Perhaps you heard that "I Am Legend" came out on dvd this week. We hardly ever buy movies, Eric never asks for them, but he asked me to go out and buy this one on the day it came out. He saw it in theaters twice but I never saw it. He went with friends and I stayed home with our tiny baby. I wasn't really interested in seeing it anyway. Eric did tell me the plot and the ending and I was scared just from that; when I woke up to feed Sommer thoughts of the scary guys made me shiver. I'll admit that I am a scary movie wimp. I sat down to watch it with Eric and Chad and Angie and I couldn't even sit through it. I wanted to because Eric likes it so much, but I was just too scared. I saw up to one suspenseful part and that was it, had to just leave. And I'm glad because I would have been so creeped out on my run in the early morning darkness the following morning, I'm sure I would have imagined hives of those creatures hiding in the dark around me.
So I've been thinking about movies that have scared me in the past. The first scary one I can remember is Watcher in the Woods. I think we saw this for a youth activity. I don't really remember the plot but I was scared for years that I would walk into the bathroom and not be able to see my reflection. If I had to go at night I would avoid looking in the mirror, just in case.
And then there was Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom. I love Indiana, can't wait for the next movie, but this one stuck with me in a weird way. Remember how they poured blood from the mouths of those dried head things? Well for some reason, my imagination thought that blood was going to be coming out of the shower head. Really, for years I would tell myself that there wouldn't be blood, just water.
Sixth Sense. But wasn't everybody scared of those cold drafts for a little while?
And then I saw The Village right before I went to girls camp. This one wasn't scary like the other M Night Shyamalan movies but it was when I had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night (I was 3 months pregnant) and I peeked out of my tee pee and thought I saw a weird animal just sitting in our campsite. For 20 minutes I sat there scared, then peeked again and saw that I was just getting freaked out about a lawn chair.
I know it all isn't real, it's a movie, but it takes me a while to convince my imagination of the same thing.
Care to share about the movies that have scared you?