1.) Would you say that you are easily scared? List your fear level on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being a MAJOR scaredy cat!
I'm easily startled because I naturally have tunnel vision, so I can't see anything coming from around me. Since my body is so used to jumping at everything, even if I see it coming I jump quite often. Startling level: 10/10
When it comes to actually being frightened... 3/10. I much prefer to be disturbed than spooked.
2.) What are the three things that scare you the most?
a. Vomiting, my worst fear in the world
c. Tied between: Something following me that no one else can see, zombies, and seeing an unexpected face out the window.
3.) Have you ever seen a ghost? And if so, were you frightened?
I have no idea. I've heard them, and I've seen things move. I've also seen lights and shadows and things. But I've never seen a full apparition to my knowledge.
4.) What are the top 3 scariest movies that you have ever seen?
a.) A Christmas Story (entirely because the kid gets his tongue stuck to the flagpole. Even skipping over that part I can't watch the movie at all because of it)
b.) The Grudge, because SMG can't get away
c.) District 9, tied with any zombie movie ever
5.) What are the top 3 scariest books that you have ever read?
a.) "The Green Mile" by Stephen King (another not actually horror story, but the scene where Del gets fried rocked me to my core.)
b.) "It" by Stephen King
c.) "Bag of Bones" by Stephen King (bet you can't guess who my favorite author is...)
6.) Out of the following, which one do you think has the highest scare factor: Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, The Wolfman, The Mummy or none of them?
I'm not really afraid of any of them. This might not count, but since he's based off of Dracula: Nosferatu. All the fright of a vampire without the sexual tension and physical attractiveness, coupled with a hint of obsessive creeper.
7.) Which one of the following acts of Nature scare you the most: Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Lightning Storms, Blizzards...?
Volcanoes, probably. I'm terrified of burning. Weather phenomenon don't scare me too much, but my love for storms, particularly tornadoes, borders on obsession, which kind of overcomes any fear I have of them. That's probably bad.
8.) Lots Of Gore - or - Subtle, Psychological Scares? Which is the *bigger* scare for you?
Psychological scares/mindfuck. Gore is cool and all, but it doesn't scare me.
9.) What do you think is the scariest way to die?
Burning. No questions asked. Fucking burning.
10.) Would you ever spend the entire night - by yourself - in a house that was reported to be "authentically" haunted?
Not by myself. But I'd be happy to spend the night.
11.) Do you get scared when you visit staged Haunted Houses - that you pay admission for?
Sometimes. I enjoy the exhibitions and the visuals, and can be pleasantly frightened/disturbed by enactments of dismembering and hanging and such. However, again, my tunnel vision + a reliance on the "jump out at you" tactic = NOPE.
12.) Do you *enjoy* getting the boo-boo-gee-bees scared out of you?
I separate scared and disturbed? Yes. Startled? NO. And everyone does it to me all the time.
13.) Which scares you more: a really scary book - or - a really scary movie?
Book, by far.
14.) Does the thought of aliens scare you? Have you ever had a close encounter?
I'm not really frightened by the idea of aliens themselves, but more by how they'd change us and our society. I've never had a close encounter, but I'd like to, provided I didn't vomit or get impregnated.
15.) Are you afraid of bugs? If so, what is the bug that absolutely creeps you out the most?
Not at all. I don't understand why bugs scare people, honestly. BUT FUCK SPIDERS. SERIOUSLY, FUCK SPIDERS.
16.) If you had a choice, and you HAD to pick one of the following; would you rather be: a.) Eaten alive, b.) Burned alive or c.) Buried alive?
Buried alive, because I could suffocate in peace. Burning alive is one of my worst fears in the whole world.
17.) What is the grossest, scariest thing you have ever eaten (or drank)?
I don't. I have emetophobia. Someone might argue that kombucha is gross, though, but I'm obsessed with it. It's kind of like beer in that it's fermented, but instead of wheat, it's tea leaves that are fermented. The alcohol level is very, very low so it can be bought by anybody.
18.) Have you ever visited a graveyard at night? And if so, have you ever laid down upon one of the graves?
I have. I actually got locked inside one at night once by accident with my fiance. I don't step on graves if I can help it, because if it were my grave I'd feel disrespected. So I sure as hell wouldn't lie down on someone's grave.
19.) Do Ouija boards scare you?
Nope. I've never gotten any messages from one, though I've played around with them.
20.) Abandoned Haunted House - or - Abandoned Insane Asylum... which one is scarier?
Insane asylum, hands down. Also, it could easily be haunted.
21.) Do you enjoy scaring others?
I don't enjoy jumping out at others, because I hate it when people do it to me. However, I write disturbing stories, and take way too much enjoyment in using my contortionism to freak people out.
22.) What is the best scary prank you have pulled on someone?
I don't do that.
23.) Have you ever seen an actual dead body; firsthand - and not including at funerals?
I've seen preserved dead bodies at the Bodies exhibit and a real stuffed human body at a forensics exhibit.
24.) Is there any music that creeps you out? If so, what is it?
Theremin music. It's beautiful though. Also, some of the music from Luigi's Mansion!
25.) Is there any piece of art that creeps you out? If so, what is it?
Check my tumblr! strandedonthemainland.tumblr.com/tagged/c
26.) What creature do you think is the scariest of all? (No make-believe creatures please).
27.) Do you think that you could ever stand by and watch a mortician prepare a body for burial without getting scared, creeped out or physically sick?
Maybe, but the last reason you mentioned is the exact reason why I'd never try.
28.) Do you have many nightmares? If so, what would you say is your worst one?
I have zombie dreams all the time. They're very scary. But I hate the dreams where my loved ones die, then they come back but they're still dead and no one else believes that I can see them. The scariest dream I ever had, though, was probably one where I cooked for my family and cousins, and they all started vomiting. Since vomiting is the worst thing that can happen to a human being in my mind, the knowledge that I caused it was devastating, and even though it was a dream it affected me for days afterwards. It's been about 8 years since I had that dream, maybe more, and it still bothers me.
29.) Do dolls, puppets or clowns scare you?
All of the above creep me out and are not allowed in my house (unless the puppet is a finger puppet, or a realistic puppet of an animal). However, I'm not inherently frightened by them. If the clown looks mean, or has a weapon/sharp teeth, though, NOPE NOPE NOPEITY NOPE.
30.) And finally.... what is the best scary story of something that has happened to you?
Social services wanted to take my brother and I away from my parents because of something that never actually happened.