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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I'm a big wimp.

I wince at the sight of them.

I cannot even stand to see a preview. Not even a clip. Not a millisecond.

I am a big, fat baby when it comes to movies. Most of them, in fact.

I cannot, even remotely stand scary movies. Horror? Ohmygosh I wanna die just thinking about the scariness. The gruesome. The yuck.

I simply cannot put it in my brain. I can't. I have to hold my ears and squeeze my eyes tightly shut if anything flashes on the tv screen or movie screen even remotely scary.

Not just horror, though. No, no. It extends way past that.

If the movie involves explosions, cars-crashing, bank-robbery, too much intense music (no, I'm serious, stop laughing), fire, kidnapping, or too much foul language (unless used in a comedy-type movie)....I'm out.

I cannot handle it.

Last night, Declan & I were scrolling through our apple TV movie options watching previews. We literally sucked up about 45 minutes of time JUST watching previews.

But I couldn't do it. I had to close my eyes, turn my head, distract myself---I just cannot watch any intense movies anymore. Heck, even previews.

My husband knows me so well. If he even SEES that there is a gun on the box of a movie? He goes, "oh yea, you won't like that." He doesn't push the issue. Those types of movies give me legit anxiety. 

So? What do I watch? 

You're probably thinking that my options have been brought down to basically nothing. And, you're right. I even thought Toy Story 3 was intense and scary as heck. I really, truly did. 

I'll happily watch comedy...documentaries...love a good indie movie...and chick flicks. That's about the gist of it, really. 

My husband is a good sport about it. He wouldn't ever push me into watching something he knows my brain just cannot handle, and that makes me feel ten sorts of anxious. 

So yea, in more words than one, I said it: I'm a big wimp.

29 comments:

  1. I'm the same way (sort of). Last week, I tried watching my DVD of "The Phantom of the Opera." (I love the music. But it's just too scary! The National Treasure movies are the only suspenseful movies I can handle (yes, they're rated PG.)

    I, for YEARS, had to close my eyes while watching Beauty and the Beast. Yes, the cartoon version. The fight gets intense!

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  2. Check into the National Geographic documentaries. I watched a great one on the president's photographer. They have some on Yellowstone, Denali, etc.

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  3. Im not to that extreme...but I cant handle much of whats out now... While I love a good action movie (shooter, wanted, the transporter)... some movies I just cannot even watch.. I dont even go near scary movies... to me its not worth it... Why even do it... but even some action movies get me... we recently watched "salt" and I had to close my eyes alot, and then I had dreams for day.. real real scary ones.

    I think it all stems from my childhood babysitter used to make us watch the wizard of OZ.....FOR NAPTIME.. Seriously?!?!

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  4. Oh, girly, me too, me too!

    Seriously, I'm all sorts of chicken. When the previews come on the TV, I close my eyes, plug my ears, and sing loudly to drown them out. Every. Time.

    And seriously? Toy Story 3? The scene with the fire-y trash pit at the end? SCARY!

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  5. Oh, Katie I know how you feel. I'm this way about scary movies. It's the images of the scary stuff that stays in my head for weeks, months, years even! A long time ago, like years and years ago, I watched Darkness Falls (I think that's what it's called) and I still picture the scary part(s) at night when I'm going to bed. Therefore, I sleep with the tv on every night. My adult nightlight. Literally, every night. I'm a huge wimp.

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  6. Oh Katie I'm the same way,
    I can't stand action/horror movies!
    Chick flicks all the way!

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  7. I'm the same way. I hate action movies, suspense movies and all scary movies. I'm not ashamed to admit that I am terrified of the dark, and I will forever argue that these movies just enforce that fear. Wimps unite! :)

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  8. toy story 3 was legitimately scary! i got freaked out too. don't watch Coraline...that one is creepy wicked and eeked me out.

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  9. I can't stand scary movies, but thrillers and the like are ok by me. I'm glad D doesn't force you into watching things that he knows you don't like. That's a sweet husband to know you so well.

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  10. I am the exact. same. way.

    In fact, even if B is watching a scary movie while I am sleeping, I will get nightmares. I am that sensitive to them.

