Friday, October 26, 2012

A Haunted Garden Hop - Do you like to be scared?

This year I won’t be dressing up in my usual clown costume and driving my kids from one neighborhood to the next. We've recently moved into a new home and so this year I’m staying in to greet the Trick-or-Treaters. My boys are on there own. So when deciding what to watch while the little neighborhood ghouls ring the bell, I thought I’d make a list and share some of my favorite horror perfect for an eerie Halloween evening. I don’t really have a favorite on this list, but I do have two favorite authors of horror. Clive Barker and Dean Koontz have always been able to give me a nightmare after reading their books.

Do you have a favorite horror author or a favorite movie? Leave a comment and win any digital title on my backlist. If you love paranormal romance, I’ll be leaving comments on this blog post of excerpts from my books. Most of my books are erotic and are intended for adult readers.

Alien (1979, Directed by Ridley Scott)
Aliens (1986, Directed by James Cameron)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984, Directed by Wes Craven)
Carrie (1976, Directed by Brian De Palma)
Friday the 13th (1980, Directed by Sean S. Cunningham)
Halloween (1978, Directed by John Carpenter)
Hellraiser (1987, Directed by Clive Barker)
Interview With The Vampire (1994, Directed by Neil Jordan)
Jaws (1975, Directed by Steven Spielberg)
Pet Sematary (1989, Directed by Mary Lambert)
Poltergeist (1982, Directed by Tobe Hooper)
Psycho (1960, Directed by Alfred Hitchcock)
Serpent and the Rainbow (1988, Directed by Wes Craven)
Scream (1996, Directed by Wes Craven)
The Amityville Horror (1979, Directed by Stuart Rosenberg)
The Evil Dead (1981, Directed by Sam Raimi)
The Exorcist (1973, Directed by William Freidkin)
The Fly (1986, Directed by David Cronenberg)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974, Directed by Tobe Hooper)
The Shining (1980, Directed by Stanley Kubrick)

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Christine Elaine Black said...

I love all the old classic horror movies with Bela Lugosi, Peter Cushing and Vincent Price. In their day they scared the audience silly but now they are entertaining in a different way. Fun for the whole family!
Happy Halloween Everyone.

Mackenzie Crowne said...

Hiya KyAnn.

For some unexplainable reason, I've seen most of these movies. Which is weird because I'm a complete weenie, and don't like horror movies. So, can I pick Young Frankenstein? ;-)


Elizabeth H. said...

Hi KyAnn! Many of the scariest movies I've seen are on your list. I loved the Nightmare on Elm Street movies. The Shining scared the pants off me. I think it's also the music in that movie that creeps me out. Thanks for the hop and for the chance to win!
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flchen1 said...

Oh, Ky! I'm such a terrible scaredy cat! I rarely watch horror, although I admit I did Aliens more than once in high school, because my then boyfriend wanted to. Eeeeeeeeek!

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squiresj said...

No comments - whow - I don't believe it. No - I do not like to be scared. I hate horror movies.
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KyAnn said...

After Dark
Copyright © KyAnn Waters, 2008
All Rights Reserved, Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc.

After Dark by KyAnn Waters (Ellora's Cave Jewels of the Nile Vol II Anthology)

Blurb: Kayla March has never reached orgasm...not even with a vibrator. However, she has the feeling that could all change when she meets Alandro Blackwood at the club After Dark.

Few vampires can breed. Alandro carries the unique recessive gene. His blood match, believed to have been killed by a vampire slayer, has been found. Unless her dormant vampire gene had already been awakened by a breeder, why would she go to After Dark, the feeding grounds? He'd soon find out.

To Purchase:

Moist and hot breath caressed the exposed flesh of her neck and jaw. He rubbed his lips against the sensitive skin near her ear. The hardness of his teeth behind his partially open lips pressed against her.

She tilted her head to give him access to her neck. His lips grazed the tender flesh. Goosebumps broke along her arms and down her spine.

