Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

 

Are you ready for a scary good time? Well, then, you're in the right place! It's the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop - over 100 sites are participating, each giving away a prize worth at least $10. So after you enter my giveaway, be sure to scroll down to the list of participating blogs and visit them all!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays - especially the movies and television shows, though I have to admit to being  a big wuss who gets freaked out by scary movies and hates the gory ones. Bring on The Rocky Horry Picture Show, The Nightmare Before Christmas (which my husband insists is a Christmas movie but we know better, right? ;-) ), It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, and, of course, all of the halloween episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I love the other elements of Halloween as well - dressing up, carving pumpkins, and giving out candy to trick-or-treaters, though, I must confess, to my great sorrow, that I have never been invited to a Halloween costume party. I may have to make my next book launch party a costume party to make up for this fact!

Since I write a paranormal fantasy series featuring ghosts and the afterlife, I always like to throw out various legends and fun facts around this time of year. For instance, did you know, that while Halloween is usually seen as a ghoulish, satanic, or pagan holiday, it's roots are actually as a Catholic holiday? It's the "hallowed eve" before All Saint's Day, celebrated November 1st, which is a day of rememberance for those who have become saints, which is then followed by All Soul's Day, on November 2nd, which celebrates the faithful dead. All Saint's Day eve, or Halloween/hallowed eve, was (is) believed to be a time when the veil between this world and the next is thin and spirits can return to Earth to visit the living. Many of our traditions honoring the frightful aspects of Halloween - carving jack o'lanters and dressing us as monsters - were practiced as ways to scare off bad spirits that might cross into the land of the living during this time when spirits might roam the Earth.

And now, on to the giveaway!

PRIZE DESCRIPTION:

For the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop, I am giving away a prize package that consists of a cute cat hanging decoration (about 12" tall and made of metal), a signed paperback copy of my novel, Hereafter, and a readering lover's swag pack, which includes a handmade shepherd's hook bookmark, signed Afterlife series postcards, and a few other surprise items (the swag items pictured are just an example of items you might receive)! Retail value of this prize package is $25! Open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!

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0 # Shea Balentine 2016-11-01 03:58
Rose Red is my favorite halloween movie!
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0 # John Smith 2016-11-01 01:15
Favorite Halloween movie: "Meet Me In St. Louis."
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0 # Jennifer Ortiz Cruz 2016-10-31 19:51
:lol: I like the Halloween movies. (Michael Myers)
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0 # Holly Letson 2016-10-31 14:37
I enjoy the *Halloweentown* movies at Halloween.
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0 # Stephanie Grant 2016-10-31 05:46
Hocus Pocus is by far my most favorite Halloween movie.
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0 # Sharon Extine 2016-10-31 05:10
Hi, I don't like really scary movies. One I do like is Hocus Pocus. Thanks for asking. Have a Great Halloween!
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0 # Krystal Larson 2016-10-31 03:20
I loved The Ring!
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0 # DeAnna Keller 2016-10-30 22:47
Hocus Pocus is my favorite Halloween movie! 8)
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0 # Daniel M 2016-10-30 04:19
i like sleepy hollow
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0 # Carolyn Daley 2016-10-30 03:36
My favorite movie is Hocus Pocus.
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0 # bn100 2016-10-30 02:26
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
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0 # Theresa N 2016-10-29 20:16
My favorite movie is Practical Magic.
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0 # Jeanna Massman 2016-10-29 03:35
Hocus Pocus is my favorite Halloween movie.
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0 # Mary D 2016-10-29 01:13
The ORIGINAL Night of the Living Dead is a Halloween movie tradition at our house!!
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0 # Shannon 2016-10-28 02:07
The Nightmare Before Christmas is my favorite.
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0 # Mary Cloud 2016-10-27 23:54
I love the 90's version of Night of the Living Dead
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0 # Dakota Palmer 2016-10-27 21:03
Hocus pocus
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0 # Lu Ann Worley 2016-10-27 12:50
My favorite Halloween movie is Hocus Pocus
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0 # Jan Lee 2016-10-27 08:15
My favorite movie for Halloween is Hocus Pocus. :)
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0 # Brandi S. 2016-10-27 03:02
I love Practical Magic and the Halloweentown movies :) Happy Halloween!
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0 # James Coyne 2016-10-27 02:19
I like the horror movie 1408
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-28 02:48
Quoting James Coyne:
I like the horror movie 1408


