AJ’s advice – scary movies
|July 7, 2012||Posted by Alaa Jasim under AJ's Advice|
So here we are once again, a week later and with our Twilight bashing all finished. Today, I want to talk to you about scary movies; I love scary movies. They can be really good fun, though there are people who just can’t handle the stress and that’s fair enough. For the rest of us, however, I want to ensure we make the most of our scary movie experiences. I’d like to think that over the years I’ve worked out a pretty decent way to watch scary things – at least, it works for me, so it might for you too!
One of the perhaps harsher things that you could do (I confess: I’m a terrible person) is bring someone who hates scary movies over to watch it with you. That way their reactions are not only as entertaining as the movie, but should you get scared all you need do is look over at your friend’s undoubtedly horrified face for a little light-hearted entertainment. Beware though, you may lose the friend, so make sure you do this only to one of your more forgiving comrades. If at all. Other than that, even just having a willing friend over to watch it – I have that friend I just watch scary things with – is always fun.
Unless you truly laugh in the face of a scary movie (which I do not, despite loving them), don’t see any on the big screen. There have been a few times I’ve been to watch a scary film in the cinema and, well, it’s not really as fun as watching it on DVD so you can rewind the parts you missed while you were cowering in a corner. Not that I do that – I tend to cringe into a friend’s shoulder.
Don’t do what I did and eat your lunch while watching a particularly gory film. My tomato pasta hardly looked appetising after seeing someone’s head lopped off in Final Destination. You might even find it faintly nauseating. That being said, don’t watch anything overly gory if you’re one of those faint-hearted types. (If you’re going to follow tip number one, don’t do it to a faint-hearted friend. Even I have limits.)
If you’re anything like me, you won’t watch scary films in the dark. That’s pretty self-explanatory. See that weird shadow in the corner over there? Yeah, that’s coming to get you. Seriously.
Make popcorn! If you don’t like popcorn then I don’t even know what to say to you. Popcorn makes any movie experience better.
I’ll stop there for now. That’s all from me for this week – thanks for reading, and as always feel free to get in touch with your suggestions, questions and comments. See you next time!
(Please don’t eat me, scary shadow.)