Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"C" is for Creepy

by Beth

The other day I took my older daughter out to practice driving. As we drove around (and around and around) our town's middle school parking lot and the connecting (empty) streets, she asked me if I was afraid to let her drive. I told her I wasn't but her question got me to thinking about things I really am afraid of which then lead me to start thinking about Halloween and what I find most creepy (hey, you all know by now that my mind works in mysterious ways, right?) Which is how I came up with my:


Top Five List Of Things That Creep Me Out

1. Flying Monkeys. I admit it. I can't stand The Wizard of Oz movie all because of those creeptastic flying monkeys. I'll probably have nightmares tonight just thinking about them (shudder) If I'd been Dorothy and I saw those things coming at me, I'd have dropped Toto and run like H-E-double hockey sticks.

2. Michael Jackson's Thriller Video. Yep, this video seriously creeps me out. I don't think I've ever watched the entire thing, not even as a teen in the 80's when it was on ALL THE TIME. Dancing Zombies? A Zombie Michael Jackson? No thanks.

3. Certain Medical Procedures. There's a very good reason I'm not in the medical field and that reason is because while I don't mind the sight of blood, I get woozy at the sight of any rips, cuts, tears in skin or seeing inside the body. I've gotten sick watching a video of a C-section (not my own, but one I had to watch to prepare for my own surgery) looking up my daughter's nose with a scope (the doctor had a screen right there in the office where we could see it. Joy.) Listening to the doctor describe the procedure to remove other daughter's wisdom teeth (for God's sake, don't tell me) Helping first daughter cover the four stitches she'd received and just this morning I almost passed out while my MIL described a cousin's surgery to fix a hole in his heart.


In other words, there's no way I'm ever going to quit writing to attend Medical School.

4. The Twilight Zone. The original, super scary, creeptacular one on TV. Has there every been a show THAT frightening? Where did they come up with those stories?


5. Cookie Monster. Okay, this one isn't really mine *g* I'm borrowing it from my daughter who developed this fear of the big blue monster when she was a toddler and still has not grown out of it.


What's creepy to you? 'Tis the season to share our weird, funny or frightening creep-outs :-)

68 comments:

Helen said...

Is he coming to my place

Have Fun
Helen

Helen said...

WE can have a rest this evening and read.

Beth

None of the things you have mentioned creeps me out but I really don't like ghost stories they really get to me and scary vampire stories I can handle hero vamps in stories but vampires in movies not for me I don't watch scary movies either LOL.

Have Fun
Helen

Kim in Hawaii said...

Sharks are creepy to me. Yet there is an interesting story about a connection between sharks and Pearl Harbor.

Back in the 190, 0when the Navy built Dry Dock No. 1, it collapsed. Among the debris they found bones of a hammerhead shark. The Navy realized after the fact that the area had once been a pond for a shark who the locals fed to please the shark god.

Before the Navy began to rebuild, the Admiral sent for an alii (chief) to bless the construction project.

To date, there have been no shark attacks in Pearl Harbor (and the Dry Dock remains intact). Thus, almost everything is blessed on base!

Daz said...

Hey Helen, congrats on the chook. Have fun with him.

Beth, must say I'm with Helen on this one - ghosts! Creepy!!!! Though that is mostly because I grew up around them and lived in my (now deceased) grandmother's mega creepy house and got told ghost stories when I was a kid and even saw one at one point. I'm currently reading a book that has ghosts in them and I'm barely into the 2nd chapter and contemplating stopping 'cos the whole thing just creeps me out.

Aside from the creepiness of ghosts, I scare easily - horror movies, ghost stories (yes again!) scare the daylights out of me. I also freak out over scary, creepy music and have way too vivid an imagination. The movie Jaws scared the crap out of me as a kid and I'll never even attempt to watch it again.

All in all, I'm a wuss. :-)

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

Oh Daz, it is so nice to meet a fellow wuz, I don't watch scary movies. I am not going to pay my hard earned dollars to be scared witless, just not happening. I won't run screaming into the night but I don't like creepy music, and I really, really don't like clowns. I am not talking the on purpose scary clowns, I am talking the kind you see at a circus, nope, can't handle it and don't know why. I can read about some of the scary things but for the most part I try not to. One exception was NR Circle Trilogy but even then I could only read during daylight hours and it is not going to be a re-read for me.

Gillian Layne said...

Ok, here's creepy for you: The "Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires" bear on those commercials. And he's been around forever; used to give me nightmares as a kid. Doesn't make any sense, I know.

