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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Gina + Scary = Bad

Warning: If you are scared by scary things, then please take your scaredy-cat self elsewhere because this scary post will have lots of scary things on it. :)

The first scary movie I saw was Mars Attacks. I don't remember exactly how old I was... It was when I was still living in Silver Spring, MD. I was probably 6 or 7? But because of this pathetic excuse of a movie, I couldn't go upstairs at night by myself for years. Whenever my mom forced me to fetch her something from upstairs, I always ran to fetch it and flew downstairs screaming "MMMOOOOMMMYYY!!!!" at the top of my lungs. I was that scared.

By the time I started the 5th grade, I was all into the "hottest" fads. Yes, there were fads in elementary school. I remember that the punk rock thing was BIG back then. I was in love with all color combinations that involved black and listened to Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, New Found Glory, and Ataris. Oh, and I loved the Nightmare Before Christmas.

I used to be the biggest Nightmare Before Christmas fan. Seriously. I had all the songs memorized. I could even do the voices. As a matter of fact, I think I can still sing This is Halloween and Kidnap the Sandy Claws perfectly.

Recognize these guys? They were the evil Halloweentown twerps that kidnapped Santa in the movie. I loved them. I thought that they were the cutest, most awesome movie characters in the history of movies! I had a super-special soft spot for Lock, the demon kid. My friend even bought me a Lock doll for Christmas once... which became my bedtime "teddy bear" for about a month. Imagine sleeping with a little devil doll nestled in the crook of your arm... Well, that was me. I loved his red, flannel pajamas and his little devil tail. I'm being totally serious. I really loved these guys.

Around this time, I bought the book Coraline by Neil Gaiman. I didn't particularly like the story, but I pretended to... because everyone else in my elementary school class did. I thought that it was a really weird story. But that didn't stop me participating in the next elementary school fad: watching horror movies.

At my 6th grade birthday party, my friends and I rented The Ring and were so scared that we had to go and watch Cinderella 2 with my little sister. I was traumatized. A couple of years later, I watched The Grudge. The minute I stepped out of the theater, I swore that I'd never see another horror movie again.

Do you know HOW badly those two movies affected me? I can't wash my face at night without being scared. It's been like this for years. Every time I close my eyes to lather up the soap, to splash water on my face, all I can think of is looking up, opening my eyes, and seeing some scary scary scary person/thing behind me in the mirror. Call me crazy, but that was what two horror movies did to me. And that is why I hate horror movies, why I hate anything remotely scary.

Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline scare me now. I mean... creepy, demonic kids? Two-faced mayors? "Other-moms" with button eyes? Yeah, the button eyes were a big no-no for me. They were the reason that I refused to go to watch Tim Burton's Coraline with my sisters. On the other hand, Mars Attacks doesn't scare me anymore. I can see why I was scared as a child... I mean, LOOK AT THAT THING! It used this crazy laser gun that melted peoples' skin away until their bones were left! No wonder I was scared... Some people laugh at these kinds of pictures, saying that they're cheesy and whatnot. And then they laugh at ME, calling me a wimp and scaredy-cat for being afraid of watching horror movies. I'm trying to defend my anti-horror movie stance. No matter what anyone says, I'm never going to watch a horror movie again. Never never never. Those days are over for me.

Of course, there are those times when I'm naively watching a fun movie on TV and a trailer for a horror movie pops up and I get a three second glimpse of blood/long hair girls/screaming people. But instances like those are few... and I've stopped watching MTV since the last time this happened. ;)

Tim Burton's new projects are coming out soon. It seems like a lot of people are really excited to see 9 and his remake of Alice in Wonderland. I won't be going to see either of them. Seeing the trailer for 9 and seeing a few photographs from Alice in Wonderland has been enough for me.

So... if you're thinking about inviting me to watch either of those movies, find someone else. If you're dead set on taking me (I'm the BEST movie partner ever btw!!!), choose a movie like Harry Potter (hinthint) and I'll be happy!

Whew~ that was a looong post. Sorry you had to read through all my ranting! Love you all!


Anonymous said...

that was long! but funny.
you know that brain picture? THAT THING IS SCARY!
(i just killed an ant now just to let you know...)
anyways... i really dont get how people laugh at those kind of pictures...*sigh*
well i really liked your story about horror movies...
P.S. i think you forgot to add things about the scary tim burten. ( i dont know how to spell his name.....)

Hannah said...

and yup. scary brain.
really.. mars wars? or whatever that was..
um. lena really covered everything :/ not much left to say.
don't forget to make your next one about touche. lol. and omg.

Kathryn said...

so you did like scary movies! wow... and you even had that devil doll? o.O when i was a kid i wouldn't even have a doll like that >.<

i've never seen the movie Mars, but i do agree that the UGLY alien is creepy! who seriously wouldn't?! i think it's the eyes that makes them look scary! XD

ohh....the bathroom part reminded of me when we were at the lake house LMAO! your scream was soooo HIGH pitch! hahaha xP


Jin said...

hi~ i found your blog through the soompi thread. i hope you dont mind me following and commenting XD

ahahaha you are so cute!

i looooooooove nightmare before christmas!
i think lock was my favorite out of the three too. he was the cutest out of them.

i remember being the only one who read coraline in my middle school. no one ever heard of it and i only found it by chance. thats why i was so excited when it came out as a movie!

ahahaha i do that too
i always imagine in my head some scary thing is going to be behind me or blood comes out of the shower head instead of water XD

ive never seen mars attacks before. i will watch! i looooove scary movies! i have yet to find one that scares me.

and super duper excited for 9 and alice in wonderland XD

random, but i used to live on a street called bryn mawr :D
and i love your layout. its super cute. did you make it?

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