That is one of my favorites! How scary can a movie be when it entirely takes place in one room? Turns out - VERY!
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0 # BookLady 2016-10-27 00:27
Halloween and Fright Night are my favorite Halloween movies. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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0 # cheryl s 2016-10-26 17:33
Hocus Pocus - I don't watch scary movies
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0 # Edye 2016-10-26 16:55
Halloweentown is my favorite Halloween movie! :)
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0 # Gabby 2016-10-26 03:48
hmmm... probably Thirteen Ghosts or maybe The Others
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-28 02:46
Quoting Gabby:
hmmm... probably Thirteen Ghosts or maybe The Others


Oh, those are a couple of good ones! I haven't thought about 13 Ghosts in ages - I saw it in the theaters. Scared the beejeebers out of me!
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0 # Samantha Loving 2016-10-25 22:19
i love hocus pocus.
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0 # Julia 2016-10-25 20:34
Corpse Bride!! Thanks for the chance :roll:
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-28 02:45
Quoting Julia:
Corpse Bride!! Thanks for the chance :roll:


That was pretty good!
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0 # Heather D 2016-10-25 17:16
I love Hocus Pocus. I watch it every year.
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-28 02:44
Quoting Heather D:
I love Hocus Pocus. I watch it every year.


Judging by the amount of people saying this is their favorite, I definitely need to check this movie out!
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0 # Desiree 2016-10-25 15:30
I don't have a favorite Halloween movie, but my favorite show is Supernatural :)
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-28 02:44
Quoting Desiree:
I don't have a favorite Halloween movie, but my favorite show is Supernatural :)


I'm only on Season 2 - I can only watch a few eps because it scares me too much! Looking forward to getting to the part where Mark Shepherd joins the cast!
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0 # Jenny Scheldberg 2016-10-25 02:47
Hocus Pocus
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0 # Jamie Williams 2016-10-25 02:29
Most Halloween movies scare me so I like to watch Disney Halloween movies with my daughter.
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-28 02:42
Quoting Jamie Williams:
Most Halloween movies scare me so I like to watch Disney Halloween movies with my daughter.


I'm with you - real life is scary enough!
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0 # Barbara Van Walsen 2016-10-24 22:12
Don't have a favorite Halloween movie. Can't even think of any Halloween movie.
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:32
Quoting Barbara Van Walsen:
Don't have a favorite Halloween movie. Can't even think of any Halloween movie.


Well, there is certainly plenty of good suggestions here in the comments to choose from!
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0 # Deana 2016-10-24 17:37
I love to watch The zgreat Pumpkin Charlie Brown
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0 # Deana 2016-10-24 17:33
I like The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:31
Quoting Deana:
I like The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.


YES! One of my top favorites, too! I have it on video and watch it every year!
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0 # Sharon Schoepe 2016-10-24 15:50
Stephen King's It is my favorite. Love Tim Curry as Pennywise
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:30
Quoting Sharon Schoepe:
Stephen King's It is my favorite. Love Tim Curry as Pennywise


OMG, yes! So good but so scary - gave me nightmares for weeks! We all float down here!
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0 # Karin A. 2016-10-24 05:42
I guess I would pick Frankenstein.....
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:30
Quoting Karin A.:
I guess I would pick Frankenstein.....


That's an oldie but goodie! I do like this one, too!
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0 # Amber Terry 2016-10-24 05:28
My favorite Halloween movie is probably John Carpenter's Halloween :)

Thanks for the chance to win!
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-28 02:41
Quoting Amber Terry:
My favorite Halloween movie is probably John Carpenter's Halloween :)

Thanks for the chance to win!


I've never been able to watch it all the way through - I've seen the entire thing, but in chunks over many years. Too scary for me to do in one sitting!
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0 # Meredith Miller 2016-10-24 04:37
I love the original Poltergeist movie.
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-28 02:41
Quoting Meredith Miller:
I love the original Poltergeist movie.


So scary! I'm glad I watched it when I was younger but I wouldn't be able to now - I've gotten wimpier over the years!
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0 # lonnie hutchinson 2016-10-24 03:17
MY favorite Halloween movie is Halloween all of them.
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-28 02:40
Quoting lonnie hutchinson:
MY favorite Halloween movie is Halloween all of them.


It's a classic for a reason! So far, no one has mentioned Friday the 13th or the Nightmare on Elm Street films - over the years, they've faded while Halloween has stayed legendary!
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0 # Krystal A 2016-10-24 02:49
Thanks so much for the opportunity!
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:29
Quoting Krystal A:
Thanks so much for the opportunity!


