Oct 1, 2014

Blog Hop: Something Wicked Strikes


It's finally October and you all know what that means... It's Halloween time! Even though we don't celebrate Halloween in Greece I am so totally in love with everything that has to do with it. I love the decorations and everything spooky. So of course I also love Something Wicked. This is the third year that I will participating in the Blog Hop for all things scary. Besides the Giveaway, this year I decided to do a few extra posts about Halloween Top 10s every Sunday and I have a whole Halloween TBR planned out. So watch out for them too.

For more on the Something Wicked Strikes monthly schedule just click the Blog Hop banner.

GIVEAWAY
You can choose one of the books below. The contest is open internationally, wherever the Book Depository ships.
I've read all of them and I found them all really great, spooky reads. Click on the images for the Goodreads page.
Note: Everything is YA horror, except Afraid which is Adult horror.

For more giveaways see the rest of the blogs in this Blog Hop.



“Rainy

69 comments:

  1. I was talking about horror movies to a friend, we just love to talk about the subject... and we found out the two of us can deal with a lot in terms of horror movies/series/books/anime... but, when it comes to GOUGING EYES... IT FREAKS US OUT!!!

    Also, I sent a picture of a girl from Ju-On, the original Japanese movie that inspired The Grudge... when we were chatting about spoilers and I said I can hold a grudge regarding that (some S.O.Bs had RUINED the ending of an anime/manga for us orz...) and sent her THIS PICTURE and she was immediately freaked out! lol http://www.qdss.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/ju-on-the-grudge-2-original.jpg

    By the way, lemme see if I have THE COURAGE to watch this and Ringu all over again without fainting... hehe

    Thanks so much for the giveaway and the chance to win. I love horror, I <3 halloween (I was even born on the 31st, yay!) xD

    "Something wicked this way comes lalala" ;)

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  2. Well, honestly, nothing scares me. I mean there are parts in a movie that will make me jump, but nothing scary or anything. Unless it has to do with spiders, then I go full out into panic attack mode!

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  3. One night I had stayed up really late to finish reading And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. It was about two in the morning and I was living in a sleep out so I had to go outside to go to the bathroom. Anyway, I needed to go to the bathroom and I was a bit jumpy after reading the book so I made my boyfriend go with me inside. When we were about halfway to the house I could hear someone coming up the gravel driveway and my boyfriend and I freaked out completely and ran into the house. It turned out it was my boyfriend's sister's boyfriend coming back from a late shift but man that was so scary.

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  4. i would love to win the forbidden game ( hoping it's not too dark horror^^;; as i'lm quite teh chicken)
    Something scary? Long ago, at school ( i was staying on the premises) i went for a walk in the little forest just behiond teh school. i loved it there. One day i was there i met a old woman...we started to speak and since she was gathering herb she told me about some... all of them for respiratory illness, for helping the lung etc. I didn't think more of it until a few days later when i had decided to gather some of those in case the priest saw me and came asking what i was doing. when i told him and described the woman he was quite ill at ease telling me there hadn't been such a woman in the village for years ... oki that was scary then but at teh same time i had gotten a protective feeling from her so i didn't think more of it....
    Safe that years laters i got a really rare and dire lungs illness and since then i'm more vulnerable to respiratory virus so i wonder now if she wanted to protect me and i regret not having be more careful ( taking note of the remedy composition etc)

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  5. the scariest thing that happened to me was seeing a spider climbing on the wall while I was showering. I am really scared of bugs and I was literally screaming like I saw a ghost...
    rafflecopter name Karin Shaim

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  6. My husband and two friends were sitting at the kitchen table playing Rook when my mother in law's face popped up at the window beside the table. It was dark outside and no one heard her come up. I screamed like a little girl :/

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  7. Thank you for all your help with Wicked, Veronica! Much appreciated. Hmmm as far as something spooky... after my father in law passed I had these torch lamps in my front living room that went on when you touched them for months after he died the would inexplicably click on and off, and then after awhile they just stopped. The hadn't done it before and they didn't do it after.. Creepy!

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  8. The book Don't Breath a Word by Jennifer McMahon scared me.

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  9. Well, when I was about 13 or 14 I was watching The Ring alone at home and right after I finished it... MY PHONE RANG! It was my mom, but still, I was so scared!!!

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  10. The book The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud was totally spooky.

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  11. My whole life is a series of coincidence s, my mother's intuition is NEVER wrong, it is too freaky in & of itself

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  12. The best scary books are the books from Experiment in Terror series by Karina Halle. Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  13. The new American Horror Story trailers are creepy!

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  14. Seeing the dead runs in the family O_o

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  15. The Shining was the scariest book I've ever read.