Anna Sugden said...

Fellow scary movie wuss here - even some of those really old B&W ones which are pretty laughable make me shiver.

I LOVE the Thriller video - one of my favourites!

I think psychological stuff is more scary than blood and gore, and I hate films that are too true to life. I remember as a teenager babysitting with a friend and stupidly watching a movie where the baddie called up and asked 'have you checked the children?'.

Stalkers and psycho/sociopaths frighten me much more than vampires or ghosts ... then again, I won't be walking through the churchyard on Hallowe'en! Zombies *shiver*.

When I was a kid, the evil monsters on Dr Who used to frighten the heck out of me. Even now, I don't quite trust those Daleks!

Beth said...

Good morning!

Congrats on nabbing the GR, Helen! Luckily there's nothing creepy about our fine-feathered friend *g*

Ghost stories can be very creepy! I find them scarier than slasher type movies with all the blood and gore - although I don't want to watch either one :-)

Beth said...

To date, there have been no shark attacks in Pearl Harbor (and the Dry Dock remains intact).

Kim, that is such a cool story! Thanks for sharing *g*

Sharks can be creepy, especially how their eyes roll back when they feed. And who wasn't creeped out after watching Jaws?

Beth said...

Hey, Daz! If you're a wuss, believe me, you're not alone! I don't like scary movies either - although I watched my fair share as a teen.

I find it fascinating that you've seen a ghost! I do love to hear about other people's experiences with the paranormal, even if I get creeped out in the end :-)

Beth said...

Dianna, clowns freak my husband out, too! He says there's just something not right about them *g*

Nora's The Circle trilogy was pretty scary but for me, her In The Garden trilogy was more so. Something about a vindictive, insane ghost creeps me out!

Beth said...

Ok, here's creepy for you: The "Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires" bear on those commercials.

LOL, Gillian! I'm sure you weren't the only one who had nightmares about Smokey the Bear!

My older daughter hates movies/tv shows/commercials with talking animals/inanimate objects. Hates them. They totally freak her out but she'll gladly watch a horror movie. Makes no sense to me *g*

Beth said...

I think psychological stuff is more scary than blood and gore, and I hate films that are too true to life.

I agree, Anna. Although I'm also fascinated by shows like Criminal Minds that delve into the very frightening psyche of criminals.

And I never watched Dr. Who but I was afraid of the Sleestaks on Land of the Lost!

PJ said...

Congrats, Helen! Have fun with him!

I don't do creepy, Beth. Although in my younger years I watched creepy shows, as I've aged I've decided it's okay to be a wuss. I don't mind. It's a badge I wear proudly. ;-)

It's mostly the psychological stuff that creeps me out too. I grew up in the original Twilight Zone years and I have never, ever watched anything as seriously creepy as that show. We used to talk about the previous night's episode at school every week and I don't remember anyone, not even the big, strong, "nothing scares me" football players, laughing it off. Makes you wonder what kind of dreams Rod Serling had to come up with that stuff!

One of the creepiest books I've ever read is The Night Before by Lisa Jackson. The story centers around a serial killer who kills victims using methods that tap into the victim's deepest fear. It's an excellent book but I don't think I had a good night's sleep for at least a month after I finished it!

Janga said...

Another wuss here. I don't read thrillers, don't watch scarey movies, and am still fightened by the "It's a cookbook" line from a long ago Twilight Zone episode. I still think Wait Until Dark is the scariest movie I've ever seen, and child-in-jeopardy romantic suspense terrifies me.

When he was small, my #3 nephew was afraid of the sunset. Not of darkness, just the sunset. If he were outside or in a car at sunset, he would weep uncontrollably. He grew out of it, but that's still a fear that puzzles me.

PJ said...

Janga said; I still think Wait Until Dark is the scariest movie I've ever seen

Oh my gosh, yes! That movie terrified me!

Susan Sey said...

Hey, we were just talking about flying monkeys last night! I'm reading the Wizard of Oz to my kids & we got to the flying monkey part. Have to say, they weren't as scary in the book. Less of a mob of evil doers & more a reluctant bunch of hench men. It was refreshing.

As for what I'm afraid of? Snakes. Unreasonable but unchangeable. I hate snakes.

jo robertson said...

Great topic in the spirit of Halloween month, Beth.

Yay, Helen, he's back to Oz!!!!

There isn't much of anything that creeps me out. I should've been a nurse because I find myself able to sort of "step outside" of myself and observe trauma-drama objectively.

