For today’s installment of my 31 days of Halloween I made a top 5 list of my personal choices for film, book, etc. These are stories that not only have entertained me, but inspired me to continuously try exceeding what I did and topping each previous book I write. I tried to keep them as Halloween related as possible, and even though some aren’t horror, they fall into the thriller category and have spooky elements. What are your personal choices? Feel free to comment below.
TOP 5 NOVELS: The “Area 51” series by Bob Mayer (writing as Robert Doherty), Dan Brown’s “Robert Langdon” series, Thomas Harris’ “Hannibal Lecter” series, The “Atlantis” series by Bob Mayer (writing as Greg Donegan), Dean Koontz’ “Frankenstein” series (please don’t watch the movie because it’s terrible the books are great though. *Bonus All novels in the FLESH AND LEFTOVERS SAGA by Rick Pipito (had to add them, sorry.) 😛
TOP 5 TV SHOWS: Once Upon a Time, Arrow & The Flash (I put these as one because they crossover and exist in the same universe), 24, Law And Order SVU, Hannibal
TOP 5 GAMES: The “Tomb Raider” series, The “Resident Evil” Series, “Silent Hill”, “HeroQuest” (This is a board game I had growing up, and I just remember how awesome it was. I recently found it in my parents’ attic), The “Doom” series.
TOP 5 SONGS: Dragula by Rob Zombie, Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett, Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr, Don’t Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult (because everyone needs more cowbell), Mz. Hyde by Halestorm
TOP 5 MOVIES: Ghostbusters 1 & 2, The Goonies, Monster Squad, Van Helsing (Kate Beckinsale, Huge Jack Man, and monsters? I don’t care if its cheesy. It’s awesome), The Brendan Frasier Mummy Movies.
BONUS—-TOP 10 COMIC BOOK Movie List (in numbered order):
1) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2) X-Men Days Of Future Past
5) Captain America: The First Avenger
6) Guardians Of The Galaxy
7) Man Of Steel
8) Spiderman 2
9) Thor The Dark World
10) Batman 1989
*This list is current as of 10/29/14 of course. It will most likely change, but it is the order I believe works. I wanted to put both Punisher movies in there as well just for pure fun, but they didn’t make the cut.
Green Lantern is one of the central characters os of the DC Comics universe, and what better way to show appreciation than to mention him in song. Below are a list of songs about more than just one Green Lantern. If you know of any others, please mention them in the comments below.
In Brightest Day by Gary Mitchell: This song has a feel like it should be the end credits to a movie or a live action TV series. Catchy tune. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo0BaloOd2E
Green Lantern Remix by Blue Harvest: If you can find this one, which I can not find a link, please post it here. This song is all about the Green Lanterns, and specifically mentions Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner and John Stewart.
Green Lantern by Evenrude: Another song I had trouble finding a link to. The lyrics are sort of confusing. It’s obviously about a girl, but other than the title and the chorus, there really isn’t much else GL related.
Green Lantern Hal Jordan by J-Sin Starr: Beginning with the classic cartoon intro, it goes into a laid back verse and rocking chorus. http://www.myspace.com/jsinstarr/music/songs/green-lantern-hal-jordan-6101454
Green Lantern The Animated Series Theme Song: This is Bruce Timm’s latest crack at DC animation, and so far so good. I’ve found it enjoyable, and my son loves it. Here is the theme song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFloX26ATf0
Green Lantern First Flight Theme Song: This was the first Green Lantern Animated movie done a few years back. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZsVJD1etBc
Green Lantern Emerald Knights Theme Song: Similar in orchestral arrangement, this is the second animated movie based on the character. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXzAIrLSzio
Green Lantern Movie Theme: For the Live action movie starring Ryan Reynolds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYZGDw2oqLk
Green Lantern by The Mutton Birds: This New Zealand band created a song that I could see in a credits to TV show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xWYIidveeM
Sector 2814 by The Roy Clark Method: This song is about Hal Jordan’s fall after the Reign of the Supermen story. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJJ03fipI-Q
Ring Capacity by Ring Capacity: This band definitely consists of a bunch of nerds, but the song and video are pretty sweet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8LNPeVPMIo
DJ Green Lantern: From Rochester New York, this hip hop DJ named himself after wearing a green hoodie and the insignia.
Green Lantern 1967 intro: There were only one or two of these made for the Aquaman/Superman hour in the late 60s. Green Lantern got his own proper intro. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAqngSSlsto
So there you have it folks, a few given ones, but perhaps a few you’ve never heard either. Hope you enjoy!