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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Blogfest

My friend Sloane Taylor has spotlighted Nathan's Angel on her blog. Yay!! I appreciate this so very much. If you get a chance, stop by. She's an amazing writer and a great cook with some pretty awesome recipes on her site.

I'm participating suspense author Jeremy Bates' Halloween Hop and I'm having a blast meeting all these new people. The rules are simple, just post your favorite monster movie or book and your costume this year. Let's see...

Favorite Monster Movie: Oh God, I have to pick one?! I'd go with The Howling because you know werewolves are the penultimate monster in my book with zombies a close second.

My Costume this year: I have none. I'm a HORRIBLE person, what kind of Halloween lover am I? But, then again, I may go as a zombie. I'm good with makeup and don't mind ruining a shirt with fake blood. I may add rubber worms and larvae, too. We'll have to see how I feel tonight. But here's me in one of my favorite costumes, a cat. My friend Portia here is supposed to be a dragon. Her ear is hanging over my wrist.

Tonight is my annual Fright Fest and here is ye olde play list:

1. Halloween

2. The Howling

3. Dawn of the Dead

4. Puppetmaster

5. House on Haunted HIll

6. The Wicker Man (the original, NOT the Cage remake)

We have a bit of everything, slashers, monsters, undead, killer dolls, haunted houses and witchcraft. Sounds like a recipe for some great fun.


  1. ooh, I love the longer hairdo on you, Melsy :)

    And I visiting that site - cooking and your book what more could we ask :)

  2. You must love The Howling, coz you mention it so often. I should re-watch it for sure, because the last time I've seen it was about 7-8 years ago.

    Love the photo - you look so sweet on it. And your Halloween play list is just great.

    P.S. I confess, I've never seen the original The Wicker Man. LOL.

  3. @Dezz Aww.. thanks. I haven't had hair that long in a while. I did look cute with it, though. Thanks, too , for visiting Sloane's site. I love her cooking. :)

  4. @Nebular I do talk about The Howling a lot. It's my favorite werewolf movie of all time because it is all about the monsters and they appear so often, plus that transformation scene...I can't get enough. :)

    Thanks! I really did love that costume.

    The original wicker Man is strange, but interesting. I picked it up for like a dollar five years ago.

  5. what a great group of the scary movies... i am alone [wife visits ailing father] and i am feeling weird about watching our traditional movies alone... repo! genetic opera, sweeney todd and one more... maybe the rob zombie's film collection... starting with 1000's corpses.

    good times, and many boo's


  6. Great playlist! I haven't decided yet what to watch tonight and tomorrow.

  7. God forbid you ever watch the Cage version! We used to always watch The Crow as our Halloween movie. Not sure if we'll watch that or football on Monday. (Yes, I'm a football season junkie.)

  8. BLECH!!!
    rubber larvae!!?!!??!
    i think i'm going to dress as a gypsy for my jude's class halloween party and to take the kiddos trick or treating! just layer all my baggy clothes and through in my hoop earings and PRESTO! on a side note- the other day at work, my bffcoworker gal stops and looks at me, and her one eyebrow cocks up, and she asks, "you part gypsy?" i reply, "who knows?" and from thence a costume idea was born! (no real dressing up needed! huzzah!)

  9. I'll be watching some King movies tonight. This blog hop sounds fun.

    No costume? Me neither, to be honest. Funds are tight this year.

    Love the play list.

  10. Hello hoppers!!

    So glad to visit your blog! This year I will be a swachbuckling pirate and my favorite book is either Let the Right One In or The Witching Hour. I am visiting this blog from the Coffin Hop! I am #63 over there, and my blog is www.penelopecrowe.blogpspot.com. Hop over--you can win a NOOK! Happy Halloween! :)

    Penelope Crowe

  11. DH is watching Dawn of the Dead (the original of course) as we speak!
    Love the idea of a dragon costume. Wish I was good enough with makeup to surprise everyone at work tomorrow...

  12. That is a terrific playlist! I love the picture too - should we gear up a Batman fan film since it seems we may have found our Catwoman? ;) I have been doing horror all month in October, but this past Friday to today was my second Crazy Movie Weekend with my niece and nephew, and my wife and a few others dropping in here and there - we managed a golden 13 movies across the weekend - and that starting at 10pm Friday night! We watched Halloween, Hatchet, Halloween II, Harvest of Fear, the 1982 Alone in the Dark (nothing to do with the game or newer movie), The Ruins, Jack-O, Zombie Strippers, Blood Feast, Frozen, Human Centipede 2, The Evil Dead, and Elvira's Movie Macabre: Night of the Living Dead. I saw two 5 AMs on the end of my day - a rarety - and am really feeling the weekend tonight - so off to bed with me soon! But the Halloween Horrorfest Film Festival concludes tomorrow as I hand out some candy...

  13. @iZombie I'm sorry you have to spend Halloween alone. I hope your father-in-law gets better quickly. House of 1000 Corpses and devil's Rejects are 2 awesome flicks. I had them on the Fright Fest playlist last year. I just may pull them out tomorrow night.

    @Shannon Hi! I'm glad you like my list. I try to pick different themes with each movie for the marathon. I'm sure whatever you decide to watch will be great fun.

    @Alex You are speaking to a fellow football junkie. I rested up from the scary films by watching the Lions trounce Denver.

    I love The Crow as well. I am aghast they are remaking it. It's a great choice for Halloween.

    @Vics You'll be happy to know I did not go with a costume so there were no rubber larvae. :) Your gypsy costume sounds fantastic.

  14. @Draven Hi and welcome! Watching King is a truly excellent way to spend Halloween. I'm happy you like my list, I put a lot of thought into my list every year. And I went sans costume last night. No spare dough and no red lipstick. ;)

    @Penelope Hello, it's great to see you here. Let the Right One In is a terrific and terrifying tale. I'm having a lot of fun on the hop and will be sure to stop by and visit.

    @Deniz Dawn of the Dead, both versions are incredible. Zombies in a shopping mall rocks. I alas, was not able to do a costume this year. No red lipstick. :(

    @Craig Mr. Edwards, you flatterer. :) Me as Cat Woman...I like it.

    I am honored you like my list. I appreciate your seal of approval. I love your list as well, except for Human Centipede 2. I could not bring myself to do the first. Evil Dead rules!

  15. i enjoyed the howling too! my favorite probably the shining.... and i was almost like u w no costume but dressed up as a soldier!
    thanks for participating in the HOP!

  16. I’m here visiting from Jeremy Bates' blog hop, and I love your blog!

    My favorite scary book is IT (scared the crap out of me as a kid), movie that horrified me most was Rob Zombie’s remake of Halloween, and I did not dress up this year, because I suck. One of my favorite costumes in the past was "Dead Baby Roller Blades."

    Happy Halloween! If you decide to return the visit, I'm at http://www.amberrisme.com

  17. @Amber Good to see you here. I went to your blog and it totally rocks! IT is an awesome book, I do not like clowns and Pennywise is the best creepy clown ever.


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