10.27.2014

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS & MOVIES THAT GET ME INTO THE SPIRIT OF HALLOWEEN


This week's Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Books/Movies To Read Or Watch To Get In The Halloween Spirit. Okay, so admission time. I'm a total wuss. So though I enjoy the spirit of Halloween, I do it without getting overly spooky. I like the warm-and-cosy-with-spooky-edges type of Halloween entertainment. Here's what I've got in mind:

1. The Harry Potter movies. And the Harry Potter books. 

http://sites.psu.edu/perceptions/

Well, I mean, really. PUMPKIN JUICE.

2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman


Because Graveyard and boy named Nobody Owens who's raised by ghosts.

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (this goes for Halloween and Christmas equally.)

http://giphy.com/gifs/nightmare-before-christmas-jack-skellington-halloween-blog-KRM030N9i677y

I just love this story. I dunno, maybe I can relate a bit to the character who just wants to understand happiness and joy but can't quite get there. Not that I'm all dark and twisty, but I've got my dark corners.

4. The Walking Dead

http://giphy.com/gifs/k4uIx1omh4H6M

Okay, I was watching it anyway so it's a bit of a cheat. But it's gotta count.

5. Buffy/Angel

http://www.tumblr.com/search/joan%20the%20vampire%20slayer

I can't explain why, but I just love Buffy. Angel is good, too, but Buffy is.... well, Buffy.

6. Rocky Horror Picture Show

http://www.randomrocker.co.uk/new/imgursingle.php?imgurid=1a7Ya&type=1

What's Halloween without fishnets?

Here are some Halloweeny books I haven't read yet but want to:



Okay, so not the scariest roundup, but I enjoy some giggles with my creepy. Did I miss any truly great Halloween classics that won't cause me to give up sleep for a year? Which are your favourites? Share in the comments!

12 comments :

  1. Great Halloween suggestions. I'm addicted to The Walking Dead as well. Is it just me or has this season been better than usual?

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    1. Oh it's so good! And things are happening so quickly. I can't wait to see what happens next!

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  2. I can't believe I didn't put Rocky Horror on my list! Great choice.

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    1. I nearly forgot it too! I originally had Supernatural in that spot. Which is fair enough, but let's be honest. You can't limit Dean to Halloween. He's a year-round thing.

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  3. I think I need to watch the Harry Potter movies this weekend. And Buffy! :) I love Oz! And Horrorstor is on top of my to-be-read-list!

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    1. I watched some HP this weekend! Such a good idea. Oz is wonderful - I think he was pretty much my favourite character in the entire series (except Giles). I loved his sense of humour. I honestly didn't notice the creepy faces until I got it and now I'm kind of scared to read it.....Maybe I'll let you go first!

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  4. Our lists are scary similar this week! So I have to say that it's an awesome list! :D

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  5. I need to do a Harry Potter rewatch at some point! Fabulous list!

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    1. Harry Potter is never a bad idea.

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  6. Walking Dead and Buffy both made my TTT too! I usually think Christmas when I think of Harry Potter though! Great list!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. You know what? I can find every season in Harry Potter. I'd say that's the magic of it.... except there's actual magic. Oh, I so miss Buffy!

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