Friday, October 21, 2011

An Entangled Guest Blog and Giveaway with Katee Robert

Halloween is one of my favorite times of year. You get to dress up, scare yourself silly, and let’s not forget about the excuse to eat candy! And, just like everyone else, I’m a big fan of scary movie marathons. In honor of that, I’ve chosen my five favorite killers, and the top five who scare the beejeezus out of me.

Five Favorites:

5. Bluebeard.

Bluebeard is a special kind of killer. Yes, he’s a psychopath that has a nasty habit of dismembering his wives, but there’s always been something about him that draws in the reader. I mean, really all he’s looking for is a woman who he can trust. When the youngest daughter passes his test, he pretty much declares his undying love and affection.

4. The Mad Hatter

The particular incarnation of this character that I’m drawing on is from Zenescope’s Return to Wonderland comics. He’s a serial killer who tends to wear his victims skin as suits to impersonate them. But he’s got that killer smile and charm that tempts readers to root for him to live, just a bit longer, so that we can watch him in action.

3. Azazel (a.k.a. Yellow Eyes)

If you’ve seen my on Twitter or Facebook, you know that I’m a diehard Supernatural fan. While I enjoyed Lucifer, Azazel has always been my favorite villain (aside from Meg, of course). He reminds me of a used car sales man, in some ways—sort of swarmy, a little bit mean, and a whole lot of deadly. I loves him.

2. Sweeny Todd

A man hell-bent on revenge, killing people so his cohort can bake them into meat pies? Also, singing? Is there really any arguing that he’s made of awesome?

1. The Joker

Possibly the greatest villain of all time, in my oh-so-humble opinion. He’s well and truly crazy (and, really, what’s with the face paint?), but there is something about the Joker that raises the small hairs on the back of my neck in the best way possible. Plus, there’s his odd-love relationship with Harley Quinn. Joker is just made of win all around.

And now, on to the nasties!

5. Ghostface

Okay, so he/she technically isn’t just one character, but that’s what makes the Ghostface mask so damn scary. It could be anyone, absolutely anyone. And, since there’s nothing remotely paranormal about the killer, it makes someone with an overactive imagination (ahem *raises hand*) wonder if I get a call one night and end up chased around my house by a mask-wearing dude with a knife.

4. Jigsaw

Dude, this guy creates these terrible situations that no normal mind is going to even think of, and then scoops up people to try them out on. I can’t even sit through these movies because they freak me out so much. Some of these people who have “secrets” aren’t really that freaking terrible. *shudder*

3. It

There’s something so goddamn scary about clowns in general, but I blame Pennywise for my overwhelming fear of them. Saw this movie as a kid and sit have to fight the urge to devolve into flying fists of fury whenever I see a clown. Well played, Steven King, well played.

2. Freddy Kruegar

This guy kills you while you sleep. As in, you can’t freaking escape him. Ever. Because you have to sleep at some point. So a villain who kills you while you dream, who you can’t escape... Yeah, he’s one scary dude—even without the scarred face and razor glove.

1. Chucky

Let’s share a little story, shall we? When I was in grade school, my brothers made me watch Child’s Play, then sat my sister’s baby doll in my lap (complete with butter knife) and told me if I moved, it would kill me. To this day, I can’t sleep if there’s a doll in the room and the pitter-patter of little feet (and, GODS, that laugh) make me shriek like a school girl.

So that’s it!

My list of favorite and freaky killers! What are some of your favorites?

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Nicola Marsh said...

I swear I shouldn't pop into this blog last thing before going to bed...glutton for punishment, as now I have visions of Freddie Kruger...argh!

(great post, Katee, thanks for scaring me silly!) ;)

mnjcarter said...

Jigsaw is by far the most disturbing villian ever. The sick, sadistic, mind warping things he comes up with are just chilling! I have had to bury my face and cover my ears more than once watching these movies. This man is a true sicko!!

Ammy Belle said...

Hm ... you make good points ... but the Tooth Fairy from "Darkness Falls" still freaks me out, and so I would have to add her! Then, Jack Nicholson;s character from "The Shining" (how is it that I always forget his name!?) and finally the Hitcher in both the original and the remake. Yeck.

Can't wait to start my horror movie marathon! :D

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Lisa B. said...

Amazing post! Please don't enter me in the contest. I already own all of the movies mentioned, since I too am a glutton for punishment :)

I've had the pleasure of getting an early look at Katee's QUEEN OF SWORDS and it is outstanding. Seriously. Can't wait for March!

Rhianna said...

I've got all of these on my shelves already so please don't include me in the giveaway...

Just had to drop in and cheer for your list. :D Loves me some Sweeney Todd and Joker. I was scared more of 'creatures' as a kid than characters. My list of top three that scared the crap out of me is sooo embarrassing. The only one on it anyone else really echoes is the Gremlins. lol

Looking forward to your book Katee!

Debby said...

I hated this leprechaun who danced on people to kill them. I hated that movie.
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Either movie sounds wonderful :) I loved this post, especially the evil pics

Carol L. said...

Sean Bean's Hitcher, Pennywise and Samara from The Ring. Great post and thanks for the chance.
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Tore said...

Freddy Kreuger, Penny Wise the Clown and Jason. Please enter me in contest.

Leni said...

Freddie Kruger(hope I spelled that correctly) is on my list, too. Michael M. from Halloween, anything played by Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Bela Lugosi.