I’ve loved scary movies for as long as I can remember. Nothing made me happier in high school than curling up with a blanket and a big bowl of popcorn at my best friend Jenn’s house, and scaring ourselves silly with whatever horror flicks we could get our hands on.
So it’s pretty much a dream come true to be able to fill in for the People critic on occasion, and get to review my favorite genre for the magazine. Of course, there’s that one little problem …
I’m a total wimp with scary movies.
Unless it’s a repeat viewing, when I’m watching a horror film, some of it will undoubtedly be through my fingers. So you can imagine my embarrassment at a screening for Insidious (easily one of my horror faves in the last few years, btw) when I nearly jumped out of my seat … at the opening credits.
But they were scary! Seriously. See the film and you’ll know what I’m talking about. Naturally, the jumps didn’t end there, so I silently thanked myself for strategically picking a back row seat, so as not to fully reveal my scaredy cat-ness, and pressed on. A classic haunted-house-and-more adventure, this movie scared me left and right, up and down. For a while, I placed a finger on the inside of my nose, as though I were rubbing my eyes after a long day at work.
But really, who was I fooling?
By the end of the movie, I just shamelessly covered my eyes when I was tired of jumping out of my skin. Who cares what the other critics think of me? A girl’s gotta sleep at night!
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