Top Ten Books/Movies I Want To Read/Watch To Get Into The Halloween Spirit

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday, participating book bloggers blog about their top ten lists.

Today is my first time joining in on the Top Ten Tuesday!  I’m super excited about doing this because everyone that knows me, knows how much I love making lists!

I love Halloween and always look forward to it every year.  There is nothing better than getting into a holiday spirit than watching movies or reading books that relate somehow.  So here is my top 10 for getting into the Halloween spirit!

  1. Scream – I love the Scream movies!  They are probably some of the more corny slasher films but I don’t care.  A little bit of Sidney Prescott and Ghostface are perfect for getting into the Halloween spirit!
  2. The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver – The first time I read this book, my family was renting a cabin in the woods in Northern MN.  It was so creepy!  I felt like my skin was crawling the entire time I read this book.
  3. Hocus Pocus – This is a no brainer and a classic.  I love this movie so much… watching it, quoting the lines, walking with my friends like the Sanderson sisters, etc.
  4. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris – I am a fan of the Sookie Stackhouse series and of vampire stories in general.  This book is not spooky by any means but vampires go great with Halloween in my opinion!
  5. Sleepy Hollow – One of my favorite Johnny Depp movies.  Can’t go wrong with the Headless Horseman!
  6. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – Growing up reading these stories out loud with a flashlight with friends trying to scare each other.  Such good times and perfect for Halloween!
  7. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – When I first saw this book it looked creepy.  But after reading it, it wasn’t really creepy but a really interesting story!  It is definitely supernatural but something unique!  I definitely recommend giving this book a shot, even beyond Halloween.
  8. Practical Magic – I love love love this movie!  Witches played by Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Dianne West and Stockard Channing… Yes!
  9. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl – Not creepy but has casters (which are like witches) and other supernatural creatures.
  10. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – Shadowhunters and demons make for the perfect Halloween reading material.

What books or movies get you into the Halloween mood?

9 thoughts on “Top Ten Books/Movies I Want To Read/Watch To Get Into The Halloween Spirit

  1. I think I’ve only seen the first Scream. I recorded 3 and 4 recently but ended up having to delete them unwatched because my DVR was full. I’m sure they won’t be too difficult to find on cable or maybe Netflix when I’m ready to watch them though.

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    • I like watching scary movies but I usually end up having to hide behind a blanket! Unless it’s a slasher film, then I’m okay. I love Practical Magic and Hocus Pocus! I’ve been watching them both for years and never get sick of them.


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