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The Wicked Witch Of The West


I certainly not the scary movie type. I just don’t enjoy the vampires! In fact, I stay away from most action films too. Perhaps, this was decided early in my life, when at age 6 I was taken by my Mum to see The Wizard of Oz. I still remember that evening clearly. How could a child ever forget the day her Dad went off to war?  Mum thought she’d keep our minds off the situation by taking us for a movie. All was well – Dorothy was a sweetheart. It was the Wicked Witch of the West that set me off. I just couldn’t take her eerie laughter. I began to fidget and squirm. Then I began to close my eyes. When it got too bad for me, I asked to be taken home. I’m not sure my brother stayed back till the end, but Mum and I certainly went home.

I watched the movie the other night and I laughed at myself for being such a scaredey cat back then. But I still won’t watch scary movies even if you pay me!

Today’s prompt for the BlogFEST2012 came from Nicole of World of My Imagination.

What movie (or book) scene scares you the most?


  1. Mind Over Body Mind Over Body October 28, 2012

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  2. My Inner Chick My Inner Chick October 18, 2012

    I had dreams for years about the wicked witch ( All green and ugly) flying past my
    house on 65th. She terrified me & So did those horrible flying monkeys!!
    ….but I adored the LION.

  3. Melissa Tandoc Melissa Tandoc October 18, 2012

    When I first read this, I started to laugh because I was just posting images from the Twilight Saga on my FB wall. I think I like the romance part in Stephenie Meyer’s novels than the whole idea of vampires 😉

    It’s not that I ‘like’ scary movies/ books (well, I wouldn’t watch massacres and violent movies ~ with much blood)… I think I enjoy scrutinizing the movie/ book ~ the story; what makes it scary; the fear that it creates ~ hmmm…

    Well, I don’t like witches LOL!

  4. Bella Bella October 17, 2012

    Corinne, would you believe I have never been a fan of the Wizard of Oz? Not as a child and not now. I thought it was such a silly movie and while I can appreciate the many symbolism found throughout the film, I never warmed up to it. I think my greatest disappointment was the Wizard. ha! I did love Dorothy’s red shoes though! Hugs to you and Pablo from Roxy and me! 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues October 17, 2012

      Dorothy’s red shoes were certainly pretty, even the first time I watched the movie, Bella! Just that the witch distracted me. 😉 I think there are movies that get tagged as movies for kids which really aren’t for children. The Wizard is certainly one of those.
      I’m hoping that Roxy is better now – and not turning into the Wicked Witch as you feared! Now I’m heading to read about the return of the speedo – which I believe will be more entertaining than a scary movie! 😉

  5. Leah Leah October 17, 2012

    Corinne, I detest scary movies. I am, and always will be, a scaredy cat! LOL!! The flying monkeys really frightened me…those things are still creepy.
    I head back to Florida on Saturday. I can’t wait to see my dogs. Oh yeah, and husband;) LOL!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues October 17, 2012

      Flying monkeys? I have to go and Google that to find out more, Leah. I see that I had blanked them out! I even find flying frogs scary! 😉
      I’m so glad that your heading back to your dogs and hubby – in that order! 😉

  6. Jas Jas October 17, 2012

    I enjoy scary movies Corinne. I can see them anytime of the day and even back to back. Though I am not too fond of vampires…

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues October 17, 2012

      Glutton for punishment – you are, Jas! 😉 Now what’s it about the vampires that you don’t like? 🙂

      • Jas Jas October 18, 2012

        He he 🙂 everything about the vampires actually -their big teeth and sucking of blood.. its eeky…

  7. Laina Laina October 17, 2012

    I know how you feel! I don’t like scary either. Glad you watched it again now that you see differently.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues October 17, 2012

      Oh yes, I’m glad I watched the Wizard again – years later, Laina. Such a great message.

