It’s almost Halloween!
Why am I excited? Because it’s the best time to binge on horror films. My favorite!
While I’m sure most of those who personally know me would go and say “No wonder you can’t sleep”, I simply say “They’re just movies”. Can creepy horrific things happen? Of course! It isn’t pleasant to think of the horrors that happen on a daily basis. This is why I like the horror genre. When the movie is over, it brings me back to reality, and helps me realize how lucky I am, and how good I have it compared to some – generally speaking.
But back to having the crap scared out of me. One of my worst fears is clowns, but I still watched IT (the original) the other night, and sat in my chair with a huge pillow, peering over the edge of it the entire time. Some people watch horror through the slits of their fingers. I hug a gigantic pillow.
I’m debating whether or not to head out to the cinema to see a new film – especially by myself, for a horror/thriller. There are a few really good ones, including the new IT, and Mother. A good friend told me Mother was all kinds of messed up. I asked her if it was as messed up as Get Out (which was awesome!), and she responded with “There were some disturbing parts, but it was a good movie”.
Now I’m conflicted.
I suppose I could take another glance through Netflix and Hulu – to save me money at least. I mean, the only people who can afford actually going to the cinema are pimps and drug dealers. Who has that kind of income otherwise, to afford a ticket, popcorn, candy, nachos, ice cream, AND a drink?
I’ll stick with what I currently have – like my satellite provider, and Netflix, and Hulu. Or maybe I’ll check out Redbox. Do those still exist? I rarely leave my house anymore, let alone look at what’s around me when I DO.
Since I’ve already made up my mind that I’m staying in (it’s cold outside!), could y’all throw some suggestions my way? I’ve already watched Gerald’s Game, and holy F*CK. That handcuff escape scene. Way worse than watching Negan bludgeoning Abraham and Glenn’s skulls to a bloody pulp in The Walking Dead.
In addition to my eye phobia and any horror scenes containing eyeballs, I now have a new phobia. Hand torture. Luckily for me, I can usually predict when a really gross thing is going to happen. I can handle most gore, but eyes and hands … NOPE!
And here I thought The Walking Dead desensitized me.