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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Horror Movies That Scared The Hell Outta Me When I was Young

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In the process of having a nightmare last night, I woke up and for some reason started thinking about horror movies that actually scared me. So I decided to let you all in on the movies that impacted my childhood and invaded my REM(Rapid Eye Movement, the stage of sleep where you have vivid dreams for the uneducated lol).
Anyway, for some reason way back in 1986 when I was 6 years old, my parents thought it would be a good idea to take me to the drive-in to watch a double feature of Aliens and The Fly. Aliens was awesome, it didn't bother me at all and I loved it, The Fly on the other hand kept me awake all night. I am not talking about The Fly from the 50's, The Fly I saw was Cronenbergs version. A six year olds fragile little mind should not see Geena Davis give birth to a giant maggot.

Eventually that image left my mind and one night they rented the movie Dolls. Great, now my He-Man and Thundercats figures were going to come alive and try to shank me in my sleep. Don't even get me started on Childs Play and My Buddy.

Those were the movies that kept me up at night when I was little, movies stopped affecting me like that many years ago and I think I can thank my parents for desensitizing me. The only film lately that has burrowed under my skin was Twilight. I watched part of the first one and will NEVER watch another and now vampires feel dirty and wrong. Twilight wasn't a very original idea though, I have been seeing sparkly vampires at the corner of Hollywood and Vine for years. Now it's your turn to tell everyone what movies messed you up. Until tomorrow, my name is Rick, keep your ax sharp and check under the bed at night cause you never know when I will pop up.