This is why you’re scared of your own shadow

by Katie on March 7, 2011

We both knew borrowing this TV would be our downfall. I think we have almost watched every DVD and VHS tape we collectively own in the past few weeks. We had a few rainy days last week, and took that opportunity to watch a couple of my old favorites, Silence of the Lambs and Kiss the Girls, both of which Brandon either had never seen or hadn’t seen in many years.

Just for a little background here, these were the two most suspense-filled movies Brandon and I have ever watched together. He has zero interest in watching any sort of horror movie, while I, on the other hand, have always loved them, even though they scare the mess out of me. So, the whole thriller/suspense genre is the closest I’m able to get to enjoy a movie with my husband.

Also important to note here is the fact that I am the biggest chicken you will ever meet. I hate being alone in the dark, or really, just in the dark period. Unless I’m sleeping, which requires a pitch-black room in order to avoid shadows dancing on the walls. I am extremely jumpy as well. Want to get a good laugh? Surprise me when I turn the corner.

Needless to say, Brandon was left with a few questions/choice words after my two most recent movie choices.

As the credits were rolling for Kiss the Girls, he exclaimed, “No wonder you’re scared of your own shadow!”

To which I laughed.

“It’s not funny,” he said, “You’ve done this all to yourself by watching crap like this all your life, and now I have to deal with the aftermath.”

To which I agreed he may have a point.

I mean, it kind of makes sense. He never watched things like that, or at least not by choice, and has no fears of the dark or crazy men or being attacked on a ditch bank and held captive.

I, on the other hand, have watched a million horror movies and my favorite movies and TV shows are of the thrill-suspense-scary-action sort. And I could come up with about a million different scenarios in less than two minutes which place my safety in jeopardy in any given situation.

And yes, I am often scared of my own shadow.

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