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Each Friday I will post a question (something fun, maybe a bit quirky, it’s Friday after all) and include my answer. You can join the fun and post your own answer by clicking the comment button below!
Since we are in the haunting month of October, I would like to continue with topics related to the Halloween season! Hope you don’t mind.
My family is a huge fan of scary, horror flicks. When our kids were younger we actually had Scary Movie Nights on the weekends. We’d all stay up late and rent sometimes 2 or 3 scary movies and watch them while eating buckets of popcorn and the occasional homemade pizza.
Scary Movie Night was actually an idea born from my husband’s warped, twisted and mangled humor, but it stuck for a long time and I know the kids enjoyed it. At first I was a bit leery about letting them participate in something that my husband and I enjoyed after they’d go to bed, because I felt they were too young. I worried they’d have nightmares and all that other stuff that goes along with getting your socks scared straight off your feet…lol.
But I have to admit, my husband handled it all pretty well. He’d actually crack jokes when a scary part came up, or point out how fake some of the scenes looked (yeah, we rented some pretty cheesy scary movies at times :))…and in the process it got the kids involved and almost turned scary movie night into dissecting scary movie night. And to this day our kids are huge scary movie fans with a touch of humor! (I still enjoy some of the funny things that they say during a movie)
But there were some movies we didn’t let our kids watch. Movies that are just too scary or disturbing. Okay, I confess, there are some movies out there that still scare me and I prefer not to watch them when I’m alone, or after dark…lol! So I certainly wouldn’t want my kids to see them. (but on a side note, now that they are older, go for it!!)
I actually have two movies—and they are oldies but goodies—that make me curl up on the couch with a fuzzy blanket to use as a shield over my eyes when the going gets rough. The first one is The Entity. Made in the early 1980’s this is a ghost story (my favorite scary movie theme) and scares the bajeebies out of me no matter how often I watch it. The other is the original OMEN…damn, that little boy in that movie gives me the creeps and to this day I’d cross the sidewalk to avoid anyone with the name Damien…lol.
Which leads me to…
…..Drum roll, please….Today’s Friday Fun Fact question is…
Everyone has a frightening movie that bothers them that they laugh off when talking to friends. But when lights go out, your home alone or you hear the theme music, you get that tingly crawl over your skin. What movie does that to you? Share with me your scariest movie and why it makes the hair on the back of your neck stir, or why you lose sleep if you watch it before bed. Can’t wait to hear your answers!