Hello my Freaky Darlings,
Today is the first day of Coffin Hop 2011 and therefore I’m running a competition!
Below is my list of A to Z for horror and Halloween. I’ve only left Y open. The person who comes up with the most original association for Y and horror or Halloween gets a character named after them in the sequel to Shadows. The winner will be announced on the 1st of November!
A = Aliens
B = Bodies
C = Claws
D = Death
E = Evil laugh
F = Fear / Fullmoon
G = Ghosts/Ghouls/Goblins
H = Haunted Houses
I = Infectious Diseases
J = Jumping Jitters
K = Killing
L = Living Dead
M = Monsters
N = Nightmares
O = Occult/Outer Space
P = Poltergeists
Q = Quarantine
R = Rats
S = Spiders
T = Trick or Treat
U = Urban Legends
V = Vampires
W = Werewolves
X = X-rated Gore
Y = ?
Z = Zombies
Leave your answer in the comments section as well as your full name and an email address I can get hold of you on. Now pop in at the Coffin Hop site and check out all the other sites participating. There are loads of competitions to enter and freaky things to win.
Here are the gory details for the Coffin Hop!
1) HAVE A SPOOKY FUN TIME!
2) INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND SPREAD THE WORD!
3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, October 24, 2011 at Midnight (PST)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, October 31, 2011 at Midnight (PST)
Winners will be drawn and posted November 1, 2011
4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH THE AUTHORS! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY SITE’S CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!
5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL SITES IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. THE MORE SITES YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES.
6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE A SPOOKY FUN TIME?
***Authors have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this tour is subject to these rules***
34 thoughts on “My A to Z of Horror”
The word I suggest is yarling it means to howl or wail…Eliza Keating
Y is difficult! Hmmm, let’s see… yuck (?) Oh, I’m definitely not a winner! Lame attempt 🙂
Joan, Happy Halloween and happy Coffin Hop!
My first thoughts are all onomonopia but I’ll go with “yowl” since “howl” isn’t your H word. I’m enjoying the coffin hop so far
Yeti! a mean blood thirsty one of course
I’ll have to go with Yanni — the musician, of course.
What about “Yack-o-lantern”? That has two definitions. It can either be a Jack-o-lantern that has had too much to drink or a Russian trying to say “Jack-o-lantern”
Oooh what about a Yeti for Y?
Of course after I comment the page wants to show everyone’s comments making me look like I don’t read or pay attention. Uhg! Great posting.
What a fun list! Impossible to come up with an interesting y-word. You have me thinking 🙂
This is creative! I like it. Let’s see…how about Yog-Sothoth, the giant and terrible elder god of Lovecraftian mythology?
I would have to go with yodeler (preferably a zombified one)
Hi there, #42 Rebecca dropping in. I’ll go with my own WIP’s “monster” — Yaoguai – loosely translated = Chinese Demon
I have one a vampiric Yoda:)
better yet…yellow polka-dot biniki on a 50-foot woman
You don’t have a crone on your list? Here we go:
A solace of Babas-Yaga (from http://wondermark.com/566/)
Earliest recorded reference is to “yaga-baba”, which also works (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Yaga)
Claws are scarier than a little old lady.
Hi Joan, very comprehensive list, I enjoyed reading it very much. My Y is “Yeter’el” which is the name of a Jewish/Christian fallen angel, or demon if you prefer.
I pick Yurei
Definition from Asian Horror Encyclopedia: Ghost usually a vengeful spirit or one with unfinished business on earth. Originally, yurei were indistinguishable in appearance from the living person, usually dressed in white funeral attire, a plain white kimono or one inscribed with Buddhist sutras.
drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com
I know my answer sucks but what the heck LOL…
Yelling. I know it isn’t up to par with all the monsters and scary stuff but they all cause you to do this LOL
Thanks for the chance to win.
JenniferSmith.ga at Gmail dot Com
YIKES! For when you see your boyfriend coming back to life.
Anne Michaud prettyprettyproductions (a) yahoo (dot) ca
Yodeling zombies. How’s that for an image? LOL That’s my entry and I’m sticking to it!
I’m coffin hopping today along with others. I write dark fiction. Creep on by to The Demon Stole My Pencil when you get a chance. I have an interview up with Ellen Datlow this week.
Happy lurking zombies,
Nora B. Peevy
nora at norabpeevy.com
Here’s my pick:
Yeth hound- A headless ghost dog of England. Also called a Yell hound.
How about “yellow-eyed”
How about Yoko Ono? She’s pretty scary ….
Yeah, okay, I got nothin’. *laughs* I’m going to take solace in the fact that you said “most original” and not “best.” 🙂
Thanks! Check out my site for my Coffin Hop giveaway, if you like. Happy Halloween!
Yikes………..look out for the Yellow-jackets…….scarey bee like things with big stingers…ewwww
Ahahaha to Milo–YANNI!! Good one! Hmmm…my answer is
YES–if that is what you say when a vampire asks you if he can come in…
y= yell? Happy Halloween! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
name: shadow kohler
Yama – in ancient Hindu lore, the first man to die. He descended to the underworld, but returns to act as a psychopomp, leading souls to their rest. He is sometimes depicted as a demonic figure who carries a noose in one hand.
I’m going to say Yorga, as in Count Yorga, Vampire