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It’s officially Spooky Season! Happy October 1st my friends. It’s time to pull out the pumpkins, string up the cobwebs and fill your favorite Halloween themed mug (mine has black cats and pumpkins) with something seasonally appropriate. With the COVID numbers still being pretty high in my area, I have been reconfiguring some of my plans, and decided to pay a little extra attention to my watch list for October. It’s been a rough year, and I am really invested in going all in for the holidays this year. Starting with Halloween. So here we go:
- The Craft
- The Craft Legacy
- Practical Magic
- Sleepy Hallow
- The Adams Family
- The Adams Family Values
- Corpse Bride
- The Haunting
- Interview With A Vampire
- Queen of the Damned
- The Village
14. An American Haunting
16. The Mummy
18. Hellboy II
19. Night Teeth (New on Netflix)
20. The Last Witch Hunter
21. The Covenant
23. Beautiful Creatures*
24. The Witches of Eastwick*
25. The Love Witch*
*Movies I haven’t seen, but were recommended to me.
I’m not a huge fan of gory horror films so my list trends towards spooky, silly and magical. What is on your watch list for October?
Image from here.
I know Halloween is tomorrow, but I figured a few more interesting DIYs might not go amiss. I hope you’re getting all spookied up and if not I hope these will help! Happy almost Halloween?
The Witches Heart – The Flavor Blender
Sliding back into the Halloween spirit after all of the intensity with Hurricane Michael has been tough, but I am slowly but surely starting to feel a bit of the excitement again. One of the things I have been doing is watching the new Netflix show The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell. While this show isn’t Halloween specific, save for one holiday themed episode, Ms. McConnell’s aesthetic is very Tim Burton meets Martha Stewart, and her nightmarish bakes and DIY’s are perfect for this time of year.Before the Netflix show came out, I was only vaguely aware of her work. I’d seen a few things on her Instagram account and I knew that there was a book, but I had no idea how elaborate her world was.
Of all the creepy things she makes, these little Caramel Nut Spiders are the thing that truly made me shudder. Spiders are one of my biggest fears, and holy crap, do these look too really for comfort. She even ate one – there was an audible crunching sound; it was awful.Spiders aside, there were some very cool edible creations like the cookie spirit boards and the chocolate tea set.Christine is joined in her twisted domesticity by a number of colorful characters such as Rose, a reanimated taxidermy project, Rankle, a mystical mummified former Eqyptian diety, Edgar, a flesh hungry werewolf-eqse creature, not to mention the handsome and murderous Norman. Oh yeah, and a ghostly Dita Von Tease (Vivienne) lives in her mirror.
So much fun, and I have to tip my hat to Netflix for such a timely release. For all of you creepy crafters out there, you absolutely need to add this to your watch list.
More about Christine McConnell here.
Images from here.
We found out that Andy is going to be at a conference the week of Halloween, and that means that I have unfettered control of the TV so I am queuing up my Halloween Watchlist. Honestly, Andy would probably be okay with most of this, but this way I don’t have to feel bad about picking up take out and spending the evenings’ binge watching my favorite spooky movies. Actually they are more spooky-magic-y-ish than scary; I am a huge scaredy cat, and I can freak myself out very easily. Even when I’m not home alone. We watched the first Paranormal Activity, and I had nightmares for a week – poor Andy got punched in the face while I was flailing about one night. Anyway, here is my Top 20 Spooky-ish Movies.
Nightmare Before Christmas
The Addams Family
Interview with a Vampire
Queen of the Damned
The Sixth Sense
Honestly, I am really excited. I decided to participate a bit more in Halloween this year, and it has been completely worth it. I can’t believe I resisted for so long! What are the movies on your wishlist? Is there something only mildly scary I should be watching?
You can’t tame the spirit of someone who has magic in their veins
I have forever had a fascination with witches and not the green wart-nosed variety. The mysterious empowered women who live by their own code and care not for the whims of society. When I was younger I consumed book about these women by the dozen, not really believing, but secretly hoping that I would discover some latent magically ability, but alas the only thing I have been able achieve is a bit of kitchen witchery with my bakes and DIYs. Unsurprisingly, witch-y wear is something I found myself drawn to year round, but I must admit the siren call of mystically and magically inspired items is especially strong this time of year. Like last year, I have assembled a wishlist of some of the items I am finding especially haunting.
- Red Burnout Velvet Chiffon Kimono – Torrid
- Practical Magic Black Soap – The Alabama Pecan Co
- Black Orchid Polish – ILNP
- Blaze Open Toe Bootie – Kurt Keiger
- Raw Garnet Cuff Bracelet – The House of Minerals
- Blood Moon Crystal Hair Co – Foxwood Forrest
- Waxing Opal Ear Climbers – Villa Sorgenfrei
- Black Metal Lipstick Bundle – Black Moon Cosmetics
- Black Overlay Jumpsuit – City Chic