It’s almost Halloween! Are you excited? I know I am! So this TTT freebie was something I was really excited about! My initial idea was to list the best horror/Gothic short stories and novelettes I’ve read so far, but I changed my mind at the last minute and decided to do a recommendation bundle. I’ll list my essential Halloween books, movies and TV shows, and hopefully you’ll find something interesting here. Trick or treat!
1. Hocus Pocus (Movie)
This is a must-watch for Halloween, obviously, especially for us 90’s kids. It’s silly and funny and I just love it.
This is one of the scariest books I’ve ever read, and it’s short, so you can read it in one sitting, and the movie is no less creepy. Don’t watch/read alone.
3. The Orphanage (Movie)
4. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Animated movie)
I’ve watched this movie every Christmas morning as a kid, and I still continue that tradition, except now I watch it on Halloween too. I must have watched it over 20 times, but I adore it to bits and the songs are the best. ❤
While the book is a short and tense read (Review coming soon), this series is the best thing I’ve watched in ages, and it’s a perfect Halloween binge.
6. At the Mountains of Madness (Book)
Undoubtedly one of the greatest horror writers ever, Lovecraft wrote numerous magnificent short stories, and this is the longest one and one of the most nightmarish ones.
Another perfect Halloween movie, Coraline is better than the book in my opinion, but it’s still a short and great read.
8. Crimson Peak (Movie)
This is a severely underrated del Toro movie, with a gorgeous setting, great actors and a Gothic mystery vibe.
9. Through the Woods (Graphic novel)
A wonderfully eerie collection of several illustrated stories, Through the Woods is my favorite graphic novel and a gorgeous read.
10. Scream Queens (TV show)
If you like less scares and more fun, then this slasher parody is a perfect Halloween binge, with only two seasons.
As I finished writing this post, midnight has come in Serbia and it’s officially Halloween! So happy Halloween everyone, hope you have a spooky one! What will you watch/read? I’m starting Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in a couple of minutes, and tomorrow I’ll watch the obligatory The Nightmare Before Christmas and maybe Corpse Bride or Frankenweenie. Stay spooky! 👻 🎃