Today is the last Blogtober post. Whew! It’s been a challenge keeping up with the posts this month, but I’m glad I gave it a try. I think I missed one (day 3: what does fall look like to me), but I hope to have a chance to make that one up over the weekend.
Because it is Halloween today, I thought I’d make this a Halloween-related fear. While some people find Halloween creatures and critters fun or entertaining, I find some of them downright creepy. I’m not a big fan of zombies in particular. They just kinda freak me out. I think it’s that whole “undead” thing. The idea that they just keep coming after you pretty much no matter what. Creepy! I have watched a zombie flick here and there and quite enjoy the funny ones like Shaun of the Dead, but I tend to skip the really serious ones that are about a full-out zombie apocalypse. No, thanks!
Strangely, my aversion to the undead doesn’t extend to vampires. I don’t mind vampire movies nearly as much. With the exception of the Twilight series. That’s hours of my life I’ll never get back.
I also find dystopian situations pretty bleak and terrifying. I read Cormac McCarthy’s The Road a few years ago and saw the film, and both gave me nightmares. I’m not sure I could continue hoping that things would get better if I lived in a world in which the surviving humans had resorted to cannibalism. It just sounds so awful.
That’s enough fear and creepiness for one day! Happy Halloween!