Halloween is literally my favorite day of the year! As soon as October 1 rolls around my apartment is totally decked out in decorations and I watch pretty much nothing but horror movies. It’s my favorite time of the year and I am all for celebrating EARLY and for LONGER!
For my own little twist, because I watch a lot more horror than I read (something I am aiming to rectify IMMEDIATELY), I am going to include film answers as well.
1) What book gave you the creeps?
Always and forever Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. It is the best sleepover and camping book, and I always bring it along on camping trips! The story that terrified me the most is the spider eggs hatching in the face. Just, no. NO NO NO.
As far as movies are concerned, The Strangers and The Last House on the Left are both top of mind for me. Terrifying because of how it could happen to anyone.
2) What book gives you the best Halloween vibes?
Goosebumps books for sure! I grew up voraciously reading these books and they always give me a spooky nostalgia feel!
The Halloween films are the ones that bring me such Halloween vibes, and I am SO EXCITED about the new film… it looks SO GOOD!
3) What’s your favorite vampire book?
Honestly the only book I think I have read with vampires is A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising.
My favorite vampire movie is the original Nosferatu from 1922 and of course my favorite vampire show is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Oh, I have read the season eight comics! That counts for my favorite vampire book. 🧛
4) What book scared you so much you had to sleep with the light on?
IT by Stephen King. I have an INTENSE fear of clowns that is from childhood (I was at the circus when I was like 5 and the balloon a clown was offering popped in my face) and I just can’t read it. I have tried watching the original movie countless times and stop every time the sewer drain bit happens. NOPE.
5) What’s your favorite book about witches/goblins/ghosts/demons?
As much as I love witches, it appears that I have not read any books with witches yet! I have a few on my TBR, including The Wicked Deep and the Hocus Pocus sequel, the latter of which I will be reading in October!
I really adore tv shows with witches! A Secret Circle and Witches of East End are both tv series that I adore and it is my understanding they are both book series… I should read them sometime!
6) What book do you wish was scarier than it was?
I don’t feel like I have read enough books that are meant to truly be scary since moving on from Goosebumps.
7) What’s your favorite book that takes place in October?
I can’t think of anything (sorry!), but my favorite movie that takes place in October is Hocus Pocus! I am going to go watch the DVD now.
Honestly, I am kind of ashamed at how little horror I have read as a lover of horror movies! Please leave me your recommendations and must-reads in the comments below as I am building my Spooky October TBR now! 👻
Let’s go on another adventure together!