Saturday, October 4, 2014

Back to School Blogathon Addendum: Scary School

Last month I hosted the Back to School Blogathon. Bloggers were invited to create a class using certain well-worn archetypes. I posted two classes of my very own. One here, one there. I'm not re-opening it, but it's not quite out of my blood yet. Therefore, I've got one more class to share. This one is made up entirely of characters from horror movies. Here we go:

Principal Himbry
For all of his tough talk, he's really a guy that just doesn't get it. Well, actually he does "get it." Get it?

Ms. Collins
We've got to have at least one kind, caring, and compassionate person in this mix. There's not a better choice than Ms. Collins. These qualities don't really help her in the end, but still.

Star Student
Nancy Thompson
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Is there anyone who is a better student than Nancy? The girl would rather study all night, every night than sleep. Of course, that might have something to do with a certain ex-janitor, but whatever. To prove her academic worth. in the classroom, she shows up in a sequel after having become a doctor.

Herbert West
Sure, Herbert is a little weird, but there's no denying genius. And how's this for a nerd? He loves his professor so much he won't let the man die.

Gabe Santora
The Faculty
Yup, he's on the football team. And yup, he'll bully you. However, he won't just take your lunch money. He's going to give you a serious alien virus that you just can't wait to pass on.

Popular Girl/Diva
Jennifer Check
Jennifer's Body
Of course, the popular girl is a cheerleader. However, that's not really why she's popular. To find out why just ask why she had to sit on a bag of frozen peas for a week. Unfortunately, you may not live to repeat the answer.

Invisible Girl
Jennifer Caulfield
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Even among a group of misfits, she's a bit of an outcast. She's got a little ambition. She wants to be a famous actress one day. She studies by watching as much TV as you'll let her. If she starts dozing off, she'll shock herself back awake by burning herself with a cigarette. Eventually, she does get to be in TV, herself.

Class Clowns
Randy Meeks and Stu Macher
When it comes to the subject of horror movies, these guys are full on geeks. However, they're far more approachable than our resident class nerd and with a sly sense of humor. Just be careful. One of them is not as nice as he seems.

Troubled Youth
Angela Baker
Sleepaway Camp
Talk about troubled. Whew! Having your parents killed right in front of you does something to a person, ya know. Then there is that one other little "thing" she's not quite sure how to deal with. Hmmm...


  1. That's an interesting class. The only one of these I've actually seen is Carrie, though I probably should at some point see Re-Animator (surprisingly enough I haven't even read the original Lovecraft story that inspired that film, although I have read Frankenstein which was a major inspiration on it). I've been told that is supposed to be an interesting experience.

    Also nice that you managed to avoid a lot of the obvious choices such as Laurie Strode (Halloween) or Carrie White. I like that touch even if I don't know most of the people you did choose.

    By the way, when are you going to start that slasher cast-a-thon? I've already been considering some possible choices for characters in that one.

    1. I know you're big Lovecraft fan so that was the one movie I was sure you had seen. It's been years since I've watched it myself, but I certainly remember it as an extremely interesting experience. Slasher Cast-a-thon kicks off tomorrow.

  2. A bit late to the party but hope you like it all the same