saturday 9

"Alfred Hitchcock Presents" Theme

1) The Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, was born in England. Name another pop culture contribution England has made. The Fab Four!

2) This week's song is recognized as the theme to Hitchcock's long-running TV show, but "Funeral March for a Marionnette" is a classic piece written for piano in the late 1870s by Charles Gounod. Do you often listen to classical music? not often, but I enjoy it

3) Janet Leigh's shower scene in Hitchcock's Psycho is considered one of the scariest sequences ever filmed. What's the most frightening movie you've ever seen? my traditional answer to this is The Exorcist, however, I reference The Amityville Horror more often (the bugs--shudder!)

4) Hitchcock admitted that he "never trusted birds," and he took that fear and turned it into the movie, The Birds. Is there a member of the animal kingdom that just gives you "the creeps?" birds--actually, that movie made me afraid of birds

5) Halloween will soon be upon us. Will you carve a jack o'lantern this year? not carve but decorate with pumpkins

6) What candy will trick or treaters get at your house? since I don't get trick or treaters, I get what I like--and I will surprise myself (I don't have a craving for anything yet)

7) When you went trick or treating, did you prefer fantasy costumes (like a storybook character) or scary ones (like a monster)? fantasy

8) Which candy was your favorite? Which one were you disappointed to find in your trick or treat bag? I loved getting little Hershey bars and didn't like Necco wafers

9) Which do you find scarier -- cemeteries or haunted houses? haunted houses!


  1. Yes! Little Hershey bars! Loved them too -- still do. We don't usually get trick or treaters either, so I get to eat all the treats. Halloween is such a wonderful holiday!
    Happy Saturday, and have a lovely week.

  2. I'm with you - those 1970s movies were scarier than anything they make today. And I was to young to be watching them (and so were you!) and they did leave marks!

  3. Oh, Necco wafers were the worst!
    I never watched the Amityville Horror and never will. I read the book when I was 14 and had nightmares for weeks.

  4. Ewww....Necco wafers! Almost as bad as raisins.

  5. I felt a lot better about birds when I learned that a lot of the birds in The Birds were actually painted in. Hope that makes you feel a bit better too.