Thursday, November 12, 2015

What's Your Take on "Haunted Houses"?

by Marcy Singer from The Stitching Hour 

I've just learned that a haunted house called the Horror Emporium is going into the space next to my shop for a month. I'm not entirely thrilled. I mean, how will having screaming teens beside my shop affect my evening classes?

I mean, Claude and Priscilla Atwood seem nice. Eccentric, but nice. They even gave me and some of the other Main Street shop owners a sneak peek at the haunted house. Between you and me, I was surprised at how good it actually is. One of the Horror Emporium’s feature attractions is called the Lair of the Serpent, and it’s guaranteed to make even the bravest visitor get goosebumps.

Back to the question I asked you in the title of this post—do you love haunted houses or hate them? I’m fine with haunted houses, and I think they can be fun. I don’t think I’d ever want to visit a haunted corn maze. If something or someone is chasing me, I want to be able to find my way out! Nor would I want to be a performer in a haunted attraction. I don’t want to get punched out by a frightened adult! Or child, for that matter.

So please leave a comment below on whether or not you like haunted houses, or what you do like about them if you’re in the pro category, for a chance to win a signed paperback copy of The Stitching Hour. International readers will be entered to win a digital copy of The Stitching Hour. Good luck!


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35 comments:

  1. I like going to haunted houses with other people. I like to watch their reactions.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. I like creepy old houses even if they probably aren't really haunted.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. I always think about the people who lived there before, what their lives were like.

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  3. I love to see really old houses and imagine that they're haunted by their former residents! Thanks for the opportunity!
    sharonbabyme@yahoo.com

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    1. Especially, if they have those old photos on the walls, right?! :)

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  4. 50 years ago - yes. Now - not so much!! But I do love this series!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  5. I tried one haunted house and went through hiding behind my husband. Too scary for me! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  6. I think anything scarier than the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland is too much for me. I tried the corn maze once. The kids were having a great time, I was terrified. I like to read scary things, but stand in the middle of them, not so much. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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    1. I haven't been to the Haunted Mansion. When we went, the kids were small and I was afraid it would scare them too much. No corn maze for me either. My sense of direction isn't good enough to find my way out of it!

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  7. I am not big on choosing to be scared. I'll leave that for others to "enjoy."
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  8. No, no, no! I hate scary, creepy things! That's why I read cozies. Actually, I think the house we lived in until I was 8 was haunted. My sister and I heard noises in our wardrobe. After we moved out, the house was empty but there were people that claimed they saw someone in a rocking chair. There was no rocking chair in the house anymore...

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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    1. Oooh, Elaine, that is majorly creepy! No wonder you don't like scary things!

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  9. I cannot go to haunted houses since they are intimidating. Thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Traveler! By the way, you're our giveaway winner, chosen by the random number generator. I'll be emailing you for your mailing address. :)

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  10. I don't enjoy haunted houses but if a group were touring I would go. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. There's safety in numbers, right, petite? :)

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  11. I'm not into haunted houses. can't watch scary movies either.
    wskwared at yahoo dot com

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    1. I was so afraid of Chucky just from the commercials that I never watched those movies. That's the creepiest doll ever!

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  12. I love haunted houses. They always seem to have a very rich, often interesting history... sometimes sad, but always scary. I love haunted houses in my books, movies, and late night dreams. Ahhh! What was that in the corner of my eye! kat8762@aol.com

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    1. LOL! Are you still with us, Kathleen? .... Kathleen?! ;)

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  13. I've never been to a haunted house ... way too scary for me!
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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    1. I went in my younger days. Now not so much.

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  14. I don't mind haunted houses. They can be fun with friends! Thanks for the chance!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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    1. They can be fun when you're with your friends. I never liked those where they wanted you to feel the spaghetti and peeled grapes though. Ick!

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  15. To put it simply...NO!! Thanks for the giveaway.

    dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Aw, come on, Diane. Don't be shy. Tell us how you really feel about haunted houses! :D

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  16. I have never been to a "Haunted House". Does it count that I had lunch in a local restaurant that is supposed to have a ghost. (I didn't see anything, and it was a good lunch)

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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  17. Haunted houses sounds like fun, and they have a great history about them (though I have never seen a ghost or anything creepy). Thank you for the giveaway. :)
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I love the creepy stories and the history too, Jen.

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  18. Congratulations, Traveler! You're the giveaway winner! I'll send you an email. :)

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