Who’s Afraid?

Me. That’s who.

Horror movies. Creep fests. Supernatural thrillers. I hate them.

When I was young, my father and my two older sisters watched The Exorcist. And even though I didn’t see it — wasn’t allowed and didn’t want to — I do remember walking through the TV room to the bathroom and seeing the scariest sight ever.

The hair on my dad’s arm was standing up.

My dad, the guy who is supposed to protect his kids from scary things, was scared.

The sign of a good horror movie I suppose. But seeing my dad out of sorts was unnerving. It told me that me, faint of heart, should not see those kinds of things.

My sisters used to tease me about a trailer from a movie called “Beyond the Door” or something like that circa 1970 something. Back then, movie trailers were pretty tame compared to today. But this trailer with all its ghoulish voice and even the campiness, scared the crap out of me. So in the years when I shared a room with my sister, she would just say those three words “Beyond the Door” and I was done for. A sweating, scared mess under my covers until morning.

If she is reading this, she is most likely laughing at the memory. Thanks. She’s mean.

I remember the first time I “saw” a horror movie. I use “saw” lightly because, during the Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3D movie that I was duped into going to, I sat in the theater with my hands over my ears and my hooded sweatshirt down over my eyes.

I tried not to listen to the sounds of the chainsaw, the actresses screaming, as well as those screaming around me, but it was hard. A  better 12-year-old would have run out of the theater screaming never to come back. But I was an impressionable 12-year-old who, even though her friends tricked her into going to the movie, didn’t want her friends to think she was chicken.

Even if she was.

So I persevered only to come out of the movie that night scared out of my wits. I didn’t even see the blood and gore, but I knew it was there. I imagined how horrible it was and that image kept me up at night for years. I mean YEARS. I vowed then and there I would most certainly rather be called a chicken than have to sit through another horrible horror movie.

Looking back, perhaps if I had seen it and analyzed it for what it was — a dumb movie with a stupid theme and bad acting — it may not have bothered me. But I didn’t and don’t even care to today.

I just can’t get beyond the blood.

All I can say is that I feel lucky not to be a kid today with the caliber of the horror movies out there. The ones that are so real and creepy and with themes that you are dumbfounded that there could be a screenwriter who thought up such and insanely scary story.

Even though I haven’t and won’t see any of them, I know they are there. They are different from the Friday the 13th, Halloween and other slasher movies. Movies like Blair Witch to Saw to Paranormal Activity. Yikes. Just the names send me running.

I don’t have the stomach for the gore, the creepiness, the sinister themes. Call me Pollyanna again if you will. Scary is not for me. And those movies are scare-y!

So with that said, I just want to wish my friend Jane, who is at the Toronto Film Festival’s screening of her company’s new horror movie, Lovely Molly, a big gorey bag of good luck!

Jane, you are a dear friend and I am proud of you. But I won’t see your film, you can be darn sure of that. I am cheering you on along the way, though.

I hope it wins lots of awards! And I hope it scares the pants off of everyone.

Everyone but me.

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115 thoughts on “Who’s Afraid?

    • I’m 23 and saw The Shining a year ago and still couldn’t sleep! There’s something about that movie that makes it so terrifying. Gory slasher horrors don’t bother me – it’s the psychological ones that scare me. Still haven’t seen The Exorcist and I’m not planning on it!

  1. I used to LOVE horror movies, and then I thought about the guys who actually write them and thought, “Huh…there are people out there who actually think about this stuff”, and got more freaked out by the writers (because they’re real) than I was by the movies (not so real)…haha.

    Congratulations to Jane on her movie screening at TIFF and to you for being Freshly Pressed! 😀

  2. I must say that Paranormal Activity is the only scary movie that actually scared me in a long time. I normally laugh at the goofy plots and horrible acting but that one really scared me. My girlfriend laughed at me because she is normally the one who is scared….not that time, though. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  3. Haha, I’m a chicken too! I’ve never seen any horror movie except for Jaws, which isn’t exactly a strict horror movie. I refuse to go to see any scary movies and even cringe when watching trailers on TV. Blood doesn’t scare me, but gruesome acts of horror do. I hated haunted houses when I was little.

  4. Horror movies are one of my favorite genres. But I can definitely see why people wouldn’t appreciate them so much. A lot of stuff they make now a days goes for shock factor instead of fright factor. So we end up getting squeamish over blood and guts instead of enjoying simple scares. Is Friday the 13th the only scare movie you’ve ever watched?

