Thursday, May 22, 2014

Theater Thursday: Why I can't watch scary movies

It's Thursday and that can only mean one thing... it's Theater Thursday! This week's featured movie is, The Purge. A movie that I will never watch again because it scared me so much I still can't stop thinking about it.
A few weeks ago while I was at the movie theater, I saw a preview for a movie called the Purge 2. It looked a little scary but interesting. The concept seemed different so I decided to look up the first movie because I had missed hearing about it when it first came out. Uh oh... it was labeled a horror movie. I am not a scary movie fan. I am more of Sound of Music, Jurassic Park, Trading Places kind of movie fan. Now in my defense, I did watch the first 3 Scream movies and they weren't too scary. Yes I don't think I could sleep the night of watching them but I did and have seen them multiple times.

I figured if I could watch Scream 1-3 then I could watch the Purge and be alright. Wrong.
(aren't they supper creepy)
 
The Purge is set in modern time but a different kind of society. Once a year for 12 hours, all Emergency services such as 911, Fire, EMT, hospitals, Police are all unavailable. In addition to that fact, during those 12 hours you are allowed to commit any kind of crime without retribution from the law including the crime of Murder. Obviously, richer people can protect themselves against the purge better than a poor person. The Purge focuses on one family who is able to protect themselves during the 12 hour purge period. However, their night doesn't go as planned. For the next 12 hours, we see one families struggle to protect themselves when they started the night having no idea they would ever need to.

I watched the entire movie. I didn't think I was going to about half way through. I swear I worked my way to a stomach ulcer wondering if the family was going to die. Then I spent the entire night freaking out once the lights went out. A noise? Is that someone breaking in! What if America really started doing the purge?! How could I secure my house? I need to buy shot guns! I need to stock up on ammo! I need a bunker. No really! The list went on and on. I was completely freaked out. Flash to last week... I woke up around 4am thinking I heard a noise outside of someone trying to come in my front door. I spent the next half our trying to figure out if it was a dream or not.

I won't be watching The Purge 2.

7 comments:

Krysten Gautreaux said...

Haha I loved this movie. But I can't deal with the movie The Strangers. Have you ever seen that? If not don't, you'll never be able to sleep again.

tina said...

I love scary movies!! I think The Purge came out last summer but I didn't get a chance to see it. Sorry you didn't enjoy it, most scary movies really aren't anymore. But now that I live alone, to be on the safe side, I only watch them in the daytime...... Thanks for the warning though!!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I love scary movies. I am always freaking out I have to admit that. That's the whole point though. HAHAHA. BUT I have not yet watched the Purge...kinda looking forward to it. I'm weird, I know. Haha

Miranda said...

I'm right there with ya, girly! I CANNOT watch scary movies..

Erica said...

i seriously thought this movie was stupid. it was supposed to be a statement about consumption and materialism in america. a conversation about how poverty is overlooked in the name of capitalism. and it ended up being really stupid. ethan hawke is hot though, so there's that...

Lady Jewels Diva® said...

That's why I don't watch scary movies at night, I just know I will have nightmares for the rest of it and wake up dead tired.

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

I didn't think that movie was scary at all. My friends and I saw it when it came out last year. We thought it was so horrible that we were going to leave the theater before it was over. Here's the review that I wrote lol http://southernbelle23.blogspot.com/2013/06/if-you-are-thinking-about-watching-purge.html

I love scary movies, but good ones!!