Stolen from Daphne.
Which urban legend ghost scared the bejeesuz out of you when you were a kid?
I was never really bothered by urban legends, but maybe I just never heard the right ones. Although not an urban legend, I was deeply affected by the shower scene in Psycho. I was almost 30 before I'd take a shower if I was the only one home. Even now, it gives me the willies.
Which horror movie has the best premise?
This one is hard for me because I tend to avoid horror movies, but I'm definitely more scared by things that could actually happen to me than I am of ghosts, monsters, demons, etc. Anytime a movie features a character that loses it and then starts offing random people, I get frightened. I didn't make it through the first 30 minutes of Scream. Deliverance also scares me so much it makes my stomach hurt.
What is the most disappointing “treat” to receive in your bag on Halloween night?
Necco wafers. Ugh.
What’s the best non-candy item to receive?
Having never actually been trick or treating I can't really comment on this one. But I would think that the acquisition of candy would be the whole point. Anything else would be less than exciting.
Did a monster live in your closet when you were a child?
No. Just what I thought to be a demonic Smurf.
Which supernatural creature sent chills up your spine when you were ten and still does?
I've never really been frightened by the supernatural. I'm much more scared of the seedy underbelly of society. People scare me. I have no idea what violence they're capable of. Clowns creep me out a bit too, although they really aren't supernatural. Well, unless they're possessed.
When I was a teenager a friend and I were driving down the interstate on our way home from a day trip. I looked over and the man driving the car next to us was wearing a full on clown suit. Wig, nose, everything. Why? What possible reason was there to wear a clown suit on the interstate in the middle of nowhere Florida. I remember being genuinely scared by that.
Which supernatural creature makes you yawn?
Most of them. Again, much more frightened of real, living people.
What’s your favorite Halloween decoration?
I like fall colors and pumpkins more than I like actual Halloween decorations. I don't really get into the skeletons and fake graves.
If you could be anywhere on Halloween night, where would you be?
Hmmm.... This is a hard one. I guess I'd have to agree with Daphne and say anywhere there is good people watching would be nice.
What’s the scariest book you’ve read so far this year?
I haven't read a scary book at all this year. Real life was scary enough. Maybe next year.
Haunted houses or haunted hayrides?
Neither. I don't like being startled. I will be the first to admit that I'm a total party pooper about this type of thing.
Which Stephen King novel/movie would you least like to find yourself trapped in?
Misery. Or maybe The Shining.
Which is creepiest: evil dolls, evil pets, evil children?
Evil dolls, without a doubt. Especially if it's a clown doll. Yikes.