Top Ten Books/Movies/TV Shows To Read Or Watch To Get In The Halloween Spirit
01. Ghost Hunters – Now in its tenth season, Ghost Hunter is one of the oldest and most well-known ghost hunting shows on TV. I came to the show late and even through reruns, I still haven’t seen all of the episodes. (Maybe I should check Netflix?) Investigators have come and gone over the years, and with an ever-rotating cast, you can never be sure if your favorites are going to be in any given episode, but there’s usually one. My favorites are Grant, Kris, Tango, Steve, and Amy. Favorite episodes: Waverly Hills, Eastern State Penitentiary, Haunted Asylum
02. Ghost Adventures – Watch Zak, Nick, and Aaron fumble their way through ghostly investigations. These guys aren’t as serious as the Ghost Hunters crew, but they’re more fun to watch. They do know their way around; they just come off a little goofy. Favorite episodes: The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Eastern State Penitentiary, Rolling Hills Asylum, Waverly Hills Sanitarium
03. The Walking Dead – The Walking Dead is one of my favorite shows now and I almost didn’t even watch it. I didn’t care for zombies before the show started, but I did like Sarah Wayne Callies from Prison Break (Michael/Sara: OTP!) and the PB fandom seemed to be following her to The Walking Dead. I was semi-active in PB fandom at the time so I decided to give it a shot. I think I was hooked by the end of the first episode. SWC isn’t on the show anymore (spoiler alert!) but here character wasn’t one of my favorites (or anyone’s?) anyway.
04. American Horror Story – I don’t actually watch this show, but it’s creepy and will definitely put you into the Halloween spirit. I watched the first season and thought it was okay, but I couldn’t get into the second or third seasons so I’m not giving the fourth a try.
05. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown – It’s not Halloween without this special, yet I always seem to miss it due to baseball playoffs. Maybe it’s enough for me to know it’s on and there if I want to watch it.
06. Hocus Pocus – A staple of ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween event, Hocus Pocus stars Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker, along with Kathy Najimy, as the Sanderson sisters. While I have nothing against Najimy (Sister Act!), I’m not a fan of either Midler or Parker, which makes it weird that I love this movie. An teenage boy is forced to take his younger sister trick-or-treating and accidentally revives 300 year old witches who can only permanently return to life by stealing the lives of children.
See my horror movie recommendations from earlier this Scaretober for more.
07. Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz (click title for my review)
08. Mary: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan (click title for my review)
09. Say Her Name by James Dawson – I haven’t posted my review of this one yet, but it’s another Bloody Mary book.