Friday, October 28, 2011

Favorite Scene Friday!: The 13th

Horror movies do not scare me. Strangely enough, I have the ability to detach myself from the movie I'm watching, so rarely do I ever get creeped out. However, that wasn’t the case when I first saw today’s Favorite Scene. To this day, it’s the last horror movie to give me nightmares. In my defense, I was around 10 years old. I’ll set the scene.

If I recall correctly, it was a Saturday night. My parents and I were visiting family friends. The parents were downstairs watching movies, while the kids were playing upstairs. I came downstairs for a drink and as I walked by the family room I poked my head in to ask my mom or dad something. As I did, out of the corner of my eye I saw a young Kevin Bacon lying in bed smoking a cigarette (years later I would learn what he was really smoking.) My eyes were glued to the screen because I wasn’t supposed to be there, but up to this point no one had told me to leave. Now I’m totally into it when I see him reach for his forehead and before I could turn away, I saw it. The scene that changed my 10 year old life forever. The scene that for weeks made me run and jump into my bed after turning out the lights and without totally spoiling it for you, the scene that made those quiet moments just before I fell off to sleep scary as hell.

I hope you enjoy and if I don’t get a chance to tell you before Monday, Happy Halloween!