Author JD Nelson Stops in to Talk Scary Stuff!

Hi, guys! My name is JD Nelson and I’m here to talk about scary stuff for Halloween!

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Thanks to Author Ellie Potts for having me!

Anybody who knows me, knows that I’m not a big fan of super scary stuff. Yes, I like some scary movies, but I also like sleep (stupid Freddy Krueger). Books tend to be easier for me because my imagination doesn’t go to the Saw type gruesomeness movies usually do, however, I’m still a great big scaredy cat that has to sleep with the light on when it comes to all things creepy.

Unfortunately, not every movie is based on a book, so I have to get my courage up to watch something I know is going to 11977_408738901_hrscare the bejeezus out of me. And when it comes to scaring the crap out of me, M Night Shyamalan does a great job. His movies are more suspenseful and twisty than most. To me, that’s scarier than gruesome horror movies. It’s a pulse-racing, heart pounding, edge of your seat kind of experience.

So, without further adieu, here’s my top three favorite movies by M Night Shyamalan.

The Village


Members (Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody) of a 19th-century community fear the strange creatures that inhabit the surrounding forest.


This movie freaked me out. I don’t know whether it was the added excitement of the girl being blind or the monster. It just scared me to death. Like all of M Night Shyamalan’s movies, I didn’t see the end coming. I still have mixed emotions about the outcome.

The Sixth Sense

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Young Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) is haunted by a dark secret: he is visited by ghosts. Cole is frightened by visitations from those with unresolved problems who appear from the shadows. He is too afraid to tell anyone about his anguish, except child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis). As Dr. Crowe tries to uncover the truth about Cole’s supernatural abilities, the consequences for client and therapist are a jolt that awakens them both to something unexplainable.


Okay, this movie is truly, truly scary. Number one, ghosts. Two, ghosts. You get the idea. Again, the ending on this one was so unexpected. It made perfect sense, but it was still so stunning. If you haven’t seen it, come out from the rock you’ve been hiding under and watch it!



Everything that farmer Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) assumed about the world is changed when he discovers a message – an intricate pattern of circles and lines – carved into his crops. As he investigates the unfolding mystery, what he finds will forever alter the lives of his brother (Joaquin Phoenix) and children (Rory Culkin), (Abigail Breslin). A unique story that explores the mysterious real-life phenomena of crop signs and the effects they have on one man and his family.


Aliens are scary, like most of the unknown out there, but this movie…SCARY! It may have been because kids were involved. It’s always a little nerve racking when that’s the case. I think this movie blows Independence Day out of the water. Trapped in a isolated farmhouse with aliens surrounding you…no thank you! Mel Gibson gets a ton of bad press, but you can’t deny he’s a great actor in this. Joaquin Phoenix is amazing, too! Watch it!

There you have it! My top three faves!

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Thanks again to Author Ellie Potts for having me here today!

About JD Nelson

JD Nelson is a Bestselling Author of Fantasy Romance and Erotic Paranormal Romance. She is also the owner of Chaste Moon Publishing, an independent publishing house. A transplant from Mobile, Alabama, she gave up Mardi Gras and nelsonfrequent hurricanes to move to the earthquake capital of the United States, the San Francisco Bay Area. She now lives in Central Valley, California with her amazingly supportive husband and four cats who think they’re dogs.

Always short on time, JD has long ago mastered the art of procrastination and was recently crowned Procrastinator of the Year by her editor, which is only slightly better than her being voted Most Likely to Waste Time by Watching Vampire Movies by her readers last year. All jokes aside, JD is a boringly normal person who thinks that coffee pretty much fixes everything … as long as it’s before 6:30AM and the planet Mars is in retrograde. When she’s not spending time with her sexy Swedish husband, you can find her writing, reading, or on her commute to her day job where she wrangles paint onto canvas for the entertainment industry.

JD loves to hear from her readers. You can contact her through her website,, or on Facebook, where she spends an alarming amount of time chatting to her many author and reader friends, much to the dismay of her continually neglected manuscripts.

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