Five Halloween Blogs that We Love

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Thank you for your patience as we were out dealing with a family emergency last week.

We return today with Five Halloween Blogs that We Love. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend some $8.4 billion on Halloween in 2016.

Keep in mind that not all of these are for the kiddies.

Neatorma brings the neatest, weirdest, and most wonderful stuff from all over the web…so they tell us. Check it out.

Halloween Love is a horror blog with a team of writers contributing their work.

The Write Side Shop

The Write Side Shop

Mystic Halloween Blog. It’s bewitching.

Instructables Halloween for when you want to Do it Yourself.

Pumpkingutter.com an amazing gallery of pumpkin carvings. Don’t miss the tutorial if you’re willing to accept the challenge.

Have a favorite Halloween blog or tradition? Share it in the comments below.

Happy Halloween!

Daylight come and me wan’ go home

On this day in 1955 Harry Belafonte rercorded “Day-O” also known as the Banana Boat Song.

Like we mentioned the other day, we think the best version comes from the movie Beetlejuice. Just in time for Halloween.

Ten great movies for Halloween

If you love the fun of Halloween you can’t help but love some of the classic Halloween movies. No, we’re not talking about Jason, or Chucky or any of those. But the fun, somewhat more innocent movies that we all love. Or should.

Here, in no particular order, is a list of ten great movies for Halloween. They’re not all officially Halloween stories, but they all have some element of scary.

By no mean is this a list of “best of” movies. Just some favorites.

Young Frankenstein

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An all-time movie favorite. It’s hysterically funny and oh how we miss Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle and, of course, the recently departed Gene Wilder.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

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It’s campy. It’s bawdy. It’s a cult classic. Truth be told after the first 30-45 minutes (after the Time Warp), it can get a little boring. Still, it’s a favorite.

Little Shop of Horrors

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The plant is scary enough, not to mention everyone’s childhood dentist.

Beetlejuice

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Worth it simply for the Banana Boat Song.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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It’s not Halloween without this. Sure it was a television special and not a movie. But it’s pure Halloween gold.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Any of the Harry Potter movies could be on a favorite Halloween list. They’re filled with witches and wizard and all kinds of creatures. We chose this one because of the Death Day Party.

Arachnophobia

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Spiders! Do we have to say anything else?

Sweeney Todd

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How could you not love a movie with Johnny Depp, Alan Rickman and the amazing Helena Bonham Carter. Truth be told, the stage version is far superior, but this is an awesome movie.

Fantasia

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Included for “Night on the Bald Mountain.”

The Birds

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Leave it to Alfred Hitchcock to make birds seem scary. It’s creepy in a fascinating, can’t take your eyes away kind of way. With Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette, and Jessica Tandy.

Have some favorite Halloween movies? Tell us in the comments.

This post is based on an original 2013 post from The Write Side of My Brain.