Another NaBloPoMo prompt: Do you like scary movies that make you jump?
I’m not old enough to watch scary movies! I find them far too frightening, indeed, nightmare-inducing. Sam required that I watch The Crow with him when we’d just started dating him (I can’t remember why anymore) and, like a fool, I didn’t refuse absolutely. Today I would, even in the early days of a relationship. I too easily suspend my disbelief.
But then, I can’t watch many very violent things, either. They’re too upsetting for me. The more realistic violence is, the more frightening it is. I can’t understand why anyone else would want to watch such things, either, but I accept that they don’t touch some people as deeply as they do me. I can watch forensics shows, but the violence is usually over by the time those shows start. The main characters reconstruct the crimes, but the viewer isn’t usually subjected to the actual crime occurring, happily. That lets me look at them as puzzles.