Saturday, October 31, 2015

Saturday 9

(Link in meme-roll)
Thriller (1983)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) In this video, Michael Jackson is transformed into a "werecat," with fangs, claws, yellow eyes and whiskers. What monster or ghoul frightened you the most?
I don't remember ever being afraid of "monsters" as a child. Life itself scared me, but not creatures, perhaps because I was pretty sheltered and safe with the people in my life. I actually remember a childhood dream about monsters, but they weren't really scary, more like Sesame Street monsters (though this was prior to Sesame Street, because I am actually that old). The stuff that scared me was people being scary. I had to be removed my from the auditorium about 5 minutes into my sister's high school production of "Oliver!" because of Mr. Bumble's shouting.
2) Michael sings that evil things that will be lurking "close to midnight." Where will you be at midnight tonight?
I hope I'm in bed asleep! Long morning tomorrow--I'm liturgist for one of the worship services, and I teach Sunday School with the middle school kids during the other hour.
3) Horror movie icon Vincent Price does the voice over on "Thriller." What's your favorite scary movie?
I don't like scary movies. I suppose I'd have to go with "Psycho" but I don't really think that's horror, more Extreme Suspense. I spend a lot of time hiding my eyes in regular movies--the first "Lord of the Rings" flick, for instance, I spent most of the last 10 minutes with my face buried in Beast's shoulder. He told me afterwards that I would be better off not seeing the rest of the trilogy at all.
4) Mr. Price's House of Wax, made in 1953, was one of the first 3D movies. What's the most recent 3D movie you saw?
I don't see those either. The 3D-ness messes with my equilibrium somehow (or my vision, perhaps? like motion sickness anyway) and I tend to get nauseous.
5) Horror fans might be surprised to know that, despite his sinister image, Mr. Price enjoyed very genteel and relaxing hobbies, like cooking, gardening and painting. What would we be surprised to learn about you?
I loved Vincent Price because I saw him on talk shows when I was a kid and he always seemed so nice! People IRL would be surprised about almost every blog entry I've done. People online, I suspect, might be surprised at how soft-hearted I am.
6) A Halloween tradition is the jack-o-lantern. Did you carve a pumpkin this year?
Nope, but we do have pumpkins on the front porch at least. I need to get the candy out for trick-or-treat tonight, too.
7) According to Yahoo!, the most popular costume of Halloween 2014 was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Will you be in costume this Halloween? If not, who or what would you most like to dress up as?
Hell no! I stopped dressing up eons ago. The only costume I'll be wearing in the forseeable future is something for my workplace's 1xxth birthday party. A coworker is making me a period dress, so I can look like a proper bluestocking of that era!
8) When you went trick or treating as a kid, did you usually wear a store-bought costume, or was it DIY?
Usually it was homemade, which sucked...until one year I begged hard enough that Mom got a store-bought one and I realized how crap they are/were. Thin nylon, unusable mask, incomplete overall, and I don't even remember what I was supposed to be!!
9) When trick-or-treaters show up at your door, what candy will they get?
I've got a mix of Jolly Rancher and mini-chocolate bars. I think. Actually, I don't remember what I've got exactly! :-) Everyone gets a big handful from the bowl. We go through about 3 big bags a year.
It just occurred to me that I should check the "official" trick-or-treat times for today. Guess I should get myself sorted out fairly soon: the kids can start at 3! It runs till 8, but we never really see anyone much after 7. And then we'll reset all the clocks in the house and go to bed. We are so freakin' exciting at our house!

4 sweet-talkers :

Kwizgiver said...

I don't get trick or treaters, but I should buy a bag of candy "in case" ;-)

CountryDew said...

I am really surprised you found the Fellowship of the Ring scary. I know there are some dark moments, but wow. I must now watch it again just to try to view it from your point of view.

Cat. said...

That should tell you how much fun I am at the theater. I pretty much sat through Platoon with my eyes shut. I was there with a full theater of vets, but have no memory of the movie itself.

The Gal Herself said...

I totally related to your answer to #5. Sometimes I think my blog readers know me better than those who interact with me in real life every day.

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