You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by!
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0 # Penny Olson 2016-10-24 00:02
The Nightmare Before Christmas
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0 # polly 2016-10-23 23:39
I love Hocus Pocus with Bette Midler
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0 # Judy Cox 2016-10-23 20:37
The Shining is my favorite. It is so scary.
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0 # Judy Cox 2016-10-23 20:36
I like The Shining by Stephen King!! It is so scary!!!
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:28
Quoting Judy Cox:
I like The Shining by Stephen King!! It is so scary!!!


LOL - too scary for me! I've never been able to watch it, I'm too much of a wimp!
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0 # Dolores Quigley 2016-10-23 19:24
My favorite Halloween movie is Nightmare before Christmas
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:27
Quoting Dolores Quigley:
My favorite Halloween movie is Nightmare before Christmas


I have this on video and watch it every year!
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0 # tena 2016-10-23 18:58
Awesome giveaway :lol:
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:25
Quoting tena:
Awesome giveaway :lol:


Thank you!
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0 # Stephanie Shipley 2016-10-23 18:13
My favorite Halloween movie is Hocus Pocus.
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:15
Quoting Stephanie Shipley:
My favorite Halloween movie is Hocus Pocus.


So many people recommending this movie - I definitely have to see it!
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0 # Robin Abrams 2016-10-23 17:48
Halloween town is my favorite Halloween movie
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:14
Quoting Robin Abrams:
Halloween town is my favorite Halloween movie


I've never seen that one (or heard of it) - I'll have to add it to my list. I'm getting so many good movie recommendations! I think I'm going to have to have a movie marathon this weekend.
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0 # joy f 2016-10-23 16:13
The 1978 Poltergeist. Love the movie.
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:13
Quoting joy f:
The 1978 Poltergeist. Love the movie.


Second scariest movie of all time, second only to Exorcist (in my opinion)! I think it's the second or third Poltergeist and one of the characters says "talking about things make them happen" (meaning don't talk about the ghosts because you'll call them to you). That has always stuck with me and terrified the beejeebers out of me!
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0 # Megan 2016-10-23 15:55
The Nightmare Before Christmas and the Corpse Bride
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:11
Quoting Megan:
The Nightmare Before Christmas and the Corpse Bride


Both of those are awesome - I saw The Nightmare Before Christmas in the theaters when it came out and the opening sequence is Ah-Mazing on the big screen!
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0 # Elizabeth S 2016-10-23 14:22
I don't know if it's my favorite, but I really like Halloween H20. Also really like Paranorman.
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:10
Quoting Elizabeth S:
I don't know if it's my favorite, but I really like Halloween H20. Also really like Paranorman.


Paranorman is on my list to see - somehow I haven't seen it yet. I should watch that this weekend!
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0 # Sara Theissen 2016-10-23 11:43
I love Hocus Pocus the most!
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:24
Quoting Sara Theissen:
I love Hocus Pocus the most!


This is a very popular movie! Lots of people really love it - it must be good!

Thank you!
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0 # LISA MARKSON 2016-10-23 04:13
Exorcist was my favorite
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0 # LISA MARKSON 2016-10-23 04:12
Exorcise was my favorite movie
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:09
Quoting LISA MARKSON:
Exorcise was my favorite movie


OMG, that was so scary! That probably wins scariest movie of all time, hands down. ::shudders::
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0 # Michele L 2016-10-23 03:37
I'm not sure I have a favorite. Maybe Annabelle. My daughter and I enjoy watching scary movies together.
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:09
Quoting Michele L:
I'm not sure I have a favorite. Maybe Annabelle. My daughter and I enjoy watching scary movies together.


I'm not familiar with Annabelle - I'll have to check it out!
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0 # karen chappell 2016-10-23 02:28
Hocus pocus and practical magic are about as scary as i get!
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:08
Quoting karen chappell:
Hocus pocus and practical magic are about as scary as i get!


I've never seen Practical Magic - I need to see that because it seems like it would be right up my alley!
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0 # karen chappell 2016-10-23 02:26
Hocus pocus is my go to favorite. But i also like watching warm bodies,shauwn of the dead and zombieland. All funny zombie movies. I cant do super scary anymore!
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0 # Wendy Caddy 2016-10-23 01:33
My absolute favorite Halloween movie is The Worst Witch.
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:05
Quoting Wendy Caddy:
My absolute favorite Halloween movie is The Worst Witch.


