Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Edition

This week’s topic from The Broke and the Bookish is your top ten books to get you in the mood for Halloween. Not sure I’ve got ten but here we go…

  1. Lost Souls by Poppy Z Brite – vampires, blood, witches – perfect Halloween combo.
  2. Complete works by Edgar Allen Poe – no Halloween would be complete without these sinister stories of horror, terror and grisly death
  3. Complete works by HP Lovecraft – monsters and other creepy creatures, Lovecraft was a master of his art
  4. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake – this book creeped me out and comes complete with a Finnish demon/ghost. Perfect!
  5. The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice – just about all of these books have a liberal dose of horror, blood and nastiness perfect for Halloween

I think that might be it. I don’t read that much horror and my recent reads have been science fiction so I’m struggling to come up with this list. Here are some movies/series fit for Halloween:

  1. Event Horizon – seriously creepy, terrifying science fiction
  2. The Cabin in the Woods – Joss Whedon, ’nuff said!
  3. Angel TV series – also Joss Whedon, a marathon session of Angel would be perfect for Halloween
  4. Vampire Diaries TV series – vampires, werewolves, witches, ghosts and hybrid monsters. What more do you need?
  5. Fright Night – because it’s Colin Farrel playing a vampire and as creepy and scary as this movie is, it’s also hysterically funny!

What are your Halloween favourites?

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