes, I know it’s a repeat from the book list but the movie is a totally different beast)

*Classic Universal horror top 3: The Wolfman, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy

*all Hammer horror, but especially any Christopher Lee Dracula film and The Gorgon

*Vampyr: Der Traum des Allan Grey

*Corpse Bride

*Shadow of the Vampire


One thought on “In which it’s time to ponder Halloween”

  1. Betty Strohecker says:

    Last year at this time, the book I enjoyed most was The Dead Travel Fast – which I recommended to a number of people. That then led me to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which I had somehow never read.

    This year I read The Haunting of Maddy Clare (Simone St. James) and just finished Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black. Am going to start An Inquiry Into Love and Death tonight and hope it is as good as the other two.

    Happy haunting!

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