With all the creepy vibes this month – admit it, there’ve been a lot of Halloween-related posts going around! – I started thinking about the things that freak me out most. Not in general, but when reading a book or watching a movie. I know I’m a pussy – that’s something that’ll never change – so this might be quite the predictable post. Should I have watched / read more horror, this probably would be more elaborate, more specific and more unique but.. still.. I’m curious about your answers as well so I’m still doing it!
Today’s topic is supposed to be “Villains” and I am going with “Things In Movies/Books That Freak Me Out” – which is kind of related since those things are freaking evil villains in my eyes, okay?
Those are definitely high on my list of things that freak me out. Whether it’s in a movie or described in a book, it honestly doesn’t matter. They always look so innocent at first and then scare the crap out of me – every single time. I don’t even know why I’m not immediately closing my eyes as soon as a kid shows up in a horror movie. You’d think I’ve learned my lesson by now..
This cannot be a surprise, right? I’m no fan of spiders. I can handle the little ones – not that I’d touch them though – but.. the ones used in certain movies? No, thank you, sir. Goodbye. I’m mostly looking at Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for this one. I was 10 when I first saw that movie. Nightmares for weeks!
As for in books? The most recent example – without a doubt – is Hunting Prince Dracula. I wasn’t warned at all and suddenly there’s this.. overload of hairy, wiggling spiders and I just couldn’t. I couldn’t, okay? I’m still getting goosebumps just thinking about it. And I stick with my point: I’d love a spiders-trigger warning from now on, haha.
Not a surprise either, right? When there’s spiders mentioned, snakes soon follow. Okay, not exactly and I’m happy it isn’t like that too. Most of the time, I can handle snakes. It depends on how and how many and what exactly’s going on.
When they’re all over a character, wrapping themselves around arms and legs and necks.. That’s when I’m ready to close my eyes and stop reading or watching. A snake like the basilisk in Harry Potter isn’t a problem though.
It doesn’t even matter if they’re actually corpses or animated corpses / zombies. They freak me out when described in a certain eery and dark way. The books that pop to mind immediately? Kerri Maniscalco’s Stalking Jack the Ripper-series of course! But then again, there are simply very explicit descriptions of organ-removal happening and.. those definitely add to me freaking out quite a bit.
Actual zombies though? No, thank you! That’s when I’m out. I haven’t read any books with those but seen some movies and I just.. I don’t even know how I need to write this down. I can’t handle them. I’m a pussy. Sue me. Yes, this means I’ve avoided anything to do with The Walking Dead. I’m not going there.
Okay, I know there are plenty of people who hate all these things and clowns is definitely one of the more common freak-outs as well, but I just can’t help it? At least I’m not afraid of regular clowns? Only the creepy ones. They’re just.. well.. creepy?
So let’s all laugh with how I’m reading IT this month and plan on watching the movie afterwards. That’ll be fun.. At least, it’ll be fun for my boyfriend seeing me freak out..
So, how much of a pussy am I? Haha!
What scary things make you freak out while reading a book or watching a movie?