Welcome! I'm happy to be hosting the Nancy Gideon Haunted House Blog Hop this week! Enter if you dare to enjoy some of my favorite scary movies, spooky music, Halloween memories, and plenty of Bad Boys!
I have such fond memories of Halloween. Dressing up and roaming the neighborhood with my friends was both fun and scary! My brother and his friends often hid behind trees to jump out and scare us when we walked by. We did exactly what they wanted by screaming and running for our lives! Later, we would wander home to dig through our bag of treats and sink our teeth into our favorite candy...then argue over who got the best and the most! That's what brothers and sisters do!
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Happy Haunting, and I'll be sure to leave the lights on for you! When you finish here, hop on over to the next stop on the blog hop to enter another trick or treat giveaway! You can find those addresses below. You can also enjoy the festivities at our Goodreads group Haunted House at Nancy Gideon By Moonlight
Movies now showing in the Poltergeist Parlor...Enter at your own risk!
Nothing says Haunted Halloween quite like scary movies. You know - the ones you watch with your eyes squeezed closed...the ones that make you jump at every little sound...the ones that make you double check your door locks...the ones that make you sleep with your lights on! Remember these movies?
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
The Shining (1980)
One of the scariest movies because: Jack Nicholson is seriously freaky as crazed novelist Jack Torrance, who [spoiler alert] tries to chop his family to little bits after a particularly stressful winter.
What the critics say: "Scaring the viewer is easy... What is harder is to accentuate the horrifying aspects of things that are familiar... Kubrick isn't out for screams, but he manages to make his movie thoroughly unnerving by keeping the horror so close to home."—Janet Maslin
The Exorcist (1973)
Carrie (1976)One of the scariest movies because: Thanks to inspired directing from Brian De Palma, every moment in this film is filled with dread as the story inches toward its big, bloody finish.
What the critics say: "Brian De Palma's Carrie is an absolutely spellbinding horror movie, with a shock at the end that's the best thing along those lines since the shark leaped aboard in Jaws."—Roger Ebert
Steven Spielberg's "Jaws" is a sensationally effective action picture, a scary thriller that works all the better because it's populated with characters that have been developed into human beings we get to know and care about. It's a film that's as frightening as "The Exorcist" and yet it's a nicer kind of fright, somehow more fun because we're being scared by an outdoor-adventure saga instead of by a brimstone-and-vomit devil. - Roger Ebert.
You can find a slideshow and movie trailers for most of these movies at: Scary Movies Slideshow & Movie Trailers
Enjoy & don't forget to leave the lights on!
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