Happy Hump Day Survey!

I can’t believe no one said the Spice Girls. At some point, I could name the members of Ace of Base m, but that time has come and gone.

I considered The Spice Girls but I didn’t count knowing the nicknames (scary, posh, ginger, sporty and baby) as naming them. I remembered 4 of the 5 real names (Emma was the one I’d forgotten).

Ooh! I got one! For some reason I know all the names of the original Kiss. Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley, Peter Chris.

Tscott wrote:

I considered The Spice Girls but I didn’t count knowing the nicknames (scary, posh, ginger, sporty and baby) as naming them. I remembered 4 of the 5 real names (Emma was the one I’d forgotten).

Using the nicknames is legit. That's how I remember Korn.

PaladinTom wrote:

Ooh! I got one! For some reason I know all the names of the original Kiss. Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley, Peter Chris.

I totally forgot about Kiss. I've known the names for the original line-up most of my life.

Oh right, I forgot about KISS, the Spice Girls, NWA, and the Beastie Boys if you count Mixmaster Mike as 4.

Thanks to the obsessions of my wife and kids, I can name all the members of the Aquabats.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Thanks to the obsessions of my wife and kids, I can name all the members of the Aquabats.

I used to know The Wiggles, but it seems they've shaken up their roster over the years.

LouZiffer wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

Thanks to the obsessions of my wife and kids, I can name all the members of the Aquabats.

I used to know The Wiggles, but it seems they've shaken up their roster over the years.

Oh, I know those, too! It helps that the opening song for the new show literally names everyone involved in the lyrics.

Grenn wrote:
Tscott wrote:

I considered The Spice Girls but I didn’t count knowing the nicknames (scary, posh, ginger, sporty and baby) as naming them. I remembered 4 of the 5 real names (Emma was the one I’d forgotten).

Using the nicknames is legit. That's how I remember Korn.

Well.... yes and no. Using “scary” to refer to a woman of color is a bit... not great. A lot of feminists of color have called it out, so I stopped using that.
Mel B, Mel C, Emma, Victoria and Geri is the way I roll.

Happy Hump Day! Love the question from last week. Always feel free to post if you get here first/

What scenes legitimately scared (or scare) you? Games, movie, book, tv (not news...keep it in D&D )

When I was a kid in the 70s, The Exorcist aired on TV. The head-spinning scene made me look away from the TV for a minute.

Tell 'em Large Marge sent you

Bob crawling over the couch on Twin Peaks scared 6th grade me quite a bit. As an adult, I'm more unnerved by the way that show shoots ceiling fans and electrical outlets.

In Alien Isolation, when you're in medical, and when you're backtracking, a ceiling vent cover shoots down, steam comes out, and you see the tail slowly poke out. Freaked me out! It took me a long time to get familiar enough with that game not to just pause or exit the game any time the alien showed up.

Moment at about 0:56:

Spoiler:

A Deadly Game of Magic by Joan Lowery Nixon. A storm drives four Texas teens into a house on a hill after the roads flood. They call a mechanic and after he shows up, he starts rummaging around the house and sees something so terrifying that he shrieks, runs back to the front room where the kids are and passes out. Afterwards, only one kid realizes that the light he turned on in the back room has been turned off. That moment sucked me in to one of the scariest books I've ever read.

Japanese horror movie crab walking

Poltergeist and Carpenter's The Thing. Pretty much the entirety of each movie.

Oooooh, I forgot about the Poltergeist tree eating the kid.

I remembered a situation that involves a video game. Back in the mid-90s when I played Doom at night with headphones and all the lights turned off, going around a corner and being greeted with the sudden sight and sound of a monster would make me jump. I specifically remember this happening a lot with the imps.

As a kid, the Edward-Gorey-style animated intro that came on before Mystery! on PBS always freaked me out. Had a good many childhood nightmares in a similar style.

Also a classmate brought Stephen King's Skeleton Crew to school in 5th grade, and I couldn't stop myself from reading it out of horrified curiosity. Pretty much all of it scared the crap out of me, but reading "The Jaunt" is permanently fixed in my brain as that time I discovered that existential horror was a thing.

Poltergeist, where the dad throws up the tequila worm and it mutates into... something.

Tanglebones wrote:

Tell 'em Large Marge sent you

I introduced the kids to Pee-Wee Herman with this movie, but somehow forgot this scene.

10 years later they still have nightmares. :/

The damn shaky head demon things in Jacob's Ladder still creep me out.

The monkeys in System Shock 2. It was a learned terror, and it lasts to this day.

The Banshee in Darby O'Gill and the Little People used to absolutely terrify me when I was a kid.

Probably didn't help that my parents told me I was from one of those families that'd hear the Banshee's Wail if I was about to die or a family member had just died...

DiscoDriveby wrote:

What scenes legitimately scared (or scare) you? Games, movie, book, tv (not news...keep it in D&D )

The entirety of Handmaid’s Tale: it’s a book and a TV series, though it’s soon to be news, I’ll bet...

Prey, if we’re talking games. Good grief, that game scares me. And it’s all up on my Twitch channel.

Also, in Thief, the Hammerite Haunts and their endless whispering whenever they are near. Ughhhh.

This made me very scared of humanoids

Still i no trust dem creatures...

Grenn wrote:

Also, in Thief, the Hammerite Haunts and their endless whispering whenever they are near. Ughhhh.

Worse when you learn how they're made.

Jason Voorhees... my mom was in her 20s and into slasher flicks, so I was exposed to the old hockey masked killer at about 6 years old. I grew to love those films but as a kid he scared the crap out of me.

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