Hello, my name is Lilyn and… I’m a wimp. A complete and utter wimp. I’m the type of person that watches a horror movie late at night, knowing it’ll scare her, and then has to sleep with the light off. I do it anyways, of course, because I think it’s hilarious, but still! Now, when I was younger, it was pretty much anything scared me straight to sleeping-with-the-lights-on point. As I’ve gotten older, though, I’ve (thankfully!) whittled that down a bit. A little bit. Not much, but some.
Scariest Horror Villains
As you might be able to tell from my TTT: Best Horror Villains of Page & Screen post, there are still several that make me want to hide under the covers. I wanted to give this a little more time though, and ask which one(s) scare you the most? I’m going to write questions and put my answers, but I want everyone to participate in the comments below! Let me know, and don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself. (Lord knows I’m giggling like a doofus writing this.) In fact, I think I’m going to tag a few people!
What’s your pick for scariest horror villain?
Without a doubt, Freddy Krueger. The idea that someone can reach me in my most vulnerable state just makes me want to…
I know Freddy got a bit corny, and now I can watch the movies and laugh at them. I can watch them, and laugh at them, but the idea of Freddy still scares me. I’m sure we’ve all heard those myths about sleeping. You know, if you fall in your dreams and hit bottom, you’ll die in real life, etc. I think that type of myth is around for a reason. We can’t control our dreams, and that scares us. So the fact that a demon could invade them, hunt us in them, and kill us? Pardon me whilst I go buy a years worth of caffeine/ no-doze pills.
Which horror villain used to scare you, but no longer does?
Vampires. I don’t think I need to go into details on why, but just in case..
This dude. This dude is why. Well, I guess more accurately the writer of this series is really responsible, but… Once you glitter, I just snicker.
Has a horror movie villain ever affected your actions in real life?
The shark from Jaws. I mean, I’ve never been a huge fan of the water, but once I saw that movie for the first time? Me and the ocean, we were done. DONE. When my daughter wanted to go to the beach for her Make-A-Wish trip, I died a little inside. I was eventually able to go into the ocean above my ankles, but I had to be able to touch the bottom the whole time. If I wasn’t able to touch the bottom, even for a second, I freaked out. It didn’t help that there were shark warnings at the beach we went to!! (Even the gif below makes me actually uncomfortable to watch.) Though, to be fair to Mr. Great White, it’s not just sharks that make me scared of the ocean. I also have this petrifying fear of tidal waves!
What’s the scariest movie you saw in theatres?
Oddly, though I don’t count it as nearly the scariest movie I’ve ever seen, my answer is: Paranormal Activity. That movie scared me so bad that I’m surprised my partner didn’t have a ring of bruises encircling his arm by the time we got out of there. It was exceptionally well-done for such a no-budget job. Then, of course, they had to go and sully a good thing by beating the horse until it died, rotted and crumbled to bits.
Zombie, Vampire, or Werewolf – Which one would you rather fight?
Hands down, if I had to go up against one, I’d pick a zombie. They’re the slowest, the dumbest, and the easiest to disable. Between Vampire or Werewolf, though, I think I’d rather go up against the vampire. Evil booger, but maybe I’d at least be able to reason with him over the one with the furry little problem.
Which horror BOOK left a lasting impression on you?
I need to give two answers here. The first isn’t really a horror book to me. Its more of a paranormal dark fantasy. However, it contains demonic possession, so I’m still going to count it. That would be The Spirit Chaser by Kat Mayor. My other answer is probably not hard to guess. I’ve openly talked about my fear of clowns thanks to this particular book! I am, of course, talking about IT by Stephen King.
So, there we go. My Scariest Horror Villains. Such a fun list to make for October.
I’d love to see Laurie from http://barksbooknonsense.blogspot.com/ list hers! Or Brian from https://sillyverse.com/author/sillyhughes/ (who is generally awesome about commenting anyways). Or Tracy from http://wwww.cornerfolds.com . Even if you guys don’t post them as tags, I want to knooooowww. LOL!