  5. This is so hilarious. I was right there with you through the whole post! It is funny how saving face gets us into all kinds of trouble. Speaking of faces, I sat through Scarface with guy friends and should have walked out. I never looked at chain saws the same way again after that film. Gross!
    Congrats on being FP’d!

  6. Found you on Freshly Pressed – congrats! Good post! I’m with you, I hate scary movies and books. I don’t want to watch or read anything that elevates my heart rate and scares the pants off of me! I STILL haven’t watched The Exorcist, and today’s films look so much worse that that. I dislike psychological thrillers too. Call me Pollyanna also but I just want movies to entertain me and make me laugh. Real life can be scary enough, thank you very much. 😉

  7. I cannot stomach scary movies any more. The other day my husband and I saw “Scare Tactics”, a scary version of “Punked”. This particular episode had to do with a creepy clown… yeah, stayed with my for few hours. As a kid I prided myself in not getting scared, but I’ve definitely changed! 🙂 Great post.

  8. I can’t stand bloody movies and wont even watch horror movies! I’m totally with you. My husband calls me a chicken for it but ugh ~,~ I’ll stick to romantic comedy! Grats on freshly pressed. 🙂

  9. I can’t watch horror movies either. Anything with gore makes me queasy and even though I don’t believe in the supernatural movies are good at tricking me.
    I also hate going to a horror movie with my friends and listening to them talk about how it wasn’t scary at all. Yes it was!
    Good luck to your friend. I’m with you, I’ll never in a million years watch that movie.

  10. I’m still a kid and I LOVE horror movies! Every time a new one comes out, I wait for my mom to rent it, then sit back with a bowl or popcorn and wait to see if it scares me. Haha! I suppose I’m a little sick that way. 😛

  11. I think there is a difference between horror and scary, though… To me, horror, is blood, guts, monsters torchuring people – that sort of thing. I will not what those types of movies. They give me bad feelings. However, I do like a good scary movie… like the movie ‘Signs’ with Mel Gibson. That movie still scares me everytime I watch it. Or the 1963 movie ‘The Haunting’….. scares me just to think of it!!!

  12. Campy movies are one thing, but I truly loathe vicious, violent films that have no purpose other than to scare the living daylights out of everybody. I keep wondering why someone would want to spend a precious life putting out garbage like that. Ugh! Plus, I’m probably just plain chicken and have a vivid imagination. Real life can be scary enough, thanks anyhow!

  13. With me it was the original version of “The Omen”. I dreamt for weeks afterwards that the devil-kid was my own little brother, Tommy, who was about the sweetest kid in the world. In my dream, we were children again, sleeping in our bunkbeds, and he was below me turning into the devil. Yikes!
    Anyway, you say “Call me Pollyanna” – and well, hey, there’s a movie I like!

  14. lol I am the same, I hate them….as a kid the hulk used to freak me out, as an adult its horror films full stop I just cant sit through them for the life of me…..not bad for a 6’2 rugby player!

  15. “Helter Skelter” was by far the worst for me since this stuff was real. I couldn’t sleep and scared myself just walking around corners. Every short, dark-headed stranger became Charles Manson. Verrrrrrry Scarrrrry!
    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

  16. I don’t like horror movies at all. I don’t even like sad movies. I want to laugh. Hard.

    I can just about handle suspense movies. I can’t go see them in a movie theater. I need to be able to get up and go to another room when a scene is too suspenseful. I have a hard time separating the fact that it’s just a movie with actors and fake blood from thinking I’m witnessing some real murder.

    Glad I’m not alone! Just the thought of Friday the 13th give me the eeby jeebies.

  17. Hey I’m with you. I’m a 50 year old Fart but I DO NOT LIKE Horror Movies.
    Because we like camping a lot, it just makes you keep looking around in the woods to see what Freak is sneaking up on you.
    You can’t even walk down a dark street without looking behind you. Why is that. Its because of the stuff in those movies.
    Now, watching Cops and Robbers and things blowing up, Now that’s a different Story.
    Enjoyed your post.

