Saturday, April 7, 2012

The DMS Wants to Know!


This week the theme has been scary books and movies. Lizzy was inspired by Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn, a mysterious tale about an unsolved murder that two thirteen year olds decide to investigate. We shared with you our favorite scary movie on the Top of the Heap. We both loved the fact that Watcher in the Woods scared us both out of our pants.  Even the trailer gives me goose bumps!  It is always so much fun to read a book or watch a movie that gives you a little fright and keeps you guessing! Today, we want to hear what you guys have to say!  There are so many tantalizing tales to choose from...

The DMS wants to know: What is a spooky book or movie that makes your knees knock and your heart race?


We told you ours, now let's hear yours!


Here is a little music from Tim Burton's Corpse Bride to get you in the mood:

32 comments:

  1. Hmm I would have to say the spooky books that were a wee bit spooky for me were Primeval (Event Group Adventure #5) by David L. Golemon and The Shadowkiller by Matthew Scott Hansen simply because they have bigfoot in it and they're written really well :)
    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

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    1. MissKimberlyStardust- I haven't read the spooky books you mentioned- but they do sound like they will keep me on the edge of my seat!

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  2. All time favorite scary movie: Arachnophobia!

    Scariest book? Hmm... Probably Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's THE STRAIN. Creepy good stuff. :0)

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    1. I have not seen Arachnophobia- but I have heard it is scary. Especially for people who don't like spiders. :) The books you mentioned sound super creepy! Great!

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  3. OMG, Watcher in the Woods! That one really got me!

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  4. There are lots of scary movies out there. I was scared by a movie called The Vanishing because I am afraid of tight spaces. It makes me stressed out to think about it. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman was a creepy book.

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    1. I haven't seen The Vanishing- but I did read The Graveyard Book. Neil Gaiman is an expert at including the creepy factor into his books. :)

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  5. Awesome Youtube clip- I love that movie. I thought Coraline was scary- both the movie and the book. Something about those button eyes. I also thought the book Skeleton Man by Brushac was creepy- it made me nervous to go to bed after I was done reading it! It is fun to be scared for a little bit.

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    1. Glad you liked the clip, Flex. You are right- there is something about those button eyes in Coraline. The other house in her house is SCARY! I wouldn't want THAT mom!

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  6. I can't stand horror!! Anything that would keep me up at night is a no-no so no knee-knocking books of movies for me! :) I Am Legend scared the crap out of me! LOL

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    1. Lauren- I can understand! Scary is not for everyone. Good to know what you like and don't like. :)

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  7. Nice clip..... i am not that into horror. but i do want to check out corpse bride
    is there book also?

    btw i am a new follower from book blogs...... :)
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    it is here at http://readthatalso.blogspot.in

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    1. Hi alone- Glad you enjoyed the clip. Horror is not for everyone. I hope you enjoy Corpse Bride. I am not sure if there is a book.

      Thanks for following from Book Blogs. I am on my way to your page now. :)

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  8. I'm a horror movie guru, but nothing - I mean nothing freaked me out as much as the original ... Exorsist

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  9. Oh dear... for some reason one that really stuck to me was The Sixth Sense. When the kid starts talking about that creepy feeling you get when the hairs on the back of your neck stand for no reason, it's because "they're there"... because I get that all the time!!! *cries*

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    1. Toni d- I agree! What a scary movie and you picked a scene that is so creepy! ~Stephanie

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  10. I don't know if any books have scared me as much as movies though Bradbury's 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' gave me chills at few points. As for movies, the scariest thriller I've watched in these years is a Korean film 'The Chaser.' And many, many years ago, I screamed while watching 'The Evil Dead.' Didn't manage to finish watching that last one ... Great post, ladies! Certainly brought back frightful memories. :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post, Claudine! Hopefully the frightful memoroies were during the day. I haven't seen any of the movies you mentioned- but I will have to check them out. ~Stephanie

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  11. Books? R.L. Stine's Goosebumps: "Welcome to Dead House" and "Be Careful What You Wish For...". Movies? "I Am Legend" and one episode of "Supernatural," probably--but, being 10, a lot more things scare me than most of you... :)

    Kristina
    http://reviewsbyKristina.blogspot.com

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    1. Kristina- Great choices! The Goosebumps books are scary. I have heard that I am Legend is super scary. I still haven't seen it! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  12. I cannot read or watch scary movies! So I have no answer to this. When I was young, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White used to really scare me, and I decided I had to avoid them. lol Today, Sleeping Beauty is one of my favorite movies.

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    1. Donna- Glad you like Sleeping Beauty now! It is good to know what kinds of movies and books you need to avoid. :)

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  13. I watched the Excorsist when I was way too young and i got so scared I never watched another scary movie or let my kids watch any!!

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    1. Momto8- I imagine that would scare you or scar you for life!

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  14. +JMJ+

    My favourite Horror movie is the Kubrick adaptation of The Shining. It's the reason I can't enter the bathroom when I'm scared!

    Stephen King just really does it for me. After I read Needful Things, I didn't go shopping for a month! And after I read Christine, I was so terrified a car was going to crash through my family's living room window and kill me . . . despite the fact that I live in an apartment unit over twenty floors off the street! It must be the same fear people had after seeing Jaws and not wanting to get into swimming pools. LOL!

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    1. JMJ- The original Shining is scary- I haven't seen the new one. I can understand your fears! After I watched Jaws as a child I would swim in my pool and start to panic that a shark was going to get in- even though I knew it was physically impossible! :) Up until I read your comment I thought I was just crazy- but I am glad to know there were other people who felt that way in their pools. ~Stephanie

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  15. My scariest movie is The Amityville Horror- I actually wish I hadn't watched it. I can't even walk into houses that have windows that look like eyes-lol

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    1. I hear ya! Sometimes scary movies seem like a good idea at the time- but afterwards they can really haunt you!

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  16. Oh for me, it has to be The Exorcist. I believe it to be the most terrifying movie of all time.

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