You need sustenance so here is a recipe for munching during your movie fest.
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Ah, now you need a libation.
This is what my husband and I enjoy—a frothy root beer. We bought these old-time A&W glass mugs from one of their restaurants this summer on a road trip through Monument Valley. After washing them, I put them in the freezer still wet so they’re frosty cold and ready to go.
Scary Movie Survival Skills
Wait! You can’t start the movie yet until you prepare yourself mentally.
Variations of scary movie survival rules have been around the internet for a long time. But I read them each year to laugh and remind myself not to take all this Halloween craziness too seriously.
Haven’t seen one of these lists? Here’s a link to an old post by Scarlet Letters from the Literary Underworld.
The Movie ListGory Halloween movies scare me so older movies are generally best for me. Even some of these have parts that have me fleeing into the kitchen to huddle behind the counter or clutching my husband for protection.
Okay, all your preparations are done--it’s time for the movie! Here are some ideas.
- Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
- Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
- Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
- Bell, Book and Candle (1958)
- Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
- Forbidden Planet (1956)
- Frankenstein (1931)
- Hocus Pocus (1993)
- House of Wax (1953)
- I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
- It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
- Practical Magic (1998)
- Psycho (1960)
- The Birds (1963)
- The Blob (1958)
- The Crucible (1996)
- The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
- The Fog (1980)
- The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
- The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
- The Invisible Man (1933)
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1958)
- The Mummy (1932)
- The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
- The Thing from Another World (1951)
- The Witches (1990)
- The Wolf Man (1941)