October! The month of scary things. Monsters, Ghosts, Ghouls, Zombies, Witches… the list goes on an on. It’s my favorite month. It’s when the weather begins to cool down and fall makes it’s presence known. I live in Southern California (many of you screaming “You Have NO Seasons!!”) Yes, we do… the temperature changes, we have trees like oaks and elms and the leaves change colors and fall off. Just because it doesn’t snow, doesn’t mean we don’t have seasons, but I digress, I love the autumn!! it’s when you can smell the fireplaces kicking on, candy is in abundance and of course… Halloween!!
The first of the month starts off with 31 Days of Halloween. What is that? That is a scary movie every day. Find a Channel: SyFy, AMC, TNT, Chiller… They are showing scary movies, documentaries, TV Shows. It Halloween my favorite holiday. Well, it’s one of them. The other is Christmas. But I love them the same. The nostalgia and the joy they both bring are like nourishment for my soul.
As I write this, Friday the 13th is on. A massive marathon of the terror known as Jason Vorhees. Well, the whole Vorhees clan really… The original Friday the 13th came out in 1980. I remember because I was 12. And I was at horse Camp, for two weeks. Well, one of the girls in my unit, her family came and she left for the day. When she returned, We learned about everything that happened in Friday the 13th. Why? Well, mom and dad had taken her and her brother and sister to see it. I heard the entire movie before I ever saw it… and I was in love. We sat around her listening intently as she described every minute of the movie. It was our campfire tale!! I have always been attracted to horror and scary, still am to this day. I look for well written or beautifully executed frights. They are harder to find nowadays. but we do find them on occasion. Well, movies… I find some amazing new horror authors all the time.
Well, here you are, October and I’m so glad to see you!! Let’s have some fun!!