I don’t mind being a little creeped out after watching something creepy, but I don’t like being too scared to close my eyes at night and go to sleep.
This is one reason I will not watch the movie Paranormal Activity. Not ever! When it first came out, coworkers of mine (all grown men) were talking about how scared they were!!! Just hearing them describe some of the scenes was too much for my vivid imagination. Have you watched this movie? How did you sleep that night? LOL
The following 3 movies/video scared me sleepless as a child:
• The very first Freddy Kruger movie.
Terrifying!!! Those long, sharp, knife fingers. The jacked-up face. That sweater! I think I laid in bed, bugged-eyed, for several nights…The covers up to my nose, as if my quilt were some magical shield that would protect me. If Freddy was coming for me…at least I’d see him first. Then, I could gauge how much time I had to run across the hall to my parents room.
I was too young to understand it was a music video. Couldn’t sleep…Couldn’t sleep.
• The People Under the Stairs.
Not only couldn’t I sleep, but my parents couldn’t pay me enough (in sour cherry Laffy Taffys), to go and get anything from the basement. Too many stairs. Those people weren’t gonna grab my legs & keep me down there forever!!! Nope!
Because “really scary movies” don’t only scare you at night, but during the day when your mind recalls specific scenes…
…I can only think of 1 movie that scared me as an adult:
• The Ring.
Husband (I believe, boyfriend, at the time) and I saw this at the theater, when it first came out. Very fun (I remember the entire audience gasping & shrieking at certain points), but Scary! Flipping through channels on the TV was strange for awhile; I would not linger too long on the static ones. Sometimes the remote control would betray me though, and I’d get freaked out.
What scared you sleepless as a kid?
As an adult?