As I was working tonight, the water cooler let loose a bubble. Sometimes that happens a few minutes after getting some water. But for some reason, the sound made me jump and my heart stopped and my adrenaline started pumping. Just a second later I realized that no one was trying to break in, but the fact that a fairly regular noise in my house made me jump got me started thinking about scary movies.
I think my first exposure to a scary movie was when I was around 8 years old and my babysitter was flipping channels. She landed on Kingdom of the Spiders, a terrible B movie about tarantulas that overtake a town. Totally not scary! Unless you’re 8 years old. I begged her to change it, but she insisted it wasn’t scary. But she didn’t change the channel before they showed a scene where this guy’s face was eaten off by spiders. Again! Totally hilarious! Unless you’re 8 years old.
Then when I was in fourth grade, we saw Watcher in the Woods, a FREAKING DISNEY MOVIE that had me freaked out until my late teens. There’s a scene where a girl is washing her face, and when she looks up in the mirror, there’s someone else staring back at her! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
I don’t see many scary movies, but the ones that scare me the most are the ones that are the most fake. Monsters (i.e. Freddy Krueger, whose name I’m not even sure I’m spelling right but I refuse to google it just in case his image pops up!)? Scare the crap out of me and make me want to leave all the lights on. Real human killers? HAHAHA!! No problem! That’ll never happen to me. But you never know when a monster might get you!
What are the scariest movies for you? Movies about things that could never happen or movies that are more realistic?