My name is Amaleen Ison, and I am a horror film fanatic.
I draw the line at films that show excessive gore and focus on human suffering. The so called slasher or torture movies are not my thing. I enjoy psychological and paranormal horror.
Apparently I’m atypical (I usually am). The usual horror-flick viewer is a man between the ages of 15 – 45. But, I’m willing to bet the majority of these males prefer the blood, guts, and gore stories.
There are few things I enjoy more than sitting in a darkened room, clutching a cushion to my chest, and watching a terrifying movie. It’s scary but it’s safe, and that’s key. I have no desire to live in a real haunted house or to be chased through my home town by a zombie with a grudge. I rather like my life the way it is without having to cope with daily paranormal challenges.
So why do people watch horror movies? I can only speak for myself. I relish the rush of adrenaline, being distracted from mundane life, snubbing social norms, and enjoying a voyeuristic glimpse of the horrific from a safe distance.
To share my love of horror, and to hopefully convert a few non-lovers, I’m going to feature a weekly scary clip. Today’s YouTube video encompasses everything that I love about horror. Pay careful attention at 0.52 mins Enjoy.