Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ellery's Top Ten Scariest Things

Ellery Adams

Halloween is days away and the movie channels are featuring their spookiest shows. Pumpkins of all shapes on sizes are have been placed on front stoops, waiting to be hallowed out and transformed. Costumes are on hangers and bags of candy are in the pantry (unless a bag or two has been eaten by a hungry ghost...hem, hem). I'm getting ready for the holiday by thinking back on things that have truly given me thrills and chills.

1. Scariest Novel - Without a doubt, It by Stephen King.

2. Scariest Movie - I saw Poltergeist when I was 13. I still haven't recovered from that clown under Robbie's bed. I obviously have a clown phobia.

3. Scariest thing I found in my trick or treat bag - Circus peanuts (what are they really made of?)

4. Scariest costume I've ever seen - a grim reaper on stilts

5. Scariest haunted house - an abandoned boat house where I grew up. My friends and I would dare each other to go inside for 60 seconds after dark. I did it once.

6. Scariest song - The theme music from Friday the Thirteenth

7. Scariest food - raw oysters - they give me the heebie jeebies

8. Scariest celebratory couple ever - Rose McGowan and Marilyn Manson

9. Scariest children - the twins from The Shining

10. Scariest creature/monster - Alien (but when I was younger, The Creature From the Black Lagoon).

Your turn: Tell me some of your "Scariests"


Linda McDonald said...

Oh, for sure the clown in Poltergeist....totally scary! Never have liked clowns since seeing that movie and around the same age as when you saw it. I can remember I got totally scared when I was younger reading Salem's Lot. I don't think I even finished it. Scariest haunted house: a place we stayed at in Utah...a fire stared in one of those free standing wood fireplaces. We didn't start it, but after we'd gone to bed a fire started in it. Scary!

Aurian said...

I don't do scary, gives me nightmares for years to come. When I was a teenager, my best friend told me the story of Stephen King's Pet Cemetary. Never read it myself (or touched one of his other books), but still have nightmares about it, 20 years later.
Funny scary, like the Addams Family, that is good though.

Barbara said...

Psycho was my scariest movie. I was so scared, I couldn't watch past the stabbing of Janet Leigh in the shower. Never saw another Hitchcock movie.

Michelle Fidler said...

I like Poltergeist too. I also like The Amityville Horror and watched it a lot when I was a kid. A scary/freaky movie was The Ring. It was weird and I don't know if I'll ever watch it again. Well, maybe someday. It's been a few years since I saw it. I'm going to get Paranormal Activity from the library. Never seen any of those.

Anonymous said...

Scary movie John Carpenter's The Thing

Fav Halloween movie "Hocus Pocus"

Shirley in Baltimore

Nancy Jo said...

I don't do scary. I grew up in Kansas and thought the Wizard of Oz was scary!

Vickie said...

I am with you on the clown in Poltergeist.

Scariest song: is Exorcist theme song, Tubular Bells.

Scariest book: THE DESCENT - Jeff Long, a search and the finding of Hell

I don't do haunted houses/mazes/nuttin' haunted

Scariest movie monster is definitely Alien critter *gah*

ev said...

Can't sleep, clowns will eat me...

I don't do slasher, scary, Stephen King stuff. And my daughter's movie genre she works in is horror. I can only go for the credits I guess.

However, here's a funny... our oldest daughter, late son-in-law and our grandson went on a haunted hayride years ago. While sitting on the wagon, characters came running out of the wood with fake chain saws, covered in blood, "body parts" flying all over. This woman next to Joe (SIL) started screaming. Nut case that he was, Joe reached down (he always wore shorts) and pulled off his prosthetic leg and started screaming and waving it around. The woman ran off screaming to the parking lot and refused to come back!!

I still love that story.

Tonya Thomas said...

Scariest movie? Definitely "Alien." I slept with the light on for at least a week after seeing that for the first time.

But an episode of "Alien Nation" scared me almost as much. The one where one of the aliens transmitted to one of their mother ships that there were BILLIONS of potential slaves right here on Earth ready for the picking. Oh yeah...that haunts me still.

A friend of mine worked on a TV documentary about UFOs and talked to many Air Force personnel who had investigated UFOs. What my friend told me after his invesitations still chills me: Aliens are out there and they are not our friends.

I trust this guy.

I hope I never have to meet any alien life forms. I don't want to be their dinner.

Ellery Adams said...

Alien is terrifying, there's no doubt.

I adore the movie Hocus Pocus!

Sounds like we're all afraid of clowns!