Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Blog Chain - We All Float Down Here

Happy November!  I know a lot of my friends are covered in snow, but down here in Florida, I'm just happy the highs are down in the 80s.

We're back with another blog chain, this time brought to us by Matt, who wants to know:

Who is your favorite monster?

My horror movie fascination was kindled at a young age by my older brother.  He introduced me to a frightening world of monsters and psycho killers and crazies.  And with my overactive imagination, he spent many nights sleeping on my floor to keep those same monsters away.

The two that stick out in my mind, and have had a lasting impact on me are this guy:

And this monster here:

To this day, I'm incapable of watching IT and then taking a shower.  The scene in the showers where Pennywise comes up from the drain, is forever imprinted on my brain.  Even though I remind myself that Pennywise the clown is still just Tim Curry (it's just not possible to be afraid of Dr. Frankenfurter  or The Butler), I'm still absolutely petrified of that stupid clown.  I haven't seen that movie in years, and it still gives me nightmares.

CUJO, however, is a beast of a different breed.  When I first saw that movie, I lived out in a heavily wooded area.  A place with dirt roads, where people rode horses around.  And there were plenty of big dogs.  My next door neighbor had a big dog, and I vividly remember a day when I was walking to his house.  I saw a dog that resembled my friends standing in the road.  I tried to go put it back in the yard, but it wasn't my friend's dog.  And it started to chase me.  I ran as fast as my skinny little legs would go, thinking about that stupid dog Cujo, thinking that I was going to be some rabid dog's dinner.  And to this day, I still have issues around big dogs I don't know.

So that's it.  That's my tale.  Check out Margie's answer to this (which includes an awesome Buffy shout out), and then head over to Sara's blog tomorrow to see what monster's scare here.  Happy Halloween!!!


  1. I have the same thing about big dogs, after getting bit by a German Shepherd. My fear didn't go away after reading Cujo. Good choice.

    I never saw or read IT, although I heard it's a great book!

  2. Oh man, lots of great examples here. Thanks, Shaun!

  3. I've never watched a Stephen King movie, for those very reasons. I watched People Under the Stairs when I was 15 and it still freaks me out. The only really "scary" movie I've ever intentionally watched *shudder*

  4. That's right! I slept on your floor for months when we were kids... you were a wuss!

  5. Ack, not Tim Curry! Oddly enough, he's my favorite monster, too, only as the demon in the movie Legend. ;)


  6. Michelle, People Under the Stairs is one of my favorites! So spooky!!

  7. Heyya Shaun!

    Funny story about Cujo.

    I'd told my oldest daughter that Cujo was a must see for horror fan freaks like herself. Finally, we caught it on one of the movie channels a few months back, and she was really getting into it.

    We got to the scene toward the end where the mom starts fighting back and beating the dog with a blunt object. My 10-year-old came up the stairs, saw what we were watching and the first words out of her mouth -- I kid you not -- were: "Ooooh...that poor puppy."

    She really likes dogs.

    Hope you've been well!

  8. I've had to stay with my son at night or go in to comfort him. I'm glad he's not old enough to read Stephen King; otherwise, we'd never get him out of our room!

  9. I worked with a St. Bernard that was Cujo crazy. Definitely not fun times.


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