Thursday, October 28, 2010

scary enough

The biggest conflict in our marriage is not money, kids, communication styles or differing hobbies. It's Halloween. I hate it, he loves it.

So because I am a fabulous and accommodating wife, tonight has been deemed scary movie night. My idea of a scary movie is something like Kiss the Girls because getting stolen out of your bed in the middle of the night by a serial killer is as about as scary as I can imagine. Or Bone Collector - I've never been able to look at the locks on cabs the same again.

Shea's idea of a scary movie seems to be body parts getting hacked/sawed/bitten/burned off. If it's not torture, it's ghosts or zombies - both of which I don't believe in and find generally annoying.

I can sit through The Shining, Silence of the Lambs, Mothman Prophecies, The Ring and Seven. I even watched the first Saw movie in the theater without puking. I might have had my coat wrapped around my face and plugged my ears the whole time, but I sat there - HATING MY LIFE.

I don't do torture, sharks, stabbing, anything involving a screwdriver as a weapon, chainsaws, the removal of body parts, incidents occurring in deep water and movies about crimes happening in the city I live in (this includes BTK because throughout my senior year in college I was convinced on more than one occasion he was in my closet).

The real world is scary enough for me.


  1. I absolutely love this post. You are hilarious.

  2. I do not like body parts flying/being hacked. I enjoy classic creepy movies like Freddy, In the Mouth of Madness, or Children of the Corn.

    Sometimes they just happen to get gross...

  3. You loved Halloween when you were little and the scariest thing that happened was finding your pumpkin smashed in the street. I can only assume that you have been traumatized by being forced to view these horrible movies. You need to fill your mind with thoughts of clowns, witches and miniature Snickers bars instead of chainsaws and body parts so you can love Halloween again.

  4. I love Halloween... but I DONT love scary movies. I think you can love the cute fun part of halloween without loving the scary stuff. I don't like to be scared and luckily neither does my husband. I saw The Ring in high school and was afraid of tvs that weren't turned on for months. I was also afraid of being alone in general... Anyways, scary movies= bad. Cute fun halloween stuff = good. You should want Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Its cute, Halloween themed and not scary at all!!

  5. Agreed.

    Don't get me wrong, I love Halloween. But I think that horror movies are sick and twisted forms of entertainment. My sister loves them, but I don't see why it's fun to watch people be tortured.

  6. Oh boy, scary movies freak me out!! I am not a fan :(

    On a lighter note, I gave you a Versatile Blogger Award! Stop by my blog to grab the button :)

  7. cool blog. Come on ya got to love those scary movies.