Saturday, 29 October 2011

My All time favourite Halloween Movies...

I just love this time of year with Halloween initiating a season of festivities, quickly followed by Bonfire Night and Christmas. It's an excuse to decorate the house with lurid looking Ghosts, pumpkins, cobwebs and bats. I carved my very first pumpkin yesterday which Matilda greeted with 'Oh Wow Mamma'. She doesn't yet understand the significance of the pumpkin or the orange 'bubbles' decorated with Black cats and witches but she can certainly appreciate the Visual impact. Her favourite today being the Orange iced biscuits and the 'bubbles' balloons.

Tonight, on the eve of Halloween, I'm looking forward to a hearty Pumpkin soup for dinner after the obligatory Halloween special of Strictly Come Dancing, followed by a late night viewing of a scary movie.

I'm not too much of a fan of gory horror in the vein of Scary Movie or Nightmare on Elm Street but I love the unnerving, edge of your seat, behind a cushion thriller.

These are my favourite spooky movies that send shivers down my spine even thinking about them! Dig out your old DVD's, light your pumpkins and have a great Sunday Halloween night!

Carrie (my all time spookiest film whose closing scene stayed with me for years after)
The Exorcist
The Omen
Rosemary's Baby
Les Yeux Sans Visage
Psycho (in fact anything by Hitchcock)
The Shining
The Orphanage
Pans Labyrinth

I'd love to hear what your favourite Halloween movies are?