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If you are not a fan of scary movies, here are some thoughts that may explain why you are not.
If you are a fan of scary movies, here are some things you may want to consider before you buy your next ticket.
I recently had a conversation with a man who is a professional in the field of psychology. Over the course of the discussion, scary movies came up.
I mentioned that I enjoy scary movies, but that they really freak me out. Especially John Carpenter’s Halloween.
The way that Michael Myers (the big, scary dude in the white mask) stalks his victims, with complete focus and without any discernible emotion really freaks me out.
He walks to chase his victims, he never runs. He doesn’t need to run, because he will get them eventually. No matter what.
No matter if they stab him, shoot him, or blow him up. He’s going to get them.
And he does. Not in that first movie, but in the sequels. He eventually gets everyone.
How scary is that?
I realized that I find Michael Myers to be such a terrifying character because he represents a deep fear of mine that remains with me from when I was very small, young, and weak.
When I was younger, I felt wholly at the mercy of those larger and more powerful than myself. I also felt that there was no way to hold my own against them and that, if they wanted, they could do anything they wanted to with me.
Seeing Michael Myers in Halloween is like watching what is probably my deepest fear come to life.
That being said, up until my recent conversation, I probably considered Halloween my favorite scary movie.
I would watch it (or one of the sequels) around October 31st, and it would disturb me so deeply that I would have trouble getting to sleep, and I would feel afraid when I was alone and it was dark out.
None of this was fun or spooky, I was seriously scared.
Mentally, I knew that I was safe and that I wasn’t in danger, but my body was responding as though I was facing certain, imminent, and violent death.
But, somehow, I convinced myself that I was having fun, and that the adrenaline and the fear was just part of the experience.
I did that for years.
But not anymore.
During the conversation, the gentleman said that he believes that scary moves are for people who haven’t lived through scary situations in real life.
I don’t need to watch Halloween to see what it would feel like to be helpless and at the mercy of someone bigger, and stronger than me, someone who can’t be reasoned with – I’ve lived that, and it wasn’t fun.
Now you tell me…
What do you think about scary movies?
Is there a particular scary character or film that really scares you?
Do you agree that scary movies are for people who haven’t lived through scary situations?
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