A brief recount of numerous times I have been freaked out by movies 🙂
When I was a little girl (around 9 or 10) I stupidly convinced my babysitter that I was allowed to watch Stephen King’s It, at the time I loved all books by R. L. Stine and all things horror and it never occurred to me that perhaps this was the reason that I had night terrors (yes I was a moron haha).
Needless to say it terrified me and ever since I have hated clowns, I have never watched that movie again, but now I wonder whether me today would have any problem with it. It is a wonder that I became a Librarian when I think back on the blood balloons scene.
I probably shouldn’t even mention when my brothers and I convinced another babysitter we could watch jaws and then were scared to go to the toilet or have a bath for two weeks. My littlest brother was terrified of water for a year, to be fair he was 7 years old at the time.
And Village of the Damned, holy crap! Village of the Damned is scary to a (then) 14 year old, my brothers and I loved Superman and Look Who’s Talking so we figured a movie with Christopher Reeve and Kirstie Alley in it would be stellar – nope, nope, nope. It was freaky and these crazy children were running around making people give themselves autopsies while they were still alive… eff that for a joke. Really I was the oldest, I feel like I led my brothers astray somewhat 🙂
A couple of years ago I had a movie night with a friend, she had picked Saw number something or other, I had never seen any of the Saw movies so figured what the hell it can’t be worse than Norbit (the first movie we watched). So she turns it on… Some dude is strung up with rings through numerous parts of his body (including his jaw) and if he wants to live he has to pull himself off the rings tearing through muscle, ligament, flesh and (in the case of his jaw) bone to break free.
[I posted the above because there is no way in hell that I was posting a video of that scene and I am going to see Queen ft Adam Lambert in a month so am devouring all the Queen I can 🙂 ]
I got through two, maybe three rings and that was it, I declared, “I’m out!” grabbed the popcorn bowl and walked out. She asked me what was wrong and I said there was no way I was going to watch people mutilate themselves or be mutilated. Ugh *shudders* never again Saw movies, never again.
Meanwhile, have you guys seen Drag me to Hell? There are some jumpy bits in it and all and the story was pretty decent for a supernatural thriller/horror, but more than anything I got the serious icks from it! Just saying you guys, if you don’t want to see formaldehyde pouring out of a very dead person’s mouth onto a very alive person then skip this film. Decent acting though!
July 22nd, 2014 at 2:18 pm
Terrified of Saw movies. And that clown is life changing, it will haunt your dreams for sure! Did u ever see House of 1000 Corpses, or Devils Rejects? Those are two that you can watch and will never be the same! Love this post! Makes me want to watch a scary flick…with one eye open 🙂
July 22nd, 2014 at 3:13 pm
No I never saw those movies, pretty sure the titles say it all though hahaha.
Did you ever see the Cell? That was hella messed up! I think psychological thrillers or horrors freak me out the most. Another one that was really interesting, but freaky is Cube (1997).
July 22nd, 2014 at 9:52 pm
My babysitter tried to make me watch the Exorcist when I was 8. I ran into my bedroom and locked the door. Then when I was 19, a bunch of friends convinced me to go see Pet Semetary. After about 7 minutes I walked out and into the Turner and Hooch theater instead. That’s the sum of my horror movie experience.
July 23rd, 2014 at 12:32 am
I love horror movies. I used to watch Nightmare on Elm Street, Jason, and all those other slasher flicks with my sisters when I was about 7. Most horror movies don’t scare me. Except for The Exorcist. Just thinking about that movie gives me nightmares.
July 23rd, 2014 at 11:28 am
I wasn’t too bad with the exorcist, then I saw the directors cut where she is climbing all over the wall and that freaked me out a bit haha.
Have you ever seen Legion? Not strictly a horror film, but the old lady and the ice cream man are a scream!
July 24th, 2014 at 2:32 am
I’ve never seen it. I’ll have to check it out.
July 23rd, 2014 at 3:05 pm
I’ve never had a fear of clowns, or serial killers, or any of the typical “scary” things. So horror movies do little to frighten me. Although, The Women in Black managed to make me jump quite a few times. I recommend it to anyone bored in the middle of the night.
July 24th, 2014 at 8:19 pm
I have to butt in here and say that film scared the crap out of me. The original – I can’t bring myself to watch the new one with Harry Potter because I’ve heard it’s very scary and even the trailer makes me anxious! I saw the play when I was still in England and it was just two actors and the woman who didn’t speak. She appeared out of nowhere next to my dad at one point. I couldn’t sleep for months!! Now that gives me shivers just thinking about it.
July 24th, 2014 at 6:24 am
The part about your brother not having a bath because of Jaws tickled me! I don’t think IT really bothered me but The Grudge with my girl Buffy in it sure did. Will never ever ever watch that again – and I kept my eyes covered for the most part of it too!
July 24th, 2014 at 9:36 am
Oh I forgot about the Grudge, actually I think I blocked it out because it gave me the wiggins big time! I used to have trouble sleeping and I would listen to this relaxation tape of whale sounds to get to sleep. Turns out they used Orca sounds for that freaky ass clicking that happened when the Grudge was coming for you. So for quite a while Orcas stopped being my go to when I was trying to get my sleep on haha.
July 24th, 2014 at 8:09 pm
Lol! Man, I HATE that film. It is so scary, and the way she moves – *shivers*. Give me cheesy Steven Segal any day!
July 24th, 2014 at 8:03 am
I think I have written about this once… Yeah, I don’t watch horror movies. I don’t like them… I’ve watched maybe 10-20 of them and naaaah… On the other hand, thrillers… 😀
July 24th, 2014 at 9:41 am
Thrillers can be good, there was one I watch with Robin Williams in it (can’t remember the name right now, but I think Hilary Swank was in it) and I remember thinking it was so good, edge of my seat suspense 🙂
July 25th, 2014 at 3:52 am
Exactly… I love to watch a good thriller when I’m in the mood… And I used to watch when I was younger every CSI there is… 🙂
July 25th, 2014 at 11:08 am
I love Criminal Minds myself 🙂
July 25th, 2014 at 12:40 pm
Omg… I can’t watch them, I just can’t 😀 They are to hardcore for me, their cases… I have seen two episodes and after each of them I couldn’t sleep XD
July 25th, 2014 at 1:06 pm
Oh really? See I find the criminal mind fascinating, horrifying and like a big puzzle so I enjoy the episodes. Plus I love the characters of the BAU.
July 25th, 2014 at 1:10 pm
I looooved to watch Bones and Forgotten Case, now I can’t stand them haha… I got bored… I used to be a huge fan of NCIS also 🙂
October 2nd, 2014 at 8:51 am
IT freaks me out to this day! Just typing it makes me queasy 🙂
How was the concert with Queen by the way? I tried to get tickets when they were in town but it sold out in under a minute…
October 2nd, 2014 at 10:40 am
Oh my god it was the BEST concert I have ever been to!!!! I should totally do a post on it, I have some great photos 🙂 I was grinning like a kid getting their first bike or puppy – or both at the same time – so exciting!! I loved every minute of it and didn’t even mind when the drunkies in front of us kept wanting to hold our hands and sway to the slow songs hahaha.
October 3rd, 2014 at 5:51 am
Hahahaha! Too funny about the drunkies! I wish I could have gone myself…Queen was always one of my fav!