  8. Latha Latha October 17, 2012

    Same pinch here..I don’t like vampires and witches.. 🙂

  9. Roshni Roshni October 17, 2012

    I hate horror movies!! If I watch one by mistake (coz the hubs loves them), I have to keep the bathroom light on all night!!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues October 17, 2012

      Haha…Aren’t I glad that my husband doesn’t watch too many movies, Roshini. 😉

  10. Myrna Myrna October 16, 2012

    I actually like some scary movies. It’s like riding a silly roller coaster with its predictable ups, downs and thrills. I mostly watch them in October prior to Holloween. The rest of the year, I stay away from them.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues October 17, 2012

      I understand the whole Halloween tradition, Myrna. We don’t have that in India – and I’m glad we don’t!

  11. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando October 16, 2012

    I’m with you, Corinne – can’t stand scary movies! I first watched “The Wizard of Oz” when I was only 3! Believe it or not, nothing scared me more than the tornado. All throughout childhood, my nightmares always had tornadoes in them. My mom still says to this day, “What was I thinking?” 🙂
    Blessings, my friend!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues October 17, 2012

      What’s with our Mothers and The Wizard of Oz, Martha? Perhaps they were just ‘using’ us to get a chance to watch the movie! 😉

  12. Diana Pinto Diana Pinto October 16, 2012

    I loved scary movies earlier.I enjoyed watching all kinds of horror movies. Have’nt seen one lately.Time to watch one 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues October 17, 2012

      Haha …I didn’t mean to go and encourage you watch a horror movie, Diana. But go ahead and enjoy one on my account! 😉

  13. Privy trifles Privy trifles October 16, 2012

    A huge same pinch Corinne 🙂

    For I share the same fear… I cannot stand horror movies. Though I know they are enacted by real people but still my heart just believes in them and I have sleepless nights after I watch one !!

    I have always been teased a lot for this and surprisingly I choose to put up with that nonsense rather than dare to watch a scary movie 😀

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues October 17, 2012

      I completely understand, Privy. I would rather watch a completely crazy comedy or an unbelievable romance than watch a scary movie!

  14. The Social Frog The Social Frog October 16, 2012

    I LOVE them!!! Also during October we make a point to watch only scary stuff 🙂 I love the Wizard Of OZ, I started watching it as a young child, it used to be on tv on Christmas day oddly and we always watched it as a family. Most of my family enjoys horror films too.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues October 17, 2012

      We don’t have Halloween in India. Perhaps there lies the difference? 🙂
      I can see now what a powerful message the Wizard of Oz has. So I completely get why you watched in as a family around Christmas. 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues October 17, 2012

      I realize that the Wicked Witch and The Birds were leading characters in the response to this prompt, Kathy. 😉

  15. Lazy Pineapple Lazy Pineapple October 16, 2012

    I am a sucker for scary Movies. It is fun when your heart beats just a little faster. I love action Movies too. In fact I enjoy watching scary Movies at night for that special thrill. I have never seen Wizard of Oz ever but have heard a lot about it.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues October 17, 2012

      Really, Vinita? I would love to watch you watching a scary movie! 😉 The Wizard of Oz is not scary at all – it was just me. 🙂

  16. Jenn Jenn October 16, 2012

    At the age of 6 I was terrified of The Wicked Witch of the West. My Husband’s Aunt knew Margaret Hamill that played The Wicked Witch–the irony is she was one of the nicest people you could ever meet in real life.

    Cheers, Jenn.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues October 17, 2012

      We have The Wicked Witch in common. What a great story about Margaret Hamill. 🙂

  17. Harleena Singh Harleena Singh October 16, 2012

    I was just the opposite I think Corinne!

    I used to love horror movies and so do my kids, though they watch the horror movies with eyes closed and keep peeping in through their fingers. 🙂

    I remember the first one I had seen was Dracula (I think) – and I sat right through. Of course, I was jumping and shrieking in between, but those thrills are so fresh in my mind. Don’t ask what happened after that! The whole night I was in my room and wide awake! I just couldn’t sleep and kept everyone awake too. 🙂

    Nice memories. Now these things don’t seem to affect us – their are more scary things around 🙂

    Thanks for sharing and bringing back good old memories. 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues October 17, 2012

      That’s really interesting, Harleena. You seem to have been a glutton for punishment as a child! 😉 But I do know what you mean. I used to love hearing ghost stories and then ‘seeing’ them in every shadow! Oh you’re so right – life is infinitely more scary at times than the movies! 🙂

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