I do not like horror movies. I never have. My dad used to watch movies around my bedtime. I would go downstairs to the family room to say goodnight to him and often end up standing there in the darkness behind the couch watching over his shoulder until my mom called down for me and blew my cover. “Goodnight dad” I’d tell him as I kissed him in my oversized t-shirt. Then I would go to bed and have nightmares of Gremlins, blood, pirates, and Chucky. YES, sorry Jack, Chucky’s back….he’s always back and with the dim light of the nightlight all of my dolls looked like they were moving and staring at me. I still have my creepy clown and use it to constantly scare my roommate.
That being said, as I’ve gotten older, it’s been easier to take in some classic horror. Fortunately for me I am surrounded by so many amazing fans of horror that all I need to do is ask and before I know it, I have the movie in my dvd player and a veteran to tell me when it’s safe to look again.
Friday the 13th
This year Friday the 13th was in October. Not only that but Kane Hodder, one of the guys who plays Jason Vorhees in Friday the 13th was going to appear at Rock and Shock in Worcester. I not being a fan was educated about the movie prior to the holiday by Bobby who also had tickets to Kane Hodder’s photo opportunity where he was going to be in full Jason makeup. I had a blast going to Rock and Shock and seeing another fandom from an external point of view.
Later, the night of the 13th we got to go see where monsters go bump and grind as we took on Xmortis: Monsters A Go-Go at the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, MA. So many of my friends were there and looking their beautiful goth selves. I love goth night. I love a dance club that is not about assaulting people but rather expressing yourself while dancing.
When midnight came upon the end of Friday the 13th I was a bit sad. It was a great start to the holiday season but also a fun day of horror and the dark which can always be as magical as rainbows and unicorns.
Saturday the 14th – Nightmare on Elm Street
The day after such an exciting day should be one of rest but as you know there is no love for the wicked. Saturday night, Bobby and I were invited to a horror movie themed halloween party. One that was early enough in the month for me to get it on my calendar. Bobby had been told that he couldn’t be one of his favorite horror movie characters without trying to step up his game. He had already been Freddy and Jason in years past. I figured I would help him with his Freddy Krueger makeup but what could I be? Bobby suggested Nancy but after a short message with Fallon, we decided on Tina Gray. Tina Gray was Freddy’s 1st victim in the 1st movie. Everyone knows it and it worked for me. I already had blonde hair. So after a $10 trip to Savers and some hair, makeup, and two sided tape, I was Tina.
One of the best parts which I don’t think we have a photo of is my feet. Tina wears socks, but I didn’t want to just wear socks, so I put on my Crocs ballet flats and put my socks over them. It looked just like I was wearing only socks with my underwear and shirt.
I really love how close to the actual Tina I came out. I will surely use this costume again. I even like how well the scars came out and I’m going to do a tutorial on it soon to show you all.
So much more to come for this October!