Halloween 2021 Season To-do Lists

October is almost here again! I plan my reading, viewing, and activity lists for the official Halloween season months ahead of time to ensure I enjoy October to the fullest. In this post, I’m sharing my top items for this year. Most of the movies, series, and books in these lists are ones I have watched or read before. However, they have earned, in their own unique ways, a spot on my non-negotiable Halloween list:



  • Dracula (1931)
  • The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  • The Wolf Man (1941)
  • House on Haunted Hill (1959)
  • The Raven (1963)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • Young Frankenstein (1974)
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
  • Halloween (1978)
  • An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
  • Hocus Pocus (1993)
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  • House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
  • Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  • Van Helsing (2004)
  • Trick ‘r Treat (2007)
  • Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
  • The Love Witch (2016)
  • Halloween Kills (release date: October 15, 2021)


  • True Blood (HBO Max)
  • Scream Queens (hulu)
  • The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)
  • Monsterland (hulu)
  • Bite Size Halloween (hulu)
  • What We Do in the Shadows (FX on hulu)


  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (audio)
  • “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving (audio)
  • Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan le Fanu
  • “The Canterville Ghost” by Oscar Wilde (audio)
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King (audio)
  • Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (audio)
  • The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow (audio)
  • My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones
  • The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling


  • Spooky outdoor photoshoot (!!!)
  • Actually go to a pumpkin patch
  • Attend a Rocky Horror performance
  • Take spooky stock photos for future posts


Until next time,


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