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Favorite Holloween Story/Tale?

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Favorite Holloween Story/Tale?

Post by chuck » Thu October 28th, 2010, 7:46 pm

My all time All Hallows Eve tale is Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"....A Headless Hessian Horseman what's not to like.....Excellent when narrated properly and a great Classic read.....BTW The Johnny Depp film "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" Very enjoyable :eek:

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Post by Kasthu » Thu October 28th, 2010, 10:10 pm

[quote=""chuck""]My all time All Hallows Eve tale is Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"....A Headless Hessian Horseman what's not to like.....Excellent when narrated properly and a great Classic read.....BTW The Johnny Depp film "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" Very enjoyable :eek: [/quote]

Sad to say, I've never read it! Mine is The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill.

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Post by chuck » Thu October 28th, 2010, 11:05 pm

I just finished TWIB by Susan Hill.....Very impressive Ghost story and I heard they are considering doing a film on that her book....Creeped me out....

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri October 29th, 2010, 2:26 am

Does movies count? I love "The Others", "The Lady In White" and "The Sixth Sense". Really good ghost stories, but didn't scare me enough to give me nightmares which is a plus for me!

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Post by Ash » Fri October 29th, 2010, 3:24 am

Another big fan of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; loved the Disney animated film of it.

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Post by chuck » Fri October 29th, 2010, 4:29 am

Love a good horror film....The 1963 "The Haunting"....Starring Julie Harris and Claire Bloom and Richard.......Very creepy

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Post by Nefret » Fri October 29th, 2010, 4:41 am

[quote=""chuck""]My all time All Hallows Eve tale is Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"....A Headless Hessian Horseman what's not to like.....Excellent when narrated properly and a great Classic read.....BTW The Johnny Depp film "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" Very enjoyable :eek: [/quote]

That was my favourite story as a kid. I used to read it ever year on Halloween. Now I watch the movie ever year instead.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by Vanessa » Fri October 29th, 2010, 8:11 am

[quote=""Kasthu""]Sad to say, I've never read it! Mine is The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill.[/quote]

[quote=""chuck""]I just finished TWIB by Susan Hill.....Very impressive Ghost story and I heard they are considering doing a film on that her book....Creeped me out....[/quote]

Yes, Woman in Black is my favourite, too. I've read The Man in the Picture and The Mist in the Mirror by the same author - I preferred TMITP to TMITM. I have Susan Hill's The Small Hand on my TBR pile - in fact, I'm thinking of reading it next. They don't take long to read!
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Post by LoobyG » Fri October 29th, 2010, 8:34 am

I'll second (or third, fourth :p ) that Woman in Black is my favourite ghost story, and Sleepy Hollow is one of my favourite films! Especially with the lovely Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane ;) I've never read Washington Irving's story however, I would very much like to :)

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Post by Ludmilla » Fri October 29th, 2010, 12:51 pm

I'm the odd man out, because I felt very meh about Susan Hill's The Woman in Black (elegantly written, but too much telling instead of showing in the form of a 1st person narrator for my tastes -- which is odd b/c normally I love 1st person narration).

I love Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House (on which the film The Haunting is based).

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is also an old favorite. Irving was one of those rare writers who could engage the senses and wrote with a painterly eye. I have always admired that about his prose.

An old forgotten writer of ghostly tales is F. Marian Crawford. A few of my favorites are The Dead Smile and The Screaming Skull.

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