And here are some books to add to your reading list, compiled by Sharon Lynn. You can find out more about her here.
First and foremost, mysteries by Blackbird Writers that take place in the Fall or are Autumn or Halloween themed. Add these to your reading list! After you get your reading in place, it’s time to chat about movies.
Death Overdue by Allison Brook
Circle of Nine: 3 book series by Valerie Biel
Five-Alarm Fudge (Fudge Shop Mystery Series) by Christine DeSmet
When the Dead People Brought a Dish-to-Pass (Mischief in Moonstone Series) by Christine DeSmet
Take Place in Autumn:
Death of the City Marshal by Anne Louise Bannon
Death of the Chinese Field Hands by Anne Louise Bannon
A Palette for Love and Murder by Saralyn Richard
Stalking Ground by Margaret Mizushima
Best Kept Secrets by Tracey S. Phillips
Now that your reading list is in order, it’s time for your viewing pleasure: movies!
I like my entertainment fun, so my favorite sub-genre is Comedy/Horror when it comes to scary movies. Specifically, those films that came out when I was in college – the totally gnarley 80s.
Winner: American Werewolf in London (1981). This movie was the first thing I saw when returning from a summer spent in England. There were so many things I would not have done (including a midnight train home from Edinburgh) if I had seen it before I left.
The opening shot of a full moon over the Scottish moors is so spooky until the song Blue Moon by The Marcels makes you laugh out loud. The film won Rick Baker an Oscar for the first Academy Award offered for special effects makeup.
The ending is admittedly a letdown, but the rest of the film is worth a watch.
Runners up: Fright Night (1985) and The Lost Boys (1987).
What favorite Halloween movie are you looking forward to watching with tub of popcorn?