I don't think I've ever had a ghost encounter. I can freak myself out without outside help. I do like to read ghost stories. I actually read a series over our vacation in Michigan this summer. That really is the best time to read ghost stories--on a beach, in the sunshine--but then I don't read really scary ghost stories either.
Halloween is all about mildly spooky, slightly scary fun--sort of Scooby Doo style scary. The monster at the end is always funny or not real.
Standard movies for Halloween in the Jones house:
- Young Frankenstien
- Haunted Mansion
- Nightmare Before Christmas
- Ghostbusters (both one and two)
- Hocus Pocus
- Any Scooby Doo movie, but I particularly like Scooby Doo and The Curse of the Lake Monster.
- Addams Family
- Addams Family Values
- Addams Family TV shows
- The Mummy movies (Brendan Frasier versions)
- The Jurassic Park movies (but only one and three, the second one was just too stupid to watch more than once)
- The Topper movies--ghost centric movies from the 30s but fantastically done special effects.
There are some new movies out that look like they might be fun for Halloween, but I do enjoy the older stuff. I prefer the funny to temper the scary, or a nice pay off at the end where the monster/bad guy pays. Then again, I truly do think young Frankenstien might be my favorite. Who doesn't need a bit of Frau Blucher, Fraankensteen, roll in the hay, and Wait! I was going to make espresso! in their lives at Halloween.
Go forth and enjoy Halloween with a good funny/scary movie. If scaring the pants off yourself is your cuppa, have fun, just know that I'll spend the night in the bathroom to avoid that sort of thing.
Now go see Gretchen for more spooky spins.