Happy Halloween! I’m going to be your Monday-Murder-Chick, at least for a while. I promise to try and get my posts up earlier in the coming weeks.
Let’s talk scary. Snakes—ugh! I hate snakes. We had a snake on the driveway last summer. Just a little guy probably trying to find him mommy—but I don’t care! I wanted him GONE. So while the men in the family went out to deal with the snake, I ran upstairs and yelled out the front window, “Make it go away!” Do you think I was helpful? By the way, the men all stood around and debated how to get rid of the snake for long that the snake got bored he left on his own 🙂
Enough about snakes—let’s talk about the scary books. I read Stephen King’s THE SHINNING and SALEM’S LOT in high school. When I read SALEM’S LOT, my bedroom was upstairs with a balcony that had a sliding glass door. For several nights, I swore I heard vampires tapping on the sliding glass door. I get shudders now just remembering it!
In later years, I read Stephen King’s MISERY. Yikes! Talk about psycho-fan-kidnappers! I tried to stop reading the book, I even tried hiding the book from myself, but as it turned out, I knew where I hid it. (Don’t ask—I have to live with my thought process every day and still don’t understand it.)
Mr. King’s books can scare the daylights out of me. Sort of a thrill-chill type of scary. The kind I associate with Halloween. I half expect a “BOO” when I’m reading those kinds of scary books. I laugh at myself when I jump at the phone ringing.
For movies, I’d say THE SIXTH SENSE is about as scary as I like. Lots of suspense and mystery, but not an excessive amount of fluid dripping corpses littering the screen.
To recap on movies: Fast paced, tension filled, thrill rides are good. Blood, gore and chain saws are bad.
So what about you? What’s the scariest book you’ve ever read? Scariest movie? How do you take your “scary” on Halloween? Thrill chills, or blood, gore and chain saws?
Bonus Question: My husband asked me to dress up as a nurse on Halloween—do you think he’s sick?
Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!