Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Halloween treats to read and watch.

Not being a fan of the "blood and gore" school of horror films, my two Halloween movie treats are the original, 1963 version of "The Haunting" a great psychological thriller movie of four people who come to a haunted house to study its supernatural phenomena [this is not the recent special effect laden remake, avoid that one at all costs] and "The Nightmare before Christmas" which is as good as an animated musical movie is ever going to get and introduces us to Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king and his attempt at bringing the Christmas spirit to Halloween Town.

Reading wise, I recommend Ray Bradbury's "The Halloween Tree" in which you meet the mysterious Mr. Moonshroud, who leads eight boys on a journey back through the centuries to discover the real meaning of Halloween and a fairly recent horror novel, "The Ruins" by Scott Smith, which will convince you to never venture into the wilds anywhere you may visit. [leave yourself some time after reading The Ruins to do a little bit of gardening, trust me on this].

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have a good friend who finds "The Haunting" such a scary movie, she can't even stand to hear the music!