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  16. I get frightened very easily, especially when the atmosphere is right ;) Scary books TErriFY ME... Bag of Bones is so scary! The most scared I can probably remember somewhat recently though is watching The Exorcism of Emily Rose. I could not sleep for days :/ Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  17. I love watching Ghost hunting shows and sometimes they can get really creepy.

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  18. My cousin has lived in a haunted house before and she showed me the room and the type of incidences that occurred there, She did move from that house eventually and I can tell you I got out of that house as quick as possible the day I heard her stories.

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  19. Final Destination 3. I was at my friend's birthday party and he put this in while we played Monopoly. After ten minutes, he took it out because I said it was waaaay to scary for me.

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  20. this morning actually: i was leaving my building's elevator and it was dark and from nowhere a dark butterfly flew next to me ! haha i screamed as heell!!!

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  21. I'm afraid of japanese / chinese urban legends, but I also afraid of weird motion people (For exapmle: there was a girl in The Ring).
    I love reading scary urban legends, short stories too. Now my "favorite" is the story of Teke Teke.

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  22. Have you heard/seen the video of Candle Cover on Youtube? It's about three people talking on a forum about this old kids show they used to watch. Slowly they start remembering creepy things like how there was an episode where the puppets were just screaming for half an hour - but what's creepy was that their parents told them that they'd just sit and watch static for an hour and Candle Cover...just some creepy thing children thought they were watching.

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  23. The scariest thing that happened to me was watching movie Christine based on Stephen King's novel. It's a really creepy movie about a demon possessed car. Brr...

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  24. I think The Conjuring was one of the scariest movies I ever saw!

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  25. Welcome to the Dark House.... creppy!!!! YA book!

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  26. First off I believe in and have seen and felt my fair share of ghost. One time when I was home alone when I was 14 years old and I saw the reflection of an African American man's legs and feet reflected on the door of our oven behind me. I personally was not very freaked out because I had seen him before around the house and I actually didn't feel scared or feel anything negative from him. In the same house my whole family and myself would constantly hear the bathroom door open and close when we were in the shower and the shower curtain would move too, now this did freak me out quite a bit at first but we ended up just getting used to it.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  27. Maybe Stephen King books... Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. The Hole is a creepy movie!
    Name: Megan S

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  29. Annabelle looks like the most terrifying movie I've seen in a long while. I hate dolls!

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  30. I love the Graveyard Queen series by Amanda Stevens. It's quite scary hehe :) Thank you for the giveaway.

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  31. One summer night, me and my cousins decided to sleep in an attic in a vacation house we are renting. Midnight comes only me and my 2 cousins are the only awake at that time. Then suddenly, we heard a footsteps on the stairs. We waited until someone shows up but none and then a hammer sounded at the part of the roof we are facing. We are scared
    but we didn't wake our cousins sleeping. Life goes on like what happened was nothing because we are once told that when something like that happen, forget it and leave them alone so that it won't bother you.

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  32. Coraline is pretty scary!

    carla c.

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  33. When I was little I lived in an old house and it was constantly creaking and scaring me. One night I looked up and saw a man standing there, but there was something odd about him, I could see pieces of the wallpaper through his body. He looked right at me and then vanished from sight.

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  34. I am going to see Annabelle tomorrow, the creepy part, is that that is my best friends Angel child's name! She died three days after birth.

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  35. Oculus, a movie, left me paranoid for almost an entire week! I was literally terrified of mirrors it was ridiculous. Irrational but so scary!

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  36. I don't do scary movies... at least not voluntary. I've seen a few but my friends made me do it and I was terrified for weeks after that... I still remember some sceens but I can't remember the titles of the movies. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  37. Any of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies scare me! Thank you!

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  38. One of my favorite horror movies is House of 1000 Corpses.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  39. my only personal scary experience was staying at a hotel room when i was young and being woken up in the middle of the night to it being on fire.

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  40. The best scary books I've read recently is Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. The movie was pretty creepy as well. o.O
    Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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  41. Hmm well I scared myself reading The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey the other night. :D lol
    Mary G Loki

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  42. the exorcist movie, was one of the scariest movies I ever saw!
    It still scares me!
    thanks!

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  43. when I was 5 or 6 years old, I thought I saw a ghost in my bedroom! I still remember how it looked.
    Dede

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  44. I have kinda weird and scary things happen every day. If I read anything by H.P. Lovecraft, it totally creeps me out!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  45. The last book I read that really scared the daylight out of me was Say Her Name by James Dawson. I've been paranoid about mirrors for a week.

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  46. Just watch any of the Urban Legends movies....the bloody mary one is the scariest....me, my sister, and my cousin had nightmares and we ended up sleeping in the living room for fear of under our beds and mirrors lol Happy Halloween!

