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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Blogfest Michael Mandrake


Why I LOVE Halloween but Hate Scary Movies?
Author Sharita Lira

For me, it’s like oranges and orange juice. Cucumbers and pickles. I tried to explain this to my husband recently when attempting to watch the Walking Dead on Netflix. I’m not sure why I hate scary movies but love Halloween but I just do.

With the oranges and cucumbers, I know it’s psychological. When I was little, I thought the pulp was trash and wouldn’t drink it. I don’t like cucumbers… just don’t. The same with movies or TV shows with overly scary characters, gross slasher scenes. Just DON’T like it at all but I love Halloween! I love dressing up, all the cool things to put in your house. Jack-O-Laterns, the orange and black of practically everything to put in your house and wear. I just adore it but I can’t sit through an episode of Walking Dead or any other overly scary movie.

This doesn’t include vampires. I love any story involving a vampire or dracula that isn’t Twilight! :/ *shrugs* Gimme the Bram Stoker’s, Anne Rice Vampires over ugly Robert Patterson and what’s that girl’s name any day! So if it’s a bloodsucker movie, I’ll watch; I was even able to stomach Dusk Until Dawn with George Clooney. Err, who wouldn’t watch that movie to see him, right?

There were a couple of other movies I could handle but I won’t take the time to mention them. They’re few and far between. Regardless, I love Halloween, absolutely enjoy it immensely. Just don’t put me near any haunted houses anytime soon.

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London Davies desires a man to take care of and despite the advances of his former lover and partner James, he pushes on to search for another to make him turn in his bachelor badge.

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SheriV said...

I watch all vampire movies too. Especially ones that kind of scare me like 30 days of night

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Jean MP said...

I am not a fan of really gory movies, like watching vampire movies.
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Debby said...

I do like Halloween but I cannot stand scary movies.
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gigi said...

Can't do horror!!


Anonymous said...

I don't like horror and gore, but I think it's natural to like Halloween if you grew up with the cute, innocuous celebrations.


Urb said...
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Urb said...

Don't like horror movies or monsters, but love vampire stories!

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