But there are a few things I can get jumpy at:
1) Ventriloquist dummies
Never been able to handle them. R.L. Stine is to blame for that one. The idea of these wooden dummies coming to life started a fear that is going to be with me for the rest of my life.
When I was three my gran took me to see a clown show at the seaside. We were there for three minutes before I had burst into tears at the sight of this giggling, masked freak. Something about clowns just gave me the wig from the beginning. The one thing that gets me through It is knowing that it's Dr Frank-N-Furter behind that costume.
I've never been comfortable with mirrors either. My imagination has always seen mirrors as a gateway to another world and you're not the only one that can look through it. When you stare... what's actually staring back at you? The film Mirrors didn't help when it came out.
They terrify me! I don't know what I'd do if I was in a haunted house situation. Ghosts are unknown and unpredictable. They can get you from anywhere, be anywhere and if they're powerful enough they can probably harm or interact with you if they're disturbed enough. The scariest ghost film I've seen was The Woman in Black. I've never jumped and screamed so much in the cinema.
If a horror book or film includes any of these you're gonna scare the crap out of me. And if all of these things are involved... I'm going to be rocking back and forth in the corner very quickly.
So what's your horror? What do you need for a film or book to really terrify you?