I am afraid of the dark. there, i said it.
As an adult I've had to get used to being alone in a big empty house. The creeks in the walls, murmurs of the ac unit and not to mention the voices outside my window. My imagination loves nights like these. It runs wild creating spooky settings complete with alien, ghost and home invaders. Oh my!
As a child I never found enjoyment in shows like Are you afraid of the dark? or Goosebumps (although I did read all the books). Tv just seems too real and up-close for my taste. However, as a first grader I discovered my love for Tim Burton while watching the Nightmare Before Christmas. I watched it about fifty times that year. Yes, I know Tim Burton films are dark and eerie. But even as a 7 year old I was mesmerized by how magical this film was. How romantic yet strange the characters were. It gave them life… and me a sense of belonging. Every
film since has lived up to my expectations 100%. Burton
In junior high everyone was all about the haunted houses. Me, I never fancied them but because my friends enjoyed it so much I tagged along. The funny thing is - I never once opened my eyes. In fact I would usually sandwich myself between two people so I would be able to follow the path with my eyes glued shut. Still, it was a nerve wrecking experience to be chased by a roaring chainsaw while voices whispered in my ear "look at me". You people and your pretend haunted houses are nuts!!! How can anyone take pleasure in being scared stiff? I'm 23 and can proudly say I'll never set foot in one of those places ever again.
I think it was high school when my friends decided to switch it up a bit and start watching scary movies instead. Once again I tagged along attempting to be "part of the group". I've seen it all... The Ring,
Chainsaw Massacre, White Noise, The Grudge. Basically if it came out while I was in high school, I've seen it. Since this a confession post I have something to confess... While watching Amityville Horror (the remake) a friend and I went running scared out of the theater. there, i said it. Texas
As for clown movies... no I have not watched them and NO I never will. Same goes for all the original horror films made before I was born. No Exorcist, Halloween, Poltergeist, Friday the 13th... no way, no how will I everrr watch those frightening films!
All in all I blame my fear of the dark on my brief introduction to the scary movie genre and the News (if that's not scary, I don't know what is).