Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Ghosts, Goblins, and Monsters, Oh My!

I don't do scary movies.

There, I have said it. I watched Children of the Corn at a 5th grade spend the night party and I was done! I spent the rest of the night in my friend's parents' room.

I don't do haunted houses.

There was one in Gordo, Alabama that I went to once. Just once. I don't care how romantic it might be to do that kind of thing with a date. I was mortified and thought I would never make it out alive.

What is your favorite haunted movie? What is your favorite haunted house? Do you have an experience to share that scared you silly?

20 comments:

adelleb3 said...

I LOVE scary movies, haunted houses, anything that is suspensful! I just love the intensity of it, but rarely do I ever get actually scared. I have only seen one movie that has actually left an impact on me. When I watched The Sixth Sense when I was in fith grade I was terrified! I watched it in my basement with a friend and that night I had nightmares. Yet still it did not have too much of an impact on me because I still love anything scary!

MattO3 said...

My favorite scary movie is probably the Ring. Honestly, i did not think it to be that scary but it was suspenseful. I dont really get scared of a girl crawling out of my tv, because that is not going to happen. But the suspense and erieness of the movie was great. Sloss Furnace is my favorite haunted house, but only because it is the only one i have been to. It wasnt that great though because it relies on cheap scares that surprise you.

BeckyR5 said...

Like you, I do not do scary. For a year after seeing the Sixth Sense I would never go near my bed for fear that someone would grab my leg, as did Micha Barton in the movie. To this day I my stomach still gets a little queezy when i go near my bed.

RyanL5 said...

I rarely get scared. Ever since i was young I have loved scary movies and scary events. It seems like the scarier the situation is the less scared i get. I think it is more of a unknown factor. Such as if someone was attacking me i would only be nervous cause i dont know where they would be. As soon as i do im not scared anymore. I love trying to get myself scared...

maryrobm1 said...

I don't have a favorite scary movie because I am too afraid to watch them. I can't even watch the previews for one without being scared. It's a good thing I am a girl, because if I was a guy, everyone would think I was a huge sissy! The haunted house at the Crestline fall festival used to freak me out! I do love Halloween though. It is maybe my favorite holiday!

hali7 said...

My favorite haunted movie would have to be "Signs". The movie with the aliens and Mel Gibson. The aliens attack the earth and try to kill his son. My favorite haunted house would be nothing because haunted houses are for babies. Nothing scares me silly because i am a tought man and i never get scared. I scare other people though and that is funny.

chriso5 said...

I absolutely love watching scary movies. When I was young, some of them used to scare the heck out of me. I remember watching The Shining in the 3rd grade, and I was completely terrified. Now that I'm older, though, I love watching scary movies because most of them are not that bad. I love trying to find a movie that can genuinly scare people.

laceys7 said...

I just recently went to a haunted hayride in Opelika. I honestly didn't think it would be that scary. I mean you are in a moving trailer, but oh how I was wrong. They did a very good job of scaring me. I'd be looking around trying to figure out what was going to happen, but it never worked. I might figure out one thing, and not be scared of that, but when I turned around there would be a creepy clown in my face. I don't like clowns. Scary things require friends though. That's what makes it all the more interesting to watch your friends yelling just as much as you are.

chuckw7 said...

I dont really have a favorite haunted movie. I remember watching the Boogie Monster and it scared me a lot when I was in like 7th grade. I am more of an action type movie guy, not all these horror movies that are so unrealistic yet so dang scary. The haunted house at Sloss is not very good. I have gone a couple of times but its not really that great. I want to go to the other one because I have heard that it is much better

Jonathan Newman said...

The bloodiest movie I have ever seen was "the Descent". It was a terrible movie and it was not scary either. There were times that I would jump in my seat, but it was only because of a sudden audio/visual change. That wasn't the question though... The scariest movie I have seen is probably "Psycho" or "the Rear Window". The scare effects in these films are more effective because of the psycological aspect.
The best haunted house I have been in was the Ripley's Haunted House in Gatlinburg, TN. It was scary for me at the time, but then again, I was pretty young. I can still remember all of the cool special effects, though.
The only scary experience I can remember right now occurred when i was in Junior High. A bunch of my friends and I were out ring'n' and runn'n' (because that was the cool thing to do back then) and a car-load of drunk HIGH SCHOOL guys pulled over. All of my "friends" ran away, but I just froze. They all got out of the car, pushed me around a little bit. Then the one that was screaming at me started crying, and then they all left. Weird. And scary. But, yeah...

Baileym1 said...

I once really enjoyed scary movies but I cant watch them now. They really scare me for some reason and probably the last scary movie I watched was Texas Chainsaw. Even though it freaked me out, I thought it was a a good movie. I've only been to one haunted house and thats Sloss Furnace.

MaryCatherineS1 said...

I'll watch some scary movies but I'm definitely not a big fan!! So I dont really have a favorite one. I do like haunted houses though, even though they scare me soooo bad! I don't have a favorite though haha!

TylerMo1 said...

I don't do scary movies. It isn't so much because I get scared, which I do, but I just don't really like them. I did go to Sloss last year. There were some scary parts, but for the most part it was just creepy and weird. I'm not really a fan of it or Halloween in general.

JayF3 said...

I am ambivalent about scary movies. I like them, but there are other things I would rather like to watch. The only thing that scares me about scary movies is thinking about the person that wrote the plot and the ideas he might be giving some crazy people. An example of this would be the Saw movie series, which creeps me out to think about the guy who wrote it. I think I would be scared if I woke up and a cracked out clown asked me if I wanted to play a game.

FrannieC5 said...

My favorite scary movies are the Hallowween series, and the Poltergiest series. To me, those movies are more stupid than they are scary. I have to admit, that after I watch them, I do get a little scared at night...but that is the fun of it! Haunted houses are too scary for me. I've been to sloss furnace twice, and both times it was terrible. Watching a scary movie, and being in a scary scene of a haunted house are completely different. I love Halloween!

SumerlinB7 said...

Quite honestly, horror movies and haunted houses have never really scared me very much. Since I know they're not real, I cant seem to get scared by them. In my opinion, the stupidest ones ever made were the Chucky movies. I really dont think that a doll is ever going to come to life and kill people. However, the only horror movie that can really scare me is The Exorcist. I can hardly even watch the previews without getting freaked out.

RebeccaO7 said...

My all time favorite scary movie is Psycho. I love old scary movies because they are suspensful. The new ones are alright but sometimes they get too gory. I enjoy the suspensful ones that leave things up to your own mind. However, I am not a fan of haunted houses. I went to Atrox last year, and almost cried. I was begging to get out of there, it was the scariest thing of my life. I am weary about haunted houses, but usually I will give anything a try!

Leigh W. 1 said...

I am not, nor have I ever been a scary movie person. I don't know maybe it's just the thought of having your heart miss a beat due to something popping out at you that doesn't thrill me. Not to mention that I hate the dark. My imagination is ridiculous. this is also a reason why I hate "horror" movies today. These movies are "horror", they are merely gruesome. Give me some old Hitchcock films and then maybe I will watch them.

Brooke L. said...

fav scary movie is saw. i typically hate scary movies but this one taught valuable lessons on how some people choose to waste their life away (ex:a drugg addict, a doctor who cheats on his wife, a snitch,etc) and although its really twisted, it teaches lessons on how precious life really is and how people take for granted some of the blessings they have. scary clowns though..

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