Happy Halloween, everybody! In case you couldn’t guess by my Twitter feed today (or really, this month), I’m a big fan of Halloween-ish music. Who needs Christmas carols when you have classics like “The Monster Mash” and the Ghostbusters theme song?
One of my current favorite creepy songs is “Heads Will Roll” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The video is really fun, too:
Similarly, I like when Halloween pops up in books/movies otherwise not about Halloween. The Chance You Won’t Return has a Halloween scene, and has been there since the first draft. So much of the book is about who you present yourself as and who you really are, which meant that having a Halloween scene seemed necessary. Other favorite books with Halloween scenes include:
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Class halloween parties are great until there’s a troll in the dungeon. Who doesn’t love the moment when Harry, Ron, and Hermione become friends?
- To Kill a Mockingbird
So much of the book feels like summer to me, but the last terrifying and beautiful scene is set on Halloween night.
- The Egypt Game
Halloween is when the group takes its full form, with Toby and Ken joining. This book feels like fall to me.
Hope you all have a fun and spoooooky night!