Wrapping it up for October!

Hello, my darling readers!
Another month is over, so let me give you a little summary of the amazing posts just to make sure you didn’t miss anything. ūüėČ

This month was October, so naturally, it was about all things spooky and horror. I’ve got some films for you (both family-friendly and definitely not family-friendly) and I watched Buffy the Vampires Slayer for the first time ever:

As per usual we have the Top 5 Tuesday and Thursday Movie Pick posts, all with appropriate spooky themes as well!

And last but not least some of my favorite quotes to brighten your day:

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Halloween/ TMP Television Edition: Horror

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
We’ve made it to the last Thursday of October and to the last Halloween TMP for this year. It’s all about horror TV shows today!

#1 Stranger Things

I was a bit late to the party with Stranger Things but it’s such a cool show! It definitely has horror elements and I can’t believe I never picked it before. Also, the new season is coming soon and I’m very excited about that!

#2 The Haunting of Hill House

This is such a good adaptation! I didn’t really like the book The Haunting of Hill House, but Netflix really nailed the horror vibe with the show!

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Happy Death Day 2U

Hello, my darling readers!
The other day I talked about the movie Happy Death Day, which I ended up enjoying a fair bit. Well, of course I also sat down to check out the sequel, Happy Death Day 2U. So, let’s find out how that one holds up in comparison!

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

Collegian Tree Gelbman wakes up in horror to learn that she’s stuck in a parallel universe. Her boyfriend Carter is now with someone else, and her friends and fellow students seem to be completely different versions of themselves. When Tree discovers that Carter’s roommate has been altering time, she finds herself once again the target of a masked killer. When the psychopath starts to go after her inner circle, Tree soon realizes that she must die over and over again to save everyone.

The Rating:

Let me begin this with saying that I definitely liked this one less than the first movie. But I do appreciate that while working with the same concept they tried to give it a different spin. The question is, however, is this a spin I particularly liked.

We start off almost exactly like we did in the first film – somebody is stuck in a loop, it’s just a different character this time. To be honest, for a moment I thought they’d just unoriginally copy-pasted the first flick and got very annoyed. While I liked the first film, I wasn’t so sucked in to the whole thing that I’d want to watch another movie just like that. Especially because sequels that do the copy-past thing usually pale in comparison to the first film.

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Thursday Movie Picks Halloween Edition: School

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
It’s finally October and you all know what this means! It’s almost Halloween and I couldn’t be more excited. To match the vibe this month’s TMP posts will be horror themed as well, kicking things off with some horror flicks featuring schools.

#1 The Faculty

This was the very first thing that came to my mind when I read the theme. I’ve only ever seen The Faculty once but for some reason it really burned itself into my brain. Also, so many famous faces in this one!

#2 Final Destination

Okay, so this is a bit of a cheat. Final Destination is technically not set in a school. But – hear me out – it’s about a class on their way to France when one of the kids has a premonition that the school trip would go horribly wrong. This was another one that immediately popped into my head, so I’m including it. ūüėČ

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Hereditary

Hello guys!
My friends and I did an online watch party to get into a bit of a Halloween spirit and this is the first film we watched. As per request of my friend who is a big fan of Hereditary. He may or may not hate us now.

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry, trying to outrun the sinister fate they have inherited.

The Rating:

So, my other friend and I basically did a running commentary throughout the entire film, pointing out every little mistake or thing that didn’t make sense. While we certainly had a lot to say and to critique, I still enjoyed the film a lot.

It’s quite intricate with lots of little hints and plot twists, so make sure to pay attention. Otherwise you’ll end up very confused (especially when it comes to the ending). Even though we basically did an in-depth analysis of the entire movie while watching it, I had to think about the ending for a moment!

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Top 5 Tuesday: horror/thriller tropes that don‚Äôt scare you

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
It’s finally October so we’re doing loads of spooky themes this month. To kick it off, we’ll talk about horror/thriller tropes that don’t scare me. To be honest, there are only very few things that scare me, so this was pretty simple. ūüėÖ

#1 Monsters

Any type of monster doesn’t really faze me. Be it werewolves, vampires, zombies or any other basic bitch creature you can think of just doesn’t get under my skin. No matter how well written, it’s just never realistic enough to do the trick for me.

#2 Conjuring Evil

So, while the evil that gets conjured could admittely be a little spooky, I always get stuck on the usually rather stupid people who do the conjuring. You know, kids in a cabin in the woods who find an old book and start reading kind of vibe. ūüėÖ

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