Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is halloween freebie. I thought this would be a good opportunity to talk about the things I’ve watched for spooky season.
Lucifer – Season 6
This final season was released in September and I quickly devoured it.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Parts 3 & 4
I watched the first two parts last year in October, but the final two parts weren’t out yet and I waited for spooky season to finish the show. I really love this show. I love the actress that played Sabrina and I loved the fun cameo from Aunt Hilda & Zelda from the other show. This show is a perfect example of the kind of stuff I like to watch for spooky season.
The Haunting of Hill House
This show is actually pretty scary and I wasn’t expecting that. There were a fair bit of jump scares and just all around creepiness. I ended up watching most of this show during the day. I thought they told this story in a really compelling way. I loved that we saw what happened, but then we went further and focused on each sibling, seeing some parts of the story again and again through a new point of view each time. I’m a baby about scary things, so this was a day time show. But I really enjoyed it.
The Haunting of Bly Manor
I really liked this show. It wasn’t as scary as Hill House and I think it had a more interesting plot. It definitely was still creepy and haunting, but there weren’t jump scares like there were in Hill House. I liked getting to see some of the same actors too and seeing how they did with different roles.
Things Heard & Seen
This wasn’t on any of my original watch lists, but a friend and I watched it together. I was intrigued because it was based on a book and from the preview it looked like it had Home Before Dark by Riley Sager vibes. She really liked it until the ending but I’m not sure that I liked it at all. Both of the main adults in the movie were so beyond unlikable that it was hard to really care at all about what happened to them. It wasn’t creepy or spooky how I was wanting, but it was certainly weird as hell.
Fear Street Part One: 1994
I liked this. It’s definitely a teen slasher movie. But I liked it. There was emotional depth with the characters (also it was gay, so that’s always a plus). It wasn’t so much scary with jump scares, but it was definitely suspenseful and gory.
Fear Street Part Two: 1978
I love summer camp stuff, usually. I wasn’t sure how this would translate to slasher movies since that’s not a form of media I often consume. But I actually had fun watching this one. I really liked how it wasn’t a standalone movie. It connected to the first one. It was cool seeing the other things that had been briefly mentioned in the first part and learning more about the things that were purposefully left out of part one.
Fear Street Part Three: 1666
This one follows the infamous Sarah Fier. I loved learning about her backstory and how she was wronged. I wasn’t at all surprised to find that Sarah Fier was the victim, as was historically common in those times. I really loved that they recycled some of the actors. Seeing them play different sorts of roles, but also still in a slasher kind of movie was fun for me. Part three was the creepiest of all three of these movies. I think it might even have been my favorite.
This only caught my eye because it’s a new movie with Megan Fox in it and I haven’t seen her in anything new in so long. I actually really liked this. The suspense was really good. The build up of the story and the ‘what the heck is going on’ feeling was really well done. The only complaint I have is that there was no aftercare. We are left to assume that she survived without actual confirmation. I was left with so many questions about what would have happened after the police arrived. But overall, I still enjoyed the movie.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
I watch this movie every year and I love it even more now that I get to watch it with my daughter. She actually sat and watched it with me this year and it was so adorable.
Did you watch anything for spooky season this year?
Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.