Good morning all, and welcome to Horror Week, here on HyperactivePandemonium blog.
This blog has been quiet for some time and thought it needed a little wake up call. Last week, I conducted a vote on Twitter for the theme of the week and the results came in: Horror. I am rather fond of the genre myself so look forward to what I can concoct for you this week.
I look forward to immersing myself back into the blogging world, reading the delightful blogs of those that I follow and more, along with posting Horror themed posts all this week.
To kick things off, I invited a friend from the Twitter & blogging world over to discuss a little of her horror interests along with choosing the ingredients for a short story I will be posting on Saturday.
That guest, is none other, than Mollie Musings own, Mollie!
What was the first horror film you ever watched?
I think, like almost everyone in their early 30’s, my first experience with a horror film was Stephen King’s It at the ripe old age of 5. I didn’t watch the whole thing because I was supposed to be in bed but snuck watched a good portion of it from the doorway. Needless to say I am still traumatized. But the first horror film I ever watched all the way through was The Lost Boys. Imagine my 7yo surprise upon realizing it had nothing to do with Peter Pan.
I’d say it’s a toss up between psychological and supernatural. I love a good mind-bending, WTF inducing, nail biting psychological thriller. The kind that gets into your brain and stays with you long after you’ve finished watching. I also am a sucker for hauntings, possessions, evil curses—probably because there’s a part of me that totally believes in ghosts and things that go bump in the night.
When watching a scary movie, are you a scaredy cat and hide behind pillows or embrace the horror?
I totally embrace the horror!!…behind a blanket or pillow…with the lights on :p I do watch scary movies with the lights off if I’m watching it with someone else, as long as they’ll put up with muffled squeals, intermittent arm grabs and my use of them as a human shield 😉 Okay, I guess this makes me a scaredy cat.
Would you ever write a horror story?
I’m currently writing a love story, doesn’t that count? :p But seriously, I would love to write one if I could come up with a good enough story. Or it might be fun to cowrite a horror story with someone in case I get scared 😉
Favourite horror story: (Any age)
Dracula will forever be one of my favorite horror stories. I reread it almost every October. The Shining even though it freaked me out and I had to store it in the bottom of my dresser drawer for months after reading it. Thomas Harris’s books starring Hannibal Lecter are amazing and well crafted.
Title: Tender Restoration
Setting: Hardware store
Where: a small town in Georgia
When: present day
Antagonist: Fiona Hopkins
Age: mid 30s
Appearance: a raven-haired bombshell in overalls
Strengths: smart, cunning, her laugh, handy with tools
Weakness: temper, needy
Weapon of choice: suspenders, furniture polish
Likes: restoring antiques, organization, handsome men,
Dislikes: dishonesty, alcohol, other women
Protagonist: Edgar Martin
Age: mid 30s
Appearance: good looking academic type
Strengths: his smile, smart, witty
Weakness: somewhat naive, too flirtatious, impaitent
Likes: researching ancient rituals, watching old movies, basketball
Dislikes: rudeness, people who are overbearing, tomatoes
Word count: 750-1000
I look forward to writing the story to the details Mollie provided.
Everyone have a great day!