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?


Anonymous said...

Thinking your president is bringing about the apocalypse is not a phobia. It is not even an irrational fear. However, if you believe that he's doing this from inside a wardrobe in your spare bedroom - then, you might possibly consider talking to someone about it. Otherwise, pack plenty of tinned goods, head for the hills and don't panic. It's not the end of the world you know. (Well, technically it is, I suppose).

Magdalene6127 said...

I keep hearing the REM song, "It's the end of the world as we know it..." Well, W. is not in my closet yet... no room, what with the furry green monster and the ghost of my Aunt Natalie.


reverendmother said...

These are great answers! I'd forgotten about Alien. Thanks for playing!

hipchickmamma said...

welcome to the ring!

the others is wonderful. i share your concern about the prez.

great answers!

revabi said...

OOOh I loved your movies. Good play and good sense of humor..

Sally said...

Great answers and I was terrified by Silence of the Lambs too!
Well played- thanks for the smile!!!

Bad Alice said...

I loved The Others! Spooky and atmospheric. I have never dared see The Silence of the Lambs. That's how scared I am of it.

Welcome to RevGals!

more cows than people said...

you managed to name my top two scariest movie experiences- Silence of the Lambs and the Shining. Both were viewed in the comfort of home, but there was nothing comfortable about their viewing. I had to watch Aladdin after the Shining in order to be able to fall asleep.

i steer clear of the scary movies now... save for a good thriller now and then.

great answers.