Saturday, 28 October 2017

Halloween Tag

Hi lovelies! I did have another post planned for today, but that's gonna be up tomorrow now! I've been feeling really groggy all day, after spending two nights binge-watching shows until the sun comes up. The other night, I watched the entire series of new channel 4 coming-of-age dark comedy 'It's the End of the F***ing World. I kind of enjoyed it; it was one of those shows that isn't that great but you can't seem to stop watching it, if you get what I mean. Have any of you guys watched it yet? If so, what do you think? Yesterday was the release date for the second season of the Netflix original series, the amazing 'Stranger Things', so obviously I had to give up my sleep to watch as much as I could! I still have four episodes left to go, which as soon as this post is finished, I'll be giving my undecided attention to. I'm very excited for what's to come! Anyhow, I decided that for today's post, I would instead do a Halloweeny Tag. I hope you all enjoy reading my answers :) 

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I found this tag on a blog called Kat Bouska: Mama's Losin' It but I think it was originally created by Youtuber, Simply Kenna, so I'll tag both. It's a really awesome tag containing 30 Halloween-themed questions! Preparing my answers has got me even more giddy about the fact that it will be Halloween on Tuesday! I can't wait to finish up adding my decorations to my bedroom, carving a Jack-O-Lantern and having a go at creating some spooky make-up looks! How are you going to celebrate on the 31st? 

Okay, so here goes...

(1)  What's your favourite horror or Halloween-themed song?

I have a few! My top five are: The Monster Mash by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers, Somebody's Watching Me by Rockwell, Marilyn Manson's version of This is Halloween (originally from The Nightmare Before Christmas), Halloween by Aqua and it's not a traditional Halloween song, but I play Rihanna's Disturbia a lot around this time of year!

(2) Name something you wouldn't want to run into in a dark forest or adandoned building.

Ooo there's a lot of creepy ghouls that come to mind, but I'd have to say that the one that I'd hate to encounter the most is the Pale Man from Pan's Labyrinth.. you know the freaky naked wrinkled thing who eats children and bites fairies heads off and has gory eyes on his hands instead of on his face! He's one of the only monsters that really gives me the creeps. Have you seen Pan's Labyrinth? If not, I seriously recommend it! It's one of my favourite movies.

(3) Have you ever played with a Ouija Board?

I have never played with an actual Ouija Board but me and my friends when I was young used to try and make our own out of paper and cardboard. We were convinced that they actually worked, haha! 

(4) Favourite horror monster or villain? 

My all-time favourite horror villains are Otis B. Driftwood from Rob Zombie's The House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects, and Freddy Krueger from the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. Monsters? I'd have to say the cenobites from the Hellraiser movies. I love them! Oh, and the 'Demogorgon' from Stranger Things is awesome too.

(5) What's the creepiest thing that's ever happened while you were alone? 

When I was around 13/14 years old, I was convinced that I saw a ghost running down the stairs into the vaults under my hometown's old library building, and it scared the hell out of me at the time! It was more scary because I couldn't explain what I'd seen or think of a rational reason for it.

(6) If you were dared to spend the night in a 'haunted house', would you do it?

If someone paid me, yes :D Although I think it would actually be pretty awesome to stay at a haunted house to be honest!

(7) Are you superstitous?

Nope, I don't believe in ghosts in the traditional sense. I don't think that the spirits of those passed are running around wreaking havoc only at night and throwing things around people's houses, tapping on walls, moving objects and all those little things we see in paranormal movies!

(8) Do you ever see figures in your peripheral vision?

I have experienced this so many times, and it's usually when my anxiety is really heightened or I'm exposed to my phobias. I know that it's my mind playing tricks on me because of how much I'm freaking out at the time, but it's not any less terrifying. Who else has had tis happen before?

(9) Which urban legend scares you the most?

I don't really know any urban legends, but I used to be creeped out by the idea of the Bogeyman when I was a kid. I was petrified about having my foot hanging out of the covers in case he was hiding under my bed and would grab my foot. This fear has followed me into adulthood, because I am still a little uncomfortable by the idea of my foot or arm hanging out of the bed! 

(10) Do you prefer gore or thrillers?

I absolutely love a good slasher movie with lots of cheesy gore and blood, but I prefer psychological thriller movies. They are my favourite of the horror/thriller genre. 

(11) Do you believe in multiple dimensions or worlds?

I don't, although the idea of them is very cool! I am fascinated by the Upside Down in Stranger Things and the thought of having another self living in a parallel universe. 

(12) Ever made a potion of any sort? 

I am a pagan, a white witch, a wiccan, there's many ways of saying it, and in my teens when I first started experimenting with the pagan faith, I made a few potions. One for my love life, one for good luck, one for health. Other than that, me and my sister used to make 'potions' in the bathroom, haha! We'd mix all sorts of bath products together: toothpaste, shampoo, hand wash. It was really fun, and a massive part of that was probably because we knew that we weren't supposed to be doing it! Who else did this as a kid?

(13) Do you get scared easily?

Well, I have anxiety disorder so I get scared by many situations and things, but when it comes to scary movies or books or things like that, I don't. I absolutely love all that spooky stuff!

(14) Have you ever played Bloody Mary? 

Is that the childhood myth where you turn all of the lights off and stand in front of mirror, then say Bloody Mary three times? If so, then yes I went home and did this when I was in my first couple of years of high school, when everyone was talking about doing it. Also the Candyman version. I wanted to prove a point that they was no truth in the myth, because I was tired of listening to silly people in my class joking about how they'd really seen the ghosts/ghouls! Children are weird!

(15) Do you believe in demons/the devil?

I do not. Apologies for the super short answer!

