You may have read THIS post about how I like to watch very ‘unscary’ films with friends on Halloween…
However, this year the girls decided that we should go and watch Paranormal Activity 4 at the cinema. Instead of out right refusing, I decided that I, Emily, scaredy-cat-BIG-chicken-“I’ll-never-watch-a-horror-film-it’s-just-plain-silly”, should ‘man up’ and attempt to get into this whole ‘scaring yourself is fun thing’.
Now, I’m not crazy, I didn’t throw myself straight into one of the scariest films out this year, in a dark cinema, without any preparation. As a compromise, my friends have to come over to my house a couple of times this week to watch the first three paranormal activity films to (as I put it) “see how it goes…”.
It was okay! But precautions had to be taken. And so, I give you,
‘My guide to surviving the scariest of movies’
For Big Chickens and Scardy Pants
1. Have your friends close!! And the bravest ones closer.
We all huddled together under a duvet surrounded by numerous pillows for “protection”.
2. Keep the lights on.
This is only for the real chicken’s like me. It may compromise your enjoyment of the film but, my goodness, didn’t it make things seem a lot less scary! Banish the dark corners and weird shadows!
3. Have nibbles out ready.
It’s useful to have a bowl of popcorn at the ready, so when things get really tense, you can distract yourself with the munchies.
4. If it gets really REALLY bad, hit the mute button.
Be careful though, you’re friends may get a little angry if you do this constantly… like I didn’t do… honestly.
I finally get the whole ‘sacring yourself is fun’ thing. Me and my friends jumped out of our skins and made some crazy shrieky noises that night. It was ten times funnier than it was scary, after all that.
6. Have the Disney ready.
Thats right, a Disney marathon afterwards is a must. Our picks? The Little Mermaid and Beauty and The Beast.
7. Don’t let your friends leave.
Well, not for as long as possible anyway… I managed to keep mine until about 2 in the morning, then they really had to go. But I slept with the lights off all by myself! WIN!
So, give it a try, it’s really not that bad!
I’d still rather watch Brave though
Don’t tell anyone