I have been on the hunt for a good fall/Halloween/spooky book tag for ages but haven’t been able to find quite what I’m looking for. I have cannibalized a few tags and compiled a number of questions to come up with this and would love for anyone who wants to, to take part!
Though it sounds cliche, I think that The Shining will always be my favourite horror book. It was probably one of the first that I ever read as well and I still think it’s terrifying no matter how many times that I read it. There are so many details that were left out of the movie (per usual) that make the book so much more unsettling, if you think the movie is scary, read the book!!
There is a chapter in The Shining where Jack is trimming the shrubs and there are these towering shrub animals that he believes are slowly creeping up on him. Some of the animals even change their stature and shift to attack mode. Can you imagine?! It’s incredibly well-written and totally disturbing, I consider shrub animals like one of my top fears because of this book!
I am sure that I must have more often as a kid, we only got to wear ‘nice costumes’ because we were hyper-religious, I was Anne of Green Gables like 5 imes. In my adulthood, I go as Ms. Frizzle fairly often and I went as Lady Macbeth at some point which was very uncomfortable.
I would love to be Mary Poppins just once! You could have so much fun making homemade props and getting an old carpet bag.
It depends, I like the cheesecake slasher flicks but cannot stand when they are remade to be total gore-fests that look too real. Seeing as how we are talking books, I have to say thrillers as they tend to have more character development and plot.
The Harry Potter books of course, until that one mom (my mom) lectured me on corrupting children and promoting witchcraft. True story, I fill some of the little free libraries in my area on occasion and got totally lambasted by a mother over The Chronicles of Narnia! Apparently, the fawn is an alliteration to Satan and I am like – I don’t think you’ve read the books…? Anyway, totally random.
Who remembers these books?! The pictures were primarily black and white but so disgusting. The covers just give me the creeps, I can hardly open the books. Gag.
Stephen King! He’s a total goon but I could see him being fun to explore cemeteries with, I think that’s an endearing quality.
That gum in Charlie & the Chocolate Factory that’s like an entire meal, talk about a completely practical candy.
Definitely Harry Potter, you would definitely have a totally bitchin’ costume because #wizards, duh and the candy is probably amazing plus – butter beer!
Patrick Bates in American Psycho, it’s always the villains who are simply human that creep me out the most because these people exist. Humans will always be the most terrifying monsters.
I hope that you enjoyed this spooky/Halloween-y book tag mashup and like I said, would love it if others joined in the fun!