Today we're sharing scary and/or funny Halloween stories. I wish I had a great scary story, but I don't... so instead I'm going to talk about something that scared the GUTS out of me when I was little.
I was probably in the 3rd grade when I saw Ernest Scared Stupid for the first time. It was supposed to be funny and silly and instead I found it TERRIFYING!!! There was this troll who transformed children into wooden dolls to eat their energy and he was captured and sealed under a giant oak tree. Years later he wakes back up and summons dozens of other trolls. It turns out that milk and/or love destroys them and I used to keep a little thing of milk with me when my brother and I would go play in the woods. Seriously. How is this a kids movie?!?!
LOOK HOW SCARY!!!!!
What the HECK were my parents thinking?!?!?!
Traumatized FOR LIFE, y'all!
Another movie that scared the junk out of me was E.T. To this day I'm terrified of E.T. Just googling these pictures gave me chill bumps.
Again... how is this okay for kids?!?!?!
I remember watching this at my neighbor's house when we lived in London... so it was probably Kindergarten of 2nd grade. My dad had to lay with me or sit at the top of the stairs until I fell asleep for MONTHS and to this DAY I have to leave the shower curtains in my house open a bit so I can see inside the tub at night. I get nauseous just thinking about this movie!
And let's not even talk about how my students know about my fear and take pleasure in sending me things like this...
And now for one of my very FAVORITE funny Halloween stories...
I think that this is fourth or fifth grade where I REALLY wanted a store bought costume (my mom made all my costumes growing up) and so I told my mom I wanted to be the world so that she would have to admit she couldn't make that and I'd get to pick something out at the store last minute. Well, she came through. With a geographically accurate costume of the globe made out of fuzzy toilet seat covers. :) #touche
Happy October, friends!!! Your turn! Link up below and share your scary/funny stories!