October translates into many seasonal offerings for me: a start to cooler weather, cozy sweaters and jeans instead of shorts and tank tops, my favorite scent of pumpkin spice candles burning throughout the house, crunchy tastes of apples and tart cranberries, an urge to bake more frequently, the falling of beautiful leaves in shades of orange, yellow, brown and green, and all the decorating and fun of Halloween. But enjoying the Halloween holiday is not complete without some classically creepy films. Last year, I chose the month of October to kick off the crisp Autumnal season with a month-long series of some of my favorite spooky and fun classic films.
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974), Alan Rafkin's THE GHOST and MR. CHICKEN (1966), F. W. Murnau's NOSFERATU (1922)-seen on the big screen with live musical accompaniment, Jacques Tourneu's CAT PEOPLE (1942) for the Val Lewton Blogathon, and I ended on a very Halloweeny fun note by reviewing my favorite campy late night horror hostess with most-ess CREMATIA MORTEM. This year, I'd like to continue this tradition of reviewing a month-long film series with more of my spooky cinema faves.