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Thrill me, chill me...

The next story of Crimson & Gold is essentially finished, waiting on some feedback and minor revisions before posting - it's back to Cho's p.o.v. and it's called "Red Light"! It's long enough that I can count it as entries 3 AND 4 for octoberwriting. So I'm almost halfway there :o

I'm also jumping ahead to start working on the longer story due at the end of the month that needs to be Halloween themed. Well, I'm going to take the opportunity to have it as the ending story of the C&G series and make is creepy. For that, though, I want some help. :) The lovely the_torrid_pen already has done a brilliant job of bouncing ideas around with me last evening, but I'd love more fuel to keep the fires of inspiration blazing.

This Halloween story is going to be full of THRILLS and CHILLS and RED JOHN CREEPINESS. :o Expect hints and red herrings. Expect a kidnapping or two. An ultimatum. Some horror tropes. All the while I will try to keep things in the realm of believability and away from crackiness... Will be interesting to see!

Your mission:
+ What scares you / what would freak out the characters? (Particularly I need things for Lisbon, Cho, and Jane.)

+ Favorite horror movies? I'm looking for things to watch. I lean more on the 'fraidy cat side of things, but I am willing to try a number of things. I'm not a fan of gore, though, so the slasher genre is not my thing. My favorite horror movie? The Skeleton Key.

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ohliberty
Oct. 7th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
when you ask what would freak them out, do you mean spiders, or things of a more serious nature?
enmuse
Oct. 7th, 2010 04:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, any and everything. ;) BECAUSE I'M EVIL LIKE THAT. :3
ohliberty
Oct. 7th, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
welllll then! :P
i can't see jane being afraid of much, except for being alone. perhaps he is afraid of little critters that make sounds. you can hear the sounds, and you know it's there, but you don't know what it is or where to find it to nab it!
cho is afraid of supernatual things. and moose. yup.
lisbon is afraid of NOTHING!

devin and i have done a few haunted houses, and in a recent one we did, it was pitch black the entire way through, and all you could do was follow these little red lights. things would jump out at you and scare you, but for me the scariest part was when the lights led you into a corner, and then they went out. and then something scary happened, but then the little red lights didn't turn on again! and so you were like.. wtf! and that's when the panic set in, because you couldn't see anything and you had no idea what to do!
likewise, in another one we were in... it was again, pitch black, and you couldn't see anything, and then.. i don't know, we felt sort of lost, and then this fucking alarm went off and it was blaring and there was this red strobe light flashing, and it was a complete sensory overload, and you couldn't tell what direction you were supposed to go in and you had to yell to talk to the people you were talking to! i managed to keep my bearings and knew the direction we had to go in, but the two people i was with didn't, and so it was like.. AHH WHICH WAY and it was terrifying!

maybe lisbon is afraid of that. :P
i mean, not that exactly. but a fear of something you can't point a gun at, and you don't know what's going on and there's no logic or anything.
enmuse
Oct. 7th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
1) I am terribly amused by the idea of Cho being scared of moose. XD I mean, he clearly isn't a fan of goats.... :3

2) You've convinced me that I probably need to actually go do a haunted house. I'm not sure I'm going to have anyone I trust extremely well to go with but... we'll still see how it goes. It's for the sake of science research, right?

3) LOL! Oh Lisbon... <3 The chicks kick major ass.
tahariel
Oct. 7th, 2010 04:30 pm (UTC)
My favourite horror movie is 'Let the Right One In' ('Let Me In' is the Hollywood remake of the Swedish film.) It's dark, emotional and creeping romantic. I definitely recommend it.
enmuse
Oct. 7th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
I started watching it with my friend the other week but neither of us were in the mood for slow-building or subtitles. Also, it was totally weird to me to hear Swedish. My usual foreign films are from SE Asia, lol. Or Spanish, occasionally French.

I'll try to get back to it though! :D
heffermonkey
Oct. 7th, 2010 05:24 pm (UTC)
What freaks ME out - um Moths - I know, weirdness - and clowns and seeing as we already know Teresa gets creeped by clowns having an uber SCARY EVIL clown running around (throw in some giant moths and I'd be deaded from fright) could be a good thing.

I'm not sure what I'd put as freaking Cho out - oh WITCHES - we know he has a superstious (SP?) side so weird witch ladies unleashing curses on him - well it'd be interesting to see curse like happenings occurring to him and him wondering if in fact it is all coming true?! just a thought.

as for horror movies - well I can't sit through them. never have been able to so most horror scares me. I did once have a reccurring nightmare that Freddy Kreuger stalked the backlanes to my house and stood under a lampost outside my backdoor watching my bedroom window - and I have never watched the movies. It all stemmed from a movie poster I happened to glance at, at the time. I was probably about seven or eight.
cedara
Oct. 8th, 2010 12:26 pm (UTC)
Damn, I forgot the witches bit! That's canon!
enmuse
Oct. 8th, 2010 01:33 pm (UTC)
"Creepy witch lady didn't burn you in effigy..."

*snicker* Oh Cho. ♥ And Jane being such a jerk in teasing him. :p
ciaimpala
Oct. 7th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
Things that scare me-spiders, bees, people hiding under the bed or behind the shower curtains.

I don't do well with slashery gore movies either. If you haven't seen Identity, you should definitely see that. Triange and Stay are really good too.
enmuse
Oct. 7th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
Identity is bizarre and good. I'm mostly not super gung-ho about it because I had friends obsessed with it in college, lol. Thus I became kind of inured. :p

Stay is also excellent! I haven't watched it in a long time even though I own it. (Probably because I find it more depressing than suspenseful now)

Triange? Or is that supposed to be Triangle? Either way I don't know what it is. :)

Thanks for the suggestions!
ciaimpala
Oct. 7th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
Triangle lol...it was a long hard day at work ;)
cedara
Oct. 8th, 2010 12:19 pm (UTC)
I can't think of anything that outright scares me atm - I even like spiders, as long as they don't spring at me. I could see Lisbon be afaid of spiders though, and shoot them with her gun. *G*

As for Cho - he's always controlled, losing said control could be very fearful for him. If that happens by a means he can't fight against (gas, drugs etc.) - he probably could be scared. He was in the military though, so I suppose he's got a higher threshold for little things.... maybe ants? He could have been in an ants nest during his time in the military and you can't really fight them with military training.

Jane might be scared the most to lose his mind, also, when he was bound in the season two finale and Red John looked him in the face... he definitely looked scared. So, if Jane were to meet lookalikes of his wife and daughter, aged a bit to match the time frame passed and they have the same first name but a different second name plus matching personalities, he might wonder if the last few years really had happened.

Favourite horror movies? Not much into that genre, but if you add "Arachnophobia" in there and the classic "Psycho", then you'd have two.
enmuse
Oct. 8th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC)
and shoot them with her gun. *G*

O_O That's either crack!fic or she's been drugged, lol.

Good insights for the other two. :3 All sorts of things to keep in mind. And Jane terrified? Totally! *points at icon*

Psycho is amazing and brilliant. Unfortunately I think my copy was broken when a friend barrowed it for class. :< I kinda forgot about that... Not like I watch it often, but it's such amazing film genius.
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