SoCS – Jump-Scares

Sometimes I really need to read the prompt, have it show me a word and then just write. And it seems like every time I really want that, Linda throws me for a loop. Nope, Helen, you actually have to figure the word out yourself among the, I don’t know, hundreds(?) of four-letter words out there. I guess it’s not her fault though. Not really…

(I really appreciate Linda because keeping up a blog prompt isn’t easy, so thanks, Lady!)

I decided to keep it a bit lighter today. My life is stressful enough right now without rehashing it all on my blog.

I like scary movies. I don’t know why I like them because they really get to me. They scare me, even though I know they aren’t real, and many times they make me feel really gross, like “why am I watching this again?” But every time I’ve told myself I couldn’t possibly watch another one, I find myself renting another one or borrowing one from a friend.

Unfortunately – or fortunately, depending on how you look at it – my kids like them too. We watched one on Netflix not too long ago called “Babadook” and that show scared the crap out of me. I was talking to Adelle afterwards, and I realized it wasn’t so much about the scary content, it was really more about the Mother and her son. When you become a Mom, the meanings and things that happen in movies change and you suddenly look at them very differently.

My kids? Their response: “It was just a bunch of jump-scares.”

Last night, I watched Sinister with the boyfriend. He said it was the worst movie he had ever seen. I don’t think it was terrible, in fact, it did exactly what I thought it would. I jumped multiple times, my heart was racing, I was wringing my hands. I’m thinking watching scary movies releases some sort of chemical that we just can’t get enough of. Like riding roller coasters or extreme sports.

My boyfriend is into true crime, and I am too, but sometimes I just want to watch something that can’t possibly be true and it’s all just good fun. He laughed at me multiple times last night, so I think it was a good time all around.

Adelle – and let’s be honest, the boys too – hates watching scary movies with me because I scream out loud and that scares everyone more than whatever was happening on the screen. I scream then everyone jumps and yells at me for scaring them.

I guess I’m just one of those people that jump-scares really work. I think that’s why I hate going to haunted houses. Now those are places that are all about the jump-scares. Except they aren’t on a harmless screen. They actually jump out at you or chase you or get in your face. I actually end up getting mad, rather than enjoying myself. And who wants that? I don’t! My boyfriend keeps trying to talk me into going to a haunted house this year, but I really don’t like them. Which is funny because I love scary movies. I don’t know. I guess I’m just weird like that.

I’m also the girl who likes paranormal scary movies and zombie movies, but I don’t like those movies where some random killer goes around and chops people up for no reason at all. It’s a science, in my head, that makes absolutely no sense to anyone else. But I’m okay with that. I just try and watch what a like and ignore the hecklers.

What about you. Do you like scary movies?

This scary Stream of Consciousness post is hosted by Linda G. Hill. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: โ€œfour-letter word.โ€ย  Use any four-letter word as your theme. Enjoy!” Please fee free to click the link and join in, or read other posts.


17 thoughts on “SoCS – Jump-Scares

  1. I love sifi, paranormal, thrillers, vampires, werewolf, Brit movies with talk over, Favourites, Blade Runner, Riddick ( all three of the series) Interview with a Vampire, to name just a few!

    I want to be that she warewolf!

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      • In general, I prefer low budget 70’s and 80’s variety, which is probably due to nostalgia of my childhood which also involved, big greasy bowls of stove popped popcorn and trips to the “video store.” Ahhh, the good old days. (And did you notice my original comment consisted of exactly four four letter words? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • Haha, I didn’t notice that. But now that you’ve pointed it out…

        My daughter loves the original Evil Dead movies. I think they’re pretty terrible. But I can say that I started loving zombie movies from Day of the Dead and Dawn of the Dead. I don’t even know how young I was when I watched them, but it was probably too young. I suppose I learned to love them rather than being traumatized by them.

        Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • You really have to watch the Evil Dead movies (even the first one) as comedies to really appreciate them. Sam Raimi was and is a BRILLIANT filmmaker. (Other than that “Oz the Great and Powerful” fiasco. What the hell was that? )

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  2. I’m okay until it comes to ghosts. I can write them but I can’t watch them on the screen. I used to, but I really don’t think it’s worth it anymore, especially since I have to go to bed alone every night.
    Thanks so much for your kind words, my dear. I’ll try to anticipate your needing an actual word in the future, on the very week you need it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ hehe

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    • Yeah, I’m not sure how I’d feel if I was alone. I probably wouldn’t watch them either.

      You are very welcome. I’m sorry I complained just a little bit. It’s not like you can read everyone’s mind all the time! ๐Ÿ˜€


  3. I don’t like scary movies or violent movies because they mess with my head and there is such an evilness about them. Give me a good clean mystery or love story and I love it.

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