My Horror Halloween Picks!

With Halloween just around the corner and the nights getting colder, there’s only one thing to do in my mind on a relaxing evening…and that’s scaring the sh*t out of yourself, maybe even to the point where you can’t sleep for the rest of the evening. Soooo this is a list of my top 15 scary films to watch. Some of them are just scary, some are weird, some are unnerving, and some are just horrific…take your pick! 💁🏼

1. Insidious
2. The Unborn
3. Saw
4. The Woman in Black
5. The Amityville Horror
6. Silent Hill
7. Child’s Play
8. The Ring
9. The Decent
10. The Conjuring
11. The Grudge
12. The Exorcist
13. Pan’s Labyrinth
14. The Orphanage
15. Shaun of the Dead

Ok…so the last one isn’t that scary, but it’s a great film so I couldn’t leave it off! Anyway there’s the list, so have at it! I’m sure you’ll find something you like out of all them…or maybe not if you don’t like scary films…but at least you’ll have recommendations for your friends that do! 😉  The best bit is that Netflix this year have a great selection of horror films and thrillers so you’ll find a lot of these suggestions at your fingertips…if you have Netflix. Anyway go enjoy, and try not to wet yourself! 🙃

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American Horror Story

American Horror Story without being too obvious, is an American Horror tv series which focuses on different story lines, each as sinister or creepy as the last. Just about everyone and their cat has seen at least one of the seasons if not them all…and of course everyone has an opinion on which was the best, which was the scariest, and which went just a bit too far.

Anyway this blog is basically my opinion on each of the seasons, in the order of which I found the best, to the least enjoyable…of course each to their own. Also I should add I didn’t really dislike any of them, each of them had interesting aspects in…just some kept me more entertained then others.

First up is of course Murder House. I mean where would this season even be if it didn’t start with the murder house! This season defiantly set the bar high. I guess the thing I really enjoyed about this season is you really didn’t know what was going to happen next…with most horror films or tv shows you can pretty much anticipate what would happen but with this I didn’t know what to expect next.

Next is Hotel. Now of course most people remember this season as Lady Gaga’s debut, but this season was so much more then that! I mean for a start off we had vampires, we had the devil’s night, and of course we had the 10 commandments killer. Again with this one AHS really knocked it out of the park with just the right amount of creepiness and craziness with a hint of factual information just to keep the viewer wanting more.

The next one on my list is My Roanoke Nightmare. This for me completely threw me off. I like history, and looking into parts of the past that people don’t really know about, so straight away I knew I’d like this storyline. But I would never have anticipated the way that this season would have been put together. With the past and present intermingling as one. For me personally I thought it was brilliant, although out of all of the seasons this one seems to be rated the least with viewers…each to their own.

Asylum follows closely after. After re-watching this one recently it was a tough call to make to not put this one up further the list. However with this one more than any of the others, I was left with questions. What did the aliens really want? Why was Kit the chosen one? What did they do with him when he disappeared? I just really wish I could have a second season of this one all by itself just to answer them questions…other than everything else in the show was pretty tied up and still as good as ever!

Second to last on my list is Coven. Don’t get me wrong, I did really enjoy this one as well. Witches ✔️, Sassiness ✔️, Voodoo ✔️, Stevie Nicks✔️.

Finally last on this list is Freakshow. For me I just didn’t really engage with this season at all. I don’t know what it was…maybe I was just distracted and need to re-watch it. I just didn’t feel like it was as interesting to me as the others had been. It almost felt like a sandwich without a filling…just not very enjoyable. Except for the fact that evan peters was in it, which of course is always a bonus.

I guess the thing with the American Horror Show series and which order you, yourself put them in is really just down to which creepy shit your into the most…or at least most interested to find out more about…so maybe this blog reveals a bit more about me then it really should. Anyway I’m excited to see what the next one ‘CULT’ brings!

