Express Yourself Meme - 5 Scary Movies/Books!


Week #2 (Oct 8-12) - List 5 movies/books that makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck.

1. Jeepers Creepers (movie) - I watched this when I was younger (early teens, I think) and it scared the life out of me. I hadn't gone to school that day, and my mum happened to put it on - I think it was punishment for my skipping school! It absolutely terrified me - I never saw the second one, the first one was bad enough, thank you!

2. The Ring (movie) - I think this is the scariest movie I remember seeing so far. I watched it at a sleepover, so there were quite a few of us watching it, but it was still scary as hell! This was made worse by the fact that mid-way through, a fly landed on the screen just like in the movie, so we were all convinced it would be us next! Such a scary film. 

3. Paranormal Activity (movie) - I watched this with my mum and sister in a dark room lit only with candles - bad idea! When it ended none of us dared get up off the settee, and we all had to go to the toilet together because we didn't want to wander the house alone! I haven't seen any of the others, mainly because I don't dare; I'd never sleep again!

4. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist (book) - my mum bought me this book because she thought I'd like it. I did not. I can just about handle scary movies, because you can hide behind your hands, the popcorn, a blanket, your coat sleeve...but you can't hide from the scariness in books, you have to read it. Therefore, I'm not so good with scary books, especially if I'm reading them in the house alone. I think this particular book scarred me for life!

5. The Missing by Lisa McMann (book) - I made the mistake of reading this book on my own at home, and then I didn't dare leave the room I was in for about an hour, and jumped at every little noise. The book is about a girl with OCD, whose boyfriend goes missing one day all of a sudden. Such a creepy book, when I had finished reading it I had to hide it in my bookcase so I could forget about it!

There's my list, sorry it's a bit rushed, I've had a busy day and haven't had much time to write this post!

Comments

  1. It might surprise you but I've only seen Paranormal Activity (and wasn't too keen), out of the movies and I've never read either of the books. They do sound pretty scary though and I guess that's maybe why I haven't read or watched them yet, pure horror never seems to fit well with me. Great post Laura, it doesn't even read off like being rushed.

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    1. Thanks, that's good to know! I'm a bit weird about scary movies, I always think I love them but while I'm watching them I absolutely hate it, and wonder why I've put myself through it! Then when I've finished watching it, I like them again...strange!

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  2. I relate completely to going to the toilet as a group after a scary movie. My mother had to take me and my sister after we watched Scream lol!

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    1. Yeah that definitely sounds like me and my sister lol it's always safer in groups, most of what happens in scary movies happens when someone leaves the group anyway!

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  3. Those Paranormal Activity movies are so scary! And I know I shouldn't watch the fourth installment, but I will. LOL

    That McMann book sounds good. I might have to check that out... but read it in the company of others. :D

    Thanks for participating!!!

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    1. It is good, you should read it :) I should do a review of it really, but that would mean re-reading it, and I don't think I dare!

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  4. Never seen or read any of those, though I was scared to take a bath after seeing Jaws.

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    1. Never seen Jaws (shock horror!) but I don't think I would ever want to!

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  5. Paramornal movies are the best and of course I will be watching the fourth but at home. No one needs to witness me screaming like a ninny in the theaters.

    The Missing sounds like my type of book. I'm going to see if the library has it. Thanks for putting it out there.

    Thanks for doing another installment of EYM!

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    1. Me and my mum are hilarious at the cinema, screaming all the way through, I'm sure people get annoyed at us!
      It is pretty good, you should check it out :)

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  6. OOOOO, I totally forgot about The Ring, that one gets me, too. Paranormal made me about pee my pants. I don't think I've seen Jeepers, though it's popped up on a lot of people's lists.



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    1. It does seem to be very popular! Don't watch it, it's horrible!

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  7. Wow. Everyone seems to be mentioning Jeepers Creepers. Is it really that scary???

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  8. Scary books are the worst!...and the best! Thanks for mentioning those two on your list. I think I might check them out. Of course, I do most of my reading at night in my bed while the hubby is sleeping...I wonder if he would mind if I kept the light on?? haha

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    1. You're welcome :) Haha I'm sure he wouldn't mind, you'll need to anyway!

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  9. Jeepers Creepers is a popular choice! The OCD book looks good. If you liked that, maybe you should read "The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Nighttime" by Mark Haddon. It's about a teenage boy who has Aspergers. It's brilliant and beautifully written. I think it's a real insight into the condition and a fantastic story too.

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    1. I've heard a lot of good things about that book, I really should get around to reading it one of these days!

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  10. I think Paranormal Activity tops the list! I also chose The Ring.

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    1. Paranormal Activity was so scary, I don't dare watch the others!

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