Spooky Thingys

(originally posted October 31, 2006)

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I’m not very interested in most holidays, but how can anyone resist Halloween?

A whole month where you can find great choices on tv with all the horror movies!

I’ve been watching Monsterfest on AMC quite a bit this month. They have some oldies like The Invisible Man and Creature from the Black Lagoon to some of the more current favorites like A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Lost Boys

We recently went to see The Grudge 2 in the theatre. I find that the older I get the harder it is for me to watch scary movies (particularly ones with gratuitous gore) so I was a bit leery of seeing Grudge 2 on the big screen.

We saw the first one on DVD and that was creepy enough. I decided to throw caution to the wind and go and it was actually pretty good. Now if I could get John to stop going around the house making that creepy croaking sound trying to freak me out 😉

I actually liked Grudge 2 better than the first one. I won’t give much in the way of spoilers here for those who might want to see it yet, but I will say it was really confusing and didn’t come together until the end. I am sure we will be seeing a Grudge 3 in the next few years though.

Another current favorite is the new Showtime original show, Dexter. After seeing ads for it on tv, I decided to check out the books. I ended up reading both books in about 3 days after seeing the first episode of the series.

I highly recommend both the books and the show. The series was following the first book rather faithfully for the first 2 episodes, but now it has veered off from the books to a certain extent. It’s still very much an enjoyable watch though and I look forward to new episodes every week. I have not really been that interested in a tv series since Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

My final suggestion for good Halloween watching fare this year is another Showtime offering called Masters of Horror. It’s an anthology series in it’s second season and each episode is done by some of the greats of the horror genre. People like John Carpenter, John Landis and Tobe Hooper.

I missed the first season, but they have had a few of them on Showtime’s On Demand feature so I have caught a few eps that way and they are starting to come out on DVD now as well so I can grab them from Netflix eventually.

I have watched 3 first season episodes so far and liked them all. The new season just started so I haven’t seen any of the season 2 ones yet.

Be sure to stop back Thursday for my Thursday 13. I should have done this last week, I suppose, but this week I will be discussing my 13 favorite horror movies 😉

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