2. If you had to become a ‘living book (i.e. able to recite the contents of a book cover to cover upon request – reference Fahrenheit 451), what book would it be?
3. What movie or TV show scared you as a kid?
4. What movie (scary or otherwise) will you never ever watch?
5. Do you have any phobias?
1. Honestly, as a kid I was pretty fearless, although Bambi bothered me just because the thought of not having my mum was scary. As I got a little older, Fahrenheit 451 scared the poop out of me. To think of living in a society without books, where electronic media is king and firemen actually start fires, well, it terrified me. It still does and I shudder to think how close we are to it these days.
2. No question, a collection of Edgar Allan Poe's works. I've already got most of them memorized anyway.
3. One of my earliest memories was being terrified by the first episode (Where No Man Has Gone Before) of Star Trek. When Gary Mitchell's eyes went silver, that totally freaked me out. The next episode (Man Trap) wasn't much better. My mum threatened me and said she wouldn't let me watch it if it gave me nightmares. It was a major turning point in my young life (I was six). I chose ST and dealt with the nightmares myself.
4. Oh, man, anything over the top gory (when did gore replace scary?)and pretty much nothing with Stephen King's name attached to it, not anymore.
5. Oh, boy, spiders and submerged objects really freak me out. I have a touch of agoraphobia, too, but it's pretty mild - thankfully.