What is your Halloween Creature?

The spooky time is near, and no matter the reason for celebrating….the best known being trick or treating, decorating, and candy stuff (the occasional party I dream in my head of having).  I also know the sacredness of Samhain for my earthy friends, the Dia De Los Muertos the day following with its special rituals and memories/ All saints day.  If I am forgetting anything, please enlighten me as I do not intend to mock.

SETTING THAT ASIDE: I have a question.  A true question for real answers.  With all the followers I have I would think maybe a bit of response to this fun and games would make a little bit of a cute Q & A.

question 1) What is your favorite “spooky” or scary character/thing, real or fictitious.  From Literature past to present, to movies, real things, you make the choice.   I will share mine (although you may know a bit of my prejudice).

question 2) Why have they become your favorite?

Question 3) What is the thing you fears most and why?

So lets begin!!!

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  1. I like a gal who touches on more than one base/version of a holiday:) I don’t see many mentioning the Dia de los Muertos. I too continue to dream of hosting (if not attending) a particular themed costume party.

    Your questions are a bit confusing. You want my favorite fictional or real scary creature of interest? The third question is poorly written. Do you mean to ask what scares me the most?

    I will do my best to answer…
    1) My favorite scary/spooky creature/character of fiction/video media? That’s a tough one. I tend to go for the less vicious female vampire-type characters. The Morticia Addams look, slim-waisted with long dark hair, pale skin and glowing/mesmerizing eyes in a tattered “coffin dress”. Even better/cooler if they can sprout bat wings (but not turn into a bat). I like Mysteria from Filmation’s Ghostbusters for similar reasons. But, there are a number of spooky characters/creatures I (might) like. I don’t exactly say I like anything that is truly scary to me, though.
    2) So, why is Morticia/Mysteria a favorite? Easy enough. It’s the fine line between eerie and sexy without being gory. No blood. Just a little bit of chill up the spine and a soothing/alluring presence.
    3) What scares me the most? Failure…poisonous/lethal creatures…those would be the big two. Why? I am not sure how to answer that.

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    • thanks for bringing it to my attention. I love how edit becomes wonky sometimes and it didn’t post the edit last night. I hope its a bit clearer now, although no promises.

      Morticia is an admirable one. I love her in all her dark beauty and her very calming nature…..knowing she’s not the best influence 🙂

      Failure is a constant fear and totally understandable. Any specific poisonous/lethal creature in particular?

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      • It looks like ol’ Chuck answered for me:P I used to have a huge fear of spiders. It has lessened over the years though they are the thing I run into most (but not the lethal ones). I guess wasp/hornet stings have been my most consistent means of becoming unsettled. But, there are worse creatures out there like snakes and scorpions. I don’t mind non-poisonous snakes, at all.

        I don’t mess with Poe, anymore. I saw a scary theater show once that turned me off.

  2. Tough questions. Well, I fear spiders and failure the most. Odd combination, but that’s the list, minus one embarrassing thing.

    I don’t really know if I have a favorite spooky character. I don’t read or watch a lot of spooky stuff. If I had to pick someone from reality then I’d go with Edgar Allan Poe. The man had a real sense of the macabre and wrote epically creepy stories.

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    • With Poe you get into some really dark symbolism along with the actual beings so that can be pretty spooky and spine chilling.

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  3. 1. Werewolves
    2. They are awesome and not vampires (sorry about that, lol)
    3. Rejection. 😦

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  4. It is easy for me. Pennywise the clown is both my favorite scary character, and what I am terrified of. I hate clowns. It, literally became my favorite the instant I read the book. King wrote the character in such a way that connected to me on a very deep level. Then watching the Tim Curry portrayal of Pennywise, cemented it for me. He played it exactly as I had imagined it. It was so creepy. I haven’t been able to see Tim Curry the same way since.

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