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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Top 5 Halloween

It is the last day of October. It is also Halloween. I have decided that sporadically throughout November, while I am killing myself doing NaNo, I am going to be posting my Top 5's because they are easy and quick and I can still talk about the things I want to talk about. Also, I will be able to keep my blog on the schedule I want to keep (i.e.; Beauty Tuesday, Watchful Wednesday, Thankful Thursday, Fit Friday, etc.). 

For today's Top 5's I am actually going to do two groups. The first is going to be the Top 5 Scariest Movies I have ever seen. These will essentially be the movies I never, ever, ever want to see again (except one). Or maybe those that just won't leave me because they were so disturbing. 

The second group is my Top 5 Halloween Candy choices. Which basically means the ones I steal from my kids, buy and eat before Halloween or those I call piece de resistance.

So, without further ado, I give you the Top 5 scariest movies ever according to Kat...

1. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) :: I don't remember how or why but I know I saw this on TV. Might have been on a premium movie channel but it was right around the time it came out. This was the first "horror" I ever saw and pretty much decided my feelings about the genre. Yeah, I couldn't sleep for days. My issues with horror have mostly to do with "evil."

2. Creepshow (1982) :: Specifically, "They're Creeping Up on You!" which is
the cockroach one. Stephen King wrote most of the segments and is the master of scary, in my opinion, but this is the only one of his that made my list. LOL I don't do cockroaches. They are my only creepy crawly that I really go insane when I see. I've actually quit jobs & moved because of them. Yeah. Issues.

3. Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964) ::  This is just a weird, disturbing one. People lured to a deep southern town, and tortured, eaten even; only for the town to completely disappear. They made sequels to this but I found the original uniquely horrifying. I watched this just a few years ago because the name was familiar. It's not leaving.

4. The Amityville Horror (1979) :: Touted as a "true story" this movie scared the be-snotties outta me. Now that I think about it, this was actually my first "horror," and it was definitely evil. I read the book and that was probably not a good idea. I found out later it was a hoax and that's why I'm such a stickler for facts. Well, one of the reasons.

5. Jaws (1975) :: I do not consider this a "horror" by any means, it was just scary and, no, I couldn't go back in the water for a while. And yes, I saw this in the theater when it came out. Multiple times. What was I thinking? This movie will probably appear again on my Top 5 movies I watch over and over again. LOL

and, the Top 5 candies I cannot resist (and should not even have in the house).

1. Reese's Cups
2. Reese's Pieces
3. Reese's Mini Cups
4. Peanut M&M's
5. Snickers

My kids know me. If it isn't chocolate it's not worth it. And if it doesn't have peanut butter (or peanuts) don't even bother me with it.
I'm pretty easy.


  1. You can have mine. I developed peanut and other nut allergies. But pre-allergies I'd agree only not the pieces. I never got into those. Add peanut butter M&M's and that would be tge perfect list!

  2. ugh. I shouldn't. Now I know what Friday's post is about! Yay! LOL

  3. Dark chocolate FTW! Come to think of it, I *still* haven't tried Dark Chocolate Reese's Cups yet; now that is a travesty! lol

    "Nightmare on Elm Street" sure was good (the first one, that is), for a slasher flick. I agree about "Jaws." Never saw the other three movies you listed. I love Stephen King, but cockroaches... UGH, that'd be a creepy one for me! Anything that has more legs than a dog gets to me, especially spiders; and I absolutely REFUSE to watch any spider movies! Just the trailers for "Arachnophobia" had me checking my sink & shower drains, etc., and had me constantly feeling like there were spiders all over me!

  4. My first horror flick was "The Shining" when I was 9. Redrum, redrum, redrum... Heeeeeere's Johnny!!! Loved that film!

  5. I don't like the dark chocolate Reese's cups for some reason? I should, lol. I love the white chocolate ones though. You can skip the movies, esp. the Maniacs one, that was horrible (& very 60's bad acting!)
    Spiders, snakes and crickets don't bother me too much but cockroaches and beetles just give me the heebie jeebies! Ugh!
    I actually haven't sat through the entire Shining, I don't think. But I saw the TV remake. Weird, huh.


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