But IF I WERE creeped out by stuff, it would've happened during my daughter's C-section. She and I share a common anomaly which is a two-chambered uterus (she has lots of other double equipment too).

The OBGYN was very easygoing and asked me if I'd like to see what this weird uterus looked like so I watched the procedure over the curtain. It was waaaaayyyyy cool.

Megan was high on the good drugs so she didn't care about any of it LOL.

Trish Milburn (Tricia Mills) said...

I'm right there with you with never going into the medical profession. I have lots of friends who are nurses, and I just can't imagine doing that. I nearly pass out at the sight of my own blood.

I can't stand a lot of the movies that are on this time of year, the slasher types. I can watch war movies, even things with vampires and all manor of scary paranormal creatures, but slasher films -- uh, no.

Trish Milburn (Tricia Mills) said...

Susan, I can't stand snakes either. The first nightmare I ever remember having, I was surrounded by snakes. Shudder!

Cassondra said...

Giant spiders.

Yup. That's the one. I'm talking the big wolf spiders that are larger than your hand. Those, all the way up to giant spiders in nightmares--the ones as big as cars--like the ones in The Hobbitand LOTR. I don't know where this fear comes from, but they just wig me out.

In theory, I like Golden Garden Spiders because they're so good for the garden (we have them on the landscaping around our house and we work hard to not disturb them), and their webs covered with dew, shimmering in the morning or evening light, are magical. But all I can think about is being a little kid in the garden walking between the rows of beans when the web--and the spider hanging upside down in the web's center-- were just right about smack at eye level. If I watched my step so I didn't trip as I carried my bucket of beans, tomatoes or squash through the garden, that meant I was NOT watching for the spiders. And once again, those Goldens get as big as your hand. I've had more than one run across my head, hair, body...squealed like the little girl I was, and still squeal to this day.

Yup. Big-a** spiders creep me out.

I'm not scared of snakes really, though I don't like being startled by finding one, and who isn't startled when you come upon a snake?

The old tv series The Night Stalker scared the bejeebus out of me. That hand coming up out of the grave during the opening credits? Yeah. *shudder*

Okay here's a really gross one so don't look if you're too squeamish.

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It's maggots. Yes, they creep me out totally. We live in the country--farmland, so this happens--but I hate coming up on the carcass of anything which has gone to its final reward and is just lying there because...well...you know...blech.

Childbirth.

Yes, you mothers are laughing at me, especially JoMama, who has birthed more people than I KNOW. The whole idea creeps me out. I think its the epesiotomy (have no idea if I spelled that correctly and I'm not going to look.) Ew. I get a little sick just thinking about it.

Okay I'll stop now. I'm grossing myself out

Cassondra said...

Oh..I can GIVE shots to animals all day long (and have), but if you come at me with a needle? I hit the floor. Yup. It's the weirdest thing.

Beth said...

Hey, PJ! I saw reruns of The Twilight Zone and they were so much scarier than any horror movie I've ever seen.

It's an excellent book but I don't think I had a good night's sleep for at least a month after I finished it!

I'm not sure I could read something that frightening but you know, having something stick with you for that long is a sure sign of excellent story telling!

Beth said...

Hi, Janga! Glad to have you join our Wuss Club. All members welcome *g*

When he was small, my #3 nephew was afraid of the sunset. Not of darkness, just the sunset.

That is so interesting! I wonder what he thought was happening that frightened him so?

My son was terrified of wearing Halloween costumes until he was four. And they weren't even scary costumes; one was a jester, the other a dinosaur and one a scarecrow. Just something about not being himself, I guess :-)

Beth said...

Susan, I'm glad to hear those flying monkeys aren't as creepy in the book!

But they still creep me out.

My husband can't stand snakes either. He's not afraid of them so much as just he hates them *g* He shares this fear/hatred with his mother so I'm not sure if it's genetic or a learned behavior.

My son isn't afraid of snakes but he is afraid of spiders. They seriously creep him out :-)

Beth said...

The OBGYN was very easygoing and asked me if I'd like to see what this weird uterus looked like so I watched the procedure over the curtain. It was waaaaayyyyy cool.

LOL, Jo! Sounds fascinating! When I had my one C-section, my husband spent the entire time peeking over the curtain to see the surgery. His big dream is to be allowed to watch a few surgeries and perhaps pitch in if they need an extra hand :-)

Beth said...

