Halloween is fast approaching, and I’m really getting into the spirit this year! Not that I haven’t any other year, but it’s my first Halloween with my blog and I want to decorate it appropriately! I saw this non-bookish tag first on Heather’s blog, The Sassy Book Geek. Check out her blog! This tag was originally created by Simply Kenna. Hold on to your britches, readers! This one’s a long one, but I had so much fun thinking of the answers!
1. Favorite horror or Halloween-themed song?
Ooooh! Monster Mash! Without a doubt.
2. Name something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark forest or in an abandoned building.
Clowns and killer children. They are my weaknesses! Especially when they’re running. Actually, anything creepy that runs towards me freaks me out. I’m not a great runner so they would easily catch up with me!
3. Have you ever played with a Ouija Board?
Yup. Not recently, but when I was a kid, my cousin and I would visit my Grandma’s house and play with her Ouija board. She caught us once and asked where we got it. Apparently she’s never owned a Ouija board. That’s what prompted us to never play it again.
4. Favorite horror monster or villain?
Freddy Krueger. He’s always been my favorite! I guess he freaks me out since he’s not a physical killer, but haunts teenagers’ dreams and kills them there. It’s an interesting concept!
5. The creepiest thing that’s ever happened while you were alone?
I don’t know about when I was ALONE but when I was a kid I’m pretty sure I was possessed in some sort of way. I would wake up every night around 10 or 11 and ask my mom for coffee. Apparently, the apartment we lived in used to be my great-grandmother’s, and she and my grandma would have decaf coffee at night. I have vague memories of this and I’ve heard stories, but everyone will deny it ever happened.
6. If you were dared to spend the night in a “haunted house”, would you do it?
After seriously considering this question and weighing the pros and cons, I would have to say no. I wouldn’t spend the night ALONE in a “haunted house.” I’m way too skittish! But I would definitely like to experience that with a group of people. I always feel safer in numbers!
7. Are you superstitious?
Absolutely! No umbrellas opened inside, no walking under ladders. When salt is spilled it gets thrown over my shoulder. These are easy things to keep up with, and I really don’t need any more bad luck in my life!
8. Do you ever see figures in your peripheral vision?
I’ve never SEEN figures in my peripheral vision, but I imagine seeing them when I’m walking around my house at night when it’s quiet. This is a common occurrence in horror movies, where the camera pans and the viewers can see figures but the characters can’t. It’s why I stay focused on what’s in front of me rather than what’s around me! You never know, right??
9. Which urban legend scares you the most?
THE ONE WHERE THE MAN IS HIDING UNDER YOUR CAR TO SLASH YOUR ANKLES!! This is a HUGE fear for me. I’m always quickly hopping into the car at night when I’m alone just in case! I have a fear of getting my Achilles tendon slashed open…
10. Do you prefer gore or thrillers?
Honestly, I’m not fond of gore. I’ve seen movies like Hostel and Saw and the gore is kind of a turn-off for me. Thrillers are cool, but I like the genuine horror movies like Psycho or the campy horror films like Nightmare on Elm Street. These are usually my go-to genre.
11. Do you believe in multiple dimensions or worlds?
12. Ever made a potion of any sort?
Yes! I used to do this a lot as a young girl. I would throw some random herbs from my mom’s cabinet into a bowl, mash them up, add water, and VOILA! A potion that smelled and looked disgusting. But it was fun!
13. Do you get scared easily?
I wouldn’t say scared. I am very skittish, though. Anything easily makes me jumpy and on edge, and I don’t like when things run towards me!
14. Have you ever played Bloody Mary?
Oh yea. I’ve never believed in things like Bloody Mary. But I DO know the history behind her. She was Queen Elizabeth I’s sister back in the 1500s, and she was most known as the Queen who burned over 200 Protestants at the stake during her Catholic reign. See? I’m full of useless knowledge!
15. Do you believe in demons/the devil?
Absolutely. I grew up Catholic, and exorcisms were often discussed in Catholic school. I believe they are real, and I believe in evil entities, whether or not they’re known as demons or the devil.
