Saturday, July 28, 2007

10:30 p.m.

You know how some people have an obsession with roller coasters, or skydiving, or cliff jumping? I have an obsession with scary books. Unfortunately, after what I put myself through over the years, few books qualify as "scary."

Has anyone ever read It, by Stephen King?I did, when I was 12. It scared me so much that I couldn't sleep, so I just kept reading, and ended up staying awake for three days straight finishing it. I can honestly say to this day that is one of the most terrifying things that I have ever read. I don't know why exactly. Perhaps it is my fear of clowns, or my vivid imagination that to this day makes me afraid of the monster under the bed, but that that book struck a chord in me. I'm not actually a huge fan of Stephen King, especially since none of his books have ever scared me as much as this one did. I liked this one so much I tracked down a first edition hardcover, and I have a semi serious goal of getting it signed one day.

Horror movies have never scared me either, but suspense movies will keep me up forever. I can handle gore, and boogiemen jumping out at me, but if I have to wait?

I'd better have a movie buddy.


Mark O. Martin said...

Did you ever see the miniseries of "It"? It is very creepy, until you reach the end.

Have you read "Insomnia" by King?

Anonymous said...

I've never watched a horror movie that's actually scared me. I've been watching them since I was three, though, so...I guess I kind of just grew out of being scared?

Glo Paint said...

Mark-- I've seen the It miniseries, but after the book it was like boxed wine to bottled.

"Insomnia" is on my list to read next, actually. I've heard good things.

Maddo said...

I don't know if I could handle it.

tim said...

I dunno. I've never liked Stephen King's stuff, but I am a well-known snob.

MissMeliss said...

The book of It has caused me to take a good look at gutters whenever I pass one, to this day.

I didn't think the miniseries was creepy enough, actually.