Scary Movie Lovers 🧢? Y'all are a different breed of Cinephiles.
In my two decades of being a movie lover and a Cinephile, I've heard about all sorts of movies and seen even more. As my love for what happens on-screen grew bigger, my taste in movies and tvshows has also experienced some changes in some areas despite being the same in some other areas.
During my childhood, I usually woke up in the middle of the night to watch movies with my Mum. Haha. She's a busy woman who's doing so much to run her fashion designing business in addition to the hectic and adorable role of motherhood. Despite her busyness, she also likes to watch Movies. So, whenever she's done with her work for the day and we get lucky enough to have electricity, we glue our eyes to the screen and watch Nollywood movies until very late at night.
Of course, that was when Nollywood was still doing really good movies. I enjoyed those back then and I don't know why I no longer fancy any Nollywood production. Maybe it's because I was a young chap then and I was happy to watch anything on-screen. For the record, the last time I watched any Nollywood production was back in 2009 so I can't objectively speak for or against the quality of their recent projects. I just don't feel enthusiastic to check them out.
At this very moment, I've become very selective about what I watch and I enjoy being in that bubble where I enjoy only the TV shows that whet my appetite. I like to watch Kdrama projects and I often go for the ones that have action in them. I also enjoy Kdramas about Business, Politics, History, Crime and Investigation. I also watch bits of British, Italian, and Spanish shows if they are themed about relevant historical Events.
What about horror shows?
I've never really picked a show to watch just because it's a horror show. I just don't know what people see in it and I'm always of the opinion that horror shows are not worth having on my watchlist. I never tried to watch one or even see why people get scared when they watch any. Haha.
Well, I finally got dragged into watching a whole lot of horror Movies this year. Wow! My friend who's also a big movie fan decided we have to see a bunch of horror Movies together. Haha. I wasn't ready or even interested in watching any movie of that sort. Not when I have my action shows to watch and enjoy. Haha.
However, she was not having any of that. Also, she's quite persuasive so, I decided to see what's so freaking hot about horror Movies. Like, why would a macho like myself freak out just because something is crawling in a movie? Haha. You need to see me when we were about to see that movie. I was feeling like a fearless rock. Haha.
I'm not even kidding when I say this; my respect for those who watch horror Movies is currently flying to the moon. Seriously, y'all are a different breed of movie Lovers because why on earth will you watch something that will freak the living hell out of you? Jeezzzzz!
I'm not going to lie... I was screaming and closing my eyes in so many scenes of the show and I'm not even kidding, a part of me felt like it was about to get tossed into the horror that was going on in the movie. I know it's a movie. Yeah! "It's just a movie". However, a very good horror movie will freak you out like crazy.
Guess how my friend was reacting?
She was having a very good laugh!
Lol. Now, whenever we meet and we are free to see Movies together, she always tries to fit scary Movies into our watchlist. Lol. She knows I won't be forgiving her any time soon. Haha.