Karen: What movies have really scared you? I don't mean just made you jump once, but truly got to you, got under your skin and made you feel deeply afraid?
I'll name a few. The first movie to affect me so strongly was the original Nosferatu, the 1922 silent film. I saw it very late at night while on a sleep over with a friend when I was about nine years old. The creepy Count Orlok so disturbed me I could barely catch a wink. Although I've gotten past my fear of this film I still find it eerie.
The Exorcist is a film I have seen twice -and I don't know if I want to see it again. It really freaked me out.There's just a lot of disturbing imagery in this film. In general I don't care for films about possession or ghosts. It has nothing to do with religious beliefs either, it's more from a sense of powerlessness.
The original Night of the Living Dead was a film that stuck with me for a long time after I first saw it, back when I was in my late teens. I had read about it for years, how gruesome it was, how it had been banned in many places. I was expecting it to be shocking. But I wasn't expecting to keep thinking about how horrible it would be to have loved ones rise from the dead and attack me. The idea of the dead returning, soulless and with no purpose other than to eat the living, weighed on my mind for a very long time.Of course now zombies are everywhere so the idea is not so novel; in fact it's practically a joke. But at the time it really bothered me. OK, it's your turn: what movies scared you?
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Karen and Doug met on the Avengers Assemble! message board back in September 2006. On June 16 2009 they went live with the Bronze Age Babies blog, sharing their love for 1970s and '80s pop culture with readers who happen by each day. You'll find conversations on comics, TV, music, movies, toys, food... just about anything that evokes memories of our beloved pasts!
Doug is a high school social science teacher and department chairman living south of Chicago; he also does contract work for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is married with two adult sons, also both married.
Karen originally hails from California and now works in scientific research/writing in the Phoenix area. She often contributes articles to Back Issue magazine. She is married. She hangs out with Joe Biden occasionally.
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Back Issue #45
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