Friday, November 21, 2008

You Can't Scare Me

Ask anyone. I thrive on blood and gore. I grew up on gunslingers, mass murder, and horror.

I was reading about the Boston Strangler and Charles Manson when my peers were reading The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew.

If the TV is on at our house, it's most likely a crime show of some sort or, better yet, a live trial.

I've never seen a movie that left me trembling. Jaws? Bring it tuna breath. The Exorcist? What a bunch of babies.

The joke in our house is that I could kill my husband and no one would ever suspect me or find his body. And I wouldn't even break a sweat or a nail doing it.

However, I've met my match. So much so, that I'm not even sure I can stand to have the cover of this movie on the blog. (If I abandon the blog, you'll know why).

Last night I watched "The Exorcism of Emily Rose."

How I missed this movie when it was first released, I don't know. Why I didn't pass it up this time around, I'll always regret.

Holy crap (no pun intended), this movie is S-C-A-R-Y. Not in a Stephen King boogie man kind of way and not in a psychological thriller kind of a way, but scary in a way that will make you afraid to look out the window or look at a clock in the middle of the night.

I honestly could not get this movie out of my house fast enough.

And if I wake up again tonight at 3:00 AM, I am seriously out of here.


Rena said...

And now I have no choice but to watch it. Be sure to explain to my children as to why mommy is sucking her thumb in the corner of the mental ward.

Carla said...

Rena darling, we all know you are rocking and sucking your thumb in the corner of the mental ward anyway. Don't be blaming the movie. But hey, at least you are doing it in a tropical paradise, instead of cold ass Chicago.

Ashley Y. said...

The same thing happened to me, Carla! I loved The Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies until I watched this movie, I have no interest in scary movies any more. Another good one that I watched BEFORE The Exorcism of Emily Rose was Amityville Horror. Have you seen it??

Carla said...

Hey Ashley! No, I haven't seen that, and I'm still recovering from Emily Rose, so I think I'll be crossing that one off my Netflix que. (I don't have your email, so hopefully you'll see this)

Steve Gonzalez said...

i just finished viewing the film with my girlfriend and afterwards she noticed on the cover art for the film (which is on your blog) that in emily's hair can be seen either the face of christ or that of a demon. have you heard of anyone else observing this optical illusion. was it intended by the makers of the movie cover? any feedback would be appreciated.