Thursday, October 9, 2014

Express Yourself: Scary Movie/Book

The Express Yourself Weekly Meme is hosted by Jackie @ Bouquet of Books and Dani @ Entertaining Interests.

The question for this week is: What's the scariest book/movie you've read/watched?

That's a tricky one for me since movies and books don't scare me all that easily.  I enjoy them, but I don't necessarily find them scary.  There are, however, some stories that have a particularly frightening premise behind them.

The film A Nightmare on Elm Street takes away one of the most fundamental requirements of life: the ability to sleep.  A killer unleashing himself upon your dreams is, thankfully, not possible, but it makes for a scary story. How long can anyone go without sleep without going insane?  How can you protect yourself while in such a vulnerable position?

Any strong horror story knows how to tap into those vulnerable parts of being human, and this film did it well.

What movies/books scare you?

1 comment:

  1. Like you, I don't scare easily. That one was freaky the first time I saw it in the theater. The crowd was deathly still during the quite moments, which is really rare in a packed movie house.