    Mark

  18. I normally don’t mind most “scary” movies. The sound effects are what got me in Paranormal Activity. I have to say the only movie that’s ever literally (not really, but it sounds good) scared the crap out of me was a French horror flick- High Tension. I shook like a freaking leaf during a tornado through the first half, until I curled up with my face in the hubby’s shoulder.
    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  19. Growing up my mom would never let me watch scary movies. I guess she assumed that it would give me nightmares. Seemed like a reasonable assessment.

    I remember staying the night over a friends house and they had gotten a copy of nightmare on elm street 4 to watch. It was the first time I had seen a scary movie. With friends around it was not all the bad. Minus the times I looked away at the gory stuff. It was not until I tried to sleep that night did I realize how much it had spooked me.

    That was then when movies were poorly done and very cheesy. I couldn’t imagine watching a movie with the technology we have now done when I was a kid. I’d probably never sleep.

    Most of the movies don’t bother me anymore as most of them are not realistic anymore that I just shrug them off.

  20. This is the antithesis to my childhood! I was frequently reprimanded and shuffled back to bed when my mom would catch me sneak-watching her horror movies with her.

    I dislike horror without a supernatural element, because the thought of things people do (or could do) to each other is a different kind of terrifying I don’t find at all entertaining. Throw in a monster/alien/bogeyman/reincarnated pets, though? I’m all over that, and have been since five!

    Sure, it means that the noises I hear in the night make it nigh impossible to fall back to sleep, but I love the thrill! And I’m smiling as I say there’s a very good chance I’ll be seeing your friend’s movie. 🙂

  21. I saw the re-released Exorcist on a date, several years ago. Ew. Never again. The Ring kept me up for a few nights. I like thrillers, but not supernatural or bloody horror… except for Saw.

  22. Well said! I’m with you. Never could handle them, still can’t. Grew up sneaking peeks between fingers firmly pressed over my eyes and thumbs pressed into my ears. Was an adult when I saw Blair Witch Project which made me jump a few times but mostly felt nauseated from the erratic filming!
    Congrats to your friend, will keep an eye out for her film!

  23. Vincent Price’s movies always used to scare the crap out of me as a kid. But I must say that “Edward Scissorhands” was a rather twee and sweet ending to a very scary career for him.

  24. I’m with Karen – a good scary movie is great – a bloody, gory, violent film is just that. When the body count is up, the story line is usually down. I don’t mind being scared but I don’t like being grossed out (and I’m a nurse so blood doesn’t bother me, gratuitous violence does).

  25. I love your what if about if you had seen it and analyzed it for what it was. One of my protagonists has a dissociative experience during a traumatic event, and she complains afterward that her imagination of what must have happened is probably worse than if she had experienced the event consciously. I think there is value in facing horrors when you are subjected to them. That said, I’m with you… deliberately subjecting myself to them isn’t happening!

  26. i’ve always felt let people who watch scary movies/ shows/ read books (even scarier) are secretly disturbed. I mean- you voluntarily submit yourself to being terrified?!
    helloo?
    if im gonna do that ill watch something that really took place or evenmore frightening—- the news!

  27. I swore to myself I’d be totally tough and watch “The Exorcist” on my own on a dark and stormy night all by myself. I opened all the windows in a Byronic fit of angst, locked the dog up, and endeavored to watch it all alone. That first scene where she turned around and said, “Lovely day for an exorcism!!!” sent me running to shut and lock everything and grab the pooch for comfort. The years have passed, and my threshold is WAY down for the gore. I haven’t seen one in years! So don’t worry, you’re not alone!

  28. When i was five i had this nightmare, so i went down stairs to find my dad… well he was watching one of the Chucky movies… i wasn’t sure what to do, so i just hid behind the side table and watched it till a really scary part came and then i started screaming. i couldn’t sleep for weeks after that. it was the very first scary movie i saw and from then on i vowed to my self that i would never watch another scary movie again… and although my friends always have put those movies on when we have sleep overs or movie parties… i often resort back to my old ways and go hid behind the couch or something…

  29. Horror movies in general don’t scare me anymore, I’m 35 now. I remember seeing A Nightmare on Elm Street for the first time when I was 11 or 12. I had the light on going to sleep for several weeks convinced that Freddy was coming for me! Ridiculous now that I think back, but I do still get scared. I’ve just watched The Human Centipede, Paranormal Activity 2, and Anti-Christ: each one scaring me in a different way.

