Finally it is October! This is most likely my households favorite month out of the year. We decorate the house in spooky things like webs, spiders and pumpkins.
We make time to watch a different scary movie every night of the month and it really is a fun family time. My step-daughter is now 16 so she is now old enough for most horror movies now which widened our choices by a lot. This year these are the movies we have watched and are planning on watching:
- The Brain -1988-
- Before I wake -2016-
- The Shining -1980-
- The Evil Dead -1981-
- Night of the Comet -1984-
- The Stuff -1985-
- Seoul Station -2016-
- Pet Cemetery -1989-
- Hocus Pocus -1993-
- Corpse Bride -2005-
- The Craft -1996-
- Ernest Scared Stupid -1991-
- Battle Royal -2000-
- Train to Busan -2016-
- Creepshow 2 -1989-
- Slither -2006-
- The Hills Have Eyes -1977-
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre -1974-
- Hostel -2005-
- Practical Magic -1998-
- Jeepers Creepers -2001-
- Hereditary -2018-
- Coraline -2009-
- House -1985-
- Tales From the Crypt -1989–1996-
- Are you afraid of the Dark -1990–2000-
Halloween is my Husband and I’s Anniversary for when we became best friends 8 years ago. We met in September of 2010 and then worked together at a famous Haunted House in Texas all through October. The Haunting season is special to us and we think back on our days as Vampires and Ghouls fondly. This year my little sister who just graduated high school in June may be working at the same Haunted House, I hope she has a memorable and positive experience that she can look back on like we are able to.
This month I have been doing my Autumn deep clean of our home while decorating here and there. While cleaning I find it more productive to listen to podcasts and I have been on a kick of finding and partaking in ones that have a spook value to them. This month these are the podcasts I subscribe too:
- LORE by. Aaron Mahnke
- Unobscured by. Howstuffworks and Aaron Mahnke
- Cabinet of Curiosities by. Howstuffworks and Aaron Mahnke
- Creepy by. Bloody Disgusting Podcast Network
This is the first year I have participated in INKTOBER along with my daughter, we have found it a fun part of the day to work on our drawings and come up with ideas for the days prompts. Already we have learned a few tricks here and there and she has learned a lot in the last 4 days on what you should do to make things proportionate and plan things out in advance to make things easier.
October is a busy month, our town has a county fair that comes in every year and there is also a town festival Octoberfest with all sorts of events. As the weather changes I feel more comfortable and more likely to do comfort hobbies like crochet and read. I also get a bit of seasonal depression sadly and struggle a lot with being homesick this month as I live 600 miles away from my family and home base and I cant help but think about previous Octobers and adventures of old.
It will be 2 years tomorrow since I got on a plane and flew to South Korea to spend a few weeks seeing friends I hadn’t gotten to see in 7 years and have a adventure of a lifetime. The last two years have been rough with health issues getting worse, dealing with a lot of ennui after my trip and having many ups and downs with day to day life. Only recently have I felt like I am waking up from a half asleep nap and getting many things in order that were over due. I pulled out my sewing machine for the first time in over two years to work on some projects. I have started writing and drawing again after a time of blank mind.
This October is to be is a month of new beginnings, working on skills, organizing life and continuing to learn about myself in many ways. I am excited to be moving forward and working towards my goals.
Do you like the month of October? Tell me why in the comments! What is your favorite scary movie? Favorite fall food?
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