Thursday, October 29, 2009

HBT - Guest post with author Jessica Verday

October is wrapping up! I can't believe how fast it went by. Well today's Haunted Blog Tour post is a guest post with author Jessica Verday, who has written "The Hollow".

Must-See Hallowe'en Movies (That You Probably Haven't Seen):

Hallowe'en is a time I look forward to every year, and while most people would probably think it's because of the free candy or haunted houses, one of the things I love most are the scary movies that come on tv. Some channels do countdowns with a spooky movie shown each night, some channels do monster marathons on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. Either way, I'm hooked when a Hallowe'en special comes on. Here are some of my must-see recommendations that you (probably) haven't seen.

Lady in White - From IMDB: Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady In White lives. As he discovers the secret of the woman he soon finds that the killer may be someone close to him.
Although this is an old one, in my opinion, it's one of the BEST ghost stories out there. Spooky and atmospheric, this isn't about gorey chills and slasher thrills. It's melancholy, sorrowful, and tugs at your heart strings. When the song "Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?" plays, it's one of the most haunting parts of the whole movie.

The Good Son - From IMDB: After his mother's death, a young boy, Mark, is left with his aunt and uncle while his father makes an important trip. Cousin Henry is at first great fun, but isn't your average boy next door. Mark believes Henry is evil, but no one else can see this.
Featuring a young Macaulay Culkin and Elijah Wood, this eerie movie will have you questioning how well you really know that neighborhood kid. Evil comes in a cute package - but which one is The Good Son?

Jeepers Creepers - From IMDB: Bickering siblings Darry and Trish are driving home for college break when they make a horrific and bizarre discovery in an old church basement. Break may have to wait as Darry and Trish are relentlessly pursued by The Creeper, a creature who who is hell-bent on eating them.
With a creepy truck ("BEATNGU"), a creepy guy, and a long, lonesome road, this road trip from hell is a must see. Be careful though, after viewing this you might not want to drive by any corn fields late at night...

Thir13en Ghosts - From IMDB: Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter the house they find themselves trapped inside an evil machine "designed by the devil and powered by the dead" to open the Eye of Hell. Aided by Dennis, a ghost hunter, and his rival Kalina, a ghost rights activist out to set the ghosts free, the group must do what they can to get out of the house alive.
Although this is a choppy, fast paced movie that leaves you breathless in between scenes as you spin from one room to the next, the beauty of this movie is in the ghosts themselves. Definitely one to get a DVD copy of for the special features alone where each ghost's story is explained in full detail.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show - From IMDB: It's the weird and wonderful as newly wed couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when they car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the 'Time Warp', Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy.
Ahhh, Hallowe'en isn't Hallowe'en without The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and of course you've probably seen this one. Bizarre outfits, a campy musical, and one sweet transvestite from Transylvania who is looking for love make up this odd yet loveable movie. This is the number one can't-miss-it Hallowe'en spooktacular movie of all time. You'll be singing Let's Do The Time Warp Again long after the movie is over!


  1. Mary D

    I'm loving these Halloween movie and book recaps! My older sis is a Rocky Horror Picture Show - head, she's seen it like ten billion times haha

    I've not seen The Lady in White, so thanks for the recommendation as I'll check our video store to see if they've got it.

    JEEPERS CREEPERS was a good one - gawd - our area around here looks exactly like the movie's locale (no lie), and after watching it for the first time I started noticing all these small creepy abandoned old churches dotting the counties around here, just WAITING for the wrong truck to start following me :P

    Good selection of movies :)

  2. Some of these are so funny to go back and watch. I remember hiding under a blanket afraid to peek. Now they are just humorous.

    Elie (Ellz Readz)

  3. I havent seen any of the movies that Jessica listed. I'm not a big spooky movie fan at all and tend to stay away from watching them.

  4. I love the Rockey Horror Picture Show!!! I use to go to the live showings, they are so much fun! Also Jeepers Creepers totally creeped me out when I watched it!

  5. I have not seen any of them but, I totally want to see Lady in White. I love those kinds of movies :))

  6. Aha, I just watched Rocky Horror Picture show just last month? It was hilarious, gotta love those transies (: That sounded mean, but I like it :D


  7. I think my mom would have a cow if she saw this post because she was watching Lady in White on dvd a couple of days ago. It's like her all-time favorite "scary" movie.

    I was surprised by how many of them that I've seen! The only one that I haven't watched is The Good Son, but I'll make sure to check it out from Blockbuster soon. I never did finish watching Rocky Horror, it just wasn't my thing. My sister is crazy for it though, so that's why I watched it.

    Great recommendations!

  8. Great Interview!:)

  9. I really want to see Lady in White. To me, the creepier the better.

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