Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Scared to Death!


So today I’m talking about the scariest movie you’ve ever seen. I have to admit I am no authority on this at all. I’ve raised four kids and get scared plenty on a regular basis. No kid under forty should be allowed to drive! 

Now we’re entering the scariest time of year…except for tax time, of course…October and Halloween! I’m talking about the movies. Holy cow. I don’t get why people pay good money to get scared out of their pants. Heck, I have a pile of laundry in my closet and a spider under the porch that will do that for free.
  
I think the scariest movie I ever ventured out to see was Jurassic Park. The kids and I held hands and screamed for two hours. Every time the water vibrated you knew there was a dinosaur coming to eat someone. Then again I did see Silence of the Lambs. That is enough to make you give up Chianti for the rest of your life.
 
So, what is the scariest movie you’ve ever seen? The Shining? The Exorcist? Texas Chainsaw? What made you nearly wet your drillies or squeeze your dh’s hand so tight to do permanent damage?

 What is the scariest movie out there now? I’ve seen some trailers and those alone are enough to curl my hair forever. And why in blue-blazes do you think we pay and go to a movie theater to get scared to death?



7 comments:

Maggie Sefton said...

I am with you, Duffy. There's NO way I'll go see one of those scary movies. I tried to avoid them them I was a teenager but friends would insist then say it's okay to look just as the monster-man was about to jump out at you. Ai-yeeeeee!! No, thanks. I made an exception for Silence of the Lambs because of some of my favorite actors/actresses were in it. Yikes!!! Scared me to death!!! I couldn't sleep for four or five nights after that. And that was before divorce so I still had a big strong husband lying next to me. Every time I tried to close my eyes, I see that girl in the pit calling out "Mama!" Ye Gods! For a mother of four girls, I couldn't take it. shiver, shiver. . .

Anonymous said...

I don't even like/am scared of even the cheesiest, most awful monster movies (the ones that don't even qualify as B movies) so please tell me why I ever went to see "The Exorcist" the first weekend it was out. That scarred and scared me for life because for years after I saw it, my nightmares would contain some of the scenes but not the ones with Linda Blair's head turning and her spewing pea soup! "The Birds" also did a number on my head as well as "The Twilight Hour" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" on TV. Even "Medium" about Alison Dubois on TV was a show I taped and watched when the sun was out and I wasn't going to bed for hours. No way am I spending my money on movies that scare me to death! Cordella

Author Savannah Rose said...

I love, LOVE scary movies. Always have and always will. I'll watch the cheapest made movies all the way up to the trillion dollar movies. I can recite most Friday the 13th (original, of course) movies as well as the entire Halloween set (again, original, of course). I don't really like sci-fi type movies like Alien but give me a good slasher/ghost/chainsaw totin' movie and I'm in heaven. The scariest movies (and I just can't pick one) would have to be those that are based on true life events. Other than that, it's pure entertainment. Like I told my 2 children when they were growing up (which are now 26 and 22), it's just a person like you and I in makeup.

Carrie Datema said...

My husband loves his scary movies. I would rather watch a thriller than a scary movie. I like my movies to have a plot and some of those scary movies have no plot, just blood and gore. I was not a huge fan of Silence of the Lambs, but the movie "IT" was really good. Its not scary per say, but it is one of my favorites.

Margaret said...

I LOVE my mystery movies, but I also LOVE my scary movies. But I am not crazy about the scary movies made after 1990; with all the artificial special effects and CGI. My FAVORITES are John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN and THE FOG; Hitchcock's PYSCHO and THE BIRDS (altho I always route for the birds, does that make me weird?) and THE HAUNTING with my favorite Julie Harris and THE UNIVITED with the handsom Ray Milland (the new versions "stunk.")
The only newer movie I ever really liked was the independent film THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, which had no special effects at all. And a few of the movies made from Stephen King books (some I think Hollywood destroyed.) The few I like BIG DRIVER and IT.
I can't say there was any movie that really scared me, because the ones I listed I enjoyed so much. And when I see previews for the newer films, they don't scare me, they just creep me out with with all the "gross" special effects.

Sally R said...

Not much for blood and gore movies, but I have always been frightened by the original "The Haunting of Hill House" . No one can hear you scream in the night, in the dark. And then, The Birds. We get large flocks of grackles hanging around parking lots. It always creeps me out - esp. the time one decided to dive bomb me as I entered the store.

Anonymous said...

Hands down--"Candyman" .... couldn't sleep well for DAYS!