The scariest movies of all time are the ones that don’t need gore or cheap thrills, but the smart chilling ones that surprise you and keep you up at night wondering what that noise was. These are the ones that give you goose bumps and valid reason to leave the light on when going to bed.
I haven’t seen one of those scary movies in a long time and continue to be disappointed with bad scary movies. So goodbye to present scary movies, I’ll reach for the tried and true scary classics.
First up is Wait Until Dark featuring my favorite, Audrey Hepburn. Audrey plays a blind woman in this movie and can feel the presence of evil in her home. She comes to learn a murderer is hiding out in her house. But how do you save yourself without knowing where the lurker is?! Dun dun dunhhhhh…
Never would you think the silly, glam Doris Day could make you scream but Midnight Lace is super eery. She is being stalked and hearing things, but no one else is ever around when it occurs. Loved ones start thinking she is going crazy but she continues to be tormented by an unknown stalker. Is she going crazy or is her tormenter just really smart?
Lastly, one of my favorites with Grace Kelly called Dial M for Murder. There is an attempted murder of Grace Kelly but she successfully defeats the murderer and kills him in self defense. She slowly finds out that her husband may have had something to do with it…
AND nothing goes as well with scary movies then delicious hot cocoa. Especially spicy rich hot cocoa. This cocoa with a classic scary movie is the perfect Halloween Eve date night.
Any cocoa powder will work for this recipe but my favorite is Scharffen Berger. Scharffen Berger is one of the most delicious chocolates around. They hand select ripe, well-fermented cacao beans from tropical regions around the equator. Then they blend, ground and press to make this convenient tasty cocoa powder for us to enjoy on chilly evenings. So thoughtful!
Kick that Swiss Miss to the curb and try this yummy Spicy Rich Hot Cocoa.
Rich Spicy Cocoa Ingredients:
1 Cup Milk
3 Tsp Cocoa Powder
1 Tsp Sugar
5 Tsp Water
1 Cinnamon Stick
Sprinkle Sea Salt
Sprinkle Chili Powder
Optional Dark Chocolate Shavings
Rich Spicy Cocoa Recipe:
Mix the cocoa, sugar and water into a thick paste. Put on the stove and add milk.
Sprinkle in the sea salt, chili powder and add the cinnamon stick. Remove without letting it boil! Then, garnish with dark chocolate shavings if so desired! Yummy!!
After I’m through making this my kitchen looks quite disastrous. This may not be the easiest way to make hot cocoa but trust me, it’s worth the extra effort to have this rich spicy cocoa.