Friday, 14 October 2016

Friday Frivolity - do you like scary movies?

Friday Frivolity

This week we're talking about movies. Scary movies.

I actually did a pretty comprehensive run down of my taste in horror films for last Halloween, so I figured I'd talk a bit about movies which aren't really meant to be horror - but still scared me silly!

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park came out in 1993, when I was about 5 or so. I kind of doubt I was watching it aged 5, but there couldn't have been that much in it. Probably when it came out on video or something. Anyway, it was terrifying. Like, properly terrifying. I made my dad check under my bed for baby raptors for weeks afterwards, because they were totally small enough to get under there, the pesky matter of their long extinction being of no real importance.


Another film which I probably shouldn't have been watching, but Batman Returns. I've only ever seen it a couple of times because whenever I think of re-watching all that childhood fear of the Penguin comes flooding back. Just looking at this picture gives me the creeps. Because the thing about Penguin was that he was bad because other people had made him that way. So, to my kid brain, every time I was horrible to someone I was contributing to the Penguin origin story. I mean, presumably Penguin's deal was more than petty squabbles and falling outs over whose My Little Pony was sparklier, but you don't know, do you?

(We're actually watching Gotham (completely legitimately *cough*) at the moment, but thankfully Robin Lord Taylor is way too pretty to have that whole 'people paid good money to point and laugh at you' vibe.)

Gotham, The Penguin

Continuing with the theme of naughty children getting their comeuppance, I mentioned last week how much Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory used to scare me. The Oompa Loompas were like Santa, knew whether you'd been bad or good, punish you, and then sing a song about how it was all your fault to boot. TV bosses in their wisdom always scheduled it over Christmas holidays too, like some kind of reminder...

Willy Wonka

And then it was followed up with A Christmas Carol, another blunt force message about how being selfish is going to get you visited by a ghost set on showing you how little people are gonna care when you finally shuffle off this mortal coil. It also happens to be my mum's number one favourite thing about Christmas, in all versions, and especially the most pant-wettingly frightening one of all - the 1984 CBS adaption. I mean, just look at it:

A Christmas Carol, 1984

Okay, so it looks kind of goofy in a still like that, but trust me - it's nightmare fodder. Just like this:


*shudder*







Now on to the link-up! :D


 
The Hosts:

Host: Jess from Babi a Fi
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Jessica is an amazingly funny and smart blogger from Wales who writes on a whole range of topics -- from entertaining vintage nostalgia, to technology tutorials, to book reviews, to raising her adorable munchkin, and so much more! This week she's reviewing some miniature Fisher Price toys.

Host: Sarah Eliza from Devastate Boredom
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Sarah Eliza is on a mission to Devastate Boredom by living life with laughter and intention! Her blog is your spot for Capsule Wardrobe how-to's and inspiration, humor, encouragement, life-hacks, Read / DON'T Read book reviews, and more! Check out her Fall and Winter Capsule Wardrobe Inspiration.

Host: Audrey from Munofore
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Audrey is an awesome, eclectic blogger, who not only can cook up a storm over on That Recipe, but also writes at Munofore - "MUsings NOt FOod RElated." Munofore touches on humor, parenting, crafting, holiday ideas, tutorials, and more! I'm loving this upcycled dryer vent Halloween wreath!

Host: Lisa from Syncopated Mama
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Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and wonderfully authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Check out the latest on her list of games all ages can play!



Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay! We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun! Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment. :) Swing by HERE to express interest and ask any questions!


Featured Post from Last Week: 
In a fun twist, since we now have four hosts we will also have FOUR FEATURES.... but you will have to go check out the other three blogs to see if you were featured there! ;)


by RCH Reviews.

Some fab advice here. I haven't had a wild hair colour for years now, but I never say never, so it's good to read what the upkeep would be like!

Now time for the new stuff! 

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot.

If you're here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin'! 

Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to three posts, and old posts are always welcome!

There are three rules only:

Party Rules




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Babi a Fi


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