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March 30, 2006

Wuss

I have got to be the biggest wuss in the world. I was watching Supernatural tonight, and I actually covered my eyes during part of it because somehow whatever was on the screen was going to come out of the TV and get me if I saw it.

I'm 28 and I can't even watch a slightly scary show. I did the same thing the first time I watched Signs.

I think I build up the suspense and horror inside my own head to the point where when the boogy-man jumps out, it's really just a big let down. I'm my own worst enemy with horror. I know it's going to happen and I scare the crap out of myself.

The most awful thing I ever did to myself was to watch Blair Witch at the drive-in. By myself. They were showing two horror movies that night, and I have no idea why I decided I just had to go, but I did. I don't really remember what the first movie was, but Blair was second. I think I spent about half the movie with my blanket over my head, but of course that didn't really work since half the movie is a dark screen anyway and it's all sound. So I spent the other half of the movie with my fingers in my ears and the radio turned down so I wouldn't hear it.

Then some punk-ass kids came down the aisle while the movie was still going on. They were being all sneaky and stuff and were trying to scare the people watching. You know what? It worked. I'd never experienced the feeling where you literally jump out of skin, but I did that night.

Needless to say, that was the last scary movie I watched for about 3 years.

So yes, I'm I wuss, but I still love to be scared, because in the end you know it's not real and nothing is coming to get you, not even a scary not-quite ghost with an axe.

Posted by Jenny at March 30, 2006 08:58 PM

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