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The mystical tour of Exploring the Magic of Halloween and the Spirit of Fall continues!  We’ve delved into a brief history of Halloween and the legend of enchanted apples as well as the ancient tradition of celebrating November 1st as the New Year and explored the idea of planting seeds and bulbs in the Fall to help manifest our dreams.

We’ve done some good work and to keep things in balance, it’s time to play and have some fun. So my Spirit of Fall and Halloween idea for today is focusing on some quality time with family and friends, while keeping it budget friendly this year. The economy is hitting everyone hard these days and it might not be the year to throw your most extravagant over the top Halloween party. No worries, there are as many ways to celebrate Halloween as there are days in the year.

Keeping that in mind, the Magical and Mystical Inspired Tip to consider today is….

Host a Scary Movie Trivia Competition and Film Festival.

Rent several classic horror movies and invite friends over to engage in a movie trivia competition followed up by watching some of the films. Create a quiz to ask your guests about the movies and have a prize for the winner. You can also make flash cards of movie scenes. Find still photos of scenes from various paranormal movies and print them out on your printer on 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Attach the printed out photo to cardboard and create a group of movie scene flash cards. Raise the cards up one at a time and the first person to guess which movie the scene is from wins points.  The flash card competition then leads into trivia questions about paranormal movies where more points are given for each correct answer.

Once the winner has been announced, move on to Ghost Story time, where each person is invited to share the scariest ghost encounter or paranormal event that has ever happened to them.  Make sure to have plenty of theme-worthy appetizers, finger foods and snacks on hand for the evening (keeping the food to appetizer size allows your quests to move easily around the room with a small plate) while playing the game.

Now it’s time for your film festival presentation.

Here’s a list of paranormal movies that are entertaining, informing and at times, downright frightening. This particular list focuses more on (reportedly fictional) paranormal style movies, rather than gore horror. Horror movies are certainly based on paranormal circumstances, but for the sake of this list, I’m choosing to focus on paranormal monsters and psi-related events. The idea is to entertain your guests, not scare them into hiding behind the sofa.

Paranormal Movies: Chills, Thrills and Mysteries Galore. In no particular order, my list of Top Paranormal Movies are:

  • GhostBusters 1 & 2
  • Dracula
  • Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein
  • Wolf
  • The Wolfman
  • The Mummy
  • The Howling
  • Carrie
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Young Frankenstein
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Interview with a Vampire
  • Poltergeist
  • The Entity
  • The Exorcist
  • Salems Lot
  • Signs
  • Witches of Eastwick
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Practical Magic
  • Rosemary’s Baby
  • The Shining
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • Death Becomes Her

  • Fun to throw in a few tv shows too…
  • True Blood
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Charmed
  • Until next time dear readers, happy haunting!
    *~Kala~*

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Kala Ambrose is "Your Travel Guide to the Other Side". As an award winning author, national columnist, inspirational speaker, and host of the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, Kala Ambrose's teachings are described as discerning, empowering and inspiring. Whether she’s speaking with world-renowned experts on the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, writing about empowering lifestyle choices or teaching to groups around the country, fans around the world tune in daily for her inspirational musings and lively thought-provoking conversations. A highly interactive teacher on a mission to educate, entertain and inspire, Kala teaches and writes about ancient wisdom teachings and how their techniques can be used in modern day living. Her books, The Awakened Aura: Experiencing the Evolution of Your Energy Body and 9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled both cover these topics. In addition, Kala shares her love of history, travel and the spirit world in her books Spirits of New Orleans and Ghosthunting North Carolina. Her books are designed to explore the history of cities in an entertaining manner while sharing haunted stories and offering travel tips on how to best see the cities to shop, dine, stay, and visit the haunted sites. Kala writes for the Huffington Post, the Examiner, AOL, Yahoo and Fate Magazine and presents workshops nationally on the Mind/Body/Spirit connection including Auras and Energy Fields, Developing Entrepreneur Intuition, Haunted History, and Wisdom Teachings at the Omega Institute, John Edward Presents Infinite Quest, Edgar Cayce's ARE, the Learning Annex, LilyDale Assembly, Daily Om and her school, the Academy of Mystical Arts & Spiritual Sciences.

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