Good morning, fellow bookworms. We have reached Tuesday and that can only mean one thing: it is time for Top Ten Tuesday! A weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, who each week assigns a new topic to inspires us to create a top ten list based on it. This week’s topic is:
As I have been talking a lot about the suitably atmospheric reading I have been doing this season for R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XIV, I thought for this Halloween freebie I would share with you the spooky, supernatural films I like to enjoy this time of year.
1. Interview With the Vampire (1994) – Gothic, horror film based on Anne Rice’s novel, which chronicles the lavish immortal life of the vampire Lestat and his reluctant convert, Louis.
2. The Frighteners (1996) – Comedy, horror film about Frank Bannister, an architect who develops psychic abilities after the death of his wife and dubiously uses these gifts, until a real supernatural threat appears.
3. The Gift (2000) – Supernatural thriller, allegedly based on the writer’s mother, that sees single mum, Annie pulled into a dangerous murder case as a result of information coming to her through her ‘sixth sense’.
4. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) – Dark, stop-motion fantasy film about Jack Skellington, the King of ‘Halloween Town’, who after stumbling into a portal to ‘Christmas Town’, decides to hijack that holiday.
5. The Mummy (1999) – Action, horror film, a loose remake of the 1932 film, follows a group of adventurers in Hamunaptra, the city of the dead, where they accidentally awaken Imhotep, a cursed high priest.
6. Beetlejuice (1988) – Comedy, horror film about a recently deceased young couple, who ask an obnoxious, devious poltergeist named Betelgeuse to help them scare the new owners out of their home.
7. The Lost Boys (1987) – Comedy, horror film that sees brothers Michael and Sam move with their mother to a small, coastal town in California with a serious vampire problem!
8. Sleepy Hollow (1999) – Gothic, horror film loosely based on Washington Irving’s short story, that sees Ichabod Crane investigating the mystery of the ‘Headless Horseman’.
9. Ghostbusters I & II (1984/1989) – Fantasy, comedy films which follow the antics of eccentric parapsychologists, Venkman, Stantz and Spengler, who run a ghost-catching business in New York City.
10. Blade (1998) – Supernatural, superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics, about Blade, a human with vampire strengths but not their weaknesses, who fights to protect humans from vampires.
Looking at my list I’ve realised I don’t seem to have watched any, very recent spooky films – To be fair I am not a fan of the more bloody, messed-up films, which are so popular now. There is also the fact I rarely, if ever buy films on DVD now unless I really, really love them. Come back next week for another topic and list. Bye for now!
Now over to you: Do you like my choices? What are your favourite spooky films to watch over Halloween?