Thing’s I’m Bad At…

In life, no one is ‘perfect‘. I mean sure there’s them people that walk around; with their perfect hair, their perfect dream job, their perfect loving partner and seem to have everything together…but really they have flaws. EVERYONE has flaws…even Leonardo DiCaprio :O. So in short, this is a list of the things I suck at in life.

  1. Eating Breakfast – In a ideal world…I’d wake up early. Cleanse and moisturise my face. Then go get a healthy and nutritional breakfast to start off the day! But in reality I’m lazy. Lazy in the sense that I’d happily have those few extra minutes in the warm comfort of my bed…and then be hungry at work.
  2. Cleansing and Moisturising my face – All through life you will hear the saying “Look after your face when you are young, and you’ll look amazing when you hit 50”. That could all be well and true, but again when presented with the option of staying in bed or doing something which may help your skin later on in life…you know where to find me.
  3. Clothes Mountain – Ok so, If I wear something once for a few hours I won’t send it to be washed. Because in my opinion (even though my mum would differ) it is still clean. I mean unless I’ve rolled around in mud or been caught in a torrential rain storm. So once I’ve taken it off, I’ll put it on a chair in my room…with the intention to either put it away later or wear it the next day (outfit repeater :0 shock horror). However after a while of doing this, a mini mountain will begin to form on my chair, which you know is a issue I can deal with…until it turns into a avalanche.
  4. Updating my Computer – So normally I’m really good with keeping things updated. I’m one of these people that can’t stand notifications. I have to open apps, and emails to just make the little number disappear. Like when my iPhone wants a update and a little 1 appears next to settings, I need it gone. So I just update it. BUT on my mac…oh man it’s a whole other story. As a lover of YouTube I can’t deal with my laptop being out of action for so long. Yes I could watch it on my phone…but I’m all about that big screen. Plus to me the software updates seem unneeded as nothing ever seems to change.
  5. Document Hoarder – There’s a lot of unnecessary documents we get given in life. But unlike a normal person, there are some things I just can’t seem to throw away. This is anything from old drama work, to paying in slips. In my mind, you never know when you’ll need it. Granted you probably wouldn’t be able to find it when the time came to wanting it but still…you never know. Im sure I’ll get rid of it all. One day.

So there you have it, ‘a selection’ list of things I’m bad at. I could go on but we could be here a while. But do you know what, they are flaws, but they are also what make me who I am. So…that’s ok.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

As another year passes, we all start to write a list of our hopes and dreams for the year to come. This year I’m not going to do that, what I will do though is promise myself that I won’t live this year on cruise control. I won’t let opportunities pass me by this year, and I’m going to try my best to step out of my comfort zone. This year for me is the year of travel, taking risks and finding adventure. So lets get started shall we, and as Leonardo DiCaprio said in Titanic…

MAKE IT COUNT.

🌟Top 10 Christmas Films🌟

In the first few days of December I like to start watching Christmas films to get me in the festive spirit. I’m one of these people that is totally against Christmas until December 1st hits, then I go a bit crazy. So here is my Top 10 Christmas films to get me in the festive spirit (with some strange descriptions)!

  1. The Holiday: A loveable RomCom about women swapping houses.
  2. The Grinch: A green man, with a secret heart of gold and a slight anger issue.
  3. Gremlins: A cute animal, with bad siblings basically.
  4. ELF: A elf man looking to find himself and his father.
  5. Love Actually: A lot of love, in different forms around Christmas Time.
  6. Home Alone: Abandoned child, forced to become a ninja to protect his home.
  7. Santa Clause the Movie: Santa and his christmas routine with a twist.
  8. Bad Santa: A fake santa/conman makes a friend.
  9. Oliver: An orphan finds a better life, after a lot of obstacles.
  10. Jingle All the Way: Grown men fight for a toy, to prove he isn’t a bad father.

Now I admit these are all well known classics but when your doing a film a day in December there is time to branch out and see christmas films you’ve never seen. For example I’ve never seen Miracle on 34th Street (yes really…), or A Wonderful Life, and I don’t think I’ve seen A Christmas Carol all the way through. So they’re on my To Do List this year, what’s on yours?

