Ah, Halloween season – that magical time of year when the air gets chillier, the leaves turn orange, and the scent of pumpkin spice lattes wafts through the streets. It’s also the perfect excuse to indulge in our favorite pastime: watching scary movies. But let’s be honest, folks, for those of us who aren’t particularly brave, this season can be more fright night follies than a spooky celebration.
First, there’s the matter of finding the perfect movie. You know the one – it’s got just the right mix of jump scares and eerie atmospheres to make you reconsider your life choices. Of course, your friend insists on choosing the scariest one they can find, and suddenly you’re facing a two-hour ordeal of nervous laughter and whispered reassurances that you’re “totally fine.”
I love a good scary movie, from Michael Myers, to Jason, Freddy, Chucky or old classics like Dracula or the Wolf Man! Can’t go wrong with a good zombie flick too!
Once the movie starts, the fun really begins. You become an expert at covering your eyes without losing your grip on the popcorn. And the second that spine-chilling music cues up, you can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll spill your drink all over your brand-new Halloween-themed lap blanket.
And let’s not forget the classic “I’ve-got-to-use-the-bathroom-but-don’t-want-to-go-alone” conundrum. Inevitably, a brave volunteer steps up – usually the person with the most nervous laughter, as they try to convince you that going to the bathroom is like a fun mini adventure. But the best part of all is the post-movie analysis. With shaking hands and racing hearts, you and your friends will dissect the plot, discussing every jump scare, every creepy ghost, and how you’d totally survive a zombie apocalypse (even though you ran away from the TV when a zombie showed up).
So, as Halloween approaches, remember that even the biggest scaredy-cats can enjoy the season’s scary movies – just as long as there’s plenty of popcorn and someone to hide behind when things get too intense. So, when I would go to Detroit for summer or holidays there was a horror movie host on the local tv station there called Sir Graves Ghastly! So as Sir Graves would open his show every Saturday afternoon…”Cuddle up next to the telly, pull the drapes and turn off the lights and get ready for a tell of terror! Nnnyeah-ha-ha-ha-haaaaah! (That was his laugh)
Happy Haunting, and may your laughter be scarier than the movies you watch!