Do you like being scared by books, films, and surprises? Describe the sensation of being scared, and why you love it — or don’t.

I have had enough moments in my life of being scared.  I don’t watch scary movies or read scary books, I also don’t understand how it is that people do enjoy these things.  I know my two eldest daughters like scary movies, but they don’t watch them when I’m around.  I don’t like being scared or stressed.  For me watching scary movies or reading super scary books causes far more stress than I need in my life, thanks.  The very few scary movies I have seen still come back to haunt me often.
I’ll let you in on a little secret.  The little bear shown above is mine, it lives next to my bed.  My eldest daughter gave it to me when I was in the hospital once.  It certainly makes me feel better when I’m scared at night 🙂

63 thoughts on “Scared

  1. I don’t watch scary movies anymore. I see that SABC has been showing Psycho again but I haven’t watched it. With books, I’m different as I like thrillers. At least with a book you can put it down when things get a bit too much 😉

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  3. scared, it’s like a drug, you get the rush, it helps you escape the feelings you have, replacing them with pure fantasy, cause everyone on the planet hides the truth from time to time, and the truth locker for many is stuffed with so much, that the only way to forget, is to scare yourself silly, knowing it won’t last too long, just an opinion, but i too, dislike the scary stuff, the only ones i knew who liked it, were always hiding from themselves

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  6. Oh I so agree. I just couldn’t express it like you have. The extra stress is what I hate about watching scary movies or reading scary books. Who needs it? I don’t even like wild rides in amusement parks.

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  8. The movies that are out now that are so violent and scary are not ones I would go and see and I don’t understand who would want to … but obviously there are a lot that do or they wouldn’t make them… I don’t even like when they advertise segments of them on t.v. They shouldn’t even allow that ….at least I don’t think so… Diane

    • I also think so too. Those trailers can be very scary, and the worst is you often don’t expect to be seeing it as an ad when watching a comedy or something. I’m mostly a comedy watcher 🙂
      Thanks Diane.

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  10. Like you I have enough of real-life scares to not want to watch/read anything scary or horror filled. It’s one of the reasons I don’t like Halloween. Too many horrible costumes about!
    Give me cute and cuddly any day! Like your lovely bear. 🙂

  11. What a very nice teddy, I agree with you Michelle, I do not like to be scared at all, I am rather a gentle soul, and I just don’t like scary things, even for Halloween, I am the cute house, with mums and pumpkins with smiley faces, and that is alright with me! : )

  12. No Michele I do not like to be scared or watch scary movies, hell, I do not even watch the local news. I am prepared for all circumstances but I do not wish to watch gore.

  13. I don’t like scary movies or books. But I like a good mystery. Give me Nancy Drew. 🙂
    “The Secret of the Cracked Teapot” would be something I would probably read.

  14. I don’t do the scary movie things either – unless it’s intelligently scary.
    As for books, I love Stephen King and he’s the king of scary, but I find, in books, I can tone down the level of imagination to make it bearable 😉

  15. I don’t watch scary movies, or overtly violent films or series of this nature at all.

    For the same reason I never watch soaps as they try to create a reality – violence, disharmony aggression, deceit etc etc- that I refuse to relate to if at all possible.

    I prefer to watch fantasy – such as live broadcasts from Parliament, and comedies ( which are often one and the same thing) 🙂

  16. A friend an I saw the latest movie about a haunted house, I cannot remember the name. She as a rule only goes to see the Art pics. wich I also like but that day she suggested the
    haunting. I had so much fun as she literally jumped at every noise, and the noise were really bad. I prefer historical flics but I do watch every one about the supernatural. Of course I don’t believe a word otherwise I am sure I would’nt watch it. I think youre Teddy is absolutely adorable, going to have my housekeeper look for one of mine tomorrow. Bur I don’t have such an soft and cuddly one. I do have a white one and I do have lots of flowers. I’m sure you won’t mind if a copy yours, would you? hehe. Don’t be afraid anymore, just call on youre Angel to watch over you every night. Sweet dreams.

  17. I loved to read scary stories, when I was a teen, untill I read a book that was scarier than ever, I feel hunted too for many years and never read one again, nor looking scary movies. Teddy-bears help for sure…pets too 😉 Pawkiss 🙂

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  20. What a gorgeous little bear Michelle. Great shot you took of it hon. 😀
    I like scary movies and books. I’ve been scared enough in my life as well and decided I am not going to let it take me over. Now I am the horror..hahahaha
    Great post sweetness. Have a great weekend. 😀 *big hugs*

  21. I hate scary movies and being scated! I live alone now. Kids are grown and gone. Divorced after 25 years and I realized I was afraid of sleeping alone in my new home. I too have a special bear! Great post thank you!

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