2019 Toronto Fall Bucket List

“Oh look, another glorious morning. Makes me sick”

Winnifred Sanderson, Hocus Pocus

Fall is here & I’ve decided to leverage this seasonal transition as an opportunity to delve back into the blogosphere ** new season, new beginnings ** (insert gag, insert eye roll). I realized I’ve made this proclamation several times over the past few months, but they were all lies mostly half-hearted, & this time I actually mean it. Pinky Promise. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to shove Fall & Halloween down everyone’s throats now could I? 😉

So to kick things off, & also because I was too lazy to write anything of actual substance this week, I’m sharing my annual Toronto Fall Bucket List.

2019 Toronto Fall Bucket List

1. Visit a Halloween Theme Park/Maze – Halloween Haunt, SCREEMERS, Horror of Hallways  and Legends of Horror are all excellent options.
2. Pick a Pumpkin… Or pose with one – honestly have you seen those inflated pumpkin patch prices? #DoItForTheGram
3. Read a Stephen King Novel – I Just finished The Outsider; it’s a little bit of IT meets Criminal Minds. Would recommend.
4. Visit Pumpkins After Dark. I’ve been DREAMING of a jack-o-lantern festival and the Halloween Gods have answered my prayers. Stroll down a path lined with 5000 carved jack-o-lanterns and sculptures at this new exhibition based out of Milton.
5. Go on a hike. My favourite spots in the GTA are Sunnybrook Park or Waterfall Walks along the Bruce Trail in Hamilton.
6. Watch one horror movie per weekend. Current favourites: the Scream Trilogy (will always be number one in my heart) , Halloween, Creep, Sinister, I Know What You Did Last Summer etc. etc. etc.
7. Head to Toronto Pumpkin Fest. I’ll be up at the cottage for Thanksgiving, so I regretfully won’t be able to attend but this event looks SO fun… Especially for those of you with kidlets. There’s a costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, pumpkin bowling, food vendors and the best part? Admission is FREE 99.
8. Watch Marianne on Netflix – WOW. This show is SO friggin good and SO friggin scary. It’s French so if you’re up for the commitment of treacherous subtitles give it a watch. It’s SO worth it… & I’m being dramatic you get used to the subtitles.
9. Host a Halloween Party. I do it every year – click for my Creepy Carnival Party, Happily N’ever After Party & Murder at Mardi Gras Party.
10. Watch American Horror Story: 1984. It’s only the first episode & I’m already “hooked”. 80s & 90s slasher films are my favourite era of horror movie, & this season is playing up those classic tropes BIG time. I have high hopes for AHS 1984.
11. Do some fall baking! I’ve truly been ramping it up in the kitchen as of late, so if I’m feeling brave I may share some fall recipes on here sometime soon. In the meantime, here’s my severed finger cookie recipe & gluten free apple tart.
12. Check out The Classics at your local VIP theater. Most Cineplex VIP theaters offer Classic Film experiences at a FRACTION of the cost. Starting October 18, they’re playing Silence of Lambs for just $6.99. SPOOKY GOOD.
Happy Spooky Season!

One Comment

  1. Carolyn September 24, 2019 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    I’m watching Marianne right now and it’s got English voice overs!

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