Saturday 9: Welcome to My Nightmare


220px-Welcome_To_My_NightmareWelcome to Saturday: 9. What we’ve committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do “random questions,” so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don’t have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today’s meme!

Saturday 9: Welcome to My Nightmare (1975)

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1) Tell us about a bad dream you’ve had.
The really bad dream I had was when I was in high school. I dreamt that Freddy Krueger was in my neighbourhood and he was after me. Then scenes from that film interspersed with my dream that my mum had to wake me up because I was groaning and moaning in my sleep. I woke up really terrified! How could I forget that? I know a lot who have seen this movie were terrorized by Freddy Krueger in their dreams. Still, I enjoy watching horror movies, from time to time 🙂

2) Sam is not crazy about spiders. What frightens you, or gives you “the creeps?”
Snakes, clowns.

3) This week’s featured artist, Alice Cooper, has always liked to dress up. Performing as Alice, he wears garish eye makeup. In his first group, he and his bandmates dressed as the Beatles. Will you be wearing a costume this weekend?
Good heavens, no. The expat community here usually hosts Halloween and other costumed parties but I’m not really into one. Just the kill-joy in me, I think.

4) Alice says his makeup was inspired by Bette Davis in his favorite horror movie, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? This Halloween weekend, will you seek out horror movies and scary TV shows, or will you avoid them?
Oh yes!! Horror movie-marathon weekend it is for me and my husband 🙂

5) Born Vincent Furnier, Alice used to tell reporters that he and his band got the name Alice Cooper from a Oujia board. Have you ever tried a Oujia board?
Several times when I was younger. My friends and I, out of curiosity, a bit of adventure and a whole lot of stupidity, attempted to contact a departed classmate. We were caught by my friend’s mum in the middle of the, errmm, activity.

6) Alice and his band (also called Alice Cooper) were discovered by music manager Shep Gordon while playing in Venice, California. Have you ever visited Venice, California or Venice, Italy?
Neither. Hopefully I will get a chance to visit, either or both, in the near future!

7) In 1970s England, a morality campaigner named Mary Whitehouse persuaded the BBC to ban Alice Cooper. The ensuing publicity resulted in such a bump in record sales that Alice sent Ms. Whitehouse flowers. Do you believe in censorship? Or should adults be able to choose to see/hear whatever they wish?
I believe in freedom of choice.

8) Today Alice has a popular syndicated radio show, Nights with Alice Cooper. Listeners all over the United States, Germany, Denmark, New Zealand, and the UK hear him introduced as, “a man for whom even Dr. Phil has no cure.” Do you watch Dr. Phil?
We don’t get Dr. Phil’s show beamed in Asia. We used to enjoy Oprah and Ellen though.

9) Did you get many trick or treaters this year? What candy did you give them?
It is not something the locals in my neighbourhood would do. I live in a neighbourhood with mostly middle-class families whose children go to private schools and and language schools where they study English. Now these kids know about Halloween, mainly because of their Western teachers, and readily associate it with trick-or-treat . They get to enjoy this in their schools (English language centers) but don’t actually do in their community.

5 thoughts on “Saturday 9: Welcome to My Nightmare

  1. I bet there’s a whole generation of kids who has nightmares about Freddy!

    Here I am in America’s heartland, and our village seems to be discouraging Trick or Treating. The shopping district sponsored a special event for kids where they could dress up in costumes and get candy last Saturday afternoon, and there was a 7:00 PM curfew last night. I think it’s safer that way. I predict door-to-door Trick or Treating is fading.

  2. i agree with the gal herself; i think door-to-door trick-or-treating is fading. my son wasn’t all into it even as he was growing up. plus, we don’t eat candy, so it’s not a big draw anyway.

    i would be the total kill-joy at a costume party. hahaha.

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