Brace yourself…Autumn is here!

I love Autumn. You still get some warm days, but other days you can pull out your beanie hat and not have to worry about doing you hair…at least I don’t. Anyway there are a few things I always like to do and stock up on as soon as Autumn hits…so without further ado here it is!

  1. A Haircut – I know this is a monthly thing to have done but as soon as Autumn hits, I get the urge to do something different with my hair. Last year it was putting in a full fringe, and this years I’m thinking about changing the length to a bit shorter than I’ve normally been…although I do think I’d like to have my fringe put back in…maybe next month.
  2. Hats – These are one of the best inventions ever in my opinion. They keep your ears warm, hide the bush that I call hair, make you look cute…occasionally. What more could you want!
  3. Fluffy Socks – Come on. Who doesn’t already have these! Even if it’s not cold I wear these, but in Autumn I NEED them. They’re great with boots, and even better when snuggled under a blanket watching a film and eating chocolate…anyway.
  4. Lip Balm – this is definitely a necessity! Who wants dry lips? Especially with eczema. Not good, so even if it’s not that cold I have to prepare for colder days.
  5. Boots – This is actually one thing I hate about autumn, having to find a good pair of boots. It’s just so hard finding the right height so your legs don’t look fat, the right heel size, the right colour ugh so many different specifications! But once you find ‘THE’ pair, your autumn outfits are complete!
  6. Moisturiser – this definitely applies to me because like I said earlier I suffer with eczema. So again you have to be prepared. You have to look after your skin as much as possible before winter hits, especially your face!
  7. Films/TV programs – This is where Netflix is brilliant! As soon as autumn hits it’s as if I’m permanently in my PJ’s from the moment I get home from work. And what better way to entertain myself than having a film fest! There’s a full list of films I’ve wanted to see but never got round to, so autumn gives me the perfect chance to do this!
  8. Tights – I love Jeans but jeans only look good so many days in a row, and of course it’s too cold to wear dresses or skirts bare-legged so the solution is tights! Warm, fluffy, thermal tights!

That’s just a basic list of my necessities from Autumn anyway, I’m sure there’s plenty more that I’ve forgotten! Anyway Bring on the cold!!!

Daily Blessings

Now I know this is intended as an insightful and possibly inspiring blog but I was stuck with what to write for this blog, and even which direction to go in. So like I do with everything else…I took to google to get some ideas. I then stumbled across an extremely ‘uplifting’ list of blessings we have in life. On this list was things like wisdom, protection, purpose, and free will…to which on this one I read it as ‘free wiFi‘ so in a freak turn of events I’m going to start off with that twist.

  1. Free WiFi – I know this is shallow in someway when we look around at the world at what we’ve been given and the life we have, but I am grateful for free WiFi. I mean firstly because I have a blog…I mean I can’t go a day without checking my stats to see what countries have looked at me. Another good reason for free WiFi is, if what I’m planning takes off (going travelling), I need wi-fi to be able to contact my family without spending money.
  2. Freedom – This ones a bit more profound. I am grateful for freedom. I’m grateful for the freedom to be able to do what I want, wear what I want, and be who I want. There’s so much freedom we have in this life that we don’t realise when compared to others…it’s crazy to think about it.
  3. Nature – It’s a beautiful world we have, and we waste it by being stuck inside doing pointless daily tasks. Theres so much to experience and learn, and it’s right outside our doors.
  4. Having a voice – Everyone has their own opinions, and they have a choice to voice it in a number of ways. Whether people listen or not, the chance of one person listening and it influencing them in some way is massive. So be brave, and maybe even take a stand.
  5. Having support – there’s a lot that happens in life, but even if there’s only one person to offer support it’s normally gratefully accepted. Especially through tough times and even if it’s by doing the smallest act of kindness…it goes a long way…