Would it surprise you to know that while I love Halloween and the spooky decor, I’m a total wuss when it comes to things like scary movies or haunted houses? Total. Wuss. My mind knows that none of it’s real, but I just can’t do it. I spend the whole time either paralyzed, gripping someone’s hand, or with my hands covering my face.
One year in college, my friends and I headed out to Knott’s Scary Farm and I almost lost my mind. There were Scare Zones where team members were dressed as these weird zombie-slasher-movie villain things, completed with masks and shredded clothing and these rollerblade contraptions on their shins. You’d hear a clicking through the fake fog, and all of a sudden, they’d come rolling out of nowhere right in front of you.
They weren’t allowed to touch you, but they loved to pop out or lurk behind unsuspecting visitors (me). After a particularly troubling experience in a haunted house called Malice in Wonderland and a team member dressed as a cannibalistic root, I very happily waited outside of the haunted houses for the rest of the night.
On the flip side, that’s when I discovered I have a scream that would give Hollywood actresses a run for their money.
So, instead of visiting haunted houses, I am more than happy with perusing Etsy shops and looking for spooky prints. I’ll be spending Halloween out of town next week, and it will be a decidedly family-friendly affair (I’m so grateful), so I’m getting in my scares on the blog now.
What are you doing for Halloween? How are you at haunted houses?
- Heart of the Wood by judeMcConkeyPhotos
- Haunted by KimDeslandesPhotoArt
- Haunted House by seabelly
- Curtain Lace Ghost by missquitecontrary