I love Nightmare Before Christmas. I know it's a movie and technically not from the written word but I still love it. The music in it is just so great. You have to love Tim Burton.
Funny you should mention Washington Irving! I just bought a collection of his work just so I could have The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. I like some of Edgar Allen Poe's stories, and I really like his poetry. I grew up with lots of local ghost stories. I plan to do a long blog post sometime this week on South Carolina lowcountry ghosts. Our entire coast (especially around Charleston!) is haunted.
Have you ever seen "In the Company of Wolves"? I haven't seen it in ages but for some reason this post reminded me of it. I think you'd really like it.
@Knickertwist:I haven't seen "The Company of Wolves" since I was a young teenager. My high school best friend and I watched it dozens of times. I've never heard any other mention of it anywhere. You get cool points!! :D
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow has long been a favorite of mine, from the time I was a very little girl watching it on television (cartoon version, of course ;-)
@Witchy, actually it totally counts as it was a book before it was a movie. I'm a huge fan of both; I own a first edition copy of the book and a few copies of the movie that I've bought over the years. :)
Oh! Thanks Danni. I'll try to remember to check the book stores for a copy of the book.
Great choice! The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is to Halloween as A Christmas Carol is to Christmas in our house. Can't let a year go by without it!