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This Week’s Theme: Scariest Place in the Books
Ah. For me, this one is easy. It’s the cave that Harry and Professor Dumbledore go to in Half-Blood Prince. Between what Tom Riddle did to the kids he brought there, and what Harry and the professor went through with the Inferi… yeesh! It completely creeps me out.
“A towering cliff stood behind them, a sheer drop, black and faceless. A few large chunks of rock, such as the one upon which Harry and Dumbledore were standing, looked as though they had broken away from the cliff face at some point in the past. It was a bleak, harsh view, the sea and the rock unrelieved by any tree or sweep of grass or sand.” – page 555 of the paperback.
And that’s just the outside of this place!
“They were standing on the edge of a great black lake, so vast that Harry could not make out the distant banks, in a cavern so high that the ceiling too was out of sight. A misty greenish light shone far away in what looked like the middle of the lake; it was reflected in the completely still water below. The greenish glow and the light from the two wands were the only things that broke the otherwise velvety blackness, though their rays did not penetrate as far as Harry would have expected. THe darkness was somehow denser than normal darkness.” – page 560.
Um, does the word ominous come to anyone else’s mind here? It’s like there is absolutely nothing good that could possibly come from descriptions of a place like this. Not one single thing.
And on that happy note, here is a pic from the movie, when they are in the cave and the Inferi show up…
Well, that’s really all I’ve got for ya! Just a small moment of sweet HP goodness! I hope you enjoyed it, and please, feel free to share your own favorite creepy moment in the comments below!