It’s that time of year — the boo!, the costumes, the candy, the bump in the night, the candy, the parties, the candy. Did I mention the candy?
The hilarious Saranna DeWylde, who writes sensual naughtiness (blushing) and riotous goodies has taken the time to share a few Halloween moments with us, so before you grab a copy of The Real Housewives of Olympus or Hex and the Single Witch (love the cover) and your favorite yummies let’s chat with Saranna.
Favorite Halloween candy?
It’s a tie between Hershey’s Miniatures and candy corn.
What will you be for Halloween this year?
Hmm. Jack Torrance from The Shining? No, wait, that’s me every day. A gypsy. I’ve got this great head scarf decorated with coins and it really ties the whole thing together.
Trick or treat?
Worst Halloween costume as a kid?
Luckily, all of my costumes were cool. My mother always let me choose what I wanted to be and never stuffed me into anything sucky. I think the first eight years of my life, I was a witch every Halloween. I broke the mold with Wonder Woman and I remember wearing that costume at random times the rest of the year until it fell apart.
Favorite Halloween movie?
All of them. Horror flicks are a passion. But my favorite is The Howling. Rick Baker is a makeup god. This was also the first horror movie that ever scared me. Smiley face stickers still kind of freak me out if I see them in odd, unexpected places.
Worst Halloween film you still watch… and love?
Night of the Creeps. Man, it’s bad. “Good news, girls. Your prom dates are here. The bad news is, they’re dead.” OH. And Motel Hell. Farmer Vincent’s sausage… and the cardboard cows. So. Very. Bad. But good memories.
Hitchcock or blood and gore?
Both, to a certain extent. I like a balance. I want to be engaged. I want… omg, plot. For me, horror is like reading sex. If it’s just Tab A (Knife) into Slot B (Organ), it’s boring. I want character development and plot. Thin though it may be. The gore by itself doesn’t move me, because the reality of it is nothing like the distance you have when it’s on a screen. As a corrections officer, I’ve seen more than my share.
Favorite Halloween memory?
Trick or Treating with my cat, Spooky, riding in my plastic pumpkin. She just completed my costume so perfectly, and she seemed to know it. She was content to be hauled around in that orange pumpkin the whole night.
Most memorable Halloween party?
I have to say my wedding reception. My husband and I got married on October 13, 1999, but we did it at the courthouse. It was kind of a last minute thing. I just had this feeling we needed to get it done rather than wait to get married at a haunted castle in Scotland like we’d planned. We decided to wait to have the reception until Halloween to give all our loved ones a chance to plan to attend.
Do you still watch It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown?
No. I didn’t much like it when I was a kid. I’d watch it with my mom because she really liked Charlie Brown. But I watched The Exorcist for the first time at my 8th birthday party. So, I was already a little more hardcore about my horror flicks at a young age.
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