I wanted to take this opportunity to break up our normal regimen of posts devoted to serious personal finance topics and dive into something far more entertaining: Good scary movies to watch this Halloween! If you’re like me and always looking for some good, cheap fun around Halloween-time, then there is nothing better than renting a couple of really scary movies from the Redbox or Netflix that will leave you scared to go to bed. This is the third edition of my “good scary movies” post. You can find my past horror movie picks from 2013 and 2012 at these links with reviews of some of my … [Read more...] about Good Scary Movies to Watch this Halloween – 2014 Edition
It’s that time of year again to have some good, cheap fun and rent a whole bunch of great scary movies! In case you didn’t already know, I absolutely LOVE scary movies. I don’t know what it is about them, but I like watching ones that are well written or intriguing. So throughout the year I’ve collected the titles of a few of my favorite recent scary movies and thought I’d share them with you in time for Halloween. (Before you read on, make sure you check out Part 1 which was published last year. In that review, my scary movie picks were Trick ‘r Treat, Piranha, Drag Me to Hell, Silent … [Read more...] about Great Recent Scary Movies to Watch This Halloween – 2013 Edition
I hope everyone had a great time on Halloween! Ours went pretty well. The kids scaled the neighborhood in about 30 minutes, which was perfect for Mrs MMD since she was freezing her tail off walking them around. The haunted garage was another hit, and I took down a lot of great ideas for next year. My only complaint was that I wish we had had more visitors. Things in our area were a little caught off guard by the cold and rain, but I’m not going to complain since just about anything is better than the mess they had to deal with on the East coast. I will have an epic post next week that will … [Read more...] about Weekend Wind Down 11/03/2012 – Epic Post Next Week
Happy Halloween everyone! Since most people will be out celebrating Trick or Treating tonight, I thought we’d do a very brief post of something truly alarming! No, it’s not about ghosts, monsters, or anything else from the paranormal. This is something much more frightening - These are scary retirement statistics! The reason these should terrify you is because, unlike a superstitious ghost story, these statistics tell a very real story. And if they are any indication of things to come, reality is going to be pretty grim for a lot of people. Read these numbers and tell me they … [Read more...] about SCARY Retirement Statistics – Don’t Let Lack of Planning Haunt You!
I can’t wait until Halloween! Last year I raised the bar pretty high. I got the bright idea to go from simply passing out candy to turning my garage into a miniature haunted house. Pretty cool, right? That’s the blueprint on the left. Basically I hang up large black vinyl drop cloths to create a short dark maze, add a lot of flashing lights (purple circles) and smoke from a fog machine, play some scary music in the background, and then add in as many props as I can. Oh yeah, and my Dad occasionally jumps out at you from around the corner (skulls). The haunted house was a big hit last year … [Read more...] about Weekend Wind Down 10/27/2012 – Welcome to the MMD Haunted House!
One of the best (and cheapest) things I like to do around Halloween time is to rent a whole bunch of my favorite scary movies. I just love them! I’m always on the lookout for new ones that are well written, brilliantly performed, and … well … scary! While I can admit that a lot of the mainstream horror movies out there fall short of this mark, there have been a few that were exceptionally good. IMDB ranks some of the most well known titles like Poltergeist, The Shining, The Exorcist, and lots of other classic titles as the best scary movies of all time. But what about some of the more … [Read more...] about My Favorite Scary Movies – Have Some Cheap Halloween Fun!