Wednesday, October 30, 2013

At the Horror Show

My students used to be surprised to learn that I'm a total horror movie buff. 

With countless Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween and Stephen King movies burned into my memory, I can definitely roll with the big dogs when it comes to enduring a good scare. 

Seen 'em all.
But, during my first pregnancy, my thought process changed.

Suddenly, that wasn't a promiscuous twit getting chased through the woods...
it was somebody's kid
somebody's sister
somebody's friend.

That's a lot more horror than I can handle these days.

I realized it was time to cool out on the creepy scene. 
And I really have.

But at Halloween...
I fall right back into old habits,
especially when my sister is around.

Horror movies are kind of our thing
Spookin' it out with my homegirl
So last night, we snuggled up with some candles and candy to watch The Conjuring—which was everything it needed to be.

Maybe I had to walk her to her car when it was over. 
Maybe I jolted BAGONZO style when my fella took a trip to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
Maybe we should stop watching these tension-builiding movies.
The Exorcist
Really though. In late October, who can resist a good scare?
Something about that electric thrill reminds us how ALIVE we really are.
And three cheers for that, huh?

It's amazing how alert a person can become when they're on edge.
Just ask my sister, who maybe patrolled her house brandishing hedge cutters the other night...

What's your favorite scary movie? 
This Halloween, I recommend A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors for an incredible blend of horror and bad humor. OH, the one liners...

Happy hauntings, friends!
XOXO From My Hearth to Yours

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