Below is a collection of YouTube videos that are perfect for this season. I have added text to clarify where needed.
Bunny from Grav3yardGirl is one of my favorite people to watch in this season because she and I have a similar love for Halloween. I love watching her treat bag hauls. She lives in Texas and always has a huge treat bag to give to her trick or treaters! She's done these for years, so you can binge them!
I've recently gotten into Sierra Schultzzie and she has been doing some fun Halloween content. There are a ton of YouTubers who are doing Halloween costume videos right now.
Honestly, any Loey Lane video is perfect for Halloween. She reads scary stories and Creepy Pastas, so it's a must for this season!
Hailey Reese is also another great person to look at for Halloween content. She talks about hauntings and sometimes will read subscriber stories.
I debated adding Eleanor Neale to this because she mostly covers true crime. This isn't meant as any disrespect. I am personally fascinated year round with learning more about cases and how the police have and are working to solve them. She also gives the "no disrespect" disclaimer before she covers the story. She has covered solved and unsolved murders with good and bad endings.
This is just a small collection of some of my favorite gamers and their scary games playthroughs. Markiplier has a "3 Scary Games" series on his channel. Daz doesn't post a ton of horror game content, but Jack does.
Be advised that these guys do curse so, if you aren't OK with that, don't watch them! I would recommend that you look for a good horror game or horror game series playthrough to watch this season!
1. Favorite horror or Halloween-themed song?
2. Name something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark forest or in an abandoned building.
3. Have you ever played with a Ouija Board?
4. Favorite horror monster or villain?
5. The creepiest thing that’s ever happened while you were alone?
Probably just hearing things and thinking that I'm not alone.
6. If you were dared to spend the night in a “haunted house”, would you do it?
7. Are you superstitious?
8. Do you ever see figures in your peripheral vision?
9. Which urban legend scares you the most?
10. Do you prefer gore or thrillers?
Thriller movies. They have much more substance than gore films, which are usually just about how much blood can be spilled in each scene. I think those films are questionable and promote a kind of weird scare factor in people.
11. Do you believe in multiple dimensions or worlds?
12. Ever made a potion of any sort?
13. Do you get scared easily?
14. Have you ever played Bloody Mary?
15. Do you believe in demons/the devil?
16. You’re home alone but you hear footsteps in your house, what do you do?
17. If you got trapped in one scary movie, which would you choose?
18. If you could only wear one halloween costume for the rest of your life, what would you be?
Probably something simple like a witch or a vampire.
19. would you ever go to a graveyard at night?
20. In a zombie apocalypse what is your weapon of choice?
21. Would you rather go to a Halloween party or go trick or treating?
22. You’re in a horror movie. Are you the final girl, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?
23. Do you have to watch something happy after watching a horror movie so you can go to sleep?
It depends on how scary the horror movie is. If recent horror movies are the case, no. I can usually sleep fine after watching something scary.
24. Whilst watching scary movies, are you the person who yells at the characters, the person with their eyes covered the whole time, or the person who falls asleep?
25. Are you the one who gets scared, or the one who does the scaring?
I get scared if people scare me in real life, but I also love to do the scaring as well!
26. Favorite scary book?
27. How old were you when you saw your first horror movie?
I don't know. I was a child. I can tell you that the first horror movies I watched were the Amityville Horror Films.
28. What was your first Halloween costume?
29. What are you going to be for Halloween this year?
I honestly don't know if I'm going to "be" anything. I have a few options. For trunk-or-treat, I think I am going as "Ariel."
30. If you could have a spooky halloween pet (black cat, owl, bat, rat, wolf), what would you pick?
Halloween is rapidly approaching. As I was brainstorming ideas for Blog-tober, I thought that it would be a unique idea to take some Halloween personality and trivia quizzes and share with you my results.
If you want to take these quizzes for yourself, just click the heading and they will open in a separate tab or page. If you'd like, I'd love to hear your results, so leave a comment with your results, or Tweet me!
Without further ado, let's get into these quizzes and results!
I'm sad that I did so poorly on this one. Turns out, I don't know as much about scary pop culture as I thought I did. How did you do?
According to this quiz, I should dress up as an "Adult Beef Taco." The revelation of this result was followed by "You believe a well balanced-diet involves having a taco in each hand, so just go ahead and dress up like one!" I can't argue with it there!
It says "for you, nothing beats hanging around..." OK... "You're also loud, strong, and have an excellent sense of hearing. You come off as annoying from time to time, but that's only because you don't like being alone." Awww, I'm annoying?
who was burned alive by vengeful parents after he murdered children. Death doesn't let Freddy stop him from exacting his revenge on the people of the town and he uses sleep to get into children's heads to kill them. On top of being determined, you're pretty creative and always find the most interesting ways to solve your problems." I knew I was creative, but I never imagined it would link me to a murderer!
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I haven't had the pleasure of having my own children just yet, but I know that many parents struggle around Halloween to find activities to do with their children that aren't inappropriate for their age.
After all, Halloween is all about the scares, gore, and spooky creatures. I could totally understand why this would scare a child. So, as a huge fan of movies, I always think a movie night is the perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit. However, watching kid cartoons can be rather boring for you.
To make it easier for my readers who are parents, I wanted to highlight some of my favorite Halloween movies that are kid- and adult-friendly as well as provide a list of movies that I think could work. You can find that list at the bottom of the page! Let's get started!
I'm a bit biased, but I love Jack Black! When Goosebumps came out in 2015, I had to get to the theater to see it. As an adult, I really enjoyed the movie. I also think that children will also enjoy this movie. It isn't too spooky and has a great twist waiting for you at the end!
