Last Saturday night, because the temperature wasn’t too bad, we went for an evening family walk and took the kids to Walgreens for milk. Even at just 6:00, it was already completely dark outside, and a dense fog was starting to settle in, so Hubby and I decided it was a perfect night to watch a scary movie. The only thing is that we watch A LOT of horror movies, and most of them just aren’t scary anymore. Call it desensitization to the horror, or maybe it’s the fact that we have 4 kids and it’s difficult to find something scarier than say, 3 of them being wide awake at midnight or someone taking off their dirty diaper and making a mess with it. But whatever the reason, it’s hard to find a movie that will actually scare either of us.
While we were trying to choose a suitable scary movie, we came across Stephen King’s IT. My husband was skeptical, but I was certain it would be terrifying, so we gave it a try. And I was right, well partially right anyway – the first time Pennywise the horror clown was shown on the screen, it was so creepily done that my husband grabbed ME and not the other way around – which was only actually because I couldn’t even watch it; it was so scary! Unfortunatley, my husband was no longer scared once Pennywise began to talk, but I was creeped out by the entire movie… well, at least until the end, when the big showdown scene completely disappointed me and took away my fear – that’s all I’ll say, don’t want to spoil it if you haven’t seen IT.
I like to research movies that I watch; I look them up on imdb.com to see if I’m correct when I recognize actors from other movies. When I looked up IT, I came across information that pointed to the theatrical release of an IT remake in the near future – I’m there!!
I think I might want to read Stephen King’s IT the novel first before I see the remake maybe; I’ve been thinking about what to read after I finish the 2nd Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. It’s going kind of slowly for me; I think I’m ready for a break from Hogwarts – some Stephen King should do the trick! Then again, maybe not, I’ve been having enough trouble sleeping as it is – matter of fact, I go in for a sleep study later today. That’s all I need is to get my sleep problems under control and then give myself nightmares by reading scary books… But anyway, wish me luck – I’m a little nervous about the study (I don’t know what I do in my sleep, and I don’t know how I feel about strangers knowing what I do when I sleep – that’s kind of personal! Plus I’m going to miss my family like crazy and worry about them. I hate sleeping in hospitals, but at least in the past, I’ve had a newborn baby to cuddle!).
Click here if you want to do more reading about the IT remake – but keep in mind that this article complains about the same spoiler at the end of IT that I hated, so if you don’t want to know what happens, don’t read it! And one more thing… I thought Tim Curry was just excellent in IT. He was unrecognizable, which was probably part of the charm!