Monday, October 29, 2007

A Halloween meme, courtesy of the Samurai Frog.

1. What is your favorite work of horror fiction?
Stephen King's It. Kind of an epic-sized kitchen sink summation of the genre.

2. Who is your favorite monster?
Grover. Well, the primal nature of the werewolf has always made the most interested in him - but as a rule I'm not much of a "monsters" fan.

3. What horror movie gives you the most chills?
Don't really watch them. Nightmare on Elm Street freaked me out some when I was a kid, though, even though I never actually saw the whole thing.

4. Freddy versus Jason?
Freddy. It's all about the design.

5. Ghosts or goblins?
Goblins. Those Lord of the Rings guys were gruesome, and ghosts are usually less scary than cheesy (exception: The Sixth Sense).

6. What is your scariest encounter with the paranormal?
When I was a kid I could freak myself out pretty easily, thinking that shadows of branched were hands and that a pile of clothes had some kind of monster hiding under it. Typical stuff, really.

7. Do you believe in ghosts?

8. Favorite Halloween costume?
My Dad made me a killer robot costume when I was eight or so. Dryer hoses for arms, silver face paint, the works.

9. If you had an unlimited budget, what would your fantasy costume be for this Halloween?
Captain America. To dress me as Captain America and not have the result look cheesy as hell would, luckily, require an unlimited budget. Also, I would want a working shield.

10. When was the last time you went trick or treating?
When I was ten or 11. I go with my kids now, though, and that's fun as hell.

11. What's your favorite Halloween candy?
Mini Baby Ruths. Mmm.

12. Tell us about a scary nightmare you had.
I had a recurring nightmare as a kid of sliding down a massive, never-ending slide. Terrifying.

13. What is your supernatural fear?
None, now. As a kid, I was scared of most things.

14. What is your creepy-crawlie fear?
Mice and rats creep me the hell out. When I worked at a grocery store in high school I grabbed an opened box of cookies once in the back room and a mouse peeked its head out at me. Thought my heart stopped.

15. Would you ever stay in a real haunted house overnight?
I would.

16. Are you a traditionalist (just a face) Jack O'Lantern carver, or do you get really creative with your pumpkins?
Traditionalist. Out of laziness and lack of skill, rather than a lack of desire.

17. How much do you decorate your home for Halloween?
Not at all. See the laziness answer above.

18. Do you think Halloween is too commercial these days?
Nah. It's not as if Halloween has some deep significance that commercialism intrudes on. It's the one holiday that has as its aim nothing but fun, and, frankly, the commercialism can help with that.

Until Whenever

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