#SlasherGirlsandMonsterBoys Blog Tour: A.G. Howard talks Scary Movies #ad

Posted August 13, 2015 by Stacey in Author Guest Post, Blog, Uncategorized / 11 Comments

As some of you may know, Pixie LOVES a good scary book, me (Stacey), not so much, I’d need to read it with one hand over my face, and that doesn’t work so well for reading. But, some of our FAVORITE authors are part of the new anthology from Dial/Penguin Books, Slasher Girls & Monster Boys, so I thought I’d do Pixie (and our author faves) a solid and help bring this blog tour to you and share a little pre-fall freaky scary moments. 
We are very excited to have A.G. Howard, author of the Splintered Trilogy, joining us today to talk about the top 10 movies that scared her for life. So you have been warned, stop reading now if you don’t want to be scared for life, just saying, I had to see all the crazy pics, I did it for you, but I make no promises that you’ll be the same person when you get to movie #1…

Stories Selected by: April Genevieve Tucholke
Published: August 18th 2015 by Dial Books, Penguin Books
For fans of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Lois Duncan, and Daphne Du Maurier comes a powerhouse anthology featuring some of the best writers of YA thrillers and horror
A host of the smartest young adult authors come together in this collection of scary stories and psychological thrillers curated by Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’s April Genevieve Tucholke.
Each story draws from a classic tale or two—sometimes of the horror genre, sometimes not—to inspire something new and fresh and terrifying. There are no superficial scares here; these are stories that will make you think even as they keep you on the edge of your seat. From bloody horror to supernatural creatures to unsettling, all-too-possible realism, this collection has something for any reader looking for a thrill.
Fans of TV’s The Walking Dead, True Blood, and American Horror Story will tear through tales by these talented authors:
Kendare Blake             A. G. Howard
Jay Kristoff                  Marie Lu
Jonathan Maberry        Danielle Paige
Carrie Ryan                  Megan Shepherd
Nova Ren Suma           McCormick Templeman
April Genevieve           Tucholke Cat Winters

Top Ten Horror Movies That Scarred Me For Life
-A.G. Howard

There are ten movies I’ve watched over the years that left such an indelible impression on me, I experienced temporary (and sometimes permanent) phobias.  Here’s a countdown, along with the emotional scars they left behind:

10. The Omen 

Daemonophobia – Fear of demons, most especially if they’re named Damien and ride a red tricycle. *shudders*

9. The Ring 

Chaetophobia – Fear of long, black hair – particularly the kind that hangs in one’s face as they’re crawling through the TV screen.

8. Aracnophobia 

Aracnophobia – Fear of spiders. Note to self: when a movie is actually named after a phobia you already have, probably not a smart idea to watch it. 

7. It  

Coulrophobia – Fear of clowns. The gif says it all.

6. The Birds 

Ornithophobia – Fear of birds. To this day, any ominous gathering of black birds can set my teeth to chatter. They don’t call it a murder of crows for nothing.

5. Mirrors 

Spectrophobia – Fear of mirrors. Who says it’s not a twisted, more sinister *you* looking back, sizing up a way to step into your life and take over?  

4. Flatliners

Mnemophobia – Fear of memories, especially those you’ve tried very hard to forget.

3. HellRaiser 

Aichmophobia – Fear of needles or pointed objects. After this movie, I’ll never think of the phrase “Pinhead” the same.

2. Nightmare on Elm Street 

Hypnophobia – Fear of sleep or of being hypnotized.  A premise like this makes you think long and hard about how vulnerable you are while you’re sleeping or unconscious.

1. Dead Silence 


Automatonophobia – Fear of ventriloquist’s dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues, or anything that resembles a sentient being.  Given I already had an intense fear of dolls before watching it, this one’s a no brainer for the #1 spot. Take a look at that dummy’s murderous eyes and gnarled, razor-sharp fingertip. Now imagine hundreds of them—in all shapes and sizes—coming to life in their dusty cases inside a dark, abandoned theater, and turning their heads to look at you. No further explanation required…

Have any of you experienced phobias after watching gruesome or disturbing horror flicks? I’d love to hear about them! Oh, and FYI, I’ve read all the stories in Slasher Girls & Monster Boys. Be prepared to develop a phobia or two … maybe even some new ones that have yet to be discovered.


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11 responses to “#SlasherGirlsandMonsterBoys Blog Tour: A.G. Howard talks Scary Movies #ad

    • Yikes. That movie… @.@ The location is an abandoned factory where the walls are lined with mirrors. Zero electricity, and Kiefer plays the nightwatchman just hired to walk the halls and guard the place. Such an excellently creepy premise. 😉

  1. Great list! 🙂 However, I haven't seen about half of those. 🙁 I need to get on it! lol I love scary movies, but most don't actually scare me. I blame my dad for that. He always makes fun of them in some way. It probably started as a way to not make me as scared when I was little, but it ruined them all for me in a way. lol

  2. All of the above! The Ring and the Blair Witch Project made me give up watching them. Soooo creepy! Growing up I saw The Other (based on a book) and it was about twins-one of which was evil. That terrified me! Not to mention any movie with creepy music box songs and evil looking Victorian dolls with teeth (look up evil doll scene in the movie Barberella to see where that came from! Lol)

    • NO! Blair Witch made me have a phobia of camping. @.@

      I've never seen The Other. It sounds good. I'll have to add it to my list. Silent Hill is another horror movie that I just LOVE to watch if for no other reason than the gorgeously haunted setting and all the gruesome creatures that live there. Those writers had an amazing imagination.

      And LOL. Yes, I'm well aware of the Barberella scene you're speaking of, thanks your tweet a while back. *shudders*

  3. This list is so spot on I haven't seen most of these movies but the phobias they represent are so true I'm deathly afraid of most of the things on the list (especially needles and spiders) #7 is so true I have It to thank for being afraid of clowns since I was foolish enough to watch it as a kid. Anyway can't wait to read the book!

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