best of halloween-things

I meant to post these a few at a time over the past few weeks but as is often the case, life got in the way…So quickly and off the top of my head…Here are some of my favorite spooky reads:

  1. The Bloody Chamber/Angela Carter
  2. Dracula/Bram Stoker
  3. The Haunting of Hill House/Shirley Jackson
  4. Collected Ghost Stories/Le Fanu
  5. Something Wicked This Way Comes/Ray Bradbury
  6. Poe. all of it.
  7. the Call of Cthulhu/HP Lovecraft
  8. the Hellbound Heart/Clive Barker
  9. Salem’s Lot/Stephen King
  10. The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All/Laird Baron

Some of my favorite spooky viewing:

  1. Dracula (1932)
  2. Don’t Look Now
  3. Nosferatu (1922)
  4. The Hunger
  5. The Shining
  6. The Others
  7. Nosferatu: the Vampyre (1979)
  8. Shadow of the Vampire
  9. The Hunger
  10. Near Dark

And some of my favorite spooky music:

  1. Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre
  2. Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
  3. Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 1
  4. Bauhaus: Bela Lugosi’s Dead
  5. Rolling Stones: Sympathy for the Devil
  6. Nick Cave: Red Right Hand
  7. Sisters of Mercy: Alice, Body & Soul, Temple of Love
  8. Christian Death: Only Theatre of Pain (entire)
  9. The Cramps: TV Set, Voodoo Idol, so many more
  10. The Misfits: Skulls [and too many others to list here]
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