  30. When I was a kid I was able to watch scary movies of the day and they didn’t bother me too much, but the stuff that’s put out now is definitely NOT for me. I don’t like the gore either. And what’s with all the torture themed movies these days? It’s just not healthy! I’m also not a fan of haunted houses around Halloween time. I don’t like people jumping out and scaring me one bit. It makes me angry. lol So I can completely understand what you feel, and I would never tease you for it. 🙂 But I do love old b&w creepy horror movies. Creepy I can handle….scary and gory, I cannot.

  31. I had the same reaction to Child’s Play. I refused to see it when I was little but inevitably was duped into seeing it and was scared for years of talking dolls… including my own. Then as an adult I re-watched it and couldn’t have thought it was more ridiculous… when it was light out. At night I was running from room to room. Bed is still safety, right??

  32. Love this! I am a scaredy-cat of the highest order… I blame it on my older brothers who made a sport out of scaring me as much as they could when I was a kid. They would jump out at me wearing the scariest Halloween masks you could imagine, tell me terrible stories, etc. It’s nice to know I’m not totally alone in my pain 🙂

  33. When I was waaaay to young to watch R-rated movies, my dad, in his glory of stupidity, took me to see a double dose of scary – Dracula AND The Exorcist. Ah, geeze. I had to look. I remember trying to prove to myself I was big enough to handle it. To this day, the images of Dracula hanging upside down, looking into a window and the spinning head of Linda Blair are burned into the backs of my eyelids.

    The Omen was next.

    Nowadays, I stick with the movies with guys with hot bodies. I’d rather have those images in my head!

    Great post!

  34. Totally agree! I HATE horror movies and will avoid them at all costs. I had a sleepover at a friends place when I was young and she pulled out Night of the Living Dead. Well, I sat all the way through it with the little voice in my head going ‘this is crap, look at that acting, those effects are terrible’ but was still terrified!
    Someone tried to lend me Blair Witch when it came out but I flatly refused. I love going camping and if I sit through that I might never set foot outside in the dark again!

  35. A great post and I like your blog. I am easily scared too so avoid horror movies but like thrillers. I am often found to be equally as entertaining as the movie because I simply can not keep still for the anticipation and fear. I jump (and may be scream too) at the slightest thing. I found Jurassic Park 3 (I think it was 3) scary:-)

  36. They say the best way to cure a fear is to confront it. Yeah, right, good luck with that.

    But wait a minute… there are some excellent films that successfully combine horror with humour, and those are the best of this type to start with if you would actually like to appreciate the genre.

    I’m thinking of, perhaps, ‘Shaun of the Dead’ starring Simon Pegg. On one level it’s a straightforward ‘zombie-flick’ but on another level it’s a comedy about ordinary, unexceptional people. I love the epilogue where the powers-that-be have the zombie situation under control – they have been found a place in society and re-defined by the politically-correct term ‘the mobile deceased’.

    I’m also thinking of ‘The Fearless Vampire Killers’ from 1967. The title is ironic because Professor Abronsius and his assistant Alfred (Jack MacGowan and Roman Polanksi) never despatch a single vampire and spend most of the film in utter terror. There’s also a wonderful scene where veteran British actor Alfie Bass, in vampire mode, breaks into a maiden’s bedroom. She holds up a crucifix to ward him off, and he laughs – “Oy vay, Did you get the wrong vampire noch!”

    Maybe if you watch these two classics you will chuckle and only realise they were a bit scary later.

  37. I used to tease my younger sister and scare her all the time. Remember that movie from the late 70’s, called The Magician? I think it featured a talking ventriloquist’s puppet. When that trailer came on during commercial breaks my sister would run from the room. Once I held her down and made her sit through the commercial with me. I also used to whisper, in my best scary voice, as she would fall asleep in her bed next to mine ,”let me out.” I kind of feel bad about it now. A little. Not really.

  38. You know my little sister (about 12) started watching R rated horror movies at about 8. Now, that’s a bad lime light on my parents, however, she now watches movies that I’d vomit at and doesn’t even flinch.

    She is the pariah of the new generation of children. De-sensitised social platform using robots.

    It’s weird, these times they are a changin’.

  39. There was a movie when I was a kid about this African doll that came to life because the lady removed its necklace. It ran around trying to kill her. That movie scared me to death. I slept with one eye open, just positive my toys had this whole secret life while I was sleeping. Imagine how scary Toy Story would have been for me……Incidentally, I watched the movie again as an adult. You had to be a kid to be frightened by that thing. Really. Bad. Acting.

