Monday, August 5, 2013

Blog Post Lite - Top Ten

As I'm in frantic studying mode today, how about a little Blog Post Lite with a Top Ten?

Top Ten Reasons to Imbibe in Horror:

10. It burns calories. Don't believe me? Check out this Telegraph article on the subject.

9. It teaches you what NOT to do if you ever find yourself in a scary situation. Don't know the rules? Here's a clip from Scream. Big no no!

8. It confirms your fears. Here's a list of things we won't do thanks to scary movies, BUT how many people already had these fears? (Admit it, you were already scared of blond children...)

7. It makes your problems look a tad smaller, at least for a short time. What are your problems compared to being trapped on a plane...with snakes! Gah!

6. It's cathartic. Though I don't entirely buy this article, it will give you something to think about.

5. Sometimes you get to see someone you don't like eat it in horrific ways. (You applauded, didn't you?) And it's especially satisfying when it involves character karma and the serving of justice. Karma.

4. Where else do you get to be horrified, terrified, and sickened, yet enjoy a little comic relief in the process?

3. You get to feel smarter than someone else, like that girl who trips fifty times before the bad guy eats her face. Or the girl who hides under the giant table in plain sight. (I mean, really, at that point, what choice does the psycho have?? If he didn't kill her, his thrill-murderer friends would laugh at him and call him Nancy-boy.)

2. The fictional horror can never come close to horror that lives in reality, but it can help us forget it for awhile. And terror can help you release pent-up emotion of all kinds in a way you're more comfortable with. Like screaming.

1. Good usually wins over evilBullies never win.

Bonus: 100 Greatest Horror Movie Quotes of All Time

What's your favorite reason? What are your favorite horror movie or book scenes? What scared the living daylights out of you?

May you find your Muse.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I know my life is better than being trapped in the movie Snakes on a Plane!

Julie Flanders said...

I've always been too much of a chicken for horror movies but now you've got me thinking I've been missing out.

Good luck with your studying!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I love good horror - movies, books, stories. It gets my heart pounding and blood flowing way faster and better than any cardio. :)

Rosaria Williams said...

Sometimes, you're just in the mood for an escape from your own four walls.

shelly said...

Nancy-boy?? Never heard that one.

Hugs and chocolate,

M Pax said...

I still scream at the end of Psycho when Anthony Perkins turns his mother around. Love that. :)

Andrew Leon said...

I'm not really into horror, but people, lately, have been telling me that's what I'm writing, so, maybe, I better do some investigating.

A Beer for the Shower said...

As a guy who's quite the workout freak, I don't know if I buy that whole '100-200 calories burned per horror movie' article.

"Hey bro, how'd you get those shredded abs?"

"Oh, I just watch 4 horror movies every day."

Mina Lobo said...

I take my agita out on folks who done me wrong with #5, in my writing. Quite satisfying. I'm sure I'm not alone in that. :-)
Some Dark Romantic

mshatch said...

I read Interview with the Vampire when it first came out back in the early 80s and it scared me, along with the movie The Exorcist *shudder* and Dracula, by Bram Stoker. That's my top 3.

Cathrina Constantine said...

I like horror to a point. I prefer it devoid of spewing body parts. I remember seeing exorcist for the first time, I had to sleep with the lights on for weeks.

Unknown said...

I'm afraid I'm useless at horror, Shannon,tried one recently, Susan Hill's The Woman in Black, and was so terrified had to put it down. :0)

James Garcia Jr said...

Hi, Shannon. How are you?
You're absolutely right about the evil in reality being far worse than fictional horror. Not sure about scenes, but my scariest film would be The Exorcist and book would be The Amityville Horror. Nothing else comes close!


Jagoda said...

I'm not a big slasher, zombie horror fan. The scariest movie I ever saw was The Omen (it's the little kid as evil theme, ugh!). For pure release of pent-up whatevers, the Alien series gets me every time.

David T List said...

Stephen King needs to read #1!!!

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