What Scares You?
My hiatus is over!
I missed you all! By you all, I’m talking about my almost 20 subscribed followers, plus any other friends that check the blog out via social media. And if you’re hating on me because that number is only 20 guess what….
I love my blog and I’ve missed writing!
What I also love is this time of the year. I’m beyond basic: pumpkin spice, chunky sweaters, boots, plaid scarves, and running through leaves. Okay, I don’t actually run through leaves but you get the idea. I also love Halloween and I love dressing up.
If you couldn’t tell, Quentin Tarantino and Disney is popular in my house. But what I’m here to discuss on my debut back is the frightening part of Halloween. Recently It was released as the must see Halloween movie of 2017. However, this is not a review of the movie though because I would be absolutely terrified. I get absolutely terrified easily.
I have seen about half of the 90’s It version and plan on watching it in its entirety soon because I can handle 80’s & 90’s horror movies. Halloween, the original Halloween, is one of THE greatest cinematic creations ever; I mean really, Michael Myers is very much misunderstood.
I watch it every year. But, as I mentioned, I’m a scaredy-cat and that’s what I’m here to discuss. What scarred me growing up, that I have yet to get over.
The Sixth Sense
Basically anything M. Night Shyamalan created f***ed me up, but this was THE WORST! So the film starts right away with Donnie Wahlberg (“oh oh ohhh!”) breaking into Bruce Willis’s home talking about hearing voices and how Bruce didn’t help him the way he should of and you get so confused, until Donnie freaking shoots Bruce Willis!
From then on I was done. From the beaten wife who left the kitchen cabinets open, to the boy who got shot in the head and pops out in the hallway, to the biker (that’s bicycle) who appears right next to the car, to finally Mischa Barton.
FREAKING MISCHA BARTON!
She ruined my life. From the throw up scene, to the grabbing of his leg under the bed, to the poison reveal!
Never. Going. To. Binge. The. OC! I blame you M. Night, I blame you!
ER: Lucy’s Death
If you’re a true American you probs watched ER in the 90’s and early 2000’s. One thing I remember growing up was watching ER with my parents every Thursday night; it was a ritual I will always treasure with them (even though, now that I think back, it totally wasn’t appropriate for an elementary child to watch).
Enter Lucy Knight, Carter’s medical student. During the 6th season, however, Lucy traumatized me and I have yet to recover. Remember Michael from 10 Things I Hate About You? He was Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s nerdy friend in the movie; the one who showed him around school and got them involved in the Heath Ledger scam.
In the particular ER episode, Michael kills Lucy. He’s a schizophrenic patient who gets revenge on Lucy and Carter because he freaks out when they have to strap him to the bed in order to sedate him. By revenge I mean he stabs them both.
Scene: It’s a Valentine’s Day party and Carter walks in to check on schizo patient. As he goes to shut the door, Michael from 10 Things is behind it. Scar #1. He then attacks Carter and runs out of the room. As Carter falls to the floor he sees someone lying on the other side of the patient’s bed. Lucy.
Scar #2. Not only was I devastated because I loved Lucy, but the image of her lying there positively ruined me. RUINED ME. I’m sure you’re sitting there wondering how this ruined me. Well, for starters, I stayed home from school the next day. I told my parents I was sick and couldn’t even get it out of bed (sorry Mom and Dad; the truth shall set me free!). This is really no lie; I was so terrified I actually wouldn’t get out of bed the entire day. I just knew bloody Lucy or scary schizo patient would get me. Second, from then on out, I hit every door I passed as I walked into a room for years, YEARS, to come. What if Michael (from 10 Things) was standing behind it waiting to stab me like he did Lucy and Carter? Spoiler, Lucy didn’t make it and I didn’t think I would ever make it again either.
Saw – That needle pit, am I right?!
Final Destination – Knowing there’s absolutely nothing you can do; you dead.
E.T. – The surgery scene when he goes absolutely pale. BAH!
So my initial question stands: what scares you? What from your childhood shooketh you to your core? What have you never gotten over in the fear department? What can you revisit this Halloween season and ask yourself, “Was that as scary as I remember?”
Find me on social media to discuss! Again, so so so glad to be back!