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  47. I was reading Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith and couldn't finish it (again) because I was too freaked out.

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  48. Asian horror movies. Don't watch them unless you want to die of a heart attack XD

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  49. I remember the first time I watched Coraline... I think I was 8 or 9 and it had scared the living hell out of me!!! :O I had watched it dead at night and I had just started to sleep by myself in my own room... Do you have any idea how scary it was?!?! And just to top it all off, I had a damned doll WITH BUTTON EYES SITTING ON MY WINDOW SILL AND IT STARED AT ME THE WHOLE NIGHT!! It scared my 8 year old self sh**less!

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  50. I read Stephen King's The Shining along time ago and really enjoyed it, so when they made the movie I wanted to watch it. Those twin girls and basically the whole movie scared me really bad. I can read the book but not watch that movie!!!! That is odd!!!!

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  51. When we were in jr. high, a friend and I were staying in a hotel and wanted to watch a scary movie. I suggested The Shining. I didn't know anything about it other than it was scary. So we got super freaked out that it was in a hotel!!!

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  52. After my mom died. I had locked up the house! I went home to the front door wide open and the tv going on the tv. The show was something she would normally watch. I was only 16 So scared the crap outa me!

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  53. Any time I reread any of Kay Hooper's Bishop/ SCU books, I kinda of get spooked...LOL

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  54. After reading The Shining by Stephen King, I couldn't sleep for days....

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  55. I was watching Let me in ( the movie with Chloe Moretz :) ) on my computer late at night , alone in my room . My parents were sleeping . And when i less expected , a bird hit the window right next to my computer . At least i think it was a bird . I was so scared but i still watched the whole movie .

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  56. Love to read scary books but don't like scary movies

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  57. I went to Universal Studios in LA during one of my summer internships, as part of our goofing off for 4th of July weekend. We entered the haunted house there. It's...pretty well done would undersell it. They have the rights to all of those horror characters, and they take complete advantage of it. Normally, haunted houses don't bother me. I laugh and wave and say hi to the actors, enjoying how freaked out everyone else is. However, I also had it ingrained in my head from a haunted house in high school that if you don't touch them, they won't touch you... That wasn't the case here. You walk over a bridge at one point with hands grabbing at your ankles/lower legs. Kind of shocked me. I *hate* having people I don't know touch me. Was recovering from bronchitis at the time, so the shock knocked the breath out of me. I had to be let out a side door by one of the actors. Really embarrassing. We went to Disney the next day (I'd never gone before), and I got nervous just waiting for the Haunted Mansion to start up. Which I know now was totally ridiculous... :-P

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  58. I've never really been bothered or phased by scary movies but one thing that has always freaked me out and made my skin crawl is the part in Pet Semetary where the toddler slices the old man's achilles tendons! It's weird for that to be 'scary', but it is! And I actually LOVE bloody, gorey movies!

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  59. Ashes on the Waves was a great scary book.

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  60. The first time I watched "The Shining" I got very, very scared. I went to bed that night and for some reason I saw the REDRUM words on my door. Yeah, it was just an illusion, but still it was scary to me.

    -Cindy C.

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  61. The Conjuring is an incredibly freaky, creepy, scary movie :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    -Amber Terry-

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  62. Dead silence is a creepy movie!

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  63. The only spiders that scare me are black widows or brown recluse. We have a lot of black widows around here so I try to be very careful around those messy spiderwebs.

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  64. Two bloody, gory books really freaked me out: Afraid (the one you're giving away. Awesome scary book)!!
    And Jigsaw Man by Gord Rollo (not for the faint of heart)!

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  65. Cockroaches are scary.
    Our former home was haunted. We always lose things then found it later in the creepy basement. My kid cousin said that he saw two red glowing eyes there.
    I love horror movies. Asian horrors are the best, at least for me. I love Insidious though.
    Spooky book I really really want to have is America's Most Haunted by Eric Olsen & Theresa Argie. I heard it was really creepy.
    Thanks for the chance! :)

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  66. Something scary---when I was in middle school I kept having the same dream where my parents are killed almost every night for several months. They dream never changed and happened so often I started to believe it would happen. A one time dream would have been dismissable but over 50 times is terrifying at age 12. Especially when a couple years later we were on a road trip and a town we drove through had a building complex just like the one in my dream. If the other lady in my dream had been with us I would have lost it.

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  67. Scariest book I've read is The Shinning by Stephen King.

    Arantza

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  68. Zombies really... really creepy me out... so the scariest book I've read so far has been the Forest of Hands and Teeth series... some people might think that it isn't that scary really, but sometimes I had a hard time getting to sleep at night, especially if I was just reading it before turning the lights off.

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