FA LA LA LA LA, LA LA—wait! Wrong season!
But it’s still holiday season—it’s the Witching Season!
‘Tis the season for spooky movies, Boo boo boo boo boo, boo boo boo BOO
Grab some popcorn and some cookies, Boo boo boo boo boo, boo boo boo BOO
Curl with a cat in a cozy blanket, Boo boo boo boo boo, boo boo boo BOO
As the vampire opens the casket, Boo boo boo boo boo, boo boo boo…BOO….”
Okay, okay, I’ll stop. But it’s that time of year again—SPOOKY MOVIE TIME! The time when we remind ourselves of life by peeking through the Veil at what might just be hiding on the other side. When we reaffirm the balance by acknowledging the Shadow side of the self—and of life.
Every year, I have a list of DVDs that I plunder out of my DVD cabinet to watch while I work. I watch them all through the month, rationing myself by interspersing them with episodes of Dark Shadows (I own the entire series and started it a couple years ago. I’m now a bit over halfway through. There are 1225 episodes, 131 discs, and I’m on disk 75 now).
I’m not into gratuitous gore or slasher flicks, but I have a massive list (see below). So, what are your fave ooo-spooky movies?
Something Wicked This Way Comes
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
The Halloween Tree
Dracula (Gary Oldman version)
Sleepy Hollow (Johnny Depp)
The House on Haunted Hill
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte
The Mummy & The Mummy Returns (Brendon Frasier)
The Shining (the miniseries)
Queen of the Damned
The Nightmare Before Christmas
A Haunting in Connecticut
The Amityville Horror
The Ghost & Mr. Chicken
The Woman in White
We Are the Night (great German Vampire Movie)
Hotel Transylvania 2
The old Vincent Price flicks