  40. I’m totally with you on this! I watched The Ring when I was about 13 (my first horror film), and if I think about it too much I can still scare myself enough to sleep with the light on – I’m 20 now! I was also pursuaded by my housemates last year to watch Shutter Island. Never again, is all I can say.

  41. I love horror movies. Always have. Never been scared of them. Never sat under the covers at night. But I know how you feel, because my younger sister scared shitless of horror movies. She hates flicking through channels with horror movies on!
    Be safe in the knowledge that you’re not alone and that nothing is going to come and get you at night. Sweet dreams. 😛
    Ashley

  42. Firstly congrats on being FP.

    Oh I have seen so many that I loose count, however that one that most creeped me was “Candy Man”.

    For those who have seen that movie, have they dared stare in the mirror and say his name? I know I haven’t and will never have the nerves to do so, you just never know….

  43. When I was quite young, I somehow heard about the “Bloody Mary” scene in a horror film. To this day, standing in front of a mirror with the lights off freaks me out. I am literally scared that some ghoulish little girl is going to come crawling out of the mirror if I even think about uttering her name. I am a 30-year old woman and scary movies–even the story of scary movies–scare the daylights out of me.

    You spoke of the caliber of scary movies that are out there these days and how it may impact children. My daughter is three and she is gets freaked out–to the point that she buries her head in my lap–by the “scary” cartoon characters on the toddler programming offered by Disney and Sprout. I think we have a Pollyanna in the making… I am perfectly fine with the idea that she grows up with a healthy fear of “scary” characters because it gives me hope that she won’t torture me with scary movies when she grows up!

  44. Haha I had the exact same thing when I was younger, but it was a playstation game. My uncle and brother were playing ‘Resident Evil’ on Playstation 1 and now I have been scared of Zombie’s ever since. I still enjoy watching the films though, as a horror is there to scare you but if people around me start acting like zombies I get quite close to a panic attack!

  45. Yep. Horror movies are something I avoid. I’d much rather see “Water for Elephants” than “The Monster that Eats Raw Eyeballs.”
    My human is an author who believes readers are thinkers and says that people that are avid horror fans puzzle him just a bit. What’s the message. Cremate all corpses? Poison all bats? That said, the last book he had published was written as a suspense thriller with a social message about infidelity. Know where the publisher placed it? Horror.
    Sandy
    http://www.sandysays1.wordpress.com

  46. It’s wonderful to know i’m not alone! After a “lifetime” of fear, many years back i remember deciding to finally “man up” and watch the television premier of “The Body Snatchers” with the rest of my family.

    i couldn’t sleep for 3 days.

  47. I used to be very scared even to imagine watching horror movies. But then I learnt a trick. Whenever there is a scary scene, I keep thinking and visualizing the director in a chair somewhere near, a cameraman shooting, other artists and crew member around the scene. It gives me a feeling that it is just a movie. I know, its weird, but seems to work for me.

    It is the scenes of torture/use of force in gruesome ways that make me run away. No tricks work for me there 😦

    Good post… and congrats for being ‘Freshly Pressed’ 🙂

  48. I’m a huge horror movie fan, and have written a few of them (most of them graphic and disturbing). We’re relatively normal people. I love posts like these. I’m glad you didn’t take the route of demeaning horror films, as that could have easily been done. Good read.

  49. Horror movies are rarely done well. A majority of newer ones tend to use the “jump out and say boo” technique. Anybody can startle, but it takes skill to provoke psychological fear.

  50. I’m glad I’m not the only fraidy cat! When I was little that Disney movies “Something Wicked This Way Comes” horrfied me. As an adult I couldn’t sleep after the 2nd Harry Potter movie..lol. This week I had to turn off an old X-Files episode about vampires, and last week I wanted to watch and English mystery show and yep I can’t watch any more episodes..so forget horror movies not even going there! Unfortunately my boys take after me one of them went running out of the room because of a robot on Mr.Rogers

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  52. I like scary movies but not GORY ones, and it’s hard to assess anymore whether or not a movie will slap me with GORE. So…I often just stay away.

    My oldest son may grow up to be a LOT like you. He screamed in true TERROR twice during the last movie we saw. He’s 7. It was “Winnie the Pooh.”

