Friday, October 26, 2012

Rainy Day Schedule

     Oh rainy day, I'm glad to see you. You gave us a great excuse to sit around and watch Halloween movies. Plus, you cleared the surfing line-up so only those who love bad waves and polluted water (me! me!) were out cruising. 
     So. I'm kind of obsessed with Halloween. You too? I have a specific celebration strategy I carefully execute all month long. During the first week of October, I put out the decorations, then it's time to start watching Halloween related media. I like to commence the celebrations with light comedy--Halloween episodes of The Office, Thirty Rock and so on and then ease into some Buffy the Vampire Slayer (aka my favorite show of all time). After that, it's time to get into the scarier stuff. 
    + A note about this: I used to be heavy into scary movies in junior high and high school, but then I was totally not into them and could barely watch movies that contained anything sad or gory. Quentin Tarantino films were completely off limits for a while as well as Toy Story 3. Giving up your toys, now that's horrifying. These days I'm falling back in love with those classic scary movies again. Maybe I'll work my way in to watching Toy Story 3 by next year. One step at a time. 
     Anyways, here are some of the movies we've been watching during "stage 3" of my Halloween Celebration Plan. Stage 4? Well, you'll just have to come back next week and see...Muahahaha
  • The Sixth Sense-I mean, it's probably one of the best films of all time, right? Great acting and story and just the right amount of disturbing without keeping you up all night. 
  • Edward Scissorhands- I hadn't seen this movie before the other night. Is that insane? I feel like most everyone has. I really liked it. You can't really go wrong with Johnny Depp (well, let's not talk about Pirates of the Caribbean IV, or III for that matter). We love quirky and odd movies, which brings me to the next choice.
  • Låt den rätte kommaNo, I'm serious, this is a movie I'm recommending. It's a Swedish romantic horror film with English subtitles about a girl who is a vampire. In English it's called "Let the Right One In". I'm one of those people who can't get enough of the vampire love tales, so yeah, I liked it. But Scott did too. It's a little bizarre (ok, it's a lot bizarre), but if you're in the mood for something kinda creepy and different it will suffice (plus it's on demand on to us since we hacked my parent's account ;).
Other "Halloween" movies we've watched
-The Raven
-Hocus Pocus

Oh yeah, and I'll probably make Scott watch Twilight for like the 67th time too. 

What are some of your favorites?


  1. and this is when I knew I loved ya! :) Buffy is my favorite show of all time, all time!

    The scariest movies to me, are the ones that could really happen. I have a hard time watching zombie movies - I love them, but then I pay the price not sleeping well for weeks. Oddly enough Walking Dead the tv show doesn't bother me. It keeps me up a night but it's a long the lines of what will happen next.

    Scariest movie of all time for me... Deliverance. ZOM-GOSH! Freaks me out. I'm happy I went canoeing for the first time BEFORE watching it or you'd never get me on the water! :)


  2. I'm too busy gazing at your pictures and wishing I was curled up cozy on the couch to think about movies! LOL. I actually haven't watched many scary/Halloween movies in my life. I can't sleep afterwards! Haha.

  3. Your blog is so unique. I haven't seen anything similar.

  4. I feel like I was there. I love your surfing pictures.

  5. Hannibal... movie is bad/good enough, but that book was SCARY to read! I am not a scary movie fan, but I did see that one since I had read the book. yikes. I'll stick with the pumpkin and candy side of things. ;)

  6. When did you get a rainy day!?!?! Lucky.

  7. Ohhh... and speaking of scary movies and shows... I generally don't watch ANY scary things, but I have recently been watching that new show American Horror Story: Asylum. Have you heard of it? Its super weird and sometimes I laugh as it. I don't know if it has yet scared me but I think its supposed to be scary.

  8. what a perfect perfect rainy day! still obsessed with your backyard and it even looks cute in the rain!

  9. I'm a bit (or a lot?) jealous of those rainy days! I could totally use some :)
    Btw, great shots!
    Oh, and thanks for reminding me of Edward Scissorhands! It was such a dilemma for me to watch this movie when I was younger because it scared the heck out of me but I loved it (confusing, huh?). I'm just glad I passed this stage and can now enjoy Jhonny Depp's incredible acting.


  10. I'm loving your blog & photos! Cheese platters are such a great thing! Xo

  11. Cheese and there anything better on rainy days! Brilliant!

  12. I love this. I can't wait for phase 4. I haven't watched Hocus Pocus in years.. we've been watching a ton of Ghost Adventures/Paranormal Witness/Ghost Hunters. I've pretty much had nightmares every night.
    Joe loves Twilight. I realize this is weird. He makes me watch it. I kinda like it now though...

  13. ha-thought that was what you were eating with the cheese-don' know the american translation of it (if there is one)-will look it up!

  14. hmm-just says 'chutney' - like a pickle i guess-but often fruit/spices. Sooo good with cheese.

  15. Bahaha Twilight. Love it.
    Also I watched Edward Scissorhands for the first time this summer. My Italian family was so shocked I had never seen it. Fun fact: They thought all of our houses looked like the ones in the movie. So funny.

  16. I love "Silence of the Lambs." From what I've seen of "Hannibal" and "Edward Schissorhands" are both good too, and I'm a fan of Tarantino everything.


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