Saturday 29 October 2022

Scary films that I have seen! #Blogtober22

I am taking part in Blogtober 2022 and will be writing posts with various themes/prompts throughout October. Today's prompt is: Favourite Halloween/ scary films!

I am not a fan of horror films now. I used to be but since I have got older and watched a couple of really scary films I went right off them.

Spooky warehouse

If you go onto Google and ask what the scariest film of all time was it usually says The Exorcist. I watched it years ago, probably when I was a teenager and I didn't get why. I didn't think it was that scary. The same with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, they made such a big deal about it being shown on TV because it had been banned for so long before. It wasn't nice but it wasn't scary to me.

The first film I remember being scared by was the original IT film. My brother and I thought we were so clever, we rented the two videos from the local corner shop. I was about 14 years old and my brother was about 12. It was still in 2 parts back then, I am not sure if the remake is the same. My mum did ask what we were watching and we just said a film about a clown. hahaha 

Final Destination still makes me think twice before doing something careless, I'm afraid of roller coasters because of it and I will never go on a tanning bed and being in a car behind trucks carrying logs or anything similar is just asking for trouble. The Blair Witch Project was such a big thing when I was younger. The fact that nothing really happened messed with my head.

Horror films never used to scare me that much until one Sunday evening in 2002! Again I am blaming my brother for encouraging me to watch a scary film. He had bought me a DVD player for my birthday and a few DVD's that he thought I would like. I loved Coyote Ugly but the same couldn't be said for The Ring! The Ring was a 2002 remake of a Japanese horror film. After her niece's horrifying death, Rachel, a young journalist, investigates a mysterious videotape that kills its viewers within a week's time. That girl Samara with the hair who comes out of the TV makes me shudder just thinking about her now. I used to have one of those TV's in a cabinet and for months I couldn't sleep with the cabinet open in case Samara came out of it. It wasn't just me though, my brothers partner bought and watched The Ring as well and she was terrified too.

That was the film which put me off horror films so I am really choosy about what I watch now. If I do choose to watch anything that is slightly scary now I need to watch all of the trailers and read exactly what happens. Most of what I read about I don't watch but over the last few years I have watched and enjoyed scary films including: A Quiet Place, Split, Birdbox and I can happily watch episode and episode of The Walking Dead although Negan really did used to scare me when he was swing happy with Lucille. I'd rather see blood and gore than not see the things that are there to scare us like on movies like Paranormal Activity. I saw about 10 minutes of that when Becky was watching it and it really spooked me. I think it's the ghosty, spooky one's which get my mind working overdrive. I do not like them!

Do you like horror films?


  1. I'm not a fan of horror films, I did enjoy The Quiet Place and Bird Box, but I've never watched The Ring. x

  2. I LOVE horror films! I am a total horror buff. I love the classics and also the ones like Paranormal Activity, although I will most probably leg it upstairs if I'm the last up at night. Haha! x

  3. I love/hate scary films lol. The thing that is most scary for me is my imagination as I'm watching them. When Dave and I finish watching a scary film he's always disappointed that "nothing much happened" and my heart is beating so much over everything that could have happened! Haha! Oh yes The Ring is scary and sometimes when I get up in the night I scare myself looking in the mirror as I look a bit like that! Haha! Two films I felt spooked long after where "What Lies Beneath" and "Drag me to Hell". There's a part in in where she is passed a button and the next day at school the teacher passed me a button that had come off the girl's clothing. Such a strange coincidence lol xxx

  4. Thisiswhereitisat2 November 2022 at 15:51

    I love the japense version of the ring that is scary as hell x