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(16) You're home alone but you hear footsteps in your house, what do you do?

Whenever I'm home alone, even when it's during the day, I keep the doors locked. So if I heard footsteps, I'd know that it wasn't a family member. The first thing I'd do is not go and act like the person who dies first in a horror movie and walk around saying 'who's there?' XD I'd make a beeline for my bathroom and lock myself in there. I'd keep quiet and make sure that I didn't bring any attention to myself whilst I thought of a way to get out of my house, then if it seemed like I was in immediate danger, I'd be straight out of my bathroom window! 

(17) If you got trapped in one scary movie, which would you choose?

Probably Paranormal Activity or another ghost movie, because I don't believe in ghosts so I'm sure I'd be fine, or one of those corny horror movies where the killer makes silly decisions and only the stupid people get killed; you know which ones I mean. I'd love to know what you guys would answer for this!

(18) If you could only wear one Halloween costume for the rest of your life, what would you be? 

I'd be a vampire because I would just be dressed in the usual black wardrobe, but with gorgeous make-up and a pair of badass vampire fangs. I'd rock them with pride :)

(19) Would you ever go to a graveyard at night?

I totally would; I'm not anymore scared of graveyards than I am scared of going anywhere at night. I wouldn't go anywhere on my own at night because I wouldn't feel safe. The fact that the destination would be a graveyard wouldn't change this.

(20) In a zombie apocalyse, what is your weapon of choice? 

I'd love to say an epic crossbrow like Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead, however I'm a weakling and so I'd definitely struggle to use one! So, I think I'd go for a huge flame thrower gun thing, also used by Daryl Dixon. Can you tell I like Mr Dixon guys? :p

(21) Would you rather go to a Halloween party or go trick or treating? 

I'd rather go trick or treating! I'm so sad that it's not a very socially acceptable activity for adults to do :( I want to dress up and get given lots of sweets! 

(22) You're in a horror movie. Are you the final girl, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer? 

I think it would depend on the type of horror I'm in. If it was a cheesy one with all parties making silly mistakes, I'd like to think that I'd be the smart one. If the killer was super skilled or liked to chase down his/her victims... I'd be screwed! I don't know if I'd be the first to die, but I'd certainly be doomed. I can't even navigate myself safely at the best of times! I'd be the one who stereotypically trips over a log or something XD

(23) Do you have to watch something happy after watching a horror movie so you can go to sleep?

I love horror movies, and even though I have a fear of the dark, watching horrors doesn't make this any worse than it usually is. I almost always watch horror movies in the dark in bed before I go to sleep, because I watch movies when I can't sleep and I have insomnia.

(24) Whilst watching scary movies, are you the person who yells at the characters, the person with their eyes covered the whole time, or the person who falls asleep?

 I don't yell, but I constantly talk to all movies and tv shows when I'm watching them on my own, hahaha! Who else does that? My best friend is the one who has their eyes covered the whole time! Whenever we go to watch scary movies at the cinema, she has her hands over her face on all the suspense scenes.

(25) Are you the one who gets scared, or the one who does the scaring? 

I don't get scared or do the scaring :) Although maybe I do indirectly because I get people to watch horror movies with me all the time and they sometimes get scared, oops!

(26) Favourite scary book?

I only 'scary' books I've ever read are some of the Ghostbumps stories by R.L. Stine. I am making it my mission to read as many of Stephen King's books as I can next year. I recently purchased the 'IT' novel (which is such a massive book!!) so I'm going to start that as soon as I finish the book I'm currently reading. Have you ever read any of Stephen King's books?

(27) How old were you when you saw your first horror movie?

I was 12 years old and I was at my friend's house. We watched Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) and then Alien (1979) although we both got bored with that one and eventually started talking, leaving it playing in the background, haha! 

(28) What was your first Halloween costume?

I think my first ever costume was probably a witch. I can't really remember myself, but I've seen some old photographs of me at around six years old with a witches hat on and wearing a bin-bag cape! The classic 90's Halloween attire.

(29) What are you going to be for Halloween this year?

I'm gutted that I'm not going out anywhere for Halloween this year. One of my friends usually hosts a Halloween party but he's working so it's not happening this time around :( I have decided that I'm still going to dress up, even if I have no where to go! I'll more than likely be a vampire since I've just invested in some more custom fangs. Last year's pair got stained with cherry sourz! #HalloweenPartyProblems

(30) If you could have a spooky halloween pet (black cat, owl, bat, rat, wolf), what would you pick?

Am I going to Hogworts!? I'll have a Barn owl and Tawny owl and a black cat and a wolf and an adorable Flying Fox fruit bat! I'll set up a Halloween-themed petting zoo :) 

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I hope you had fun reading through my answers, and I really hope I didn't bore you all! I love answering tag posts, and I love reading other people's answers to them even more. I just really like learning more about the person behind the blog, on topics that they may not blog about on a regular basis :) I'm in a very Halloweeny mood now, throughout writing this post I've had my Halloween spotify playlist on in the background. You can check out which songs I have on it in my Halloween playlist post from Blogtober 2016.

So finally, I'm tagging... Estelle, Natalee, Eleanor & Stacey to do the Halloween Tag! Although I know it's short notice and not long until Halloween, so don't worry if you can't do it in time :) I also tag anyone else who likes this tag and wants to answer it for themselves. Please tag me if you do, as I'd love to read your post! 

Thankyou for reading!

What are your favourite things about Halloween?

What's something that you dislike about it? For me, it's nothing! I absolutely adore it :)


1 comment

  1. Aww thank you so much sweetie for tagging me! I loved chilling out after work doing the tag. It's really perked me up after a crappy week. <3


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