This week the Friday Frivolity hosts are taking a slight departure from the fun and happy and talking about scary movies. I am a movie wimp. I do not like scary movies, particularly horror/slasher ones. Real life is scary enough. The presidential election? Healthcare premiums? IEP meetings? *shudder* I watch movies for escapism and enjoyment. Scary movies just aren't fun for me. But, I dug deep for you, dear readers, and found the courage to came up with five scary movies that scared me away from scary movies.
Sleeping with the Enemy
I watched this one night on TV... alone ... at night... Luckily, I have an amazing husband so my spice cabinet is a glorious mess and my bathroom towels are always crooked.
Glenn Close? the bunny? Many male college mates were scared to fidelity after that movie because they were afraid their girlfriend or the hook-up might go over the edge. So some good things happened because of it.
Credited my Alfred Hitchcock loving husband for forcing me to watch this one when he found out I hadn't seen it. I still get a little nervous when I see too many birds all gathered together.
This movie in color would not have been as freaky. The sequels in color just didn't have the same edge. But the shower scene still gives me goose bumps, even though I remind myself the blood is only chocolate syrup... only chocolate syrup... only chocolate syrup.
Silence of the Lambs
If you've seen the movie, you know what line preceded this and you probably cringed and thought about fava beans and Chianti.
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Pretty tame list, huh? How about you? Are you a fan of horror films or psychological thrillers? What are your favorites?
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Lisa/Syncopated Mama says
OhMyGoodness - I'm laughing so hard that we had practically the same post! Except I lumped all Hitchcock movies together and I totally forget about Silence of the Lambs (HOW on earth did I do that?) We are total movie twins! #FridayFrivolity
Audrey Humaciu says
It is amazing how similar our lists are when we do movie themes. I do enjoy Hitchcock movies, and most don't effect me like The Birds and Psycho.
Laura McGowan says
I'm so with you on the scary movies. Watching someone get stalked and murdered is not my idea of entertainment 🙂
Audrey Humaciu says
I have a lot of friends that love horror and slasher flicks - shudder! Have fun at the movies without me - bring some popcorn and milk duds.
I think there are a lot of people who got their act together after watching Fatal Attraction
Audrey Humaciu says
No doubt, ha ha!
I looooooove scary movies!! Great picks & post!