A Horror Meme?!?!
If you've been reading this blog for some time, then you know that what I really, really want to be is a Horror blogger.
Last week, I was startled to see that "Book blogger" status had sneaked up on me . . . but I had to admit it made sense. The average Book blog has almost as many memes as it has reviews, and I had just participated in several local link ups.
If the Horror blogosphere had any memes, I'd be a Horror blogger by now. But I think that if an innocent meme wandered into a respectable Horror blog, it would be threatened with a chainsaw, cornered in a dark house, and dismembered in a fountain of gore.
You know what? Let me do that again--with pictures.
If an innocent meme wandered into a respectable Horror blog, it would be . . .
Which explains why the one Horror-themed meme I managed to find wasn't on a Horror blog and doesn't seem to have gone viral . . .
Here are just a few horror-related questions and answers for those of you who might enjoy a little creepiness from time-to-time.
And now, in memory of Corey Haim, let the rest of this week be one more stab at Horror blogger status--even if it does involve a meme.
1. What’s the best scene (a.k.a. scene that scared the crap out of you) in a horror movie?
From A Nightmare on Elm Street: Tina's second dream, when Freddy reveals himself to her--a scene I won't spoil for you if you haven't seen it yet.
I have dreamed that your arms are lovely . . . Rogers and Hammerstein had no idea!
2. Who hangs out in the scary dark corners of your basement (Nobody, I know, but if someone did)?
Did you think I would say Freddy Kreuger? It's actually Jason Voorhees! He makes a Scream Queen out of me.
3.Who writes/wrote the best ghost stories?
Henry James kept me awake all night, the first time I read The Turn of the Screw.
The second time I read it, I took it as a Psychological Thriller of sorts and wasn't so scared. A pity.
4. What was the last book you read that made you want to check all the locks on your doors?
I'm not much of a Horror reader. It takes me months to recover from a Stephen King novel.
His Needful Things didn't make me want to check all the locks, but it did make me terrified of everything in the house that I had bought for myself.
5. Have you ever been spooked while listening to music?
Of course! I'm really easy. I still don't want to listen to the "Ave Satani" chorus in Jerry Goldsmith's score for The Omen, and all Metal music, without an exception, makes me feel that demons are about to attack.
6.If you had to be the victim of a mythical monster, who would it be?
I totally see myself being sent as a sacrifice to the Minotaur and having to run for my life in the labyrinth.
(Hey, this question is about Greek myths, right? =P)
7. Were you afraid of the dark as a child?
No! I was never afraid of the dark as a child, and would wander through the house at night without turning on any lights. I didn't start to get scared until I was much older . . . Is this significant, Dr. Freud?
8. What do you most like in a good horror story?
A moral element.
Okay! I don't expect any of my Horror blogger friends to pick this up, but let me now put a Ringu style curse on anyone who reads this . . .
You are tagged if . . . you understand why Jaws, The Terminator, and Final Destination could be counted as Slashers, even if they really aren't.
Image Sources: a) Texas Chainsaw Massacre screencap, b) Halloween screencap, c) A Nightmare on Elm Street screencap