It's that time of year again. The days are getting short and nights are long and Halloween is just around the corner. It's a time for ghost and ghouls and who-knows-what to roam at will . . .
To illustrate this post, I had intended to insert movie trailers like I usually do, but was astonished to find that neither you-tube nor imdb.com offered trailers for some of my favorites.
My search wasn't totally in vain. I found this one:
Must be the whispering that does it, but The Other really gets to me. The book is scary, too.
The Other is horror at it's finest, but even really stupid movies can be scary. I remember watching The Horror of Party Beach - one of the most idiotic films ever made - with my ex-husband. We were afraid to go to sleep! Something about it creeped us out sooo much . . .
Having been a zombie extra in Dawn of the Dead, that genre of film doesn't really scare me much. I'm more likely to admire the make-up, so I'll leave George Romero out of this post.
I wanted to include a trailer for Beloved, one of the creepiest things I've ever seen, but I couldn't find any. If you've never seen this film, watch it! Thandie Newton gives an amazing performance as the (maybe) daughter returned from the dead.
If you've been following my posts, you expect me to include at least one Bollywood film, so here it is. No trailer available, unfortunately. Paheli is more intriguing than terrifying - it's a tale about a spirit who impersonates a young bride's husband while the real husband is away on business . . .
Have you ever written any horror stories? I have quite a few mouldering away unsold.
Have you ever written anything so terrifying that you scared yourself?