Post # 1
Bees, I am writing this post because it is nearly 2:30 AM, and I already woke up several times screaming and thrashing and finally made Darling Husband get out of bed and turn on the lights (since I couldn’t/wouldn’t get out from under the covers and it was boiling hot under there), and am now sitting in the living room so at least he can get some sleep.
What could cause this strong of a reaction? A scary movie….that I HAVEN’T EVEN SEEN.
I heard there was an interesting plot to Cabin in the Woods, and knowing I would never see it due to the gore factor, read a million spoilers online. Then Darling Husband was watching the trailer because he does like those movies. Now I have a mental image burned into my brain of the movie scenes happening, even though I’ve never seen the freaking movie. Overreactive imagination or what? Especially considering the premise of the movie would literally and physically never happen.
Any other bees have a big fear of horror movies or gorey movies in general? Or maybe your SO is the scaredy cat of the relationship. I’m just definitely not going to sleep anytime soon, so figured I’d try to get a conversation going, haha.
Post # 3
Totally me! I freak out after just watching scary movie trailers. I was once forced to go with all my friends to see The Grudge, and literally had my eyes covered the whole movie. I peeked at one point and now I can never get that image out of my head!
Post # 4
me!!!!!! i hate scary movies and shows – i run into the kitchen every time
Post # 5
i’m kind of a chicken when it comes to scary movies. but i still like to watch them. i’m a glutton for punishment i guess. after i saw insidious, i slept with the lights on for a week. usually if i watch a movie enough times, it loses the scare factor for me, but insidious is one that still scares the hell out of me no matter how many times i watch it.
movies about aliens and the supernatural don’t bother me as much. but i hate movies about psycho killers and i refuse to watch zombie movies- i hate gore. and it really bothers me when there are kids or animals being tormented (like in paranormal activity 2)- i get too emotionally involved i guess, lol.
Post # 6
I’m not a huge fan of scary movies, but thankfully I don’t have the reaction that you do!
Post # 7
@lilchicana: Yes, getting emotionally involved is totally one of my issues! I tried to watch the Zodiac remake…got to the point where he tied up the young couple and is going to stab them to death, and I just freaked out and Darling Husband had to turn it off. That one was particularly bad because it’s based on a true story, it is heartwrenching that someone really went through that! I’m similar to you in what I can and can’t watch..Alien ones may freak me out a bit, but nothing gives me nightmares like psycho killers. I actually just changed my seat as I typed that because, well…I was sitting in front of the window…we know what ALWAYS happens to the person in front of the window in psycho killer movies. Man I am terrible, lol.
@Monkey786: Me too! I usually won’t even watch trailers, I turn my head because the images just burn in and never go away.
Post # 8
I have this thing about scary movies, but I still watch them. Yesterday Fiance and I watched “the woman in black”, we came back turning the lights on and watched the simpsons just to think about somehting else, it does play with your mind!
Post # 9
I hate them. Never watch them, never will!
Post # 10
I hate scary movies too… but I *usually* don’t have any kind of reaction to them.
Post # 11
Major wimp. Solved the problem by not watching them. I can’t even watch movies where the animals get hurt or killed.
Post # 12
I never see horror movies because my imagination is too active! I can’t take it, they seriously freak me out. In fact, my Fiance went to the Cabin in the Woods with some friends last night and I stayed home alone. He was like, “Are you suuuure you don’t want to come? I don’t want to leave you alone?” And I told him, “Trust me, this is better for everyone involved!” haha
Post # 13
PS; I, too, read the whole plot on Wikipedia as I was trying to decide if I should go. I love Joss Whedon so I briefly considered it, but after reading everything that happens, I was like nooooo, no,no,no.
Post # 14
When I saw The Ring I couldn’t sleep for a week, and I’m still terrified to open my closet door if I’m home alone at night. That movie traumatized me, and I am not a wimp about horror movies at all, I laugh through most of them.
Post # 15
I can barely handle funny movies that have one scary scene! I am a huge wuss with an overactive imagination. I am also scared of the dark (and yes, I’m 30).
Post # 16
I refuse to see gory movies – you couldn’t pay me enough to watch something like Saw.
I will watch scary movies if they’re not too gory, but omg, I am still such a wimp about them. I watched Silence of the Lambs with my Fiance one time. I was climbing the walls I was so freaked out!!! I actually had to stop the movie in the middle to take a break because I was so scared. I also asked him about every 5 minutes, “Does he get her now? Now? What about now?” This was AFTER he told me (spoiler!) that they’re both fine in the end.