05 October 2012

I’m easily scared. It’s a little pathetic.

Several years ago, when I lived in San Diego, my boyfriend at the time, surprised me with two advanced premiere movie tickets. I hadn’t heard anything about the movie, but I didn’t care. We were going to get to see a movie six weeks before it came out in theaters.

Now, the movie was called The Ring. I was thinking

But I got

As you might imagine that creepy little girl scared me out of my mind. I covered my eyes through half of the movie, I shrieked just enough times to annoy everyone around me, and I left the movie feeling jello-y and exhausted from all of the adrenaline spiking and falling. I was so freaked out that I called just about all of my friends and told them they had to see it as soon as it came out. I also might have had a couple nightmares about someone crawling out of my TV or falling down a well and getting my hand caught in someone’s hair. I loved it.

There’s just nothing quite like a scary movie.

Thankfully every Halloween there are some new ones. The ones lining up my October this year are:

And if you don’t think this one will scare you, check out the trailer.

The first three still creep me out.

It’s Jennifer Lawrence, it’s a must-see.

So in the spirit of Halloween and scary movies, what’s the movie that scared you the most (mine’s definitely still The Ring) and what are you most looking forward to next?

Title: Unraveling (Unraveling, #1)
Author: Elizabeth Norris
Publisher: Balzer + Bray, 445 Pages (April 24th, 2012)
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Synopsis: Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed--as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she's opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn't possible, she knows--with every fiber of her being--that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.

But her revival, and Ben's possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI agent father's files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something--but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what's right in front of her: Everything that's happened--the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben's sudden appearance in her life--points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she's going to need to uncover Ben's secrets--and keep from falling in love with him in the process.

About the Author: Liz Norris briefly taught high school English and history before trading the southern California beaches and sunshine for Manhattan's recent snowpocalyptic winter. She harbors dangerous addictions to guacamole, red velvet cupcakes, sushi, and Argo Tea, fortunately not all together. Her first novel, UNRAVELING (Balzer+Bray April 2012), is the story of one girl’s fight to save her family, her world, and the one boy she never saw coming.

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Liz, thank you SO much for taking the time to talk about scary movies with us. I'm a big chicken too, but it never stops me from watching. Also, I can't tell you how amazing the donation is that you've provided for this giveaway. Thank you SO much for everything!

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  2. Thank you so much for the giveaway! There's no extra box for the name and email on the raffle form! So, I will leave it here:
    Ileana A. - ilepachequin(at)hotmail(dot)com

    1. Hey! Thanks for entering. Yeah, there's no box because just by clicking that it automatically provides your name and email address. :)


  3. Gah! I cannot stand scary movies. I leave them to my teenage daughter who loves them!

    mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

  4. The scariest movie I saw as a teen was Poltergeist. I NEVER let my kids watch it until a few years ago when I felt they were old enough (17!!) and they laughed their heads off that their mom was such a chicken. But I AM a chicken. I own it.

    Movies with ghosts are the ones that scare me the most.


  5. I LOVE scary movies! I'll watch anything, anytime, anywhere as long as I have a pillow or blankie to cover my eyes with as needed! The movie that still scares the poop out of me is the original "The Exorcist". It's psychological aspect is terrifying to me. I'm looking forward to Sinister. I think it may stick with me long past the credits. Happy Hallowe'en all!

  6. I don't like scary movies^^ i'm way to emotional^^
    thank you a lot for this great giveaway ( i prefer the us cover this time^^)

    all the best

  7. Thanks for give us a oportunity to win this amazing book :D
    My e-mail is: angiesuenoshechosrealidad@gmail.com

  8. This is fabulous! I'm actually hoping to go see Sinister! My hubby doesn't like scary movies but he goes with me for ONE a year and he picked Sinister. I hope it's good!

    The Ring was seriously freaky! My daughter plays around and does her hair like hers and crawls on the floor... NO thank you!

  9. I really can't do scary movies too much. I have an overactive imagination, part of why I need to be a published writer! I scare easily, even knowing that it's all fake. The last movie I can recall seeing was several years ago, and apparently it was a bomb but I liked the actors in it. It was The Grudge. I was seriously creeped out for days later. And apparently it was not all that great with the reviewers and moviegoers or something, but it terrified me!


  10. Thanks for this lovely giveaway!!

    maryanngacayan at yahoo dot com

  11. Erm... well... I don't do scary movies. Like, ever. Two of my friends are going to see the House at the End of the Street tonight, and they invited me, and I was like NO. Not happening.