16. You’re home alone but you hear footsteps in your house, what do you do?
Turn off all the lights and hide under my bed. I have it all set up just in case! I always make my bed, and I have just enough space for a person to fit under it so that I can surround myself with storage stuff. No one will even know I’m there!
17. If you got trapped in one scary movie, which would you choose?
Probably Halloween. Although Michael Myers is pretty terrifying and he managed to NOT DIE like ever, I feel like all the people who died in that movie made REALLY STUPID MISTAKES! I have no trouble making smart choices and thwarting death by Michael Myers.
18. If you could only wear one Halloween costume for the rest of your life, what would you be?
This is a good one! It would probably be my Julie Newmar Catwoman costume from the Adam West Batman TV show. It’s my favorite costume, and I paid a pretty penny for it, so I have no problem wearing it every Halloween. Plus, I look GOOOOOOD in it!!
19. Would you ever go to a graveyard at night?
I would, and I have. Graveyards aren’t scary for me. I find them peaceful and full of history. I’m into genealogy, so I have no problem walking around a cemetery, whether during the day or night. Just don’t walk over the graves and be respectful.
20. In a zombie apocalypse what is your weapon of choice?
Probably a machete, especially one that is light. I would have to carry it around with me everywhere and be able to wield it. Plus, bullets run out and there’s no guarantee I would get a head shot every time like they do on The Walking Dead.
21. Would you rather go to a Halloween party or go trick or treating?
Now that I’m old, I prefer Halloween parties all the way! Trick or treating was fun when I was younger, but I don’t see the appeal as an adult. It would be weird to answer your door and see grown people trick-or-treating.
22. You’re in a horror movie. Are you the final girl, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?
I would definitely be the Final Girl! Or the smart one. I’ve seen enough slasher flicks to follow the basic rules of horror movies and be able to make it out alive.
23. Do you have to watch something happy after watching a horror movie so you can go to sleep?
It depends on the movie, but most of the time yes. I usually put on Modern Family because it changes my mood every time I watch it! Until Cam comes out in clown garb…
24. Whilst watching scary movies, are you the person who yells at the characters, the person with their eyes covered the whole time, or the person who falls asleep?
I am ALWAYS yelling at the characters! But there are times where I’m covering my eyes because I know something is going to pop out and scare the crap out of me!!
25. Are you the one who gets scared, or the one who does the scaring?
I love doing the scaring, but typically I’m the one who gets scared! When I was living at home a few years ago, my mom and brothers and I would play a Halloween prank every October. We had this bloody, dismembered arm that we would always hide on each other, and it always made me laugh when someone in the house screamed because they happened to find it! We got my mom good when we hid it in her laundry in the dryer! Still makes me laugh!!
26. Favorite scary book?
The Shining by far. I remember when I first read it at home. Alone. At night. I had to stop and watch Modern Family (every time!).
27. How old were you when you saw your first horror movie?
I can’t remember exactly, but I was super young. Like four or five. It was Poltergeist, and to this day I still LOVE that movie! I used to look like Carol Anne with the bangs and long, blonde hair and bright blue eyes.
28. What was your first Halloween costume?
The first one I REMEMBER was when my cousins and I all dressed up as The Wizard of Oz and I was Glinda. That’s the first Halloween I remember and it really sparked my love for the holiday.
29. What are you going to be for Halloween this year?
I always have multiple options for Halloween costumes. This year, I plan on being Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice while my BF will be Beetlejuice himself. We also have Forrest Gump and Jenny (just in case!) and I have my costume from last year, which is Jigsaw, the little doll from the Saw franchise.
30. If you could have a spooky Halloween pet (black cat, owl, bat, rat, wolf), what would you pick?
It’s a tie between a black cat and an owl. They’re both beautiful and I would love to have either one!
And there you have it! I’m not going to tag anyone specifically since I don’t want anyone to feel obliged to do this tag, but feel free to do it and link back so I can check out your answers! Happy Haunting!!