Given that today is Friday the 13th, I thought I’d ask a question about things that are frightening and terrifying.
I hate scary movies. Always have. If your film involves zombies, ghosts, witches, monsters, serial killers, blood-thirsty sharks, demons or children possessed by anything other than the Christmas spirit, I am so unbelievably not interested. In other words, I hate being scared and I definitely don’t find any of the traditional tools of fright to be entertaining.
This is probably why I dislike Halloween so much.
I find that there are enough things in real life to be terrified of that I don’t need to add fictional things to the mix, and I don’t really understand why so many people will pay good money to be frightened. So here’s the question: Do you like scary movies/television shows? What kinds of scary things do you find entertaining and why?