I meant for this to be one list with MY OCTOBER STAPLES: FILM AND TELEVISION EDITION but decided to split them because I apparently have more October staples than I thought. 😄
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    Of course I don't everything read, but I do leave them out as part of my Halloween decor.
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    Alvin Schwartz— In a Dark, Dark Scary Room and Other Scary Stories
  3. •
    Alvin Schwartz— Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
    Illustrator— Stephen Gammell
  4. •
    Alvin Schwartz— More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
    Illustrator— Stephen Gammell
  5. •
    Bram Stoker— Dracula
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    Edgar Allan Poe— The Complete Tales and Poems
  7. •
    Gaston Leroux— The Phantom of the Opera
    Translator— Alexander Teixeira de Mattos
  8. •
    H.P. Lovecraft— The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft
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    Jack Prelutsky— Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep
    Illustrator— Arnold Lobel
  10. •
    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm— Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales
    Translator— Margaret Hunt
  11. •
    Jeph Loeb— Batman: The Long Halloween
    Illustrator— Tim Sale Colorist— Gregory Wright Lettering— Richard Starkings
  12. •
    Jim Davis— Garfield's Halloween Adventure
  13. •
    Joyce Carol Oates (editor)—American Gothic Tales
  14. •
    Libya Bray— The Diviners
    And just go ahead and pick up its sequel, Lair of Dreams.
  15. •
    Linda Williams— The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
    Illustrator— Megan Lloyd
  16. •
    Marc Brown— Arthur's Halloween
  17. •
    Mary Shelley— Frankenstein
  18. •
    Neil Gaiman— Coraline
  19. •
    Neil Gaiman— The Graveyard Book
    I'm also a big fan of the graphic novel version.
  20. •
    Ray Bradbury— The Halloween Tree
  21. •
    Ray Bradbury— The Homecoming
    Illustrator— Dave McKean
  22. •
    Ray Bradbury— Something Wicked This Way Comes
  23. •
    Roald Dahl— The Witches
    Illustrator— Quentin Blake
  24. •
    Robert Louis Stevenson— The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  25. •
    Shirley Jackson— The Haunting of Hill House
  26. •
    Shirley Jackson— We Have Always Lived in the Castle
  27. •
    Stan and Jan Bernstein— The Bernstein Bears Trick or Treat
  28. •
    Stephen King— The Shining
    Although I only included one of King's books here, there's a 78% chance that if you see me this month, I'll have one of his books in my hands/bag.
  29. •
    Susan Hill— The Woman in Black
  30. •
    Washington Irving— The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  31. •
    Washington Irving, Bo Hampton (Adaptor, Illustrator), and Tracey Hampton (Lettering)— The Legend of Sleepy Hollow [Graphic Novel]
  32. •
    William Peter Blatty— The Exorcist
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    I'll rearrange this list a million times this month, but this is how I have it right now:
  34. •
    Creedence Clearwater Revival— Bad Moon Rising
  35. •
    Fleetwood Mac— Rhiannon
  36. •
    The Zombies— She's Not There
  37. •
    Screamin' Jay Hawkins— I Put a Spell on You
  38. •
    Danny Elfman— Remains of the Day
    Featured in Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
  39. •
    Michael Jackson— Thriller
  40. •
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs— Heads Will Roll
  41. •
    John Carpenter— Halloween Theme- Main Title
  42. •
    Stevie Nicks— Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe's poem set it to music.
  43. •
    AC/DC— Highway to Hell
  44. •
    Warren Zevon— Werewolves of London
  45. •
    Rockwell— Somebody's Watching Me
  46. •
    The Addams Family theme
  47. •
    Dusty Springfield— Spooky
  48. •
    Rocky Horror Cast— Time Warp
    Let's be honest: my copy of the Rocky Horror soundtrack stays in rotation the entire month of October.
  49. •
    Bobby "Boris" Pickett— Monster Mash
  50. •
    Stevie Wonder— Superstition
  51. •
    The Munsters theme
  52. •
    Ray Parker, Jr.— Ghostbusters
  53. •
    Harry Belafonte— Jump in the Line
  54. •
    Louis Armstrong— Jeepers Creepers
  55. •
    The Citizens of Halloweentown— This Is Halloween
  56. •
    Richard O'Brien— Science Fiction/Double Feature
    The original version makes the list, but only because I couldn't find an audio track of this one from the BBC adaptation:
  57. •
    Dave Matthews— Gravedigger