Surviving Horror When You’re Scared of EVERYTHING

Guest Writer: Michael J. Miller

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Photo Credit – Ghostbusters (1984)

I am a huge baby.  I don’t try to hide this.  When Kalie and I began dating two years ago I’d only seen one or two horror movies.  Why?  I don’t like being scared so I didn’t like them.  However, apparently part of being in a relationship is sharing each other’s interests soooo now I spend a lot of time watching horror movies.  Aaaagggh!!!  As I’ve embarked on this frightful foray into the world of horror (beginning with Annabelle and most recently A Cure For Wellness) I’ve come to appreciate and even enjoy the genre in my own way.  I’ve also developed a series of coping mechanisms so I can survive watching these films.  So, if you’re like me and you’re forced to watch you enjoy horror movies but are TERRIFIED while watching them, try these tricks!

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Surviving Horror When You’re Scared of EVERYTHING

Point Counterpoint: The Pros and Cons of Ghostbusting

Ghostbusters II 1Some time ago, I started a series called “Point Counterpoint.”  In the first installment, Michael and his brother debated one another about the importance of grooming in a zombie apocalypse.  The series then waned, as I had difficulty contriving another debatable issue and became interested in other things.  Happily, however, “Point Counterpoint” has returned!  In this installment, my boyfriend, Michael, of My Comic Relief, explains why he would love to be a ghostbuster and would be ideally suited for it.  I then explore the ethics of ghostbusting and why I find the practice problematic.  Lend us your thoughts in the comment section!

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Point Counterpoint: The Pros and Cons of Ghostbusting

What Scares Us? Michael’s First Fright – Ghostbusters II

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Photo Credit – Ghostbusters II

I was excited to read Kalie’s first post in her new series – What Scares Us? My First Fear.  I love the idea of examining early memories of being afraid and/or exploring the things that frighten us.  I was also pretty excited to contribute a piece myself!  I knew there could be only one topic for this reflection.  As I look back to my first vivid memory of heart-stopping, soul-chilling terror I journey back to the summer of 1989.  A soon-to-be seven year old Michael was settling into a dark movie theatre with his family.  He was ready for fun…but what he found was dark, disturbing, raw, primal fear.  This experience has haunted me to this day.  What movie did I see?  None other than the heart-stopping, soul-shaking horrorfest that was Ghostbusters II. Continue reading “What Scares Us? Michael’s First Fright – Ghostbusters II”

What Scares Us? Michael’s First Fright – Ghostbusters II