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👻 Spooky Season | Badge of the Month | October 2021

AmaraW Seattle, WA, USA Administrator

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Question: What is your favorite spooky movie or TV show to watch? Alternatively, what is your favorite spooky book to read? 

It’s officially spooky season! Do you love a good scare in the fall? Or, do you avoid all things scary?  One of our favorite ways to celebrate Halloween and spooky season is to watch frightening movies and read scary books. We want to know about your favorite spooky books, movies, and TV shows, (even if they aren’t that frightening).  Tell us all about your fall favorites so we can watch / read them and dive into the season!



  • AmaraW
    AmaraW Seattle, WA, USA Administrator

    I absolutely love spooky season 👻

    Movie-wise - my favorite scary movies are The Conjuring series. I really like that they are based on true stories - it makes the movies extra spooky. The other movie that I would recommend watching in the fall is Mother! It is an eerie and creepy commentary on humanity and creation. 

    Book-wise - I recommend And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. It is a fantastic murder mystery read.  If you’ve already read that one - maybe try out In Cold Blood by Truman Capote! It is a journalistic novel about a murder in Kansas.

  • PeeyushBansal
    PeeyushBansal India Wizard ✭✭✭✭✭

    My Favorite Scary movie is "A Quiet Place". I was amazed by how everyone in movie is so silent to save themselves.

  • cbhavsar
    cbhavsar Mumbai, India Guru ✭✭

    My favorite scary movie series is The Conjuring series.

    Some other good scary/spooky movies that I liked - The nun, Train to Busan and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Series)

  • MSobotta
    MSobotta Minnesota Sage ✭✭✭
    edited October 7

    We watch it every year with the kids. Maybe this is finally the year he chooses the most sincere pumpkin patch. Only time will tell.

    I'm not really into the horror genre in general, but here a list of my spooky movies.

    • Movie scared me as a kid: The Candyman and Ghostbusters
    • Movie I watch every year: The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
    • Movie I own and have watched the most: Zombieland
    • Last one I liked and was scary: The Quiet Place
    • Only book that I can think of that was scary: Dracula
  • JoycaV
    JoycaV Belgium Sage ✭✭✭

    Oh, I will keep an eye on this thread!

    We have a tradition with our group of friends to have a Halloween Movie Night each year and watch some halloween movies together, and we're still deciding which ones to watch this year 😀

    One of my favorites, were the first few Saw movies.

    Also "Stonehearst Asylum" was really good.

    In the horror-comedy genre then, Shaun of the Dead, Tucker&Dale vs Evil and Dead Snow are all amazing!

    But my all-time not-scary halloween-themed movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas. I literally know all the songs by heart 😁

  • VirginiaM
    VirginiaM Boone, North Carolina Sage ✭✭✭

    I do NOT like horror movies and I avoid them as much as possible. Movies like Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal are more my speed. That being said, I do have a not-so-scary seasonal favorite that I watch every year: Hocus Pocus.

    When it comes to scary books, I am a True Crime fan--real life is scary enough! Ann Rule is my go-to author for true crime, and I've read almost all of her books. Small Sacrifices and Bitter Harvest are my two favorites.

  • NiC
    NiC Mumbai Superuser ✭✭✭✭

    In our college hostel we had a great ritual of horror movie once every month. Have great memories of those. The conjuring 1 and 2 are such great horror movies, I also love the horror movie with twist at end movies like The Others and Get Out.

    In terms of books haven't read a horror genre book for quite some time. But in school i remember R.L. Stine's Goosebump series of books was my go to.

  • ABCHiam
    ABCHiam United States Guru ✭✭

    Rocky Horror Picture Show Season! I've preformed (Magenta), stage managed, house managed, been an audience member... This show defines fall for me. Last year was the first year I didn't get any Rocky in the the fall.

    If I'm not throwing stuff all over a theater I like to watch random horror movies. I don't really have any favorites but the campier the better.

  • AdamK12
    AdamK12 Bethesda, MD Superuser ✭✭✭✭

    I'm with @ABCHiam and will give props to Rocky Horror! The latest "American Horror Story" is also simultaneously fun and literate, and a lot of fun.

    In terms of books, Edgar Allen Poe is the one and only Gothic genius, and one can't go wrong with "The Raven" and "The Cask of Amontillado", especially read aloud, with a group!

  • AmaraW
    AmaraW Seattle, WA, USA Administrator
  • AmaraW
    AmaraW Seattle, WA, USA Administrator

    @NiC The Others is my mom's favorite scary movie!! Nicole Kidman is soo good in that film.

  • ElieD
    ElieD QC, Canada Guru ✭✭

    I doesn't like scary movies very much... I hate screamers !

    But Stephen King is one of my fetich authors.

    Th creepiest book I like to read is Salem. I don't know why vampires are so thrilling for me...

  • MattiasM
    MattiasM Sweden Guru ✭✭

    As a kid I was completely terrified after watching Blood Beach.

    As an adult I'm not as easily scared but I enjoyed the first season of Stranger Things. Had a lot of suspense in it.

    Book wise I'm all for Stephen King or Dean Koontz. Don't read much these days but loved them when I was younger.

  • ChiragK
    ChiragK GUJARAT Guru ✭✭
    edited October 8

    I don't generally watch horror movies but one such movie comes to my mind is Tumbbad, it's Hindi movie and I liked how well made that movie was. Another one little spooky was Predestination.

  • MrZeehond
    MrZeehond The Netherlands Qubie ✭

    My favorite spooky book is Dolfje Weerwolfje. It is about a Werewolf called Dolfje.

  • jmborzick
    jmborzick WI, USA Guru ✭✭

    The scariest book I've read is House of Leaves, by Daniel Zelewski. I wouldn't classify it as a horror book, but there is a scene in that book that is far scarier than anything I've read by King.

  • Katman_CX
    Katman_CX Qubie ✭

    All time classic! Evil dead.. say no more :D

  • IsabelPosada_Voce
    IsabelPosada_Voce Medellin, Colombia Guru ✭✭

    I am not a big fan of spooky movies or books, but I enjoy watching The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix 🤣

  • Rocky Horror is the movie that comes to mind. H.P. Lovecraft is an author that comes to mind, though there are many more if I stop to think about it.