I used to love horror movies. I would jolt and squirm a little, but NEVER put a palm over my eyes or cowered into someone’s shoulder. Now? I am the biggest chicken around. I can’t even watch the trailer to a horror movie. The problem? My imagination. I start to replay those sounds and images when I am at home . . . alone . . . (What's that? Did you hear that? Oh, it's my neighbor putting something in the garbage disposal. Can you put body parts in the garbage disposal? Gosh, I hope not.) I do have a few movies I can stomach whenever I get a hankering to make my insomnia worse . . .
4. The Ring. Okay, I get chills just thinking about the girl or thing or spirit crawling out of the television. Hmm. I should get rid of my television. I don’t know that I have borrowed a videotape since I saw this movie. (I just want you to know, I tried to upload the poster image for this movie . . . "internal error". . . kept coming up. It's odd that I can't upload the poster image for the movie that involves someone coming through the tv. I'm just saying.)
3. Candyman. When I was a young grasshopper, I had a Ouija Board, (Boy, I have some wild stories connected to that.) I played Light as a Feather and Bloody Mary. Fearless, I was. I love this movie because it reminds me of being young and brave (or stupid) and totally freaked out.
1. Psycho (the original). This movie is the reason I have a clear shower curtain. If someone plans to break into my apartment and hack me to death, I at least want a few seconds to squirt my Bath N Body Twilight Woods bath gel at them.
(Please note, I have never seen Exorcist. Each time I checked out the movie I got home and it was either 1) damaged or 2) a different movie. I stopped trying to watch it, not wanting to rock the boat.)
Your turn, what are your favorite spooky movies? Come on, don’t be scared . . . it’s just me, no ghosts or psycho killers or 2 am television static. J