I'm just Super Saiyan

No one tells me anything, just saiyan…

FRIGHTFUL ENTERTAINMENT

25 Comments

So, its October, this is usually the month where I naturally binge on horror movies. I like it. But I’m not sure why I like it. The “it” I’m talking about is being scared.

As far as I can remember I have enjoyed scary things…yet I’d also get nightmares from scary things, I’ll lose sleep over scary things. I remember the first time  I watched “Ringu” – you may know it from its American remake, “The Ring.” I watched it at my ex-boyfriend’s house, pooped my pants, and returned home to my room…where I used to have a television…  Let’s just say, I didn’t sleep the whole night and all I could do is keep looking at the screen, hoping that if something did come out that I’d be able to run my pansy little ass out my bedroom door.

Scary things also made me avoid places all together, like that time when I thought there was a monster in my bathroom…I never used the damn place. I was much younger when that happened, probably in first grade. The house we lived in at the time had a long walkway. To the left of the walk way was my parent’s room and their bathroom. To the right of the hallway was my room, my brother’s room and at the very end a dark bathroom. One day I walked in, sat down, started doing my business, when all of a sudden I felt something crawl across my toes. When I turned on the lights, there were bugs everywhere! I reached for the shower curtain and inadvertently made it open, only to be greeted with the sight of several spiders and spider webs. OH GOD. I turned around quickly in a panic and flushed the toilet so that I could make my escape. But what followed, when my fingers pressed down against that shiny plastic lever, was the most demonic sound I had ever heard in my life. I ran all the way down to my parents bedroom and squashed myself between my mom and dad. That was the last time I’d use that particular bathroom again.

When I was still in elementary school, I read books by Shel Silverstein, which sometimes had rather scary stories. Then in middle school I was obsessed with the Goosebumps book series. I read some Steven King thanks to my school’s library. I’d also go on to watch the shows Are You Afraid of the Dark and Goosebumps when it was made into a television series.  I’d lose sleep over what these media images and words would leave in my head.

I just kept indulging in more and more scary stories, movies and television!

You could say that after a while I started to become desensitized.

I remember I watched Poltergeist…and it did nothing for me. I also watched The exorcist, and I wasn’t the least bit afraid – great theme music though! Dun da dun da da da dinnng da dum! I think it was during my viewing of the original Halloween film that I realized that these movies weren’t doing it for me anymore. I had to admit to myself that I wanted to be scared. I enjoyed it, but why? Why do I like that? I had no idea. I remember talking to my dad about my dilemma, he told me that he remembered one particular film to have frightened him when he saw it, and one day we ended up watching it; it was Carrie. Something about this movie was different, maybe it was the fact that she was so tortured that it seemed far scarier than any undead murderer. The ending of Carrie left me sleepless that night, so much so that I think I abstained from any horror films for a long time.

This abstinence was of course broken, because I watch them to this day. Though I don’t generally watch horror films by myself now, unless its 8am and the sun is blazing.  I’m still not sure why I like to be scared.

To rap this up, I’d like to share with you guys a couple of films that are more recent that I have seen rather recently that I’d like to recommend to you if you’re also into scary films. The first is V/H/S which I believe is still available on Netflix. Its a compilation of scary shorts, each with a different story line, which are tied together by a more general story line.

The second is V/H/S 2, which is the sequel. V/H/S 2 is not available on Netflix, but I’d still recommend it. A lot of crazy shit happens in that film as well, with the same format – scary short films all tied into one general story line.

Have fun!

Advertisements

Author: imsupersaiyan

Blogging is hard. I'm just sayian.

25 thoughts on “FRIGHTFUL ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Pingback: Daily Prompt: Fright Night | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

  2. I now want to decorate my toilet to look like your toilet

  3. Pingback: Daily Prompt: Fright Night | Eccentric Lady

  4. Pingback: Yiiikess!!! | A mom's blog

  5. Your bathroom story has traumatized me, and I’m not even that scared of bugs.

    But on the plus side, this was a great post! Great job!

    And I couldn’t agree more on the V/H/S movies. The second one is my favorite of the two. The short that takes place in that Indonesian cult is awesome… and completely insane too.

    -Andrew

    • I’m 15% positive that the toilet was possessed. 90% positive it had an infestation problem.

      Thanks man, appreciate the feedback.

      I LOVED THE VHS MOVIES!!! I was not as frightened by VHS2, so for me VHS1 was scarier. However, VHS2 had some awesome scenes, the cult story line you are talking about was pretty boss – but the ending was…so weird. My favorite was the first person zombie cam. LOVED THAT ONE!

  6. You ever see Peter Jackson’s “DeadAlive”? If you ever need to desensitize yourself to gore, this is the one. So over the top, you see zombies literally being pulped by the dozens during the ending. Not a horror film, per se, but a gore-filled parody that makes other so-called gore films look like Disney.

    • D: I have never seen deadalive! I am a fan of zombies though, so I will have to check it out.
      I used to have a large problem with fake blood, I’m not sure why, but ever since I realized I was not afraid of REAL blood I’ve kind of lost all fear of blood in any media lol.

  7. Pingback: Scare-raising: it’s not just for anyone anymore! | Rob's Surf Report

  8. I dare not to see Ringu (I mean Japanese version). But I read the book and I want to say it’s scary in the book like hauntingly scary. I read all books in Ringu Triology (translated to Thai – my language) and they are so amazing. I kudos to the author (Koji Suzuki) for his creative stories.

    • D: it was heeeeeeeeella scary! I never read the books, so now I’m all curious about them. I assume Suzuki’s stories were first books and then films?

    • Duuuuuuude! I only read The Ring after watching the American movie version. The manga was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay creepier than the movie! Holy crap! I remember at some points I was like D8 but in some sick, twisted way I secretly wished the movie was like that too. I wonder if Ringu is the same as the book…

      • OH GOD, now I really want to read this thing!!!!!!!!

      • I never read the manga version though. And I will never know the difference between the movie and the book as I’ve said I won’t see the movie even though someone pays me to see it as every time I see the horror movies, they (I mean “THEY”) will always come to haunt me in my sleep. And according to my friend, The Ring film is way scary and I believe her because only words in the book scared me a lot so I don’t want to think if the story comes together with pictures and sound. How frightful is that for me?

  9. Pingback: Yes, that is frightening! | Processing the life

  10. Pingback: Yes, that is frightening! - Processing the Life

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s