Five Films To Watch During Halloween ★

I have within recent years started to watch a few Halloween movies during Halloween. In Denmark Halloween has never been that big of a holiday, at least not during my childhood. I believe within recent years it’s become more and more popular though. Yesterday my friend DJ and I baked some Halloween cupcakes and watched one of my favorite Halloween movies “Hocus Pocus”, which led me to want to share a few of my favorite Halloween movies here.

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Three witches return back to life, after being gone for 300 years, in 1993. They only have this one Halloween’s night to steal the life of a child so they can live forever. Hocus Pocus is hands down one of the best Halloween movies. Is it a cinematic masterpiece? No, but it is a super feel-good, funny, not-so scary Halloween movie. I love seeing Sarah Jessica Parker and Bette Midler in the roles of clumsy, and a bit crazy witches. It is a 1990’s movie and the special effects definitely honor that. But if you can look aside the older special effects, this movie will definitely put a spell on you.

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Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) is a NYC detective who is sent to the small town Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of strange murders where bodies have been found in the woods with their heads cut off. Here he meets Katrina Van Tassel (Christina Ricci) a lovely local girl who he becomes smitten with… Sleepy Hollow is one of my favorite Tim Burton movies (although it is hard to pick to be honest). It has everything a Halloween movie needs; Ghost, lots of fog and a mystery. Oh and Johnny Depp of course. If this doesn’t get you in the right spirit I’m not sure what will!

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Although I often watch this in December as a Christmas movie, I do believe it is fitting for Halloween as well. Jack Skellington, who is the “King of Halloween”, has become tired of preparing for it year after year. He accidentally finds a door to Christmas Town and decides to try his hand at that Holiday instead. This amazing universe of The Nightmare Before Christmas is filled with magical music and it will definitely get you in the right mood.

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When a man shows up claiming to be the estranged uncle Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams, the family is more than thrilled! However, Morticia (Anjelica Huston) starts to suspect that the man is a fraud. The Addams Family wears a lot of black and revel in death and tragedy but they are also a very loving and protective family. Morticia Addams is probably my favorite character I love how strangely elegant she is. Such a classic movie!

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Eleanor (Lili Taylor) has trouble sleeping and is offered to participate in a sleep study at a huge mansion, lead by Dr. David Marrow (Liam Neeson). There she meets Theo (Catherina Zeta-Jones) and Luke (Owen Wilson) who have also been offered to take part in the sleep study. They aren’t told about the fact that they are in a haunted house and slowly strange things starts to happen. As you may have guessed I am not that into horror movies. I am such a scaredy-cat and if I watch a horror movie before bedtime I most definitely cannot fall asleep. However, as a kid I remember being at a sleepover where we girls watched The Haunting. I remember being scared and getting shocks. To this day I still like the movie and it still freaks me out a little but once you get to the end, it kind of all makes sense in a weird way.

 

I got my License!

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Last Wednesday at 11:00 am I was in the car pictured above doing my driver’s test. AND I PASSED. I now have my license (okay I have a piece of paper until my actual license arrives which will be in 6-8 weeks), but man I am happy and proud of myself. Sometimes it’s hard to say “I am proud of myself” out loud, but I really am. With all I am going through and have been going through since May, I am proud that I pulled myself together to do this!

Anyway, I just wanted to share this moment which made me very happy 🙂

Nottingham

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Our first real stop on the roadtrip was Nottingham. We found a place to park the car and headed out to find a cafe, named Homemade, which I had been recommended by Vipxo (Victoria). On the way we stopped at a USC shoe store where Matt tried a few sneakers. After walking around a bit we found Homemade and it was lovely. So glad we went there. The food was really good and the atmosphere super cozy! After lunch we went to Primark where I got a few things and then we went to Zara where Matt got some new clothes. I also dragged Matt to Space.NK Apothecary where I picked up the ever so hyped “Sunday Riley’s Good Genes” and “Emma Hardie’s cleansing balm”. After our minor shopping spree we drove to Peterborough where we had decided to spend the next day.

On turning 26

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Last Friday on October 9th I turned 26. I can’t even begin to tell you how strange it is to have had a Birthday without Richard. I miss him each and everyday but it is sort of extra hard on those special occasions, such as my birthday.

Last year when I turned 25 Richard had booked a room at Tivoli Hotel and a table at MASH. I had an amazing time with him. It was one of the best Birthday’s I’ve ever had. This year I’ve felt very odd about my Birthday. It hasn’t even been a concern about getting older or where I am in my life right now (like last year), or even about feeling more “grown up”… It’s simply due to Richard not being here. It didn’t feel right without him, without my love.