Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Excorcist

Hot DAMN!!!  Does this movie scare me.

Just thinking about it makes my stomach turn. I can watch slasher movies and monster movies without nightmares. I still scream but then again, I'm screamed during Finding Nemo, so no big deal there. Anything to do with the spiritual world, demons, and possession has me clinging to my DH like a five year old for days.

I was about eight years old when I saw the Excorist. (Thanks Dad.)  It came on television, since there were no VCRs or DVDs in THOSE days. He saw the little girl with the movie star mom and thought it was a Disneyish movie. Low and behold, my life was changed and my parents couldn't kick me out of their bed for nights.

Years later when I was a new mother the director's cut came out. I didn't even need to see the movie. All it took to set me off was the commercial of the spider walk.

I was home alone with my new born. My DH worked evenings at the time. I phoned my older brother, it was about 10PM, and asked if he'd like to come over to hold my hand. LOL  Thank goodness for big brothers.

What movie makes you shake in your boots?


Barbara Elsborg said...

Anything where I just know a character is doing something stupid - the inevitability of the catastrophe makes me hide my head. I just can't cope with it. So sudden shocks are fine - its the creeping up I hate!
I remember watching the Exorcist and then for a joke - banging on the attic cover to scare my friends. it was me who ended up under the kitchen table quivering!!

Rebecca Leigh said...

sounds a lot like my experience with The Shining! Waaayyyy to young when I first saw it and therefore it has always been one of those movies that scares me!! I mean, RED RUM and creepy twin girls?!?

Dawné Dominique said...

The original Exorcist scared the bejesus out of me, and I still shiver whenever I see portions of the movie. What got to me was all the weird happenings that occurred during the filming of it. When I saw previews of the revamped version, especially a contorted Linda Blair walking down those stairs, I knew I'd never watch it. My daughter went to see it and told me I would have had a heart attack. *shudders*