My Top Five TV Shows for Halloween.

Surprisingly, I don’t discuss TV a lot here on driftinglexi, but I do actually watch a lot of it. For a little change I decided that today I would talk about TV, but with a Halloween spin on it. This means I am going to show you my top five TV shows to watch around Halloween, so this post is going to contain a bit of horror, a bit of fantasy and five TV shows close to my heart…

Note: these TV shows are mentioned in no particular order.

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My Favourite Halloween Movies.

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I know a lot of my posts have been late recently; it’s the combined struggle of having a new job and the challenge of blogtober, but today it’s late because I went out for dinner with my dad. This isn’t something I’d usually mention, but we went to a pub which was just so festive.

As soon as you walk in, Christmas hits you in the face and honestly, it made me want to leave. However, further in they have a wonderful Halloween display and even better: a stunning selection of Halloween cakes. You can currently see photos of them on my snapchat (driftinglexi), but hurry as come Friday evening they’ll be gone! The Halloween stuff reawakened my love of Halloween which, quite frankly, had only been lying dormant in me for about the previous twenty hours at this point. Regardless, this brings me to the topic of today’s post: my favourite Halloween movies!

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Movie: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar ChildrenEarlier this evening I went to the cinema to watch the recently released Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. You may recall that not too long ago I posted reviews of each of the books in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series. I absolutely loved these books and greatly enjoyed them, so despite a few concerns, I was very excited for the movie.

For today’s blog post, I have decided to share my thoughts on this movie. Of course, because the showing I went to was at 6:30pm though, it has meant that my blog post has gone up later than usual, so apologies for that. Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy this post and I’d love to hear your thoughts about the movie in the comments.

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Back to the Future Day.

back to the future“Marty McFly: Where are we? When are we?
Doc: We’re descending toward Hill Valley, California, at 4:29 pm, on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015.
Marty McFly: 2015? You mean we’re in the future?
Jennifer: Future? Marty, what do you mean? How can we be in the future?
Marty McFly: Uh, Jennifer, um, I don’t know how to tell you this, but I… you’re in a time machine.
Jennifer: And this is the year ‘2015’?
Doc: October 21st, 2015.” – Back to the Future Part Two.

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Movie: Submarine.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

submarineLast week I published a review of the book Submarine by Joe Dunthorne. I did not have a high opinion of this book, but I had heard that the movie was better, so I decided still to watch it. Many of my friends have spoken of either/both the movie and book Submarine over the past few years, so I decided to give it a go. I found the book to be very disappointing and honestly, the film wasn’t much better.

Can someone please explain to me why this book/movie is so loved?

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