A short word-chain for Halloween. The last letter of each clue is the first letter of the next clue. And there's no wrap-round from the last to the first.
-1. Wailing female spectre in Irish legend, said to presage a death.
-2. Gypsy dancing girl in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."
-3. Fear of spiders and title of a popular film of 1990.
-4. Film in which Robert De Niro plays the Devil opposite Mickey Rourke.
-5. Plants that take over the world in the 1951 John Wyndham novel.
-6. The killer giant spider in "The Lord of The Rings".
-7. The name of the motel in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho".
-8. First name of the leading actress in the Alien films.
-9. Owner of the skull that Hamlet finds in the graveyard scene.
-10. Ship-crushing monster featured in Pirates of the "Caribbean".
11. Classic German vampire film (first word)
12. Generic description of vampires and zombies