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brandontreb
brandontreb

🎥 Wife and I are trying to watch scary movies. We’re huge wusses, but I feel like it’s a good exposure.

Tonight: Relic

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@brandontreb I just give them a wide birth. The fear just takes the enjoyment out of movie watching for me.

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macgenie
macgenie

@brandontreb I’ve been mostly a chicken when it comes to movies. I had a boyfriend who challenged me to watch the scariest movie I could think of, and I picked “The Birds.” I’m glad I saw it, won’t rewatch thought. 😧

brandontreb
brandontreb

@crossingthethreshold haha I have never heard that turn of phrase. I like it.

I’m actually finding the fear / adrenaline to be a bit enjoyable. We have recently watched 4 horror/thriller movies and its been really fun.

brandontreb
brandontreb

@macgenie I’ve not seen that one. Will have check it out. We have traditionally steered clear of scary movies as well.

My wife and I were recently inspired by The Scaredy Cats Horror Show podcast from Gimlet. One of the hosts challengers the other to watch various horror films and they discuss. I highly recommend the podcast.

johnchidgey
johnchidgey

@macgenie The Birds is intense. Also haven’t been able to rewatch it 20 years later...

klandwehr
klandwehr

@brandontreb @macgenie I would like to recommend two older movies “The Innocents” from 1961 and “the Haunting” from 1963, there are newer versions but the older versions are much better. 🙋‍♀️ I am a card carrying wuss also

brandontreb
brandontreb

@klandwehr addin them to the list. Thanks for the recommendation. The older horror films seem a bit less scary (probably due to lack of special effects), but I still feel like I get “scary movie credit” for watching them haha

klandwehr
klandwehr

@brandontreb yeah they are more psychologically triller, where the hair is standing up on the back of your neck thru the whole movie.

brandontreb
brandontreb

@klandwehr love it! I much prefer that style to jump scare after jump scare.

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@brandontreb Maybe it is a British expression? I can use them at times without thinking, and then I see a polite “what did he just say, but I’ll laugh along with it anyway?” look on others faces, and catch myself!