Friday, October 1, 2010

Colleenie Ghoulie Friday #1


Welcome little fiends! Yes it is October, a super special month on the couch. Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. As some of you may know I’m the daughter of a huge horror film fan. My dear Mom never met a monster, vampire, zombie or demon she didn’t like. I was raised on Vincent Price, Boris Karloff and Peter Cushing.

Now that I’m an adult, I’m pretty thick skinned when it comes to horror films. Frankly, most of them are not scary these days. We’ve swapped gross for scary and I’m challenged to find a film that can produce the nightmares I had as a child.

So join me this month as I dive into the archives of classic things that scared the crap out of me! I’ll be here every Friday to share another scary clip and I hope you’ll tell me some of the things that scared you. I’m feeling particularly creepy this month so expect me to highlight some other chills throughout the month. I will reserve Fridays though for my special gems.

First up, a clip of a movie I never saw. It was 1978, years before Anthony Hopkins would creep me out in Silence of the Lambs. I literally was unable to sleep until they finally stopped airing the trailer for this flick. Okay, I’ll just spill the beans right now. Number one fear, DOLLS. I did not own many dolls as a child. I mostly stuck to stuffed animals. One of the few dolls I owned, a Drowsy Doll, later went on the have a cameo in the 1971 horror film, The Brotherhood of Satan. What was her role? Oh, she killed the parents of the little girl who owned her! Dolls should not share the earth with us. There’s only one thing more dangerous than dolls, ventriloquist puppets. The trailer for Magic made such an impact on me that I can recite the whole thing to this day! I even remember it was directed by Joseph E. Levine. I don’t even know who that is!

Is there a movie you were ever too scared to see and did you ever face your fear and watch it?

4 comments:

FALEN AKA THUNDERCAT832 said...

There is ONE movie that I cannot watch without crying and being paranoid of weeks...IT!!! Im seriously afraid of clowns! Whenever I'm around on....(or even pictures)...I get super paranoid and always think that my life is in danger and I have to defend myself! I got fired from a job pushing a clown down some steps!! Thank god the cops understood or my black ass would be in jail for assault!!

...I can't watch "IT" its not possible...I tried once...but I only made it half way and I couldn't sleep for weeks by myself...Imagine me...a grown ass woman sleeping at her mom's house in her bed...so lame!!

Lin said...

OMG I love horror movies & I love that you're writing about all this! To be completely honest, that doll in the video scared the hell outta me while scrolling through. I dont think I'll be able to sleep tonight without thinking it might jump out of my closet tonight *shivers*.

I've never been a fan of dolls, especially those creepy ones with the eyes that opened & closed. But clowns have always been what I'm deathly afraid of. I cant even be around them or I freak. I tried to face my fear of them by watching "IT" but it only made it worse & made me realize that movie is just plain stupid haha.

Colleen said...

Yes, clowns are very high on my list. I saw "It" and it's funny that the clown was a million times scarier than the monster it turned out to be! I hope you guys aren't too scared to come back next Friday.

Elizabeth @ Miss Wisabus said...

Stopping by from SITS!

My dad has the most hilarious story about something he and his cousin did to a younger cousin whenever this movie came out. It involves waiting outside a bedroom window. Maybe it's so funny to me because I can't imagine my dad doing something so mischievous.