“We came, we saw, we saw, we kicked its ass.” ~ Ghostbusters
How is it the last week of October? This month I’ve spent more time sleeping and watching movies than pretty much anything else. I went back to work before I was close to being healthy, and consequently I’ve not had much brain power to do much more than work and veg-out on Halloween movies. That’s great since Monster Mayhem 2019 continues on. Here’s the list so far:
- Ghostbusters (1984) – the first movie to ever frighten me.
- Cat People – this is one of our favorite movies.
- Twilight Zone – this is always a classic show for October.
- Ghost Ship – this was spooky with a mute as a narrator.
- I walked with a Zombie – the title speaks for it’s self.
- Supernatural – Last year, we started watching this at Halloween time to discover this TV show is still going. It’s on season 15! We just started viewing season 8.
- The Leopard Man – I think this might be the original slasher film.
- The Seventh Victim – It’s hard to imagine that satanic cults were around in the 1940’s. It just goes to show humanities struggle with good and evil goes back to the beginning of time.
- The Curse of the Cat People – This curse can grab you from the grave and beyond!
- Isle of the Dead – Is it the war, is it the plague or is it just plain evil?
- The Body Snatcher – This one was a bit of a slow burn with most of the action happening in the last 15 minutes.
- Murder! – Have you ever been on a jury and thought you made the wrong decision?
- Bedlam – Any movie that features an insane asylum is going to be scary.
- The Beast with Five Fingers – Avoid corpses that can cut off their own limbs. The limbs may have a mind of their own.
- The Wolf Man – The way you walk is thorny. This is one of our favorite Halloween movies.
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! – Another Halloween classic.
- Frankenstein Meets Wolf Man – Frankenstein, wolf man, a village festival and gypsies make a perfect cast for destruction and mayhem.
- Back to the Future – This roughly happens in October. Time travel is scary
- The Skin Game – I’m not sure I can classify this as a Halloween movie. It’s more of a suspenseful drama with a story that comes full circle.
- The House of Frankenstein – Finally, the Wolfman is going to be cured or so we think.
- House of Dracula – In this movie, Dracula, the Wolfman and a hunchback woman all hope to be cured. Will the doctor have a cure before he goes mad?
- Nightmare on Elm Street – Johnny Depp’s very first movie ever!
- Pet Sematary (1984) – This is a classic Stephen King movie. I had chills from the opening credits!
- Halloween (1978) – This was John Carpenter at his best.
- The Nightmare Before Christmas – This is Halloween! I think this has one of my favorite sound tracks.
- E.T. – This does have a Halloween scene.
- Dracula Untold – This is vampires meets Lord of the Rings. It was quite scary.
I know this is an eclectic list of Halloween movies and shows. Can one really get through October without This is Halloween?
With all the movie watching, we had a little extra time to try a keto bread recipe. It’s good, but really garlic flavored, and is pretty amazing as toast.
I’ve been working on some basic dishcloths. The pattern is delightful dishcloths. This is a fun pattern that’s easy to memorize for movie watching or recovering from being sick. I have an Autumnal version and a Holiday version so far.
Burt was the first to discover we have a baby squirrel in the neighborhood. It’s so cute.
Are you ready for Halloween?