I blame “Chucky“. I was 5, I think, and somehow I was allowed to watch this movie on a local TV station. I don’t remember much of it, just that I had nightmares for a couple days after that and that I stopped watching horror movies ever since. Oh wait, that’s a lie, I watched the Texas Chainsaw Massacre once, it was one of the newer versions- it didn’t scare me, luckily, but didn’t make me want to give another chance to horror movies, either. Thinking back on it, I don’t even remember what scared me most about Chucky; it was definitely the face, because, let’s face it, which 5 year old who plays with dolls likes scary, killing dolls? I think it was more to it than the face, but I don’t remember it now. I just know that I hated it.
When it comes to horror movies, it’s not the gory details that I don’t like: I’m fine with blood, dismembered bodies and so on. I’m a Criminal Minds and Grey’s Anatomy fan. I’ve seen Tarantino films. Hey, I’ve even watched the first 9 seasons of Supernatural (they kinda count as horror, don’t they?). I’m fine with all of it.
It’s the sneaking up on, the sudden scare, the creepy dude/clown/little girl coming out of nowhere. I don’t like that. It scares me, plain and simple. I don’t like the feeling, so I try to avoid it, of course.
Movies are supposed to make you feel good, and transport you to another world and make you have a wild imagination, right? Well, horror films don’t that to me, not in the slightest, so I’ve gone off them for good.
I feel like nowadays there aren’t so many horror films out, which is good news for me, really, because I do feel left out when an awesome horror is released. I didn’t see IT last year, and everyone was talking about that movie. But I’ve gone so long without them, that I don’t even care anymore.
Tell me about you: do you like Horror movies? And if so, why?