Halloween is about staring down that which scares us, by facing it head on and making light of it. At least in part.
There are common fears of things like the dark, spiders, ghosts or the unknown. But there are some fears that are less common, less rational.
Amaxophobia – Fear of riding in a car. (To be fair, the idea of riding in a car with Mr. Pumpkinhead is actually rather unnerving.)
Chionophobia – Fear of snow.
Genuphobia – Fear of knees.
Phobophobia – Fear of phobias.
Porphyrophobia – Fear of the color purple.
Athazagoraphobia – Fear of being forgotten.
Koinoniphobia – Fear of rooms.
Podophobia – Fear of feet.
Catoptrophobia – Fear of mirrors.
I hate riding in elevators. Do you have any unusual fears?