Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Scariest Movie Ever

When I was 9 and my brother 10 my parents left for the weekend, leaving to babysit us a mild-mannered, middle-aged librarian from where mom taught school. Saturday night she took us to McDonalds - we were never allowed to eat at Mickey D's - this was a real treat! Then her boyfriend came to our table. It was quickly decided we'd all be going to a drive-in movie. There was a double billing of horror shows. Librarian lady and her boyfriend climb in the backseat and order us in the front. "Whatever you do, DON'T even THINK about turning around!" She growled.

Night of the Living Dead begins. Ten minutes into the movie, I'm whimpering, "Can we go now?" "NO! DON'T TURN AROUND!" She orders. I am a deaf-mute by the time the picture ends. For months I envision zombies clamoring through the woods up to our house....this movie is still horrifying to me.....

What movie keeps you sneaking looks out the window or locking the bathroom door?

7 comments:

Eva Gallant said...

Horror movies don't scare me as much as suspense type films, mostly because they aren't real. Cape Fear scared the pants off me; Halloween 1 had a really scary scene in it. Films about the supernatural I find scary, because you don't really know if these things could happen; Oh and there was another called the Hitch-hiker with some blond guy serial killer that was a spooker!

Jeanette said...

Never trust the Librarians! I hated that movie and I didn't see it until I was an adult. Poor thing...here's a ((((hug))))!

Chris said...

There was The House that Screamed, which I may have seen with you. And some thing I watched downstairs in the house when I was about seven that I can't remember the name of, but I think "The Birds" may still be one of the scariest movies I've ever seen.

Emma said...

Hi, thanks for visiting me! Great story, going to read some more :)

S.E. Sward said...

The movie was scary, but I get the distinct feeling that what the librarian was doing in the back seat with the boyfriend would have been way scarier to you and haunted you a lot more vividly if you had turned around to see what they were doing!

Aunt Juicebox said...

They all scare me while I'm watching them, and then for the rest of the night. But I still love them. I don't like the gory ones quite as much. I think that's more gross-factor than actually scary.

Tam said...

First of all, the babysitter in the backseat is just hysterical! The scaries movie I've ever seen was on tv one night in high school when I was home alone (don't have any idea why I watched it); it was about some lady who brought a little doll back from Jamaica or somewhere, and it came alive in her suitcase when she got home and cut its way out with this huge shiny knife. Then it ran all over her apartment trying to stab her to death. I still creep out over voodoo dolls.