Thursday, July 28, 2011

Spooooky...Not Very

Katie and I watched this movie:
When I watched it (way back in 1973-ish) I had to sleep with the lights on for a WEEK.  So I was kind of looking forward to getting scared again.  Didn't happen.  I guess special effects have come a long way since this film was made.  Pea soup vomit just doesn't have the same thrill as it used to.  Didn't need the lights on at ALL.  And Katie wasn't even scared to sleep in her room in the basement.  Boo.

That reminds me of another movie that scared the bejezus out of me when I was a kid:




We watched this at a sleepover at the Herseths' house (Zaids, were you there?  Were you terrified?)  Seriously, this one creeped me out for years.  And then I made the mistake of watching it again.  LOL, NOT SCARY.   At least the acting was pretty good, but nothing kept me awake nights.

THIS movie, on the other hand, still packs a punch or two:



BTW, Pia was FURIOUS at us for watching a scary movie.  Joke's on you, Rotcher, it wasn't really scary at all :-)

8 comments:

Katie said...

Agreed, i was totes ready to be scared... and was sorely disappointed. Still a great movie though. :D Rotcher missed out. What a baby.

Laurie said...

love our little huffy princess. Lulu says she thought that movie was lame-o. I agree. I guess we are going to have to watch The Human Centipede if we want to be really scared.

zaideafraidey said...

OMG L the other day on TV the "Haunting of Hill House" was mentioned and it immediately brought me back to the Hersseths basement and the terror. I can still see that face in the attic trap door, which solidified my resolve that you NEVER go to an attic or basement to check out any noises. Had Meg watch the Ex. and found out the same as you, did not travel well. How about Rosemary's Baby......

Laurie said...

I imagine Rosemary's baby will also be a cheesefest. LOL on the face in the trap door. Trust me, it is NOT scary if you are not 10 and having a sleepover in the 60s.

Love that we have been terrified of that movie for 40 years now :-0

Unknown said...

Whatever asshole! I had one night off and you had to spend it without me. I. Do. Not. Do. Scary. Movies. Period! Plus, it wouldn't have mattered if it was scary or just sort of scary... I live on a cabin on a lake...I would have been freaked out on principle.

Laurie said...

lol pea princess. What "scary" movie were you scarred by in your childhood? Gremlins? I do recall Mike and Molly took you and Car to that and Molly had to take Carrie out to the lobby :0 So blame your aunt and uncle.

Sue said...
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Sue said...

so it's probably best not to revisit the old ones so you can retain the fright-factor . . . and I think Rosemary's Baby would still be scary because it was more psychological scary than not . . . and Psycho STILL scares me . . .