Here are a few of our favorite scary movies. Not included: Hitchcock. We love anything Hitchcock--especially Psycho, Vertigo and the Birds. As much as we may like scary movies, we haven't branched out much so none of our faves are terribly original. Now, don't get mad at me for including the Saw series. I get it--it's terrible and violent and gross. I don't like the gore and close my eyes through most of it. BUT, it does have a great story. It's not just a "slasher". I love movies with twists and turns and dramatic, shocking endings. Plus it was interesting after each movie to theorize about what was going on. It was, for the most part, quite well-written.
So, yes, I love scary things. Scary movies, Stephen King books, haunted houses... [Evidence: this last Valentine's Day we had dinner at home and watched Paranormal Activity. So romantic, I know.]
I blame my dad for his elaborate scary pranks on me as a child. You know, the usual things you do to children like jumping out of closets in frightening masks or making our basement into a creepy haunted room for me and my friends to walk through (it's a wonder I had any friends).
Another reason I'm surprised I had any friends (no, unfortunately this was not Halloween and I was not intentionally dressed as a vampire. and, no, I don't know why I am voluntarily sharing this photo):
Yikes. Moving on...
When I met Lance he definitely was not a fan of scary anything. He was afraid of my dog. No, not Jack... He was scared of little baby Winston (the Westie). The first time I forced him to watch a scary movie he nearly died and probably didn't sleep for weeks. Since then, I have desensitized him to all that is frightening in the world (not sure if this is a good thing) and he now tricks (tricks, I say!) all who come to our house into watching scary movies! Even if they say no! He's such a good friend. Don't you all want to come over now? (those who came to our house last Friday and were subject to Lance's choice of movie suddenly have plans every weekend for the next year...)
Okay, your thoughts.
Do you like scary movies?
Or do you think people who do are crazy (I won't be mad)?