I've always loved scary movies. I used to get together with my friends in middle school and have a horror marathon all night long with Mountain Dew, pizza and Reese's cups. I was and still am the first to try and talk people into going trick-or-treating, even though I'm way too old. I go to an array of haunted houses (okay, well at least one) every Halloween season. Since I stopped watching R-rated movies in High School, I hunt down semi-horror films with a PG-13 rating. I never check to see if there's someone behind the door, or behind the shower curtain, or in the back of my car, as if when I'm not looking, they're going to cut my head off like in that movie, Urban Legends.
I LOVE HALLOWEEN!!
So, why did I get so freaked out by Steven King's Pet Semetery?
I read some of the book at the pool when I was a lifeguard three years ago, but didn't finish it, so when Collin wanted to watch it, I was psyched. An old 80's horror flick. What could be so scary about a bunch of animals scratching peoples' faces off?
Well, I was wrong...dead wrong. The movie, is about burying people in this Indian graveyard, where it just so happens the ground is "sour," so when they come back to life, they are evil. Well, ignoring warnings from a friendly, but still grossly discusting rotting corpse-ghost, the main character buries his family cat, his two-year-old son, and his wife, in this ground.
If there're two things I hate, it's clowns and demonic children. I put my hand over my eyes for the majority of the movie, and as of last night, I'm still scared to be left alone, or go into dark rooms by myself...including the bathroom.
Now, was this 80's horror flick really that scary, or am I becoming lame in my old age? I just hope I don't get this scared when I go to haunted houses this year...
WEDDING UPDATE: The caterer and Woodward Country Club are officially booked. This weekend we will order invitations. If you think I don't have your address and would like to receive an invitation (i.e. out of state people, or those who have just moved), please post it.