Thursday, October 25, 2012

Spin Cycle--Spooky Woo Woo Stuff

The Spin Cycle this week is all about the spooky.  We don't so spooky so well around here.  Zombies are off limits(Turbo gets nightmares).  I can't watch scary movies at all (once I spent the evening in the bathroom to avoid a scary movie).  So for spooky we tend more to the Addams Family spooky and ooky than the Saw side of the scary spectrum.

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)
  • Goonies
  • 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.
Second Blooming


  1. Great movie list! I'm going to see if I can DVR a couple of these for Halloween night - we're having a handful of friends over, and we like to stick the kids in the bedroom with a movie so the grownups can enjoy a Halloween cocktail or two! Does Turbo watch Young Frankenstein? It's one of my very favorite movies in the world, but I haven't shown it to Jude yet because it seems a little too risque. But maybe I should rewatch it. And maybe "roll, roll, roll in the hay" will just go right over his head. And yes, when you said Frau Blucher, I whinnied.

    You are linked!

  2. Oh I LOVE Young Frankenstein. Anything Mel Brooks is fine by me!

  3. Zombies are off-limits for this kid too. I'm more of a vampire girl I guess. ;) I'm craving scary movies right now, but I'll regret it - I always do!

    I always buy my niece and nephew a "bigger" Halloween treat, but because I know the extra candy doesn't please my sister, I picked them up each a Scooby Doo DVD - I hope they like them, I've always loved Scooby Doo!!

  4. This is my kind of preferred scary, too. By the way, I just noticed you live in a town where we enjoyed a delightful tearoom in 2008. Also, live in that beautiful landscape! So love your part of the country.

  5. We also prefer more the fun spooky range in our house.

    Cat has some friends coming for a sleep over on Saturday night so I'm thinking Hocus Pocus might be a good one to watch.

  6. We like fun spooky in our house vs. scary spooky too. :) Princess Nagger recorded Nightmare Before Christmas on the DVR so we'll be watching that together this weekend. Though she is, as she says "going to 'test' her fear factor" this evening by going to the local big-deal 'haunted mill' with the hubby. Little Dude is too young and I'm not interested in ghouls and goblins, so have no problem staying home with LD instead. ;)

    The Haunted Clock Revisited


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