Think You Know Me Thursday: I’m Skeered Edition

17 Jan

Those of your who follow me on Instagram were exposed a little to the scaredy cat side of me when I posted this picture from the freak show movie called “Mama”.

That kid whispering “mama” is uncalled for.

Scary movies freak me the freak out.  More importantly, scary movie trailers freak me the freak out too.  When all of those Paranormal Activity movies come out around Halloween each year, I play Russian Roulette with my DVR.  The goal is to speed past those previews with nary a glimpse of some shadowy figure standing in a doorway on security camera footage.  The worst is when I get wrapped in something like um my phone, and I forget to fast forward and that freaky thing ends up on my TV.  I have closed my eyes and hummed to keep from hearing and seeing it…I have run for the remote to fast forward…I have hit mute on live TV just to avoid that psychotic crap.

All of this insanity aside, I am super curious about the story and ending to each of these terrifying films.  Reading something freaky, can and will give me the willies.  Seeing it though, puts it on a whole other level of terror in my mind.  So, I wait until the movie is in theaters, then wiki that shiz.  I can get the whole movie summarized for me to read.  This satisfies my morbid curiosity, while sparing me sleepless nights….I am not kidding.  I slept on a pallet of covers on the floor beside my parents bed (you know because I was too old to sleep with them in their bed) for a month straight when I was in the 6th grade after a Halloween ghost story extravaganza.

Yeah I read it…yeah I peed a little…so what.

For that reason, I can remember watching only one scary movie in its entirety before the age of 15.  I think it was a Halloween movie.  I don’t have a clue which one.  All I remember about it was a teenage couple snuck off to have sex in the barn, and one of them got it with pitch fork in the back mid boink.  The next scary movie I saw was at 15, when I went to see Scream with friends in the theater.  I had to play The Parent Trap VHS (Hayley Mills not LiLo) for a month straight in order to fall asleep…after Scream…I mean seriously.

Then came the notorious Blair Witch Project.  That movie did not bother me too much until the very end.  That image of the big dude standing in the corner  of the witch’s house and then the camera dropping….that image skeeves me out to this day.  You need to factor in that my house growing up was in the sticks.  We lived with no other house visable from our house, and we were surrounded by woods.  After seeing that movie, I would run to the house from my car like an ax murderer was after me, every single time I came home after dark.  I would still  run and jump in my bed (you know to avoid getting a knife to my Achilles tendon from psycho under my bed), and then throw the covers over my head as I lay in the fetal position with my eyes squeezed shut.

There have been other movies that I have endured because others wanted to see them, but they are few and far between. Hubs learned early on, unless you want to get glared at by fellow movie patrons, don’t take me to the theater to watch this crap.  I yell out obscenities when I get freaked out and just yelp when I get caught off guard.  I am the most annoying person you will ever watch a scary movie with.

15 Responses to “Think You Know Me Thursday: I’m Skeered Edition”

  1. Feisty Jes January 17, 2013 at 7:26 am #

    I am so in the same boat! I have only watched the Wizard of Oz once in my life the whole way through, my phobia of Hallowe’en witches is crazy strong still as I am an adult. And I remember being about 16 and watching Amtyville Horror (the original) on a sunny Sunday afternoon with my Parents and not being able to sleep for two months afterwards. Ps loved the picture about being under the covers that is me plus I “close” the bedroom door on ghosts, as if they can’t past through it,hahaha. I can’t handle horror stuff hahaha

  2. Laura @ Chaotic Domestic January 17, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    Mama looks totally creepy just from the previews. I will NOT be going to see it! lol. I’ll be honest, though… scary movies like that freak me out, but there’s something about realistically scary stuff that is way worse for me. For example, DO NOT watch too much Law and Order if you’re gonna be home alone. Also, the first 5 minutes of Law Abiding Citizen: scariest thing imaginable.
    On another note: I LOVED those Scary Stories books as a kid! Funny, too, because I don’t really like scary stuff now. Do you remember Are You Afraid of the Dark? That was scary back then too!

    • fatchicktofitchick January 17, 2013 at 8:44 am #

      I totally do! I was obsessed with R.L. Stine books back in the day too. I love to read scary, just not see it or hear it. lol I totally agree with you on the real life scary stuff. I was hooked on Criminal Minds reruns for a while, and every time I would be home alone and take the dogs out at night, I would feel like I was being watched by a serial killer.

      • Laura @ Chaotic Domestic January 19, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

        So glad it’s not just me!!

  3. supermomsteurer January 17, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    Malichi…nuff said!! 😉

  4. Jane January 17, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    I’m the same way!! I scare so easily, but I love watching scary movies. Those Scary Stories books terrified me as a kid, but at the same time I loved them. I used to be afraid that someone would be behind the shower curtain so I would always check the shower every time I went into a bathroom.

  5. Amanda Schuller January 17, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    I love scarey movies but I don’t like the surprise factor. Lol

  6. Brandi January 17, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    New follower! I absolutely 100% agree with you. The first scary movie I remember watching was in the middle of the day and on tv. It was like poltergeist or something like that. I just remember it literally made me feel sick to my stomach. Fast forward to Scream as an 8th grader. Slept with the light on for MONTHS. To this day, when I open the curtains to my deck and turn on the light, I am afraid I will see someone tied to a chair. Rediculous? Who cares. My hubby knows he has to watch scary movies alone or with someone else. I wish I could block the trailers on my tv so I didn’t even have to know about them!!!

  7. Bri January 17, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    I often fall asleep with the television on and have woken up to one of these commercials too many times. It isn’t as bad now that I live with my husband, but when I lived alone during college I would wake him up when I couldn’t get back to sleep!

  8. Heather @ My Inner Butterfly January 17, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    OMG…you just brought back so many memories of my childhood, because I completely remember having that book! Plus Goosebumps, and that show on ABC Family….don’t remember the name of it.

    One of the scariest movies I’ve ever seen (and I’m still scared of seeing it alone!) is Watcher in the Woods. Creepy!

  9. Sammy K. January 17, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    I saw Halloween H20 when I was ten. I vividly remember waking up screaming in the middle of the night and being too terrified to get out of bed in order to go to my parents. I also remember not being able to get to sleep because I heard my heartbeat when I laid my head on the pillow and thought it was someone coming up the stairs. Terr.I.Fied. Legit. I don’t watch scary movies by myself or with only one person. I’m ALWAYS with a group of friends who I KNOW will make me laugh. Have to be so I totally know how you feel.

  10. Amanda Z January 17, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    I do not like scary movies and refuse to watch them. The bad thing is when my boyfriend starts watching something on Netflix and then I walk in and get sucked in. Aahh!

    I saw Nightmare on Elm Street when I was like 11 or 12 and I seriously had nightmares for months afterwards.

  11. momtaxijulie January 21, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    I hate scary movies and trailers too! I got suckered into watching White Noise and I still freak out when I hear static on the radio in the car!

  12. Chelsey January 24, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    I seriously thought I was the only person in the world who not only looked up scary movie plots on wikipedia, but actually looked forward to their release date in order to look them up! HA! Love it! And that book was the best.

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