I’m so not into ghoulish stuff like blood and gore or scary movies. Even thriller books can give me the creeps. I prefer to stay in the light and not in the darkness. Poltergeist was the only scary movie I’ve ever seen. I went with friends when I was younger, forced to go because they said it would be fun. My best friend Kay ended up holding my hand when I was scared as I hid my face with the other hand. Never again I vowed and I’ve stuck with it. No Amityville Horror house either! No fun houses, haunted houses or even haunted hay rides or cornfield mazes as they are NOT my thing either. I once went to a famous haunted house where you pay to get scared (not ghosts, but fake, bloodied people who scare you) and I flipped out! Luckily, one of the actors felt sorry for me and let me escape through a fire door. Yes, I’m that girl. Sigh.
I like Halloween when you can dress up and pretend to be someone you’re not. In my fantasy brain, I’d be something sexy like Marilyn Monroe if I were to dress up, but I don’t have the guts to do it. Usually I wear ears, a tail and a mask and call myself a black cat. Occasionally I’ll be a witch, complete with long grey-haired wig and pointed hat. But that’s it.
So today is all about giving out candy for me. Don’t tell me spooky tales. Don’t tell me about haunted places. I don’t want to know.
And yet, I do believe in ghosts. I believe that the veil is thinner around this time. I have had experiences with non-explainable entities. I have had encounters with spirits, some that were nice, some that weren’t. So I’m not immune. I just like it in my own way and I don’t like to be scared intentionally. Fear is not fun for me.
How about you? Are you into ghoulish delights? Do you like the gory movies? Scary haunted places? Do you dress up for Halloween?