Hey, Trish! I think slasher films bother me because of my aversion to blood and gore. They're not as scary to me as say something like The Others (which I haven't seen but know enough about to know it would scare the spit out of me *g*)

That said, I can watch some paranormal shows/movies. And vampires don't bother me half as much as those darn flying monkeys!

Sheree said...

What creeps me out is the talking Snuggle fabric softener bear. Every time that commercial comes on, I'd change the channel. I don't know why; Teddy Ruxpin didn't freak me out.

I don't like spiders either, and I can't watch when they draw blood from me without feeling faint (no problem with other people's medical procedures though).

Man, I feel like a wuss.

Christie Kelley said...

Fun post, Beth!

I loved the Twilight Zone as a kid. But I had no choice, Rod Sterling graduated from my high school and his name was carved in a header board over a stage entrance. When the theater dept had a fire one year, his name survived the fire. There were charred walls all around his name.

Bugs in movies creep me out. There was one episode of Supernatural that I could not watch because bugs were coming out of people...Yuck!!

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hey Helen! You have the bird for the day! :>

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

OMgosh, now ya'll are creeping ME out! :>

I'm not afraid of much of the usual stuff. I don't mind spiders although having one crawl on me wouldn't be my first choice. :>

Snakes, again, don't want one crawling on me, but....okay if they're in their place and I'm in mine.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Sheree, I hate that talking bear on the fabric softner stuff too. Urg. Creepy.

That creepy movie with the talking doll did that to me too - the mannequin one with the bugged out glassy eyes. Eeek!

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hey, Cassondra! Another evil twin thing!

I hatehatehate needles coming at ME, but, like you, I can give other people shots. :>

And eeeewwwww on the maggots. I'm so there with you on that one too.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

As to my kids, the eldest is totally creeped out by ants. Nothing else really bothers him, but ants send him running. Kinda weird because I can't remember any time in which he was actively covered with, involved with or even near ants in any great number. :>

Youngest one will watch scooby do, will talk about ghouls and vampires or something of that nature and hates the dentist. He likes the GUY, but the office with its fake teeth and smells just makes him clingly and scared. Sigh.

Donna MacMeans said...

Well - must say that's it's a good thing you aren't giving up writing. That would be a serious loss of talent.

The flying monkeys used to creep me out until I saw WICKED. Now I understand the unfortunate events that led to their creation and they aren't as scary anymore.

Things that creep me out...hmm...I like to write late at night in the summer out on our screened in porch. It will be pitch black past the confines of the screens, and sometimes I'll hear movement out there. Can't see it - just hear animals footsteps and sometimes a snarl. I have visions of rabid raccoons charging through the screens. I tend to get up and recheck the locks on the screen doors...just in case.

Dean Koontz novels creep me out. He's such a good writer. If I start reading the first page, I know I'll be sucked in for the whole book, but he knows how to scare the bejabbers out of me. He writes evil, evil, evil things that manage to get by your best defenses.
I don't put down the book once I start it, but it's just as well as I wouldn't be able to sleep anyway.

Deb said...

Snakes totally scare and ick me out; yuck, yuck, yuck! DON"T even show a picture of one to me.

There is a small likeness of a witch/banshee/evil-looking thing in the wood's grain of our bathroom door frame. I had to take a brown permanent marker to color over it because it was too freakin' weird to look at (shudders).

The clown in the movie "It". EEEKKK! Creeped me out, big time; that's why I don't watch movies or read books like that.

No chocolate in the house----oh, wait, that's not creepy; just a darned shame. That's why there is seldom a lack of milk chocolate in my house. :)

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Deb said: No chocolate in the house----oh, wait, that's not creepy; just a darned shame. That's why there is seldom a lack of milk chocolate in my house. :)


Hahaha! Well, is it creepy that it's somehow disappeared? *cue spooky music*

Nancy said...

Helen, have fun with the rooster!

Beth, I'm so with you on the medical procedures stuff. I suspect most people don't actually watch that funky nose scope.

Closeups of nose grot? Whoopee.

NOT!

When I had my wisdom teeth out, I told the oral surgeon, "Do whatever you need to, but I do not want to know what it is."

Lucky for me, he was cool with that.

Twilight Zone creeps me out, too. So does Jaws, so do all movies with "Friday the 13th" or "Saw" in the title. I really have no desire to be terrified. Or grossed out.

One of the scariest movies I ever saw starred Audrey Hepburn and Richard Crenna and there was nothing gross in it, just major degrees of creepines. It was Wait Until Dark.

