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?
Now on to the link-up! 😀
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Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! She reviews Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Became Parents by Gary Chapman author of Five Love Languages.
Jessica is an amazingly funny and smart blogger from Wales who writes at Babi a Fi on a whole range of topics -- from entertaining vintage nostalgia, to technology tutorials, to book reviews, to raising her adorable munchkin, and so much more! She wrote a stirring piece on National Coming Out Day that reminds me our countries aren't that different after all, unfortunately in some cases.
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