Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Edition

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week they provide a prompt and other lovers of listmaking join in with their own top ten list.  Click on the link for more info and to find out about future topics.

This weeks theme is:   Halloween Freebie!

Here’s a list of ten things to watch or read if you’re embracing the mood of Halloween. Some of these are new-to-me and I’ll hopefully be experiencing them very soon. I don’t think I do super scary, so hopefully nothing on this list will terrify you too much!

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King – The women of the world are falling victim to the Aurora virus. They fall asleep and become cocooned in web-like material. Remove this at your peril.

Stranger Things 2 – I saw another trailer for this the other day and I cannot wait to start watching. I loved the first season, in which we learned of that strange place known as the Upside Down and met with Eleven and the group of kids who came to befriend her. I love the look of it, and the setting.

American Horror Story – The next season I have to watch is Roanoke. I wasn’t a massive fan of Hotel, but each season has a new theme, so I’ll definitely check this one out.

Strange Weather by Joe Hill – I don’t read that many short story collections but I enjoyed The Fireman by Joe Hill so thought I’d check out his next book, and these stories do sound really good.

Lore podcast and tv series – I’ve listened to a few episodes of the podcast and the stories are sometimes eerie, sometimes fascinating, but always engrossing, and the background music provides great atmosphere too. I hope the tv series is as good.

The Crow Garden by Alison Littlewood – A gothic-sounding tale featuring an asylum doctor who becomes interested in the case of one particular patient. Is she hysterical, as her husband claims, or is there something else going on?

Gerald’s Game – A Stephen King story adaptation. 2017 must be the year of King, with movies of IT and The Dark Tower, and tv series as well. I haven’t read the book this is based on, and not sure about a movie where a woman is cuffed to a bed throughout, but I’ll give it a watch. On a side note, there’s also a series of The Mist, which I watched a little while back. I actually thought that would be scarier than it turned out to be, which is why I’m only making passing reference to it here.

Crimson Peak – A newly-married young woman finds herself living on a gothic mansion with dark secrets and possible ghosts. It’s creepy and very gothic, a little scary in places without being totally terrifying. The costumes and setting are all beautiful. Don’t know why I hadn’t seen this movie before but I really enjoyed it.

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell – A gothic mansion, creepy wooden figures that may be more than they first appear, locked rooms and old diaries. Sounds prefect for this time of year.

The Walking Dead – If zombies are your thing then this series is definitely one to check out. I love the danger, the peril, and the relationships between the characters who form the central group at the heart of the series. It also provides some excellent villains of the human kind. It’s strange that during times when the dead are walking and devouring any remaining human, sometimes the threat comes from the living. It’s very tense at times, and it doesn’t always pay to get attached to characters, because there’s no guarantee your favourites will make it out alive.

So, that’s it for this week.
What will you be reading/watching over Halloween? Have you read or watched anything that made my list this week?
I’ve actually enjoyed adding a few tv series and movies in this post, and might have to do that again for future Top Ten Tuesday posts.

See you next time!

23 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Edition

    • pagesandtea says:

      I’m watching S7 of TWD at the moment but I think I’ll carry straight on to S8 once I’m done. I can’t wait to see what they’re all going to do about Negan. What a character 🙂


  1. Cholla says:

    My husband and kids are hooked on Stranger Things! I need to watch it here soon, I think. Not sure if this counts as horror or not, but it sure is horrific – I’ve been watching Mindhunter on Netflix (one episode left) and it’s pretty freaking creepy, although extremely fascinating.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!


    • pagesandtea says:

      I’m really enjoying Stranger Things, I love the 80s setting and soundtrack.
      I’ve seen Mindhunter when I was flicking through Netflix but haven’t watched any of it yet. Will have to give it a try:)


  2. liveforbroadway says:

    So many great additions to your list! You know, I felt the same way about AHS: Hotel. It just wasn’t my cup of tea. I’m a little nervous to start Roanoke because of it–I haven’t like a season much in ages. I loved the first three.


  3. Annemieke says:

    I’ve watched a bunch of The Walking Dead but we still have to catch up to the newer seasons.
    I’ve also seen bits and pieces of AHS but never really got into it.

    Ended up watching Scooby-Doo for Halloween. 😉


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