posted on Dec, 30 2008 @ 11:38 AM
I dont account being startled by fast, intense action scenes as something that scares me. Its like getting goosed while you are focused on something
else. It is the intensity of the action that makes me feel alive. Imagine how boring things in life would be if there were never any moments that
made your pulse race and your mind swim.
As a child, I found horror movies to be very frightening. For some reason, though, I could not seem to stop watching them. I dont know if it was to
prove my bravery to my brothers and friends, or if I was just fascinated by the fact that something could make me feel that small and intimidated.
Micheal Myers, Jason Vorheese, Freddy Kruger...they became my arch enemies. I had to study them. I had to learn more about them. I had to watch
their every move.
Later, the things that really get my pulse pounding in movies are the unknown moments. I find that trying to predict what is going to happen next and
being shocked by the outcome.
I suppose I have defeated my nemesis from my past, because I actually enjoy watching horror movies. None of them have left any kind of mark on me
over time. I like the sensation.