When I was a little girl, my parents took us to see Disney's "Fantasia." What a classic! However, for my little soul it was the scariest movie I'd ever seen! For a long time afterwards, I had nightmares about the part when Mickey tries to keep the water from overflowing. The music itself was frightening, rising to a crescendo of danger for the character and unprecedented fear for the viewer.
The other movie that had parts that scared me to death was "The Wizard of Oz." For example, when Dorothy, Toto, and their friends entered the enchanted forest and the trees started throwing apples at them was horrifying! But that fear did subside to glee when the Wicked Witch got wet and, as she disappeared, screamed, "I'm melting! I'm melting!" To this day, if anyone asked me to play the part of the Wicked Witch, I'd be delighted.
I took this photo in England in the fall of 2006 when we stopped to check the map for directions. While John was looking at the map, I happened to look out the window and spotted this tree. Just a quick snap...but when I uploaded it, I quite liked it. Then I went about using Photoshop to see what I could do with it. I stopped experimenting when I solarized it. To me, it gives the photo a really spooky look, as if the tree might come alive at any moment. Be careful - it might just reach through the computer and snatch you away into cyberspace!
Happy Halloween, everyone!