"You taste as good as you smell." His tongue stroked her pulse point. The veins in her neck swelled with blood. Intoxicating numbness muddled her thoughts.

The music quieted, drowned out by the echo of her beating heart filling her head.

"What's your full name?"

"Kayla March," she said breathless.

His chest expanded with a deep breath as if he was drinking in her scent. Then his shoulders relaxed. "It's my pleasure to meet you." His lips brushed against her neck in fluttering butterfly kisses.
"Mmmm. Yes, pleasure." His kisses were divine.

His hands cupped her rear and lifted her more firmly against his shaft. "So Ms. March, do you come like a lion?" He pulled back meeting her eyes. "Or like a lamb?"

They stopped swaying.

"Take me home and find out." Because she too, would like to know.

Alandro's gaze raked her figure. Then he took her hand and wove a trail out of the throng of dancers, pulling Kayla along with him. Nita still sat at the bar chatting with Dallas.


Alandro stopped and Kayla raised her arm over the heads of the crowd and gave Nita a quick finger wave goodbye.

"Ready?" he asked.

Kayla nodded.

Alandro escorted her out of the club.

Without the moon, the cloudless night sky was darker than she'd ever seen it before. Stars sparkled like diamonds. The parking lot was eerily quiet. Plenty of cars, but no bar patrons hung about smoking as they had when she arrived.

"I have my car."

Alandro linked her hand around his elbow. "Driving won't be necessary."

Kayla tried to focus. At his touch, suddenly, her eyelids grew heavy.

"Just relax. You're safe with me."

Shrouded in darkness, she couldn't distinguish his features. Her eyes drooped. Forcing them open, she once again saw the crimson glow reflected in Alandro's eyes, deep red like the color of the bloodstone in her pendant when he touched its center. She focused intently, scrunching her eyes. Her knees no longer supported her weight. She slipped, but didn't stumble because Alandro was there to lift her into his arms. Soft hair caressed her fingers when she reached around his neck with her arms. Blackness blurred her peripheral vision. She blinked. Unable to keep her head from lolling, she leaned against his chest.

"Thank you," she whispered.

He smiled. Pointed white teeth briefly glinted.

Before she could scream, black descended.

Ann Q said...

I am not into horror books or movies, so i am useless in answering that question. It is action, drama, and romance for me.

angie said...

im not into horrors but i do like the disney movies holloween town

angie said...

im not into horror movies but i do like the disney movies halloween town

Debby said...

Nice excerpt. Great list! Did you ever watch Leprechaun? That tone is pretty scary.
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Stephanie_C said...

I was just talking with friends about this, and I think my favourite 'horror' film - not really scary, but definitely on the dark side - is 'Queen of the Damned'. Mostly for the fabulous moment when Lestat emerges from the tomb, violin in hand.

Tanya Hanson said...

Halloween is my all-time favorite...I always watch it after the little ghouls stop ringing the bell and while the pumpkin is still lit...Psycho is a close second. I prefer good old fashioned suspense to slash and burn gore.

Have fun with the trick-or-treaters of your new neighborhood!


wanda f said...

I have to read this book!!!!

wanda f said...

I have to read this book !!!!!

Jean MP said...

Great list, my favorite movie would be The Shining, gives me goosebumps everytime.
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Kathryn Knight said...

I love scary movies! The Exorcist was my all time favorite followed by Blair Witch Project.

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Karyn Good said...

Great list of scary movies! Carrie would have to be my number one scary movie, but then again I haven't watched all that many :D

BLHmistress said...

My Favorite movie is The Stand, Oh I love vampires thanks for the excerpt.


Beckey said...

Stephen King is my weakness if I want a spooky book. Yes Dean Knootz is good too..
Rose Red or haunted house on the hill are good ones to watch


Donna Michaels said...

Hi, KyAnn.
My favorite horror movie is the classic, original Halloween. It's a staple in my house. No matter how many times it comes on this time of year, someone in my house is watching it. lol
I like to read Steven King. :-)
And I have to say, Alandro has my attention now, too.
Have a great Halloween!