Good morning and Happy Halloween everyone!
Today is the last day of the special Halloween promo where fans of the fb page can receive a free book and have the chance to have their first names used in Book 3 of the Monstrum Chronicles. Although I have to say I think I was a bit too… hopeful with my first predictions, haha. Though I’m nowhere near to having 125 fans let alone 200, I have had a few more people join the page as well as some increased activity overall. That makes me pretty happy.
I’ve added an extra twist to the game by including this: the first 5 people to post something they liked about the book on the page would have their names included in book 3. This helps me out allot because I’m desperately in need of some endorsements to use for my book when the third printing happens as well as to include on my website. And secretly, I’m in need of some character names, too. 🙂
Because it is Halloween today, one of my absolute favorite holidays, I’m going to share a couple top ten lists with you. My top ten scary movie monsters.
10.) The Village: ‘Those We Do Not Speak Of’ have got to be some of the creepiest creatures ever. While this film was not exactly a horror movie, there were definitely some scary parts, notably the village invasion and Ivy’s encounter with the “monster” in the woods. If you enjoy something with a bit of romance, something a bit scary, and a good twist ending, be sure to catch this movie!
9.) Pan’s Labyrinth: A masterpiece from Guillermo Del Toro, this movie was extremely dark with a story that held you fast and swept you along. The scariest part of this film was the Pale Man, a creature with eyes in his hands, who ate children. I remember seeing this in theaters and not being able to sleep that night. A historical piece with some fantasy woven through out it, this movie is a definite must-see.
8.) The Ring: I remember not wanting to watch this movie because I’d heard that it was extremely scary. I already have a
massive phobia slight aversion to scary children so when one pops out of a television screen, soaking wet and starts crawling at you… yeah, that really freaks me out. The movie was downright spooky and to this day, I still worry when I see static on the television screen…
7.) Saw: The puppet… the freaking puppet, people. Puppets are scary and they shouldn’t be trusted. No, it’s not exactly a movie monster. But it still scares me every time I see it.
6.) Silent Hill: Technically there are two in this movie that unnerve me when I watch it. The first is Red Pyramid (sometimes known as Pyramid Head). A muscular bloody guy with a giant pyramid for a head who drags around a huge sword. And the nurses. The only way to keep them from hacking you up is to keep a light on them. Creepy. (And yes, I know Silent Hill was a video game before it was a movie.)
5.) Tremors: The movie was pretty funny but you’ve got to admit, the Graboids were freaky. Just knowing that there is something burrowing in the ground underneath you, something that could break through the earth and swallow you whole? It’s like an earth worm from hell.
4.) Signs: I saw this movie in theaters with a friend. I remembered laughing at the 50’s old time horror beginning. Then there were crop circles, dogs trying to kill children, creepy alien fingers, and Mel Gibson walking through corn fields at night alone. Needless to say, I slept on my living room couch that night because I was too scared to sleep in my bedroom.
3.) The X-Files: Fight the Future: There were many, many scary monsters from this iconic television series. Though the aliens with their creepy black oil, in my opinion, take the cake. I remember watching the beginning of the film and seeing that kid in who got stuck in the hole with the black eyes… again, might just be a part of my evil child phobia but I’m willing to bet that others thought it was freaky, too.
2.) Jaws: One of my absolute favorite scary film adaptions from a book. Anyone who is anyone has seen this classic and has been scared to go into the water after watching it. Though you don’t see the shark until half way through the movie, it’s still one of the most gripping and terrifying films out there.
1.) Zombieland: For those of you who already know about my intense fear of clowns, this should be no surprise. Yes, the zombie clown at the end of the film scared the living daylights out of me. Clowns are scary on their own without being flesh-eating murderous freaks of nature.
So whether you’re in the mood for something amusing and spooky, something that will make the hairs on your arms stand, or something that will just make you scream your head off, take a look at one of these films today.
If you feel like it, share your favorite movie monster! I’d love to hear about it!
Once again, Happy Halloween and enjoy the holiday!