I’ve always been drawn to dark things, scary things, things that make you want to hide under your covers at night. Whether my mum influenced me as when I would get home from school, her and my auntie would be finishing up watching a horror movie on our beta max (when they still existed!) and I would catch the end. Being from Ireland, we would always celebrate Halloween rather than Guy Fawkes night. My birthday fell just after Halloween on the 8th of November, making this time of year special to me. My nana had ghost stories she would tell to us. I’ve seen a few ghosts myself but that’s another story.
My son has inherited this love of spooky times and things…we’re struggling to find things that actually scare us now! My youngest only looks forward to the Bin Weevils Halloween upgrade, which is a disappointment but he has ASD so I’m lucky he looks forward to that. He has refused any dressing up and trick or treating this year. Last year we took him as a poke ball, as it was the only thing he would dress up as. He would go to the door and say “Trick or treat”. They would hand out the bucket of treats and he would say “no thank you” and walk off.
My love of horror has crept into my home decorating influence. There are skulls, candles, and witchy things all year round…with more specialist bits coming out at Halloween. When crafting, things tend to take a macabre turn into voodoo dolls and mojo bags. I might be somewhat obsessed.
Obviously, I want to share my reviews of horror movies and books. I’m not keen on torture porn though, it’s a nasty lazy genre.
But what really scares me? Dentists and dealing with my eldest’s teachers.
Currently reading: The Halloween Man by Douglas Clegg.