October means it’s time for all things spooky and exciting. With Fall Break this week and Halloween at the end of the month, here are a few things to get you into the October spirit.
Inspired by a collection of strange photos he found, author Ransom Riggs created the world of the Peculiars. In the book, Jacob Portman sets off to a small island off the coast of Wales after a horrifying family tragedy. There, he discovers Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an abandoned orphanage that was once rumored to house people with strange abilities. As he explores, Jacob learns that the children’s abilities might have kept them confined to the island. And maybe, they could still be alive.
First appearing on the third season of The Voice in 2012, Melanie Martinez quickly gained a fan base for her quirky and eerie style of music. Dollhouse, her debut single, marked the beginning of her trademark, doll-like music videos and appearance. With minor keys that send tingles down your spine, it’s the perfect music for the month of Halloween.
One of Netflix’s most popular original series has a notable creepy vibe. A dive back into the 1980s with board games and night-time adventures on a bicycle, Stranger Things sets a fun, dark tone as a group of kids work to save their missing friend. Season 2 is set to air on October 27!
A classic movie that took on a family-friendly approach with aliens visiting earth is always a good choice during October. When two brothers, Elliot and Michael, accidentally find an alien stranded near their house, they decide to befriend him. And when it becomes clear that E.T. needs to go home, Elliot and Michael try everything to make sure their friend gets home safely. While E.T. may not be a scary movie, it certainly has the alien vibe and plays well with the Halloween theme.