PLOT: Zach Cooper has just moved from his big city lifestyle to a small town where his mother will be the principal at his new school. He meets Hannah, his neighbor. Zach becomes fearful for Hannah's safety as he notices that her father is very strict about her leaving the home.
After hearing a ton of scary sounds, Zach breaks into Hannah's house and finds original copies of R.L. Stine's "Goosebumps" series. But when they open the book to check it out, they unleash Stine's imaginative monsters. Will they return the masters to their books? Watch to find out!
THE HAUNTED MANSION (2003)
Eddie Murphy provides so much comic relief in The Haunted Mansion that you'll forget that its even supposed to be spooky!
PLOT: Jim Evers is a real estate agent looking to make the big bucks. He decides to take his wife Sara and kids out for a vacation. But, because of his workaholic nature, he stops by a creepy mansion he had gotten a call about earlier.
Sara goes missing and Jim quickly learns that the creaks in the floor boards aren't the house settling, but are rather the hundreds of ghosts haunting the mansion. He and his kids go on a quest to find his wife and save the ghosts of Gracey Manor!
If you're looking for a cute animated film, Coco is one of my favorite. It really captures Latin culture and Dia de Los Muertos, which I don't believe was actually highlighted in a film like this before.
This one is certainly a throwback, but Casper is such a great kid-friendly Halloween movie. I mean, he is Casper the FRIENDLY ghost after all!
HOCUS POCUS (1993)
This Disney film has become near synonymous with Halloween, which many people cuddling up in their beds throughout the season to enjoy the movie, starring Bette Middler and Sarah Jessica Parker.
PLOT: Max and his family move to Salem, Mass. and decide to check out the Sanderson Sister's home. Max lights a candle and it awakens the sisters, who are dedicated to sucking the lives out of the children of Salem to preserve their youth.
Max, his sister Dani, and Max's friend Allison spend Halloween night trying to stop the witches with the help of Bynx, a magical cat who was once a boy! Will they triumph over the witches? Watch to find out!
OTHER MOVIE IDEAS
- The Halloweentown Series
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
- The Scooby Doo Movie
- Hotel Transylvania (one and two)
- Monsters vs. Aliens
- It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
- The Shrek Series
- The Addams Family
- Corpse Bride
- Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- The Harry Potter Series
I hope you enjoyed this list of kid-friendly movies that you will also enjoy as a parent. I hope you have a great weekend and spend some of the time watching these flicks!
I've always been a lover of jokes, and I try not to take myself too seriously. My husband LOVES to watch those Dad Joke videos on YouTube. I just sit there, roll my eyes at all of the corniness...and continue listening. There's just something about a good joke, corny or otherwise, that can lighten the mood and make everyone feel just a bit better.
So, if you need some jokes to tell your friends this season, or you need something to talk about around the water cooler at work, keep reading to check out some funny halloween jokes!
1. WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DOES A MUMMY LISTEN TO?
2. WHAT WAS THE WITCH'S FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL?
3. WHAT IS IT LIKE BEING IN LOVE WITH DRACULA?
IT'S A PAIN IN THE NECK!
4. WHAT IS A GHOST'S FAVORITE RIDE AT THE FAIR?
THE SCARY-GO-ROUND & THE ROLLERGHOSTER!
5. WHAT DO YOU CALL TWO SPIDERS WHO JUST GOT MARRIED?
6. WHERE DO ALL THE ZOMBIES LIVE?
THE DEAD END OF TOWN
7. WHAT'S DRACULA'S FAVORITE FRUIT?
8. WHAT DO GHOSTS PUT ON THEIR BAGELS?
9. WHAT DO YOU CALL A FAT JACK-O-LANTERN?
10. WHY DID THE SKELETON GET KICKED OUT OF THE BAR?
HE COULDN'T HOLD HIS LIQUOR!
I hope you enjoyed today's blogtober post. I know it isn't much, but I thought it would be cute to throw some of these into the mix this spooky season! I know many of them were horror-able but I hope some of them tickled your funny bone!
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Is it really fall if you don't watch the leaves change or drink something with pumpkin spice in it? You've likely heard something similar to this around various holidays. But, have you actually planned to do any fall activities yet?
In this blog post, I will give you a few ideas on some stereotypical fall activities you can do this weekend. I'll also try to give you a price range as well (from free, to $, to $$$), so you will be able to get a feel for the activities you can currently afford to do! Keep reading for more:
1. GO ON A HIKE | $
2. DO SOME BAKING | $
3. BINGE WATCH CREEPY THINGS ON NETFLIX | FREE
4. VISIT A CORN MAZE | $$
5. GO PUMPKIN PICKING | $$
A lot of people suggest apple picking for this time of year, but I've heard that apples are generally very wormy and kind of gross when they are picked from the farm. WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED?
If you don't want to put in a ton of work for apples you don't want to clean, find a pumpkin patch and let everyone pick out a pumpkin. You can have a family pumpkin carving contest, or you can use the guts for some of that baking we were talking about earlier!
6. GO ON A HAYRIDE | $$
7. GO TO A HAUNTED THEME PARK OR HOUSE | $$$
8. BUILD A BONFIRE | $
9. GO TO A LOCAL FOOTBALL GAME | $
10. DECORATE YOUR HOME | FREE
11. PLAN A PARTY | FREE
If you need some suggestions, check out my fall party food ideas on the "food and drink" page!
I hope you enjoyed this list of 11 things you can do this weekend that will help you and your loved ones celebrate fall! I hope you have a great weekend and will join me tomorrow to read some silly Halloween jokes you can tell this fall to get everyone into the Spooky Spirit!
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