Bodily fluids belong in bodies, not on movie screens.

Nancy said...

Donna, you're very generous to the flying monkees. :-)

Sounds in the dark creep me out, too, and it really bugs me when the dog goes on alert and stares at apparently empty spaces.

jo robertson said...

Janga said, "am still fightened by the "It's a cookbook" line from a long ago Twilight Zone episode. I still think Wait Until Dark"

Oh, Janga, that Twilight Zone epi is a classic! Even though the alien creatures are soo not scary, that idea that the humans going to outer space are ingredient for a cookbook is delicious (pun intended).

I still think WAIT UNTIL DARK is one of the scariest movies ever. Alan Arkin was wicked as the bad guy and, of course, I adored Audrey Hepburn. Didn't everyone?

jo robertson said...

Beth, your husband is a better man than mine. He wanted NO part of the regular or C-secion delivery.

Big wiennie!

Beth said...

Cassondra, I'm totally with you on the maggots. Yuck. Those things are super creepy.

And as I mentioned, my son is afraid of spiders. Big ones. Little ones. It doesn't matter. If there's a spider and someone is in the house with him, he will ask that someone to take care of the spider for him. Even if it's one of his younger sisters :-)

But he's good with disposing of rodents, snakes and any other type of insects :-)

Beth said...

What creeps me out is the talking Snuggle fabric softener bear.

LOL, Sheree! That bear IS creepy! There's something about him, like he's not really as soft and cuddly as he'd like us to think.

And if you're a wuss, you're in good company ;-)

Beth said...

Rod Sterling graduated from my high school and his name was carved in a header board over a stage entrance. When the theater dept had a fire one year, his name survived the fire. There were charred walls all around his name.

Christie, that is such a cool piece of trivia! And wouldn't it be interesting to know what went through Rod's mind when he came up with all those strange stories? I'm always fascinated by how other people come up with their ideas *g*

Beth said...

That creepy movie with the talking doll did that to me too - the mannequin one with the bugged out glassy eyes. Eeek!

Chucky from Child's Play? That's the only scary doll movie I've seen - though I don't doubt there are other scary dolls out there. And really, Chucky was frightening even before he started talking and killing people.

My younger daughter is creeped out by ventriloquist dummies - and I totally understand why. Creepy!

Beth said...

Ants and the dentist, huh, Jeanne? I totally get the dentist. Dental offices are scary. They smell funny and there's all sorts of weird noises and strange tools...makes me shiver just thinking about it!

Okay, I'm loving this conversation because I'm trying to figure out WHY people are creeped out by certain things.

My older daughter use to love frogs. Had stuffed frogs and frog figurines and picture frames. Now? Can't even go outside if a peeper is sitting on the sidewalk and she ditched all of her 'cute' froggy stuff. She can't explain why *g*

Beth said...

Well - must say that's it's a good thing you aren't giving up writing. That would be a serious loss of talent.

Thanks, Donna!

I have visions of rabid raccoons charging through the screens.

LOL! I'm sure I'd be imagining the same thing! I have to admit that I used to think raccoons were cute until I realized that they resemble giant rodents (rodents being another fear of mine, although they don't exactly creep me out. I just don't like them *g*).

And I'll have to see if I can ever catch a showing of Wicked! I'd love to lose this hang-up I have with the flying monkeys :-)

Beth said...

There is a small likeness of a witch/banshee/evil-looking thing in the wood's grain of our bathroom door frame.

Oh, Deb, that would creep me out, too! And the no chocolate thing is a true horror! Since I'm among friends, I can admit I've had to resort to opening a bag of chocolate chips for a chocolate fix. Scary :-)

Beth said...

Closeups of nose grot? Whoopee.

NOT!


ROFL, Nancy! Exactly! Okay, there was no grot but then he slid the scope down the back of her throat and had her say "ahh" and we could see her vocal chords and...eww...it's creeping me out just remembering.

My husband, of course, was right there in front of the screen. I'm surprised he didn't ask if he could run the scope for a minute or two *g*

I'm glad I've never seen Wait Until Dark. I've heard enough of it to know it's not for me!

Beth said...

Beth, your husband is a better man than mine. He wanted NO part of the regular or C-secion delivery.

Big wiennie!


LOL, Jo! Mine would've loved to have performed the surgery - if only such pesky things like a medical license and a medical education weren't required *g*

Pat Cochran said...

Creepy are the photos I just saw
at another blogsite! They are pictures of fellows in some (to
me) extreme yoga positions! ICK!

