1. What is the worst treat to get when trick-or-treating?
I would have to say candy corn or that black and orange wrapped peanut butter candy. Yuck!
2. What character from any horror film would you most like to play?
I don't like horror movies so I wouldn't enjoy playing ANY character.
3. Would you rather be a zombie, alien, or psycho? (why)
An alien. Going to new worlds, seeing the galaxy and/or universe. Our aliens are someone else's brave explorers and astronauts.
4. How many Halloween, Friday the 13th, or Nightmare on Elm Street movies combined do you have on dvd?
Zero. See #2.
5. What is the scariest movie you have ever seen?
I remember walking into my neighbor's house one Sunday evening and they were watching the Exorcist. I was so scared I couldn't even walk the short distance to my own home and I ended up sleeping on the floor in my parent's bedroom for a week after that. The bad part about sleeping in my parent's bedroom was that they had a 4 poster bed similar to the one the main character in the movie slept in. Needless to say, I didn't sleep much that week. Later on as an adult I find the kind of movie that builds suspense and play on your own imaginations to be much scarier. Silence of the Lambs was pretty creepy. I also find movies that are within the realm of possibility to be scarier than the ridiculous ones.
6. Lamest costume you have worn on Halloween?
I'd say wearing hospital scrubs and going as a doctor or nurse. That just seems like a cop out to me. Too easy I guess these days.
7. Favorite Halloween treat?
I like the chocolate kind of treats. Sometimes a good lollipop, but mostly chocolate. Bite size heath bars are a favorite. M&M's in the mini packages are a close second, and mini Kit Kat Bars are my third favorite.
8. Friendly-faced jack o’lantern or scary one?
Scary faced!! My parents always do a great scary faced pumpkin every year. I also like creatively carved pumpkins as well.
9. Have you ever had nightmares about a scary movie character chasing you?
Yes, nightmares (see #5), but NO not about them chasing me.
10. Best thing about Halloween?
I like that the weather always cools down more on or around Halloween. I also like seeing all the costumes, especially the creative ones that you wouldn't expect. The candy is fun, but not for me. I don't go trick-or-treating. This year I don't even think we will be passing out candy simply because I don't want to get anyone sick and I don't want to be out in the cold night air. We don't really get into it all that much these days and I'm sure that will change once we have grandkids but we aren't trying to rush that idea along at all. We just hope we live close enough to be a part these fun times with them. Time will tell.
11. Strangest Halloween custom you’ve heard of?
Have you ever heard of a custom called bagging? Anyway, bagging is what you do when you got too big to trick or treat....usually when you started junior high. You didn't have to dress up. You just put an empty bag on people's porch, rang the bell, and ran and hid where you could watch. Then they would come out and either put candy in the bag, steal your bag, or ignore it and go back inside.
12. Person in your family who most likes Halloween (not counting yourself)?
That would be my son, at least before he started working nights. He use to love to dress up and scare people.
13. Are you superstitious? If so, name at least one superstition of yours.
I'm not superstitious at all.
14. What's your best Halloween memory?
I'd have to say the time I made spider costumes for both of my kids and I, and a costume for Kevin too. He joked that he should be a can a Raid Bug Spray, and I ran with that idea and made the costume for him. On Halloween night we all went out dressed up and stopped at my BIL and SIL's house. Well, my SIL had the great idea to go grab a bite to eat. We went to a Taco Bell in the area. I still hear how embarrassed Kevin was to walk into that Taco Bell dressed like a can of Raid. It was great!!
Those were good times. LOL! Here is the picture. It's pretty old.
15. At what age were you allowed to go trick-or-treating by yourself?
I don't remember an age. I think I remembered about the time I was in junior high, but I use to like to go walking the neighborhood with my mom and siblings. That was fun for me.