“They’re Coming to Get You, Barbara…”

Many people might think that I spend my Octobers walking around and photographing old New England cemeteries, abandoned and potentially haunted locations or pumpkin patches while looking for all things spooky and scary- and while they aren’t necessarily wrong- I do that kind of stuff like, a lot this time of year- I’m actually known to just kick back with friends for a weekend to go for a hike, have breakfast underneath the foliage, and go see some classic horror movies and/or play some jump-scare-packed video games, too.

Such was the case this past weekend, when I reunited with my longtime friend Sean to kick off a couple of days filled with Fall and Halloween-inspired festivities, starting with a double feature screening of ‘Night of The Living Dead’ and the original ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ that was being projected at Medfield State Hospital via The Coolidge Corner Theatre. We took Sean’s SUV- which has a spacious backseat that folds down to make room for more people/belongings- and set up a sort of mini campsite at the hospital so we could sit back and watch the movies through the open back door without having to worry about the windows getting fogged up or the car turning into a sauna.

Some of you may remember we had last done this during the Summer for a late night screening of ‘The Shining.’ Much like that event, this screening also featured concession stands and food trucks- including a BBQ truck that seemed appropriate given we were watching ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.’ I have no regrets about the pulled pork sandwich I ate. It was delicious.

The following day, after a late night of playing ‘Dead By Daylight’ (one of Sean and I’s favorite online games- especially leading up to Halloween)– I was treated to a homemade breakfast out on the patio before we embarked on an early afternoon hike around the nearby trails and park around Sean’s apartment.

To say I was completely relaxed by the end of the weekend is an understatement- and now I’m ready to jump back into all my lead-up-to-the-end-of-the-month plans- including a quick trip to a Jack-O-Lantern display and a slightly less quick trip to Chicago a little later on this week!

As always, expect a lot of photos in the days ahead!


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Hi! I'm Ashley. I'm a blogger and a radio personality with a makeup and shoe addiction based out of Boston and the Pioneer Valley. These are my (mis)adventures.

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