9 Things You'll Only Relate to If You Have a Love-Hate Relationship With Scary Movies
If I had to define my relationship with scary movies on Facebook, our status would definitely be "it's complicated."
I love the adrenaline pumping through my veins while watching something that totally freaks me out, but I also hate the fact that I spend the next few weeks after watching a scary movie searching for monsters around every corner and dreaming about all the ways I could potentially die.
If you find that you also have a love-hate relationship with scary movies, keep scrolling for nine truths only you can relate to.
1. You determine whether or not you'll watch a new scary movie on the trailer alone. If you're already freaked out, you're probably going to steer clear, but if you're only mildly nervous, you could potentially take a chance on watching the whole thing.
(Pretty Little Liars via Freeform)
2. You refuse to see scary movies in theaters. The only acceptable way to watch a scary movie is cuddled up on your couch under your favorite blanket where you can easily hide your face if things get too freaky.
3. "It's fun to be scared" is not a sentiment you can even mildly relate to. How is worrying about your health and safety a good time? How is it enjoyable to have your heart beating so hard that you feel like you can't breathe? You might sound crazy, but your "fun" doesn't usually involve massive amounts of terror.
4. Because you understand that being scared on its own is not fun, the only horror movies you enjoy are ones with a really great plot line. You can handle things popping out at you as long as there's a point to the story.
(Stranger Things via Netflix)
5. You go through ups and downs in your scary movie watching. You'll watch nothing but scary movies for three weeks straight, but all that horror suddenly has you too afraid to even be in your room on your own, so you'll swear off scary movies for the next two months. It's a cycle you can't escape.
6. You're a very vocal scary movie-watcher. Aka you'll spend the whole time telling the characters all the things they shouldn't be doing and screaming very loudly if something is even mildly alarming.
7. Your complicated relationship with scary movies means that your friends now refuse to watch them with you. Not only do you not shut up, they also know that they're going to get way too many text messages after the fact, asking them to calm you down because you definitely heard a noise in your closet.
(Riverdale via The CW)
8. In the days following a scary movie, everything becomes cause for alarm. Your dog barking at the street means that he probably senses a ghost, that creaking noise in your house is definitely a murderer making their way to your bedroom—heck, even a knock on your door makes you jump.
9. No matter what you do, you can never seem to escape scary movies completely. Even though you know you're going to completely overreact, you still find yourself craving a little terror if you haven't watched a scary movie in a while.
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