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Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday Discussion: What Do You Need To Survive A Horror Movie?

Today I am running the Monday Discussion on both blogs because it is a good one.

Let me have the person who suggested it set the stage for you:
As Halloween approaches many rituals go into full swing. Costume hunting, pumpkin carving, and of course, scary movie watching. No matter how many times you see the same story, you still get a kick out of it (or still scream at the ghostly scene). While watching these movies I always find myself thinking, you know, if she didn't go into the basement alone she might have made it. Or better yet, if you're gonna go in a dark forest you might want to have fresh batteries in your flashlight first, right?
We are looking for bloggers like you to create a post talking about the things they would want to have if they were stuck in a spooky movie. Whether it's garlic to ward off vampires, a shovel to thump zombies with, or a goofy sidekick who you know you could outrun, we'd love to hear what you'd have in your crate to make it through the entire movie.
What a fun idea from the people at Man Crates.  They even provided a cool graphic which I have embedded below to help get your creative juices flowing.  It is kind of small, so I also uploaded a nice clear pdf that you can read in a larger format by clicking here.

So for today's Monday Discussion... what would you put in your "survive a horror movie" crate?

I'll go first.  I would definitely have extra batteries for everything. The batteries always seem to run out on phones and/or flashlights all of the time in those movies.  In fact, I am going to say 5 extra flashlights and 2 extra cell phones, plus a mess load of extra batteries should do it.  Some granola bars to stave off hunger (they are light to carry and yummy to eat) as well as a wooden spear or bat.  I don't know how to shoot a gun and would probably hurt myself with a knife or sword, but a club or bat made of wood with a sharpened end could do a lot of damage to a wide range of monsters.

Your turn. Leave a comment with what you would put in your Horror Movie Survival Crate.

And thanks to Man Crates for getting in touch.  This will be fun.


3 comments:

John BPL RA said...

1. Bullet proof vest
2. Hunting knife
3. Revolver with silver bullets
4. Wooden stake
5. Vial of holy water
6. Crucifix
7. Proton pack

If Evil Dead film:
8. S Mart credit card
9. Sawed off shotgun (boom stick)

Tara BPLteen said...

@John - What? No chainsaw arm? You'll be at a distinct disadvantage.

Tara BPLteen said...

There are a ton of things that I think would be useful while fighting a vampire, werewolf, zombie, axe murdered or assorted other beastie, but, honestly, I'm blind, ashmatic, and out of shape. I've never fired a gun or thrown a knife. I have no idea how to even turn on a chainsaw.

If I were in a horror movie, I'd pack a stick of butter and a pinch of cinnamon, because, if I were attacked, I'd be toast.