My wish is to one day be able to spend the night in an old abandoned haunted house. I want to not just catch E.V.Ps or film a passing ghost, no sir, I want to be in my sleeping bag, be sound asleep and be awoken by the sound of a scream so haunting and eerie that it causes me nightmares for days to come.
I have a love, a need, a want for all things supernatural, scary, possessed, haunted and whatever else will give me a jump scare. That to me is the equivalent of what a person who likes to ride a roller coaster over and over for the thrill of it, feels. I have watched so many movies in the horror/scary/drama genre that I have become a critic. My son, who enjoys the same as I do, loves to sit with me and we will talk about the reason a movie is or is not scary, as it is happening. My daughter, who stays away from those type movies, thinks we are crazy, she says we are immune to the scare, and perhaps we are. It does take a lot to get us to truly feel a scare or nervous, as in the movie is building up with the scene and the music and it ends up just, missing it!
I much prefer the jump scare, the part where you did not see it coming, had no clue as to when or who and then WHAMO! the sound and the sight come together in that perfect dance and leaves me breathless.
We have seen it pretty much all, the horror, gory, bloody, maimed bodies, shrieking creatures and it just gets better every time. Have you ever had a fright, in a movie, where you get so tense while waiting to see just what is behind that semi closed-door, in a very dark, damp and creepy room and when they finally do show you it scares you so much you send your bowl of popcorn flying through the air, all the while gasping so hard you feel your throat contract and you find it hard to swallow? If not, well then darlin, you don’t know what you are missing. If yes, don’t you think that is the best feeling ever? It’s such a high and it makes me want to experience that in every movie, I crave it, I search for it and when a movie that reviews high in the scary factor comes out and it does not meet my expectations, well, it just really chaps my hide.
Just sitting here now telling this story makes me feel the need to search for a movie that I have not seen, even the B movies have the right idea sometimes, there are newer movies that are so loaded with so much CGI that I think it takes away from the experience of the show, it gives you all the answers and the order in which you should feel, like cheating on a test, I want a movie to makes me wonder and silently investigate, who could have done it, why they did it and how they plan to get away with it.
Wouldn’t it be cool if the story I am typing is the work of a spirit that took over my body as I sit here and is using my hands to communicate with you? Think about it, that gives me chills yet I am smiling like a loony person because the thought of it thrills me to no end. I sit here in a dark room, a tiny night-light is on in a corner a few feet away and the glow of my laptop screen shines so bright that I cannot see past the glow into the darkness. I once was so enthralled in a story, sitting in total darkness, that when my cat grazed my foot as it passed by caused me to gasp, sit up so fast I knocked the laptop over and gave a little shriek, and it was awesome!
Ok, so guess what I am going to be doing right after I post this, you guessed it, searching for a scary movie. Making a mental list of must have items; popcorn and pickles, chocolate, iced tea, closing the black-out curtains, turning off all the lights and phone, and of course, no scary movie is complete without my trusty cover, you know, to hide my face in case it gets really scary, and that is only in case my scary movie partner in crime is not available.
So you see, I shared my love of abandoned and scary places and now I am about to abandon this story. I hope I leave you with the need to go and watch an awesome, dark, creepy, scary, need to hide your face, horror movie. If you want to share any titles with me, I’d sure appreciate it. If you can’t think of any, just ask the spirit standing next to you reading this story with you, tee-hee!
Did I make you look?