Halloween Movies and Traditions

I shouldn’t watch horror movies.

Every time I watch one, I always end up with nightmares. Especially if I watch them on a persistent basis. I’ve always been that way, ever since I was little. That’s why I try to limit what I watch these days. And especially if the movie pays homage to blood and guts just to get a shock out of the viewer.

But I always love a suspenseful movie. I love how a good movie can build up the tension and have good atmosphere and spooky bits without delving into the bloody side. I even enjoy watching Ghost Adventures and shows that delve into the hauntings, ghost stories, and folk lore of a place.

After high school when I couldn’t go trick or treating anymore, my dad and I would pick out a spooky movie from the rental place (or even at the library) and watch it during the evening. It was a great way to celebrate the holiday without having to go anywhere.

I want to be able to share some of my favorite movies and t.v. shows that delve into the spooky corners of the world, the ones that aren’t afraid to make you jump in your seat and give you crawly feelings up your skin.

  1. A Haunting (the Discovery show)
  2. The Haunted
  3. Ghost Adventures
  4. The Conjuring
  5. Annabelle
  6. Halloween (the original Jamie Lee Curtis one, not the bloody one)
  7. The Mothman Prophecies
  8. The Dead Files
  9. The Ring
  10. The Eye
  11. The Village (not creepy, but I loved the story)
  12. Haunted Histories Collection (from the History Channel–focuses on a few big cities around the United States)
  13. The Skeleton Key
  14. Cropsey
  15. The Others
  16. When a Stranger Calls

People also enjoy The Shining, The Exorcist, and others but for some reason I didn’t like them as much. What are some Halloween traditions do you partake in?

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