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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Tell Me Something Tuesday

 


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Question: How do you like to be scared? Horror or thriller?



Answer: I really don't scare easily so it's hard for me to find books or movies the fit the bill. And thrillers bore me to tears so nope on those.

Back in the day I read Stephen King and the only book of his that creeped me out was Pet Sematary & that's mostly because younger me probably would have tried to bring my pets back to life lol

As for movies there have only been a few that gave me the heebie jeebies.

The Decent a 2005 horror film about a group of women who go spelunking in an underground caving system and they're not alone. I am SUPER claustrophobic and this movie captures that feeling really well. In fact, it wasn't even the monsters that scared me but the idea of being trapped underground.  

And Silence of the Lambs scared me but not because of Hannibal Lechter. That was sort of an over-the-top performance (good but not scary to me). It was the serial killer that was luring women into vans and skinning them that scared the shit out of me because it could happen.

I tend to be more afraid of reality than Hollywood scares.

I do love Halloween and creepy stories and movies though - it's just that I don't get truly scared. And the overly realistic ones - like serial killers - creep me out to the point that I'm afraid to go out and live life so I don't read or watch those. 

And seriously, real life is so much scarier than anything made up right now.


What about you? Do you like to be scared?



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38 comments:

  1. The slasher films were all huge when I was a kid, and I found them scary, but now, realistic fiction scares me more.

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    1. Yes, same with me. Halloween and all that were big in my day but things that could actually happen to me scare me more.

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  2. I have not watched the Descent, but yes, the thought alone scares me, I do not need a monster, just the thought of being trapped *shudders*

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    1. Exactly. it had such a claustrophobic feeling & seriously - I'd want to be eaten if I couldn't get out. End it quickly lol

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  3. LOL, be honest, you only answered the prompt because you needed one more reason to post a pic of your reading skeleton! πŸ˜‰

    Seriously...I should probably be surprised that thrillers bore you to tears, but since you used to fall asleep midway to Law & Order episodes, I'm not πŸ˜‚.

    I don't watch horror (except for Supernatural), but I've read my share of books with horror in them, and both in TV series and books, I've gotten used to stuff that would have upset my stomach 20 or 30 years ago. It's easier for me to read about it than to watch it though. And I don't really read thrillers, more like mysteries (as in, Agatha Christie). And they don't scare me anyway...I probably have little empathy with the victims LOL.

    "And seriously, real life is so much scarier than anything made up right now."
    For sure!

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    1. I am the law without order gal lol

      I'm only scared by real life things and those scare me too much so I don't like them Ha!

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  4. I hate being scared. I can't stand horror movies. I'm not a fan of thrillers as they give me anxiety - or bore me.
    I can't stand the grabby, stabby, serial killer style stories because - as you say - they can happen! (And do.)
    I'm basically just a big scaredy cat wimp, lol.

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    1. I'm not a scaredy cat and I do like creepy things but I don't really get *scared* if that makes sense.

      But if it's too real I find it hard to take it as entertainment. Like girls are kept for years in basements so it's hard for me to have fun with that.

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  5. I don't like being scared. I mean, I can enjoy something like Stranger Things that is suspenseful, but good story. I like anticipation in a film... think Jurassic Park... omg what will happen?! LOL

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    1. For the most part, things like Halloween don't scare me. But they don't really entertain me either.

      I love Stranger Things and I think that gets really creepy at times!

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  6. Thrillers for me. I like a good scare this time of year but don't read a lot of horror. And oh my gosh right? Truth is stranger than fiction for sure now ha ha!

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    1. I'm still looking for the elusive thriller that keeps my attention lol

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  7. I am not so easy to scare, but I do like to be scared in some ways? I like horror films a lot but it takes a lot for ones to scare me - I can think of three that creeped me out enough to feel truly scared, but most of them make me feel thoughtful. I think true crime horrifies me but doesn't scare me - I often just feel disgusted that we as humans can do things like that to each other.

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  8. I remember when the Scream movies were huge and I hated them but all my friends liked them so there I went like an idiot to their houses to watch it I don't know how many times. I was young so I don't understand why their parents let them put that crap on lol. I honestly hate horror/thriller/slasher films. Real life murderers are bad enough, I don't want to watch films that glorify them. Those are the ones that give me nightmares.

    I can handle vampires, werewolves, and even stupid Leprechauns but not an every day human being on a killing spree.

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    1. Those kinds of films don't scare me at all but I don't like them either. And I can't handle ones that portray serial killers or something closer to reality because it happens.

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  9. I like to be scared (more than thriller I think) but I also hate gore! I was told that The Only Good Indians might be for me because of all of the violence which sucks.

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    1. I have that one but I heard there's a lot of animal stuff so I'm eeeeee afraid to read it lol

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  10. I don't watch horror films and never understood their allure. Life is terrifying enough for me.

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  11. Same here, books don't really scare me at all, but I HATE Halloween scare attractions like haunted houses, zombie escapes, and haunted hay rides. HATE! I was a performer in the haunted theater attraction at my son's performing arts center, for two years, and everyone said once I had been a scarer I would no longer be afraid, but no... I still HATE it! Ha ha. πŸ’€

    Have you seen the movie The Entity? That and the Exorcist are the only two movies that spooked me for a couple of days after I watched them. πŸ‘Ί

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    1. Oh yea I would never go to those lol

      kevin always wanted me to go to Universal's horror nights but nope.

      I don't think I saw that but those possession type movies scared me when I was younger but not now.

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  12. I'm not a big "scary" movie person - though I tend to like the psychological ones more than anything. I'm not a big gore person. I don't know that I really read much that could be called horror. I do love a good mystery or thriller though.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Thrillers tend to bore me but I keep tryigng to find something that clicks.

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  13. Oh gosh no, horror is a massive no no for me. Especially films. I can't even watch Nightmare on Elm Street without peeing myself and not sleeping for weeks. I can read young adult thrillers or horror though but not adult. I'm a chicken and not afraid to admit it. Have signed up to join TMST, can't wait to join in!

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    1. Ha1 I watched that whole movie backwards once. I highly recommend it lol

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  14. I like psychological thrillers with serial killers and such but they don't scare me. I like horror for the scares.

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    1. Thrillers feel more procedural to me so they don't really scare me. And the horrors have to be potentially real to scare me - but then I don't like watching those lol

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  15. I love being scared but nothing much scares me anymore :(

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    1. You read a lot of horror so I'm sure you get desensitized after a while.

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  16. I could not agree with you more- it is the realistic stuff that scares me WAY more than paranormal and such. Like I am WAY more scared by current events than any kind of supernatural stuff. So yeah, anything where I am like "oh crap that could happen!" is what will scare me- though I find lately, it takes a LOT.

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    1. Going out the front door is scary these days lol

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  17. I'm totally with you on this. It's hard to find something super scary, but The Descent is one of my favorites!

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  18. I'm the opposite of you, I scare very easily lol.

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    1. It takes a lot to scare me but once I am it's very hard for me to let it go lol

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  19. Nothing much scares me except spiders and centipedes! Giant versions would be the worst thing ever! I do like to read horror more than thriller as thrillers tend to be too slow. And I like a lot of gore! The only films that scare me are Demons and Demons 2. The bit in Demons 2 where the demon turns and looks at the girl watching on her TV then climbs out to get her still freaks me out!

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    1. Bugs don't scare me, in general, but I'm creeped out by maggots and centipedes a little.

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