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Frightfully Good Movies for Halloween

By Bob on October 24, 2011 2:25 AM

Halloween is a great time of year. The weather is cooler (in Collywood it drops from 100+ degrees to a chilly 90 - sweater weather for Charlotte!) and it's a great time to break out the scary movies.


As Boomers we grew up on some of the best horror films ever made...Night of the Living Dead...Rosemary's Baby...The Birds...and just about everything in Vincent Price's filmography. We did a random survey of Baby Boomers and asked them which fright film kept them up at night and here's what they said...

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Kelly Hill

Motel Hell. The best!


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Last House on the Left, Don't Look in the Basement & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

I can't watch them anymore. In high school, which was just a few years back (haha), my friends and I loaded up the car and went to a triple feature at the local drive-in theater. They were...Last House on the Left, Don't Look in the Basement and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. That was enough for a lifetime!

Randy Frederick

Randy Frederick-100.jpgThe Exorcist

Dateline 1973 - A couple of friends and I took an unofficial field trip one afternoon to see The Exorcist in daylight to make sure we didn't scream before we had a date with us. Still think it may be my #1. Sure was glad it was light outside when it was over!

Dani Bolton Morriss

Dani Bolton Morriss-100.jpgI Saw What You Did and I Know Who You Are (The original version)

What's my pick?

For the record, this scene from a 1939 classic still scares the bejeebers out of me...!


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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.


If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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