My husband, who likes horror and horrifying movies (see his website here, and it is occasionally NSFW), and I started our own little Halloween tradition a few years ago; on Halloween night we watch a horror movie.
The year before last we watched the original Halloween, which was very good, and very scary, and though I closed my eyes during a few extra scary parts, it didn't bother me too much. Last year we saw Paranormal Activity in the movie theatre, and I am not exaggerating when I tell you that every time I get up in the middle of the night to go pee I am afraid I might run into a demon.
And I get up every night to go pee.
And I don't even believe in demons!
This year my husband is really super excited about the new remastered blu-ray of The Exorcist.
Well, you can see where this is going, right?
Okay, when I was a teen I read the book, and it made me so nauseous and upset in certain parts that I actually had to put the book down until I could be sure I wasn't going to puke. A couple of years later, I did see the movie -- on network television, edited for tv. And it still scared the crap out of me.
Honestly though, it is a brilliant movie, and quite possibly the scariest movie ever made. A classic! And it's Halloween. Our Halloween TRADITION.
What do you think? Should I watch it?