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This week’s topic is –
Top Ten Books and Movies to get ready for Halloween
Now, I have always LOVED Halloween, especially when my kids were little. Had so much fun watching them get all excited. BUT_ I do not like scary movies, or even books for that matter, I did start reading Stephen King last year, but aside from him, I am pretty much horror free. So, here is a list of some sort of scary books and movies!
1. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Love the Gothic story!
2. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
Great vampire book from King, with garlic and stakes and coffins
3. The Shining by Stephen King
Scared the %$#@ out of me. I wouldn’t read it when it was dark. Or I was alone. I kept thinking of Joey from Friends hiding it in the freezer when it got too scary!
4. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Who is the real monster?
5. Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice
The book- NOT the movie. I loved this so much when I was a teenager.
6. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice
Witches, Spirts, New Orleans-oh my!
Sissy Spacek creeps me out a little too much.
I love how they make fun of the whole genre, yet still give you a good scare!
9. Nightmare on Elm Street
I watched this in the middle of the afternoon when I was 11- didn’t watch another scary movie for about ten years.
10. The Nightmare Before Christmas
I love this movie- we still watch it every year.
Carrie is such a creepy movie, her Mum in particular is great!
I’ve seen the movie of Rebecca but I haven’t gotten around to reading it… it’s on my classics club list though so I’ll have to soon enough. 🙂
Scream is one of my favourite franchises ever! I love it so.
Rebecca is a nice but not obvious choice for this list! Mrs. Danvers is terrifying!! A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Nightmare before Christmas made my list as well. I don’t think anyone does “halloween” much better then Tim Burton!
Rebecca is a nice choice, I didn’t think of that one. Very eerie. I think Salems Lot is one of the scariest King novels.
All of the things you said about The Shining? Same here. Probably the scariest book I’ve ever read. So much anxiety.
I loved the story, but it was so scary!
I’m the biggest scaredy-pants when it comes to movies, but books just don’t do it for me. I just finished Rebecca and was pretty let-down by how non-spooky it was, and The Shining didn’t really scare me, either. I’m broken
Rebecca wasn’t really spooky, more a little suspenseful, no?
Yes, but based on everything I had heard about it, I was expecting it to be spooky. And it didn’t really feel suspenseful until the last 100 pages.
And the wife is a little too mousey for me- I almost wanted her to be a little more like Rebecca.
Ooo, Frankenstein, great classic! I don’t think I could do The Shining, I’m such a scaredy cat!
It was so much scarier than the movie.
I love all the books on your list! And Sissy Spacek as Carrie? Wow, creepiest thing ever! Great list!
A little too much, no?