Daily Prompt : Horrors!

canstockphoto150920272.jpgI’ve never understood horror movies.  How can you sit down with a bowl of popcorn and watch someone get chased by a maniac with a chainsaw. To me the idea of watching a movie is to take a break from the real world, a nice break, a movie should carry me away to . . . Austenland let’s say, not Freddy Kruger’s Elm Street.

My introduction to Scary movies began when I was about twelve.  My friend and I had gone to a showing of a light-hearted comedy, and as a Halloween bonus  the theatre was treating us to – The Omen. Wow! Free movie, so we eagerly sat through one of the scariest movies ever made (I haven’t seen very many) and I have never recovered.

My chicken heartedness precedes me when I enter rooms with T.V.s on. “Don’t come in Mom, you won’t like this movie.”  “This is scary Mom, don’t watch.”  They know me well. Alas, this is coming from one who was terrified by the witch in Wizard of Oz, and didn’t sleep for a week after watching Alfred Hitchcock’s, The Birds. I won’t even tell you what happened after that Haley Jo Osmet movie about seeing dead people.

In conclusion, I am not one who enjoys being frightened. Give me Sound of Music any day.The Hills are Alive! Now there’s a scary thought.



22 thoughts on “Daily Prompt : Horrors!

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  4. My brother in laws family lives for spooky movies and recently brought over “the mist” for us to watch. Some things just can’t be unseen. Even weeks later I find myself thinking about it. Bleck.

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  6. I love horror movies, but it’s the psychological ones hat get to me. The ones that get into my head, mind games. I won’t watch Paranormal Activity but I’ve seen all of Elm Street and the Saw movies.

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  10. I can’t watch the new horror movies, most of them are too gory. But I still love some of the ones I saw as a kid: Poltergeist, The Shining and Pet Sematary. Never seen The Omen, though. I might have to check that one out.

  11. I’ve never enjoyed horror flicks. I remember suffering ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ on a date once back in the 70s – memorable for all the wrong reasons.

  12. Horror movies are definitely not my first pick. I saw The Conjuring not too long ago – was
    trying to be a good sport on date night. It was terrifying! It took me weeks just to be able to go down to the basement to put on a load of laundry without coming up with some creative excuse to convince one of the kids to come with me.

  13. I hate horror movies too! My dad used to watch those old “B” horror movies that used to be on TV on Saturday afternoons when I was a child, you know, the ones with the giant ants or alligators. Well, after sitting through a few of those and getting too scared to get out of my bed that night to go to the restroom, well, after a few of those, I am sufficently cured of wanting to watch any horror shows. 🙂 I’ll take the musicals with you, or a good clean slap-stick comedy.

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