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  11. Ok I'm not as chicken as you are. BUT, my difficulty with movies manifests in a different way. I like to think I'm a pretty smart person. I hope you would agree. But? Intense movies? I cannot follow and understand them. At all. I can sit down and watch a 3 hour movie, get up, and not be able to tell you a summary of the plot, or which characters were connected to who, or, really, anything about the movie. I don't know why. My brain just doesn't work I guess. Basically, I have watched all the Matrix movies, the Bourne movies, and the Ocean movies like .... 50 times each and cannot tell you a single thing about any of them. There. I said it. I'm dumb.

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  12. Oh ya .. and my fear is with snakes. I'm not overly scared of snakes in real life .. but on TV? Horrific. If I see a snake on TV (even in a CARTOON) there is a 95% chance I will have a nightmare that night and scream at Evan to get the snakes away from me.

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  13. ME TOO.
    I can handle some action movies, since explosions don't bug me too much. But I so know what you mean about the music.
    Oh, and all those "end of the world" type movies?? HATE THEM. Plus, with me being Miss Sheltered Christian Girl, anything involving demons and satanic junk? No flippin way.
    I'll gladly take my comedies and girly flicks, thankyouverymuch. I mean, there's enough scary drama in the world. Why do I want to freak myself out with watching MORE of it?? lol.

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  14. this is exactly clint and i. guns, shoot em up, thriller, suspense...i'd rather file paperwork than subject myself to a hour and a half of tense, jaw clenching horror. clint's a good sport as well...gotta love a man who will netflix a chick flick for his gal :)

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  15. I think it's good that you don't watch intense movies like that. Because the more you push yourself, the more desensitized you'll become!

    I used to watch scary movies a lot, mostly because I was dating my husband at the time and he liked them. But then I had my first anxiety attack in the movie theater watching a scary, suspenseful movie. Then after that, I couldn't watch a scary movie without having one. So these days I stay away from horror movies, and I don't miss them at all! I sleep better at night, too :-)

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  16. I totally do that with horror movie previews, but not all action ones! Crazy! SO sweet of him not to push you to watch things you dont like! :)

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  17. You aren't the only one! I am a total-whimp too when it comes to horror films. I watched too many as a kid and it ruined me! I stick to the feel good movies for sure, thankfully my husband is the same way. :)

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  18. I'm a complete wimp about scary (or even overly tense) movies too, but I have to say, I kind of love watching them when my husband is there for terrified snuggling purposes.

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  19. I have never, once, seen a horror movie. Can't. And I really don't like movies in general, because they HAVE to have a happy ending. Any kind of emotional turmoil and I absolutely cannot watch.

    I totally get it.

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  20. I LOVED scary movies until I had kids. Something in me snapped and now I can't even watch previews. Actually, I can't even HEAR previews. Freaks me out. For days.

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  21. Toy Story 3 was super intense. Even on my second viewing, I got nervous during the fire-trash scene.

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  22. Katie,
    You are more like your mother than you ever thought! I hate scary movies, can't do it at all. Hate suspense movies with all that theme music that makes you get panicky inside. I hate shoot em up shows and that is your Dads favorite. I have to leave the room. I am trying to slowly convert him from COPS to Man Vs. Food. It's working!! haha
    Love you,
    Momma

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  23. my hubs? loves resident evil. me? TERRIFIED of zombies. i can't do it. i had a legit, woke me up in a cold sweat, practically hyperventilating dream once...i don't go there. ick.

    so i totally get it.

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  24. I am so glad you talked about this! I'm exactly the same way. No kidding. Everyone at home knows me for a big whimp. I like Jane Austen movies. Romantic comedies (with no big gun/kidnapping/whatever dramas)--My siblings forced me to watch "Child Play" and had a panic attack and was anxious/scared for weeks! heck. Months! They've learned their lessons :) I am totally on your side! :)

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  25. I'm right there with you! I won't watch scary movies at all and anything involving animals is out. No Dumbo, Bambi, movies about horses...all of it makes me cry. I'll happily stick with my romantic comedies.

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  26. You watch AppleTV previews too? We do that all the time! And I'm the exact same way, I can't handle scary movies in the slightest, I'm scared of the dark, and I'm getting wimpier with each passing day.

    I'm pleased to be in such awesome company. Let someone else have the scary movies! Documentaries it is! :-)

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  27. oh man I hate horror movies but I live for action and all those sorts of movies. Love me some criminal minds and bones and those types of tv shows but I do sometimes have nightmares / scary dreams!

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  28. I can't handle scary movies or shows either. I have never seen a horror movie and never plan on it!

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