    : )

  53. Am not a fan of horror movies myself. Friends of mine wanted to watch Paranormal Activity with me…I watched maybe ten minutes before I excused myself and walked out.

  54. I hate scary movies. My husband calls me a chicken, but being a chicken is just fine with me. I have bad dreams watching cop shows. I can’t imagine what a basket case I would be like after watching a real horror movie.
    ~FringeGirl

  55. It takes a lot for a scary movie to really creep me out–I LOVE them. But the Exorcism of Emily Rose terrified my dreams for weeks. If I ever watch it again I already know it will need to be during the daytime. 🙂

  56. Describing your horror when it comes to horror movies, strangely enough, made me :). (I love horror movies… even the dumb ones!) Thank you for a great start to my day. Hahaha.

    But “Child’s Play” scared the crap out of me when I was little. (I still have nightmares of running away from Chucky… in slow motion.) I remember running through the kitchen in the middle of the night just to get to the bathroom… One time I tripped, fell on my face, and didn’t realize I had a bloody lip until I got back to my bed!

  57. Love the picture from (I think) the movie Tingler! Hahah that’s a great one. Just enough thrills and just enough laughs so that one can still go to bed. I’m with you, while I love action/adventure, I hate movies that only have the purpose of scaring 😦

  58. My husband and I went to see “Alien” long ago and I didn’t see most of the movie because I was crouched on the theater floor with my hands over my ears and my eyes closed. I do not like graphic horror movies. My daughter loves them, and almost every night, she has nightmares and can’t figure out why. Thanks for sharing. Connie
    http://7thandvine.wordpress.com/

  59. When I was seven, ITV’s “The Blackness” (a KID’S series which aired around five p.m.) gave me cause to sleep with a light on – for about THREE YEARS!

    Now I’m 59 – and the only film that scares the crap out of me is “Candyman”.

    If you’ve seen it, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Go on – YOU say,”Candyman, Candyman…”

    Even NOW, you won’t catch me saying it any more times than that!

  60. Is it gore or scares though that get you? Gore is certainly off putting for many people, but a good scary movie doesnt rely on blood and gets to get its audience moving. I wonder if readers might suggest some bloodless spook cinema offerings instead? Or is it just all scary movies, including the gory ones?

  61. It sounds like a lot of people here are painting the horror genre with rather broad strokes. Horror has as many sub-genres as there are regular genres. Anything can be turned in to a horror film at some level. This is probably why horror is so popular among writers and film makers.

    Also, at the heart of every horror film is the fear of the unknown. We don’t know the motives of the killer, the history of this decrepit mansion, the secrets of these reticent town folk. To completely dismiss the unknown (the true backbone of the horror genre) as unwatchable severely limits the type of entertainment available to you.

    I feel bad for the posters that have decided to completely avoid horror films and stories. Some of the most engaging stories ever told must then be inevitably avoided.

    • I’d be one of those people too chicken to sift through a lot of horror movies to find ones I could stomach, even the non gorey ones. For me, I don’t like scary stuff. I realize I am dismissive about the genre in general, but hey, we like what we like, right? Thanks for commenting!

  62. I used to be able to watch horror movies. I saw all of the Nightmare on Elmstreet movies, all of the Friday the 13th movies, all of the Sleepaway Camp movies, and anything with vampires. Of course, at the time was 12-teen and had no concept of risk OR mortality.
    Now? Well, when my husband and had been dating for about a year, we went to my mum’s house for Christmas and watched The Sixth Sense together. I had to wake him up to take me to the bathroom – a whole 10 paces away! – because I was terrified to go that far by myself. At night. In my mother’s 90 year old house. And The Shining? If I’m alone in the house the bathroom doors are CLOSED. ‘Nuff said.
    Great post!

  63. This post brings back memories! I had older brothers who spent every moment exposing me to the frightening things in life. It started with the Twilight Zone movie and went downhill from there. I remember watching the Shining poking my head through a blanket and wishing I was anywhere else but there. Of course now I love horror movies despite how they distrubed me then and still. Great post!

  64. horror doesn’t really scare me whether it be Freddy cruger or Jack nicolsen funny enuff he is one of my favourite actors i prefer the dark mind still even when i worked in security i would not want to bump into jack nicolsen at 12 at night.

  65. What a nice post! Frankly I’d rather be scared by a scary movie than a roller coaster any day. And even as an adult I’m still a little afraid of the dark!

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