Scary movies and their lifelong impact
Writing Prompt: What image from a scary movie stuck with you the longest?
I wish there were only one scary movie that stuck with me for life but there are a few so I decided to briefly mention the ones that are still fresh in my mind like a feverish chill running up your back.
One movie was Critters which my parents thought was great to show me right before I went away for a 2 week sleepover camp. Those little evil creatures (or critters if you will) that scurried around and ate people. I still remember vividly the scene where a young couple is getting it on in a barn while listening to That’s Why They Call it the Blues by Elton John (which almost scarred me with that song) and one of the critters goes and eats the guy. I guess it could be worse I could have been scarred from sex all together.
Another movie was one I don’t even remember the name (I really should figure it out someday) but I think there were a group of people staying at a house for what I believe was a party. The only problem was that there was someone at the party that decided to kill everyone. I just remember at one point someone finding a head in the toilet and for the longest time I had to double check there wasn’t a head in our toilet.
The biggest effect on me though I’d say was the movie Night of the Creeps which was about some kind of slugs from outer space. They made this earie screaching noise as they slithered quickly along the ground. They would go inside people’s bodies and turn them into killing zombies. I’ve always hates slugs but now I am afraid of them.
So what’s the moral of this Writing Prompt? Be careful what horror movies you show your kid 😉