WTF Wednesday: Scary Movies, are they still scary?

Heya my awesome c’s and d’s!

So, when I was a kid, I used to watch movies like Scream with one of my sisters. We watched it a lot and knew every word to every scene, kind of like normal kids at that age who used to watch, oh I dunno… Titanic or… The Lion King (which I also know every word to, thank you very much!).

Anyway, it was awesome, we watched movies that other kids weren’t allowed to watch and we watched the shit out of em! My sis (who is 6 years older than me) didn’t seem scared and I swallowed hard and at 6 or 7 years old, enjoyed the movies like it totally was my thing. So basically we turned out perfect and neither of us have gutted anyone like fishes, so that’s cool.

What did use to scare me though, were movies like Chucky and Candyman (omg I actually had a nightmare about Candyman!), but then some years passed and all slasher films and horrors had no effect on me anymore, almost washing over me like water off a duck’s back. I got bored and stopped watching all-together.

One day I decided to watch another slasher called Jennifer’s Body. What a terrible movie to start with! Although it was somewhat of a mini porno, it was definitely not a scary film. The dialogue also had this grammar nazi in fits.

More years passed and eventually I came across Paranormal Activity, which didn’t scare me until I needed the bathroom after the movie. I slowly started watching “so-called” scary movies again. Movies like Wrong Turn, Saw and that other hillbilly movie (forgot the name), freaked me out, no doubt, but it was more… Disturbing than scary, right?

A few nights ago though, after a recommendation from my sister, I watched The Devil Inside, a truly terrifying exorcism movie that had that Blair Witch Project feel mixed with The Exorcist on hectic meds all rolled into one.

After the movie though, I thought to myself, how did our world become so insanely twisted in such a short time?
Just 30 years ago the movie Jaws was the scariest thing people had seen and were too afraid to go to the beach, yet when I watched Jaws, I laughed myself silly at the music and ridiculous acting. Now to get people scared, movie makers need to pull out all the stops, bringing in the documentary-type filming mixed with next generation exorcism and special effects that make a woman look like she can morph her limbs into a human frying-pan and still most of us don’t find that scary enough. Like me. Yes I do realize I’m a sick individual.

Which makes me wonder, what are films going to be like in 30 years from now?
Makes you wonder.

Have a fab Wednesday peeps

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