If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I’m obsessed with October and Halloween. It’s my time of year. Cooler weather, sweaters, candy and other treats, pumpkins, pumpkin carving, creatures, costumes, creepiness, snuggling in front of the fire with a good book, baking, apples, hayrides…it’s simply the best. I. Live. For. October.
Full disclosure: I don’t really enjoy scary movies.
I know, I know. This is very odd for someone who loves Halloween. How can I love everything else, but not horror movies?
I know what you’re thinking. I’m obviously a scaredy-cat and horror movies and I just don’t agree with each other. I’m afraid of monsters and don’t want to have nightmares. Now, I tease a lot on Twitter about peeing my pants when something scary happens, but those are just jokes.
I’m not really scared or bothered in any way by scary movies. Or haunted houses–real or imagined.
I simply don’t believe in a lot of the spooky stuff, the paranormal, I know the odds of being murdered, so…I tend to just float through life realizing that whatever will happen will happen.
Recently, Bae said to me: “Do you believe in anything?” Which, of course, I replied that I believe in God. He pointed out that a belief in God is probably environmental/my upbringing.
So…I guess I don’t believe in killers that haunt our dreams, or spirits with revenge on their mind, demons who want to possess children, or aliens who will bother coming to Earth just to exterminate us all. Those movies don’t scare me for that reason.
When it comes to movies with serial killers, I just find them unrealistic and frustrating. The protagonists always make bad decisions and just don’t know how to fucking fight, if you ask me.
You don’t stab the killer once and then drop the knife! You keep stabbing until you can see through them, the knife breaks, or your arm gives out! And then you switch arms!
Sorry. I get really passionate about these things, I suppose.
Regardless, this is why Bae has to force me to watch scary movies at Halloween when it’s his turn to pick a movie. I’ll watch them because I love him and I want him to have fun, too. However, what’s the point of a scary movie if, instead of terrifying you, they just frustrated you?
Because of this, I have a list of Halloween themed movies that are approved for October viewing each year. They’re mostly family friendly, a little creepy, or suspenseful. When it comes to Octoberween, I prefer whimsical suspense and terror or comedy.
Today, I thought I would share that list with all of you. Just in case you need some “Netflix & Thrill” for yours and your Bae’s movie nights.
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Shaun of the Dead
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (T.V. show)
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
Little Shop of Horrors
Scooby Doo (any of the movies or T.V. shows)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Most of these are pretty obvious, right? You might have even seen most of these–but if you haven’t, these are my suggestions for watching movies and snuggling with Bae. Or the entire family. I’ll leave you to decide which movies are appropriate for the younger members of the family.
Also, it’s just not movie night without snacks. Nothing is anything without snacks, actually. We’re kind of popcorn junkies in the Chase & Bae household. Here are a few popcorn products we’ve tried and loved recently:
Happy Octoberween and enjoy your movies and popcorn!
Tremendous Love & Thanks,