Pat Cochran

Nancy said...

Beth, when I was in 3rd grade, we saw a Bell Labs film about human speech that featured a shot of vocal chords in action.

Can I just say MAJOR EEEUW?!

Looked like something out of a horror movie. I was permanently traumatized by it. There are some things I'm perfectly happy not to see in action.

Nancy said...

Janga, another Wait Until Dark viewer. I think that's one of the scariest movies I ever saw.

Nancy said...

Kim, what a cool story about sharks and Pearl Harbor!

Nancy said...

Jo, was it Alan Arkin in Wait Until Dark? I'm confused. Whoever, that's one scary movie!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Beth,
You're not a wuss, just discriminating! ;-)

There are creepy things -- bugs and snakes, and really large lizards. ICK!!!

Then there are SCARY things -- noises that you can't see what's making it, things in the water you can feel but not see... EWW! This is why I will NOT swim in the ocean.

But the thing that scares me the most is... the IRS! These guys brought down Capone! Just sayin... I'll take my chances with the guy with the chain saw.

AC

Pissenlit said...

Spiders! Spiders are sooooooo creepy! And most other creepy-crawlies.

And the Doctor Who episode, Blink. But not as much as spiders and other creepy-crawlies.

Christine Wells said...

Great post, Beth! I must admit, maggots creep me out. Two movies spring to mind--Poltergeist, where the meat starts creeping over the counter and then splits open, rife with maggots and also that movie The Lost Boys (?) Where a bowl of rice turns into maggots. Yep, maggots and food. They creep me out. And clowns. I hate clowns. Oh, yeah, and underwater scenes where someone's oxygen gets cut off.

Helen congrats on the rooster today!

PJ said...

Jo, was it Alan Arkin in Wait Until Dark? I'm confused. Whoever, that's one scary movie!

Nancy, it was Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.

Beth said...

Creepy are the photos I just saw
at another blogsite! They are pictures of fellows in some (to
me) extreme yoga positions! ICK!


Pat, I don't like to see people do weird stuff with their bodies like bend them in unbelievable ways or pop their eyeballs out or stick nails through their skin or...well...basically anything that would be part of Ripley's Believe It Or Not *g*

Beth said...

Looked like something out of a horror movie. I was permanently traumatized by it. There are some things I'm perfectly happy not to see in action.

Exactly! I can still picture it and this happened years ago. It's seared into my memory *sigh*

Beth said...

But the thing that scares me the most is... the IRS! These guys brought down Capone! Just sayin... I'll take my chances with the guy with the chain saw.

ROFL, AC!! So true! And really, just hearing the word "Audit" strikes fear into most people's hearts, doesn't it?

jo robertson said...

PJ said, "Nancy, it was Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr."

Thanks, PJ. Both Arkin and Crenna were bad guys, but Crenna played a "nice" bad guy. Arkin was a psychopath!

Beth said...

Spiders! Spiders are sooooooo creepy! And most other creepy-crawlies

I agree, Pissenlit! I'm not a fan of crawly things. But I'm even less a fan of scurrying things like mice *shudder*

Beth said...

Oh, yeah, and underwater scenes where someone's oxygen gets cut off.

Christine, I'm not claustrophobic in real life but if there's a scene where someone can't breathe (they're under water or someone is smothering them) I freak out and I can't breathe. And having the bedspread covering my face totally freaks me out!

Nancy said...

PJ and Jo, thanks for clearing up the casting question. I think that movei was extremely well done, seeing as how it scared the bejabbers outta me, but I plan never to see it again.

Louisa Cornell said...

Good on you, Helen! He's a great reading companion if you have enough Tim Tams to keep him busy!

Hey, everyone has their creep spots. I think you are very brave to name yours!


I have never been bothered by the supernatural. I lived in a haunted house for three years in England so it was no big deal. Did the Dracula tour in Romania and while there were moments I got chills I wasn't exactly creeped out. With supernatural creatures there are prescribed superstitions that act to countermand them. You just have to know what they are and believe.

Human monsters, however - serial killers, people who just snap, and other criminal types - now they creep me out completely because there is no prescribed way to deal with them.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Beth said: Chucky from Child's Play? That's the only scary doll movie I've seen - though I don't doubt there are other scary dolls out there. And really, Chucky was frightening even before he started talking and killing people.

Yes! That's the one. *shudder* Not human enough to be freaky but cool, too human to be real. CRREEEEPPPPY!!!