Friday, October 27, 2006
Ghoulish Friday Five
Having joined the RevGalBlogPals webring this week (see my sidebar for the link), I am pleased to present (drum roll please): the Friday Five! Five questions for fun and... fun.
You wanna see something *really* scary?...
1. Do you enjoy a good fright?
You know, I do... as long as it is a verifiably safe good fright. Scary movie in the comfort of my own home? You bet. Engine trouble on the plane? No thanks.
2. Scariest movie you've ever seen
I think Silence of the Lambs still wins that title. I remember distinctly the first time I saw it, in a theater filled with other terrified people, and my sheer disbelief that a movie could fill me with such fear. That film pushed me to deal with the idea of evil as an active force, and not simply as the absence of good. Powerful stuff.
Other films that have scared the bejeesus out of me:
Alien (love, love, love Sigourney Weaver)
The Shining (though, if you have seen the movie, check out this brilliantly edited trailer for a great laugh)
And, yes, we bow to the master:
3. Bobbing for apples: choose one and discuss:
a) Nothing scary about that! Good wholesome fun.
b) Are you *kidding* me?!? The germs, the germs!
I have to be honest. The germ aspect never crossed my mind. Not once. Until now. Eeew.
4. Real-life phobia
Nothing that rises to the level of phobia, I don't think. I have a fear that George W. Bush is deliberately trying to bring on the apocalypse. Does that count?
5. Favorite "ghost story"
The Others, another movie, starring Nicole Kidman and Fionnula Flanagan. If you haven't seen it, it is a perfect Halloween movie... an intelligent plot that makes your skin crawl before it allows you a good cry. What could be better?