there aren’t many horror movies that actually scare me. my mom raised my sister and i watching horror movies, so not much bothers either of us. but my sister warned me about paranormal activity. she told me not to watch it because she knows what freaks me out and what doesn’t… i listened for quite a while (since the first one was released), but then i obtained a persistent boyfriend that wanted me to watch the third one in the movies with him.
after weeks of him asking, i finally caved, and told him that we needed to watch 1 and 2 at home, first. i must say… i halfway regret it, but i guess it was good because it did scare the shit out of me.
the only horror movies that have really ever affected me were:
a) stephen king’s “it“. i looked at that damn drain every chance that i could while i was in the shower until i was into my early twenties.
b) “the entity” – this entity was attacking her, raping her, and anywhere she went, it followed her 🙁
c) the remake of “the texas chainsaw massacre” – not so much the movie, but that Leatherface scared the shit out of me. i actually had a nightmare about him, and i never have nightmares from horror flicks 🙁
d) “the exorcist“. yeah, while i was watching it, i was laughing the entire time. that night, when i went to bed and tried to fall asleep, i started thinking about how that could happen and it bugged me out 🙁 i couldn’t sleep for an entire weekend. what a sissy, huh?
well, if you too haven’t seen it and know nothing about it, i won’t give any of the story away… BUT, i will only reveal this: paranormal activity is about an unseen, scary, strong, demon turd named toby. it (or he) is fucking with two couples/a few other people (in 1 & 2). even though they knew some freaky shit was going down in their houses, they didn’t know what it was, they couldn’t see it, and they didn’t realize when this thing was actually taking them over. i think that’s what scared the shit out of me so much.
a) you can’t see the damn thing, and it’s super strong and powerful 🙁
b) these people setup cameras so that they could document what was going on in the house. mainly things happened very late at night, around 2-3 in the morning. but sometimes the damn thing did things during the daytime. that scared the shit out of me, like, give them a fucking break for a few hours, lol. i just feel safer during the daytime… i mean, who relates sunlight to demons and spooky/scary shit?
c) sometimes it would make them get up during their sleep, and they ended up standing up and just staring at their loved ones sleeping, for hours. 🙁
d) THE DAMN THING DUN FUCKED WITH A DOG. like, you know shit is evil when it’s fucking with an animal 🙁
i haven’t had any nightmares about it (yet, thankfully), but every time i take a damn shower i’m all “FUCK I GOTTA MAKE THIS A QUICK ONE BEFORE SOMETHING KILLS ME OR THE CAT”, and i keep waking up in the middle of the night looking around in the dark and freaking myself out. every little noise, every shadow moving, THE DAMN CAT WALKING ON THE BED, the heat making the pipes make sounds… it’s got me all fucked up.
so i dunno, if shit like that scares you, i suggest not watching it. i probably wouldn’t have, had i known all the shit that went down in these damn things 🙁