Monday, September 19, 2011

Horror Movies ...(shudder)

Me and horror movies/books like to keep a good distance - like the distance between the moon and earth.

I remember being very very brave and reading "Omen" - of course yours truly couldn't get through the night despite the night light and the fact my parents room was next door.

Then some years later I saw "Evil Dead". I know in retrospect that movie is more of a slasher flick than a truly creepy horror movie - but at that time - it really scared me to the core. At night I couldn't even get to open the closet door.

(Author must mention she was well below 15 when aforementioned took place.

Then some years later - I was married with a home of my own to run and manage when the dear husb went away on a business trip. I was watching some inane Tamil channel and sure enough appears a Poojari (priest) about to invoke a ghost or some such thing. I am desperately hunting for the remote with eyes glued to the TV Screen - my brain so frozen that it does not occur to me to A) Close my eyes or B) Walk up to the TV and turn it off.

Several years later now a mother and all I sit with my kid trying to appear nonchalant as we watch The Mummy. Someone above must really like me - it was so ludicrous and full of laughs - and Mamma manages to pull off a petard.

But dear folks there is no way that you will get me to watch The Ring or Paranormal Activity and the like.

What about you all - are you brave or cowardly like me?


  1. Oh, I'm definitely cowardly! My mother saw "The Exorcist" when I was a pre-teen, and because I threw such a tantrum about not being allowed to go with the adults to the movie, she promised to tell me the story when she got back, and faithfully did so although she left out the gory bits. But I didnt need those gory bits to have nightmares for months afterwards... just the thought of "possession" was enough to frighten me witless! :)

    I still can't watch horror movies - in fact, even suspense/thriller movies are nearly beyond me. That said, I loved The Mummy & The Mummy Returns because I lurrrrrve Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz.

    I do read horror novels. Used to have the occasional nightmare as a kid, but for some reason books don't frighten me any more :)

  2. Yep - that one gave me the creeps too.

    And I don't think I'm brave enough to try books. I don't mind paranormal - like "The Green Mile" - but ghosts, hauntings etc. - No Sirjee not for me.

  3. Ooh...I have a story with horror stories and me! I have to log that one day!! I can't stand them.

  4. Saumya: Looking forward to that story...

  5. Madeleine - LOL. Good to know I am not the only one!