There is no secret that I am crazy about Halloween.
Halloween and Thanksgiving are two American holidays that I have really embraced since I moved here a long time ago.
I know, I am nuts about Halloween, and I own Halloween decorations until there is no end. Yes, I have too many of them (even I can see that). Yet I cannot stop myself from buying more each year.
However, I think I am done for 2010 now.
I. DO. HAVE. PLENTY!
STOP. THE. INSANITY!
I think what I love about Halloween is that all the colors (black, orange and purple) work so well this time of the year. I love all the decorations (the wackier the better), I love when people go all out and immerse themselves into the holiday.
I love carving pumpkins, I love all the candles and the lights that light up the dark fall evenings, and nights.
It is so strange that I am so drawn to all this since I am not a fan of horror movies etc. Actually, I am DRAWN to horror movies, but I know that they will freak the living daylight out of me. Therefore, I don't watch them.
But, If I did watch, I would not be able to take my eyes off the movie (I would so not fall asleep in front of those movies. I assure you that), but I would not be able to sleep for two weeks after watching a horror flick.
The worst horror movie I ever saw was "The Shining". IT scared me SO MUCH!!
I can still recall almost the entire movie (yes, I've seen it several times, but probably not in the last 15 years), and I do think it is a GOOD one!!
A horror movie at it's best. A CLASSIC!!
There was a time in my life when I was OBSESSED with Stephen King. As soon as I found a Stephen King book, I would read it. I was totally absorbed by the "Pet sematary" for example. And, I loved "Salem's Lot" and "Misery".
I don't know why, and when, I stopped reading horror. Maybe horror is something you are more prone to like when you are younger?
I mean, Now I cannot even watch "The sixth sense" or "The Blair Witch Project", even though Peter has tried to talk me into it many times. With no such luck.
Peter recently bought "Paranormal activity" on DVD , and he watched it. Afterwards he told me that I should never, ever, ever watch it. That it would creep me out BIG TIME. No, I wont even take a glance at it. Promise.
Another horror movie that I LOVE is Dracula, the one with Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder.
SO beautiful, and scary and romantic. I could probably watch it again, it would not scare me too much, I think.
Me, and one of my dear friend's in Sweden, were totally crazy about Dracula in the early nineties. We could quote half the movie.
I think we were taken by the landscape, the romance, the mystery, the Carpathian mountains and Transylvania at large.
Call us just a tad bit crazy!
How about you? What is your favorite horror flick? Do you like them? Or, do they freak you out as much as they do me?