Sunday, October 29, 2006

Scary Movies...What a Rush

I don't know why I like scary movies. No one likes to be scared, caught off guard, or be paranoid but for some odd reason I enjoy it. I compare it to a drug I guess, though I have never been high, drunk, or intoxicated by anything other than morphine. When you are drunk (or high for this matter) you cannot control yourself, you vomit, and you don't remember any of the embarrassing things that will happen, things any normal conscious person would rather not have happen to them. This normally goes the same with other feelings that are unpleasant. Though there is always the person who actually likes these feelings (everyone at UK) and I seem to be one of those people when it comes to this. I blame Fox Mulder for raising me in this way, his passion for the unexplainable and supernatural has dwelled in me since I was little. Sneaking to get a peak of the X-files, that my parents wouldn't let me watch in fear that I would wake them in the middle of the night and want to sleep in their bed. Is this callous a bad thing though, or should I have some kind of fear towards the 'masks of Halloween express'?

7 comments:

Nick C. said...
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Kat said...

anyways...i agree with you nick! Aother Point...Have you noticed how so many people our age have been desynsatized(sp?) to murder, blood, and even extreme profanity? I love to be scared, but when did that point come that a movie like Saw III wouldn't even phase the majority of the people who saw (no pun intended) it! Its because of that "thrill" you were talking about. Any other movie/show/book that has low levels of slasher mentality are "outdated." So, new and more disturbing images must be created in the minds of few and compiled onto the big screen to entertain our generation...its so sad, i know!

jordan said...

so nick...seems to me you know an awful lot about getting drunk/high...is this from a personal experience??

Nick C. said...

"I compare it to a drug I guess, though I have never been high, drunk, or intoxicated by anything other than morphine." I quote my own words.

Sleet said...

Get high on hope - not dope.

jordan said...

o oops i didnt read that part

TaylorW said...

we studied in PSY 100 that some peeps choose to view scary movies (or ride roller coasters) for the thrill. Yet this thrill goes against our bodies normal goal of staying in equilibrium. ---just thought I would let ya know... How dare science try and explain us. tisk, tisk.