May 10, 2008

Scarring movie moments

I saw this meme on Jennifer's blog a while back and thought I'd share my own movie moments that scared the bejeezus out of me when I was a kid:

1. Ghostbusters- the scene where Slimer is chasing the librarian through the stacks. My parents took me to see this in the theater and on the way home I was convinced there was a ghost in the floorboard of the car that was going to steal my new sandals right off my feet.

2. E.T.-this was the movie we watched at my 9th birthday party. Don't know what exactly scared me, but something about the scenes when they quarantined the house. I had to leave the room.

3. Watcher in the Woods-the main character was named Karen and when she went through the mirror and got trapped she wrote "Nerak" on the mirror. Ok, so this memory might be a little foggy...but I remember something about "nerak" and being scared.

4. Beetlejuice-my parents were watching this one night after my bed time and I sneaked peaks through a crack in the door. I was totally terrified of my soup after watching the scene where they have the seance and they try to scare them away. "Come Mr. Tallyman, tally me bananas!"

These are all very "vanilla" on the horror-scale, but what can I say? I scare easily...I still don't like horror movies very much.

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Jennifer said...

I think Watcher in the Woods scared an entire generation!

Robin said...

We adopted our sons from South Korea and they were 4 and 5 years old. The first movie we took them to was Beetlejuice. Hey! The advertised it like a child's movie! Scared them to death - especially the youngest one - he had trouble sleeping for about 3 nights. Could've been the Pepsi but I think it was the movie!

Marion said...

Thank you for your comments on my blog.

I'm with you, I don't do scary movies. I will watch most anything else, but if it is a horror movie (or close) I don't want to see it.