Top Ten Tuesday | 29th October 2019

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:

Halloween Freebie

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?

35 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | 29th October 2019

    1. Hello Sarah, thank you for stopping by and commenting. Always nice to hear from a new face. πŸ™‚ I am also so pleased with how much love The Mummy film is getting and yes, of course, Ghostbusters is an absolute classic! πŸ˜€

  1. Despite its extreme popularity, I’ve never see “Interview with a Vampire.” I have seen “Ghostbusters” (or the new one), and thought it was fun. Makes me want to re-watch it now!! Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Jessica.

    1. Rissi, I highly recommend watching Interview With a Vampire. I haven’t seen the new Ghostbusters film and probably never will, because the original films are so great, I have no idea why it needed to be remade! πŸ˜›

      And you’re very welcome – Thank you for visiting back. πŸ™‚

    1. Lynn, The Gift is not something I may usually have gone for, but I saw that it had Cate Blanchett in and I think she is wonderful so I gave it a go. If you have a chance to watch it, I hope you enjoy it. πŸ™‚

  2. I remember being so impressed with Interview With A Vampire. Maybe a re-watch is in order. And you are the second blogger this week to mention The Nightmare Before Christmas.

    1. Ooo I hope you enjoy your re-watch of Interview With the Vampire, Judy πŸ™‚ and I am pleased to hear that The Nightmare Before Christmas is getting love on other blogs too. πŸ˜€

    1. Hello Arub, thank you for stopping and commenting. πŸ™‚ I am so pleased you like so many of the films on my list. I regularly re-watch The Mummy to cheer myself up. Also thank you for linking in your TTT post. πŸ˜€

  3. You’ve got some great choices here! I really like Ghostbusters and The Mummy. I’ve never seen any of the Blade films, but I know a couple of my family members really like them. I’m hoping to watch Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) having finally read the book last year. I’ve heard of all the film versions, it follows the book most closely.

    1. Thank you, Kelly πŸ™‚ I love the first Blade film, the second is good but Blade Trinity was a little meh. I also really like Bram Stoker’s Dracula – In fact it nearly made it too this list. Gary Oldman is pretty sexy as Dracula, shame about Keanu Reeves’ poor English accent. πŸ˜€

    1. Sorry to hear you didn’t have time to take part with TTT this week, Emma, but I hope you enjoying your spooky read of Richard Jay Parker’s Scare Me; I have not heard of it before. πŸ™‚

  4. Ooh yes, Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my faves to watch during this season and the Xmas season too 😍 I haven’t watched Beetlejuice in ages though but I remember it frightening me so much when I was a kid (I’m a total chicken, still) πŸ˜‚Great take on the freebie!

    My TTT post

    1. Hello Dini, thank you for stopping by and commenting. πŸ™‚ Very pleased you’re a Nightmare Before Christmas fan and I highly recommend giving Beetlejuice another watch now that your an adult. πŸ˜‰

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