May Monster Madness 2013 – Day 1

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Welcome to the weeklong blog hop greatness that is May Monster Madness! Hosted by Annie Walls – author of The Famished Trilogy, Emma from Little Gothic Horrors, and Ked from Something Wicked this Way Comes. Get ready to start hopping!

I had originally planned on starting off this week of madness with a different post, then thought better of it. Why not begin with the monsters that started it all for me, the ones that made me piss myself and scream out for my mommy in the middle of the night? This post is going to date me, but it’s all good. I’m old-ish, deal with it.

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The “monsters” in Salem’s Lot shook me to the core when I was a just a wee lass.

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The little f*cker scratching at the window down there scared me the most! Yes, even more than The Master over there on the left with the yellow eyes and snaggleteeth. I saw that little bastard at my own bedroom window for at least a week after I watched Salem’s Lot. Just looking at the picture brings back all the vivid imagery and cold sweats.

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I barely remember the details of Trilogy of Terror, but I do remember that the main character turning into one of those little … whatever they are… scared me far more than the little whatever-they-are’s did. Those sharp teeth — that looked much more realistic back in the day, the menacing glare in her eyes, and the fact that she repeatedly slammed that large knife into the floor really messed me up. She was such a nice lady before they got ahold of her!

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Just an observation — I remember being pretty little when I saw these movies; definitely ten years old or younger. I would NEVER let my little ones watch this kind of stuff now! Is that a good thing or bad? I turned out pretty good, only partially deranged, I think. Perhaps the strict rules we insist our children adhere to these days is why the world is going to shit. My teenaged son wasn’t scared of Salem’s Lot in the slightest. He was bored to death. Maybe all little kids should watch a good horror flick!

By the way, these movies had already been out for six to eight years when I finally saw them, so perhaps I’m not as old as I made myself seem. 😀

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