THE SCARIEST MONSTER OF THE 80s: A DOLL
I had the great misfortune of growing up at the height of the horrible horror movie age. Freddie and his nightmares came out in VHS in time to be featured at many elementary school sleepovers, and I'm not even going to mention Jason's heavy appearance during my impressionable junior high years.
But the worst, by far, was Chucky.
For those of you lucky enough to not know Chucky, here's the brief version: In the movie CHILD'S PLAY, Chucky is a doll possessed by the soul of an evil murderer. The doll then comes to life and chops people up, with a habit of stabbing them in the ankles or being disgustingly rude to women. The first movie is pretty horrible--but the real horror? There were actually three sequels to this mess.
Now, MOST people watch Chucky and think it's a laughingly bad B-rated flick.
I am not most people.
In my defense, I was six years old when I saw this movie--one of the first movies I ever remember watching, honestly. I wasn't a girly-girl, but I certainly liked Care Bears and My Little Pony at that age. But my brother--the type of brother who enjoyed torturing his little sister--told me he had just gotten a cool movie.
"What's it about?" wee-little-Beth asked.
"It's about dolls!" evil-brother-who-knew-what-he-was-doing said.
And so little six year old me watched this movie. At some point--about two seconds before the credits rolled--my mom came in, saw my face frozen in horror--and stopped the movie.
But the damage was done.
To. This. Day. I don't like dolls watching me. Because they TOTALLY watch me. From that point on, I would gather my Cabbage Patch Kids before bedtime and make them face the wall before the lights were out.
Some people are scared of zombies (my husband has an attack plan all ready to go) or vampires (the non-sparkly kind) but me...I'm terrified of dolls.
It's always the youngest kids in the family that are the most messed up!
Synopsis: A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone—one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship—tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn’t do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now, Amy must race to unlock Godspeed’s hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there’s only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.
Available from Razorbill January 11th 2011
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Beth, thanks so much for being part of our Halloween Event! Your story hit home here and brought back memories of being a kid and being tormented by my brother and a doll I was so scared of. *shivers at the thought*
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