Happy Halloween

by Jeff Abbott on October 31, 2008

The wonderful Meg Gardiner (fellow author and gang member) beat me to my blog topic today for Halloween–your favorite scary books, stories, and films. But I’ll add mine in as well:
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (this is an extraordinary novel)
Pet Sematary by Stephen King (he scares me, but this is his most frightening book)
Salem’s Lot by Stephen King (really, really scary on its first read)
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (I felt dread with every page, and I mean that in a good way–you have the feeling that something horrific could happen at any moment for the entire book)
Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (amazing still in its level of dread and tension)
“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe
An American Werewolf in London
Alien
Of course, the truly frightening thing today is that my young children are selecting my Halloween costume. I hope this turns out well.

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    Meg Gardiner November 1, 2008 at 5:49 am

    Homes! Thanks for the shout out. The reason I got my list posted first is that I live on the Prime Meridian, and y’all are six time zones west.
    Please tell us how you dressed for Halloween:
    a. LL Cool Jeff
    b. Todd “First Dude” Palin
    c. An ewok
    The gang is dying to know.

    Jeff Abbott November 1, 2008 at 11:53 am

    I was a gangster. Complete with fedora and a lollipop wedged in my cheek with an improvised tommy gun. I was known as “Bugsy”, my wife was my moll, “Trixie” (no relation to your minion.) I warned the kids after they got their candy from us to scram before the Feds showed up (and took my ten percent cut, of course.) I vowed revenge against Eliot Ness and offered a protection racket to the kids, too, of course. We went to a party later, stayed mostly in character, had a great time.

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