October 31st, 2008
01:30 PM ET

Randi Kaye: Norman Bates still scares me!

Editor's Note: Happy Halloween! We asked some of our favorite CNN personalities to share with us their Halloween memories. We asked them a few 'Trick or Treat' questions.... here's what they had to say:

Randi Kaye | Bio
AC360° Correspondent

Favorite Halloween costume as a kid?

One year I went as a tube of Colgate toothpaste. I wrapped myself in a huge piece of foam rubber.. painted it with the Colgate logo... and painted my face red for the top. It was really tough to walk in. I regretted it from the moment I started out. I waddled around as long as I could before I had to pack it in. But I got enough candy, trust me.

Favorite scary movie?

My favorite scary movie is Psycho. Norman Bates still scares me! I always watch it when it's on TV... I can't help it. I still have nightmares about that guy. In fact, there have been a few shady motels we've had to stay on while reporting on the road for 360 that we like to call the "Bates Motel" just like the movie. Luckily, good ol' Norman has never shown up.

Best Halloween memory?

Eating candy with my dad. I'd spill all my candy on the kitchen table and we'd go at it. Well, I'd go at it. He'd watch and laugh.

Worst Halloween memory?

There was one scary house on my street. We all though it was haunted. There were even rumors the old man who lived there kept his dead wife in the basement. This is the kind of stuff that little kids believed. I remember once, on a dare, knocking on his door on Halloween to get candy. The old man didn't give me any candy.. he gave me some loose change. Scary.. and no candy to boot!

What was your favorite Halloween candy?

Snickers!! Is there any other candy??

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  1. Annie Kate

    A tube of toothpaste?? Wow, got any pictures?

    One of my daughters made her costume (when she was in college) out of saran wrap painted green. It was, shall we say, very form fitting. Her boyfriend didn't move from her side all evening but she won the best costume prize and got a lot of chocolate.....her boyfriend the next year bought her chocolate ahead of time and asked her not to wear the saran wrap but to do another costume that used real clothes in it. I couldn't have agreed more – but she was hot in that saran wrap!

    Annie Kate
    Birmingham AL

    October 31, 2008 at 7:16 pm |
  2. Cindy

    You went as a tube of toothpaste...WOW, pretty imaginative there Randi! I bet that thing got hot after a while too.

    I like the movie Psycho also. I watched it a million times growing up I know! Now though I don't care for scary movies so I have to pass them up tonight. Luckily we have 360 to watch. Hopefully it won't be too scary! LOL I don't know though...if it is anything like last night, well....


    October 31, 2008 at 1:55 pm |