It’s finally October! Which means its finally, officially, Halloween season, my favorite time of year. It’s the best part of fall, in my opinion. Although most people associate Halloween with getting the bejesus scared out of them by going on those haunted hay rides or houses or going to amusement parks, I dislike things popping out at me. The last time I went to one of those I ended up punching one of the performers. They didn’t like that very much. I’m also super allergic to hay, so at least that excuse works in my favor. I really just love the spirit of halloween and the belief that spirits of unrest wander the night looking for the portal that will bring them peace. I also like real ghost hunting. Tell me of a location that is rumored to be haunted by an old (and hopefully friendly) ghost and I am more than happy to go explore with my camera. I try not to deal with places or things that have been attached to a demonic spirit, although there’s an occult museum not far from me run by the Warrens. The Warrens are best known for handling the case of Annabelle, the creepy doll that was haunted by a demonic spirit and was known to move around an apartment and leave creepy notes around. It allegedly attacked a friend of the owner and left claw marks that burned and all but disappeared two days later. This doll is not to be messed with. Visitors to the museum who have taunted the doll or attempted to touch it and throw it around have been known to get hurt, be in an accident, and die after fooling around with the doll. The Warrens keep it locked up in a case on display with a visible note that says “Do Not Touch”. They’ve also helped in the cases of the Amityville Horror and The Conjuring.

I’ve always wanted to go to this museum. Not only does it have this doll and case files on it, but also relics from around the world that the Warrens have acquired during their paranormal expeditions. It fascinates and intimidates me to be able to go there and see these objects face to face. To see these inanimate objects that have been known to cause destructions and fear among cultures, families, tribes, cities, and whatever else they were able to do. My sister won’t let me go. She believes that if I go, I’ll bring bad energy into the house and one of us will die a catastrophic death or be cursed. This just makes it all the more appealing to go since it’s something that is somewhat forbidden.

Since I more than likely won’t be able to get my kicks by going to the museum any time soon, even though it’s legitimately 20 minutes away from me, my other fave thing to do around this time of year is watch all kinds of halloween movies. I decided to compile a list, 31 to be exact, for everyday of the month of October. It only seems appropriate. They range from family-friendly to hide yo kids, hide yo wife status. They also go in no particular order.

  1. Hocus Pocus                              200                                                 If you can’t love Bette Midler as a somewhat sassy witch who doesn’t take any bullshit, we can’t be friends.
  2. Edward Scissorhands                                  200                                                              The scene where he pops the water bed always has me laughing really hard.
  3. Nightmare Before Christmas200                                          A lovely mix between the two best holidays, Halloween and Christmas.
  4. Harry Potter Series200                   Can I just mention how HOT Neville Longbottom got? NevilleLongbottomMatthewLewis-copy1
  5. Sleepy Hollow                                    200                                                     Old school legends and Johnny Depp will always do it for me.
  6. Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Bettlejuice200                   DAAAAAAYYYYOOO, Mi sa day, mis a day, mis a day-o. Me like come and me wan go home.
  7. Rocky Horror Picture Show                                200                                                                      TIM. CURRY. IN. SEXY. DRAG
  8. Halloweentown                                         200                                                       Disney Channel Original Movie Classic
  9. Young Frankenstein                        200                                               Mel Brooks’ humor.
  10. Casper                                        200                                               13-year-old Devon Sawa = every 90s middle schools’ dream
  11. Hotel Transylvania                           200                                                   The best Adam Sandler movie that I’ve seen in a while
  12. Silence of the Lambs                     200                                               It goes well with a nice Chianti.
  13. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 200                                   Because Johnny Depp sings with Helena Bonham Carter.
  14. The Shining                                     200                                                Nope, there’s nothing creepy about an isolated and secluded hotel in the mountains during the winter when you spend it with your family all alone.
  15. The Book of Life           200                         So many colors, so much life, and death. Happy Day of the Dead
  16. Dark Shadows                                                   200                                                                    Tim Burton/Johnny Depp/Michelle Pfeiffer and a vampire that wakes up and its the 70s? Brilliant.
  17. Little Shop of Horrors                       200                                                  A singing, man-eating plant, yes.
  18. Ghostbusters     200                       If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?
  19. The Craft                                      200                                                 Like a creepy version of Mean Girls.
  20. The Addams Family                           200                                                 Do I have to explain?
  21. Warm Bodies                          200                                      The Romeo and Juliet of zombie movies.
  22. Practical Magic                              200200
  23. The Exorcist                                 200                                                    I love little foul-mouthed demon-filled children.
  24. The Conjuring200             Based on a true story.
  25. The Corpse Bride                          200                                           Another Tim Burton/Johnny Depp/Helena Bonham Carter classic
  26. Labyrinth                 200                   DAVID BOWIE. CRYSTAL BALLS. GOBLIN KING. BULGE.
  27. Goonies.                        200                               Never say die.
  28. Death Becomes Her             200                           Immortality can take its toll.
  29. Gremlins                                          200                                              Don’t feed them after midnight.
  30. Tower of Terror.                                                   200
  31. The Blair Witch Project                                         200                                                                     Nothing is scarier than your imagination.