Movie Title: Halloween
Actor(s): Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes, P.J. Soles
Director: John Carpenter
Writers: John Carpenter & Debra Hill
Genre: Horror, Slashing
Theater Release: October 25, 1978
DVD Release: August 14, 2007
Online Ratings: 4 1/2 Stars
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
"A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood escapes on a mindless rampage while his doctor chases him through the streets." - IMDBThe story is about Michael Myers and his need to murder unsuspecting teens on Halloween night. I love the first two 'Halloween' movies of this series. The rest, especially the 3rd film, kind of loose the magic touch and story arch that you find from Carpenters films. This is one of my top 5 must watch films for every Halloween. I even remember my mother telling me a story about when she first saw this film. It was on a darn during college, opening week. Then at nights when going to her car, she said that she looked everywhere because that film gave her nightmares in thinking she was being followed. Till this day she won't watch this movie or any horror movie for that matter. One of the coolest parts I think of this film is the simple story telling and how it invokes certain fears, very Hitchcock inspired feeling.
Title: The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: September 12, 1975
Online Rating: 4 1/2 Stars
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
"All of the tales by the master of the detective and the macabre story. 53 of his best-known poems plus essays and criticisms." - GoodreadsThis was one of those books that I simple adored as a child. Poe had a way of captivating you and scaring you at the exact same time. Even though his life was quit "interesting", he still is a good writer none the less. I've also have had the chance during high school to visit West Point Military Academy (about 40 mins from my home) and it's a stunning place. You also get a chance to see why he ended up going there just from the scenery when you get to the entrance gate. and speaking of West Point....
Location: West Point Military Academy (USMA)
State: New York
Town: West Point
Established: March 16, 1802
Spook Factor: 5 out of 10
This is not only one of the oldest military academies in the country, it's also one of the famous military academies around the world. The amount of artifacts from previous wars to buildings that are older than most theme parks. A reason I choose this place is because it's filled with the "ghost" vibe, even during the day! After walking around the place more then once in the last 10 years, I can say the grave yard on campus is certainly the most haunted. Mostly because you'll find graves of soldiers from over a hundred years ago to soldiers that have died in battle of the latest war in Iraq/Afghanistan. The churches are also very "ghostly" feeling too. The one used for catholic services and weddings is remarkable beautiful from the stain glass windows that run up to 50ft high to the beautifully crafted wooden benches. They have ropes that cut off the public from going too far into the church for a few security reasons, but because it's so old that certain things can not be touched! The most interesting part of this place is the old war piece spread out across the campus. They have old battle cannons from the civil war ranging to tanks that came from one of the world wars. This is just one of MANY places to visit in NY State, but one of the more interesting places for a tour and some really great history and maybe someone giving you that "just walked over your grave" feeling.