There is a long tradition of carving lanterns from vegetables throughout Ireland and Britain, but immigrants to North America used the native pumpkin. Turnips were carved into lanterns in Ireland as a way of remembering the souls in purgatory. They were left on the doorsteps on All’s Hallows Eve along with a treat of some sort to ward off evil … Continue reading
Today I am guest posting over at All Things Books about my top five scary books of all time. It was a tough list to narrow done, but I think I have my bases covered. Stop by if you have a chance and tell us your favorite.
I have been a little busy with guess posts, but I have a long movie post coming up for you. Today I did a post about a real life haunted house I stayed in and the chance to win this awesome prize. Check out the post and leave a comment here http://dawn-hagan.blogspot.com/2011/10/haunted-halloween-bash-day-10-guest.html
I reached back into my childhood of horror movies for this one. I watched the remake when it came out and meh, missing some of the charm of the older one. Yes, the acting is bad, but the effects aren’t too bad and there is a believable element to this story. In 1987 technology wasn’t … Continue reading
I love the Halloween franchise. Sure it has had its hiccups, but Michael Myers is the best super villain ever. I said it. The. Best. One. He is sneaky, he lurks, he waits, he hides, and he is the stuff nightmares are made of. Halloween H20 was the rebirth of the franchise for me. Around … Continue reading
The Birds is an excellent Alfred Hitchcock movie (but what Hitchcock movie do I not like?). This movie was written by Daphne du Maurier (whom also wrote Rebecca, another excellent film and book). It stars Tippi Hedren (Melanie Griffiths’ mom). She is a rich socialite who goes to Bodega Bay to chase after a handsome lawyer … Continue reading
The last two years I have devoted my favorite month, October, to my favorite pastime, watching scary movies. I will watch one horror movie everyday for the 31 days of October and tell you all about them. Bring on the good, the bad, and the horrific. Dead Silence In my waxing poetic about horror movies … Continue reading