I have to be honest with you guys. I have never really been a fan of Halloween. I mean, sure – as a kid I loved getting dressed up and going trick or treating. I mean, it’s the one time a year that it’s ok to take candy from a stranger – what kid wouldn’t love that?! But as an adult – Halloween and I have never really jived.
In my 20s I was bartending and doing bottle service in nightclubs and the Halloween parties were always the worst. It’d be SO busy and people would drink WAY too much…and then throw in the fact that everyone was in costume? That’s all just a recipe for a messy night.
Now that I’m older, and I’d like to believe at least a wee bit wiser, my ideal way to celebrate Halloween is to put on a scary movie and curl up with a cutie. I mean – I’m not about to watch them on my own! C’mon! I’m way too much of a scaredy-cat. LOL
If you’re like me and planning on staying in and binge watching horror movies, here are some of my suggestions:
A classic, no matter who you ask. The story of the little girl possessed by an evil demon? Yeah – guaranteed to scare the beegeebees out of anyone.
The Blair Witch Project
This movie is so freaking terrifying. No matter how many times I have watched it – I always jump and scream. I have never been able to watch this movie alone…and don’t plan on trying anytime soon.
A Nightmare On Elm Street
Freddy Krueger has to be THE scariest villains of all time. When I was a kid and I first watched A Nightmare On Elm Street – I had nightmares for weeks. If I close my eyes and think of the movie…all I can hear is, “1,2 – Freddy’s coming for you…3, 4 – better look your door…”
If scary movies aren’t really your thing you could go the Halloween themed movie route and watch some classics like Hocus Pocus, Practical Magic, or The Addams Family.
This Halloween I’ll be opening a bottle of Ravenswood Besieged – it’s the perfect wine to pair with scary movies! This blend of Petite Sirah, Carignane, Zinfandel, Syrah, Barbera, Alicante Bouschet and Mourvèdre is rich and smooth, making it perfect to sip on throughout the movies.
The name “Besieged” was born under a cover of dark rainclouds and cracks of lightning. Working alone, Ravenswood Winemaker, Joel Peterson, collected grapes as ravens cackled and circled above. Ravens, often thought as harbingers of doom, are actually incredibly auspicious creatures, masters of bending and folding of time and space so that one is in exactly the right moment at the right time.
The cooler fall weather always has me craving a nice aromatic red wine. Ones sense of smell is critical when you’re analyzing your glass of wine. After giving your wine glass a nice little swirl, you should tilt the glass and take a whiff. The swirl will release the natural aromas within the wine and you’ll get a better idea of what’s to come when you take that fist whiff. The Ravenswood Besieged combines aromas of cardamom-spiced plum and blackberry – the perfect combination for a fall red.
The Ravenswood Besieged can be found at the LCBO for $24.95
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, however – all views are my own and I really will be devouring the Ravenswood Besieged on Halloween because it’s freaking delicious