    The scariest movie I have seen (and I bet most of you scary-movie lovers think it's NOT scary) is Aliens, Aliens II, and Aliens III. Probably Aliens II the most. lol

    Thanks for the post and giveaway!!!


  12. I tried posting yesterday, but it seems not to have worked...
    I love scary movies. I'll watch anytime, anywhere, anyhow! Love the Friday 13th series, Freddy Kruger is my hero, Ghostface from Scream, my idol. I love the original Dawn of the Dead and, sorry, The Ring.
    For me, the scariest movie still has to be the original of "The Exorcist". It's psychological aspect still haunts me. I am most looking forward to "Sinister". Here's a link from DailyDead.com with some new Sinister trailers! Enjoy, and Happy Hallowe'en

  13. I tried posting yesterday, but it seems not to have worked...
    I love scary movies. I'll watch anytime, anywhere, anyhow! Love the Friday 13th series, Freddy Kruger is my hero, Ghostface from Scream, my idol. I love the original Dawn of the Dead and, sorry, The Ring.
    For me, the scariest movie still has to be the original of "The Exorcist". It's psychological aspect still haunts me. I am most looking forward to "Sinister". Here's a link from DailyDead.com with some new Sinister trailers! Enjoy, and Happy Hallowe'en!

  14. I love watching scary movies, but The Exorcist starring Linda Blair is by far the scariest for me. Just knowing that it was inspired by actual events has me spooked.


  15. I used to LOVE scary movies as a child. Unfortunately now I'm too jaded to enjoy them lol.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  16. I'm not good with scary movies - funny thing - they scare me.

  17. The trailer for Sinister looks a lot like someone's trying to do The Amityville Horror combined with a bunch of visuals from the fatal Frame video games.

    Sufficed to say, the Fatal Frame aspect got me interested! I'll probably end up watching that movie now!

  18. I don't generally watch scary movies but I found The Descent very good. Thank you.

  19. Omg. The Ring scared me half to death! And when that girl was all curled up in the corner of her room, I barely looked and freaked out! It was so disturbing I had to hide my face (am such a wuss)! lol

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway, I've been eager to read Unraveling! <3
    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

  20. I do not watch scary movies! I pretty much refuse to. Especially ghost movies! I'm a huge chicken


  21. Scariest movie ever The Changeling (not with Angelina Jolie) the old 70s flick with George C. Scott. You will never look at a wheelchair again and not get creeped out. I will be in line for Paranormal Activity 4.

  22. Oh my gosh, just thinking about that girl coming out of the well, all drippy and jerky and creepy as hell, freaks me out! Ever time I hear The Ring mentioned, I shudder and chills break out all over! But of course, I still watched The Ring 2 because I had to prove that I wasn't scared at all! LOL I'd say the movie that creeped me out the most was one of The Nightmare on Elm Street movies (I don't remember which one I saw first, but then they're all pretty much the same anyway), and it wasn't the movie itself that scared me, but the subject matter. For as long as I can remember I've had dreams within dreams, which is annoying most of the time, but not really scary. Then, after seeing that movie, I started dreaming like that: I would wake up from the scary dream, thinking I was safe from whatever horror was chasing me, to find out that I wasn't really awake at all! Then when I did finally wake up, it took a few minutes before I could really believe that I was awake this time! That was sheer torture! Thanks so much for your guest post, and for participating in this very fun Haunted Halloween event :)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  23. This book and movies sound great! Im really looking forward to those movies. I love scary movies! There so good! Thanks for sharing!

  24. The Ring scared me out of my mind too!! I still get freaked just thinking about it. I don't know why I watch these scary movies - especially because I know how bad I'm going to scare myself. Great guest post!!


  25. Great giveaway!! Thanks!!

  26. For me it was Nightmare on Elm street with Children of the Corn the original a close second.

    leyser73 at gmail dot com

  27. The Ring always scareds the begeebers out of me no matter how long watch it!!! And the Paranormal Activity movies always give me goosebumps. I've never seen one of them at the cinema (yet) but I would love too!

    Thanks for the chance!


  28. I HATE scary movies. I always get creeped out at night if I watch them. So, no scary movies for me to look forward to. :P

    I ABSOLUTELY NEED THIS BOOK. I really want to read this! This is so mysterious and I am loving the US cover. Got my fingers crossed. Thanks for the chance to win!


  29. I don't watch horror, but my BFF does. She made me watch the trailer to Sinister and asked if I'd go with her to the opening, but I got up to around fifty seconds before chickening out.

    BTW, I LOVE Elizabeth Norris. *fangirls* Thanks so much for this awesome opportunity!

    Lust For Stories

  30. Great giveaway, Thanks!



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