Maybe it's ironic that I'm posting this as I'm watching the original Halloween, or maybe it just inspired this post. Or, maybe because it's finally starting to feel like fall (it got down to 60 degrees today), but I thought I'd post a little about Halloween. Which, for me, isn't always all that exciting...
I can watch Halloween because it isn't really all that scary. I'm actually a big fan of old scary movies, like the Amityville Horror, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and anything Stephen King (of course). A few others that I love: the Omen, Scream, Silence of the Lambs, and the Ring (not necessarily old, but still newer classics). Put me in front of something made today, however, and I'll shield my eyes and cover my ears. I love the complex stories and psychological components of these old movies. Now, it's all about blood and guts and gore, which I'm not a fan of.
I don't do haunted houses. The last time I tried to go in one, I was fifteen and ran out the emergency exit crying. I've stayed far, far away from any "haunted" place since. But here's something you may not know about me: I LOVE those terrible shows on the Travel Channel that feature the scariest haunted houses in the country. Seriously, one of my favorite parts of October, hands down! It's probably because I hate going into haunted houses, but I still want to see how creative people are and what they put inside. At the same time, I can never understand why someone would actually want to scare themselves so badly. It just doesn't seem like fun to me.
What about you? What are your favorite scary movies? When was the last time you went to a haunted house?