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Traumatized for Life: A Childhood Memory #MFRWAuthor Blog Hop, Week 21 — 18 Comments

  1. ALina – you are far from a wimp!!! One of my favorite things is a scary movie – the scarier the better. But I have friends who don’t like to watch all the blood, gore, and horror. Doesn’t make them wimps and you’re not one either! BTW That Abbot and Costello movie? I’ve seen it over 200 times! Yeah – it’s just that funny.

    • I’ve seen snippets of it as an adult and it really is hilarious. But…I still have a fear reaction to the Wolfman in that movie, like a tiny bit of PTSD. Thanks for taking time to comment, Peggy.

  2. I feel your pain. I don’t do horror, either. Never have. I remember watching some scary movie about a preying mantis when I was a kid and lying awake for what felt like hours afterward, scared out of my wits. Don’t blame you one bit for breaking up with that guy!

  3. OMG Chucky at 7??? What in the world. I don’t blame your son for being scared. I’ve not seen the movie you mentioned, but I’m the same way with horror. I’m not a fan. My hubby and I did do a marathon session of the Friday the 13th movies because in this day and age to me they were more comical than scary. Not gonna lie, the Nightmare on Elmstreet movies though can still get me.

    • Yeah, we were surprised too. The friend was 8, but still… I can do fun movies like Practical Magic at Halloween, or ghost hunter shows, but otherwise, no slashers for me!

  4. Isn’t it amazing how our child mind can interpret something like Abbott and Costello as super scary? I still avoid watching Village of the Damned because it scared the bejeebers out of me when I was 8! I have watched some horror, and it doesn’t take much to send me over the edge with that. NOPE NOPE NOPE!!!

  5. I’m not a fan of scary movies, either. As a teen I went to see Pit and the Pendulum and The Tingler at the same time. I had nightmares for…ever. During the movie they stopped the film and turned off the lights. Someone came over the speaker and said the Tingler was in the theater. LOL I can LOL now. So I stay away from scary. You and your brother look very cute.

  6. I sympathize, Alina. I’m not into horror either. My favorite horror movies are Love at First Bite and Young Frankenstein! I think I did see the Abbott and Costello movie as a child, but I guess it didn’t scare me too much. A&C were hilarious.

    You were adorable in your first Communion dress.

    • Aww, thanks, Linda. My mother gave me that dress when I was an adult. We didn’t have a lot of money, so it was a big expenditure, and she hung onto it. I think I finally got rid of it after she died.

  7. LOL! I had a similar reaction to Abbot and Costello Meet Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde when I was ~6. Church showed children’s movies after mass, and me, my sister and my cousin went to see that show. I got so scared I wanted to leave. My big sister refused to leave but my cousin Paulette agreed to walk me home. I still don’t like horror, but most movies are closer to funny than scary.

  8. I’m with you – NOT a fan of horror movies! I remember seeing one at a kid’s Halloween party. My younger sister was there (and I SWEAR it was the praying mantis movie Sherry mentioned). I was scared, so I told them that it was really my little sister who was afraid and I had to take her home. Got me out of seeing it, lol.

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