I don't like watching horror/suspense/thriller shows and films, but when I do watch shows and films of this genre, I always see to it that I am watching it in broad daylight, because it's very easy to scare me.
In college, I got to meet Venus, a classmate who lives quite near our place. Since the university was far from our location, we sometimes travel home together, and the more than an hour commute allowed us to exchange different stories. She's the bookworm classmate I have, and she just loves reading thriller books! It was through her I learned the stories of Cujo and the Clown (both were characters from Stephen King's novels, "Cujo" and "It"). While she doesn't lend her books that easily, she let me borrow this book, just to get me starting with the suspense stories.
"Tales From the Crypt" was a book about 5 people who found themselves in the purgatory and while there, they were asked about their stories. The book has about 5 mini stories, and among the five stories, it was the very first one that made my heart pound... it was a story of a wife who killed her husband on Christmas Day. On that day, too, a killer was on the loose and disguised himself as a Santa Claus. As she takes her time to get rid of her husband's body, she got the shock of her life when the killer was already inside their house because her daughter let Santa Claus in. The stories weren't as creepy as the novels written by Stephen King and/or Anne Rice, but me imagining the scenes as I read it really gave me the creeps. Other stories in the book were about a cursed monkey figure that gives the owner three wishes, a man who ran a shelter for the blind... and the others I forgot already.
This book was turned into a film, and I guess I have seen similar adaptations of this story in some local TV shows.
Obviously, I still haven't returned the book... if Venus finds her way into this blog, she can just ask me to return it. Hahahaha.
*** Jenn ***