I don't know this one - I'll have to check it out!
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0 # Jenny S. 2016-10-23 01:04
I enjoy all the fun parts of Halloween! I have to stay far away from the horror movies though!
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0 # Jenny S. 2016-10-23 01:00
I love the fun Halloween movies and I stay far away from the scary ones!
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:04
Quoting Jenny S.:
I love the fun Halloween movies and I stay far away from the scary ones!


I'm with you! The scary ones give me nightmares and I have to sleep with the lights on for weeks afterwards!
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0 # Darlene Ysaguirre 2016-10-23 00:04
I love the movie the Shining I watch it every year.
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:03
Quoting Darlene Ysaguirre:
I love the movie the Shining I watch it every year.


I've never managed to watch that one - too scary for me!
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0 # Jana Leah 2016-10-22 22:35
Pet Cemetery. Thanks for the chance.
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:02
Quoting Jana Leah:
Pet Cemetery. Thanks for the chance.


I've never watched that one; I can't do movies with evil animals. I watched Cat's Eye which is a series of Stephen King short stories turned into films. That was scary enough for me!
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0 # rebecca day 2016-10-22 20:55
i like the scary Halloween movies
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-25 00:00
Quoting rebecca day:
i like the scary Halloween movies


I'm too much of a wuss! I did manage to watch Friday the 13th once when I was a kid. To this day, still watch scary movies through my fingers or with a pillow in front of my face so I can hide when it gets scary!
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0 # Richard Brandt 2016-10-22 19:02
John Carpenter's Halloween still rules!
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-24 23:57
Quoting Richard Brandt:
John Carpenter's Halloween still rules!


Oh man, so scary, though! I watched the first one a long time ago and couldn't watch it again because it was so scary!
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0 # Joann Downie 2016-10-22 18:24
:-* Scream!!
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-22 18:33
Quoting Joann Downie:
:-* Scream!!


I loved that movie when it came out (I saw it in the theater)!!! It was the best!
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0 # Joann Downie 2016-10-22 18:23
My favorite is Scary Movie-1 & 2!!
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0 # Crystal Cox 2016-10-22 18:01
Lol if we can do tv shows, I'm going with Supernatural all the way :)
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-22 18:33
Quoting Crystal Cox:
Lol if we can do tv shows, I'm going with Supernatural all the way :)


I can only watch this when my husband is around because this show scares me silly!!

I did, however, get to meet and get my picture taken with Mark Shepherd, so there's that! :-)
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0 # Crystal Cox 2016-10-22 19:20
I can only watch this when my husband is around because this show scares me silly!!

I did, however, get to meet and get my picture taken with Mark Shepherd, so there's that! :-)
Oh my gosh , you lucky duck got to meet Crowley, LOVE him! I'm kinda weird because my favorite character is Death, he is just so awesome :)
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0 # Loretta Sullivan 2016-10-22 16:55
Hocus Pocus because I'm not into being scared silly!
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-22 18:30
Quoting Loretta Sullivan:
Hocus Pocus because I'm not into being scared silly!


Yeah, the older I get the less I can take the super scary movies - The Ring and Recycle (Korean Horror film) were the last scary movies I saw and now I tend to avoid them. I really want to see Crimson Peak, but it looks scary so I haven't watched it yet.
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0 # Tia 2016-10-22 16:37
My favorite Halloween movie is Trick 'R Treat.
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-22 18:29
Quoting Tia:
My favorite Halloween movie is Trick 'R Treat.


Hmm, I've never heard of that one - I'll have to check it out. I'm always on the look out for a good Halloween movie!
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0 # Crystal Cox 2016-10-22 05:33
For children's it's got to be Hocus Pocus and for adult I'm going for The Shining , so many scary things in that one.
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-22 18:28
I've never watched Hocus Pocus but so many people say such good things about it, I have to give it a try!
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0 # Meagan 2016-10-22 04:20
Psh, after reading what you watch I'm going to have to agree with Buffy episodes vs. movies. I own all 7 seasons to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and have watched all of them multiple times over. So I'm going to have to agree with you on B. Summers holding it down for Halloween.
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0 # Terri B. 2016-10-22 18:26
Buffy! Buffy! Buffy!

My grandmother (of all people) was super into this show. I was familiar with the movie, which was super dumb, so I had never watched the show thinking it was also dumb and my grandmother kept urging me to watch it. I finally gave it to stop her nagging about it and fell in love with the show. Way to go grandma!
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