10 Things we can learn from horror movies

A month or so back, I wrote a post about the little things we do each day that makes us happy and keeps our wellbeing in check. In this post I spoke about watching horror movies and mentioned a few rules to live by when it comes to them. These are points I have taken from watching them. You may feel they resonate with you, but you may have many more of your own.

Grab a cuppa and see what you think.

Always check the back seat of your carUrban Legend. This makes good sense, particularly if you are driving alone at night. The girl in the movie didn’t and it didn’t end well. Anyway, I’m not here to scare you, but check it. I had a particularly scary experience when I was in my early 20’s. I worked at a supermarket part time and for each holiday occasion they would decorate the store and make it look wonderful. This particular Halloween they had scary pumpkin helium balloons. I loved them, So when the time came to take all the decorations down, we were allowed to take the balloons if we wanted. I took one and left that night and began my drive home. Going down a hill in the dark I looked in my mirror and I swear my heart stopped. Gradually rising up was this scary pumpkin face. So always check the back seat!

Always, always switch lights on. You can be sitting on the sofa or upstairs in bed and you hear a noise. In the movies they go and investigate, but don’t put the lights on. WHY! When I hear those noises, all the lights are going on! There have been times, during the night, when I hear something and have woken Scott up and have made him check each room in the house just to be sure, all the lights go on! So please put them on if you hear something. I imagine if somebody or something is there, they will soon scarper. If the electrics been cut, well that’s another story, so make sure you know where your torches are kept!

Never ever leave your friends, you will deal with the horrors together otherwise you will not make it. Every group horror movie, they always split up….why! It is not worth it. Stick together, be supportive and make sure you don’t leave anyone behind. Hold hands if you need to, walk with everyone facing outward in a circle so you can see anyone approaching. The likelihood is if you split up one group will most certainly be bumped off and only one or two from the other group will survive. So don’t go your separate ways.

Don’t live in isolation or go on holiday to an isolated house/log cabin/caravan. I’m not saying living in a street with many houses will keep you safe – but it does increase your chances. Now, realistically, most people in these places are safe, as no one is going to go to the middle of nowhere to find you, if they have a street full of houses to choose from….well, not the case in horror films, so just be wary! If things start to go wrong or your gut is trying to tell you something, get in the car/boat/plane and just get out of there!

If you feel like someone is watching you, the chances are there is someone watching you. Remove yourself from where you are and go get a friend and check it out together – or even better, a group. Don’t shrug it off, if it keeps happening. Again, following your gut!

Never go into the basement. Now this isn’t such a big thing in the UK as most houses don’t have them. But I know lots of other countries and in particular the US do. Have a light switch, beside the door to the basement. You do not want to have to go all the way into the basement to switch a light on. If you can, just don’t go down there at all.

Don’t stop running to look behind you. Just run. If you are trying to get away from someone or something….run, you need to focus on getting out of there! If you are thinking about looking back, then you are currently doing a darn good job of out running them, so go go go!

Make sure you have one good friend who will always believe you no matter how far fetched it may be. You know when people tell you, ‘you’re being silly’ and ‘it’s not possible’. Well this is where it is good to have a friend or two you can trust, so if crazy things start happening, monsters appearing, ghosts or spirits haunting you or just creepy things happening. Speak to them, so no matter what happens, you can tackle it together, rather than being on your own. Again, a group of friends may be useful here!

Clowns – Just avoid. Full Stop!

Never say “I’ll be right back’. They actually tell you this in the movie Scream! So just don’t leave your group and also, if you need to use the bathroom, then go in pairs and have one wait outside the door – although that is splitting you up. So just don’t go! Good luck with that!!

If all else fails, just watch rom coms or comedies, at least they come with their own set of rules or guidelines!

Good Luck out there this week, be safe and look after you!

Thank you for reading…..In the time I was writing this, I jumped twice! My phone beeped and the fridge/freezer made a noise! Maybe I should watch a Rom Com!

Love Emma

xx

16 thoughts on “10 Things we can learn from horror movies

  1. I love this! As I read each point, I was thinking to myself “…or don’t watch horror movies!” I giggled when you finally made that suggestion at the end! Even the thought of a horror movie is enough for me to jump! Enjoy your week, and take care of you xx

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    1. Haha I know! I should avoid but I just love that Adrenalin rush when I watch them, love it! Thank you for reading! Xx

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      1. I canโ€™t watch them at all. But I also canโ€™t even go to bed with all of the lights turned off when my husband goes away for a few days!

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      2. My husband travels a lot so I have got used to it but last week I did have to get up and put all the lights on and check each room and the doors…๐Ÿ˜ฎ But We never watch horror movies before he goes away! ๐Ÿ˜‚ xx

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  2. Hello Emma, Iโ€™ve enjoyed your blog … like you I hate clowns !! Nae feart in the dark or of folk even dogs ..but Clowns are out. Take care . May F.

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    1. Hi May! Thanks for reading! Absolutely! Xx

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  3. I swear to God, any time I decide to do El Camino I’m going to ask you to come with me!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ You have thought even the smallest detail ๐Ÿ˜„ Oh, this is was such a good laugh. I stopped watching horror movies but they were my favorite genre. Always said I hated rom-com, but now it’s what I’m starting to see, much lighter, less panic! ๐Ÿ˜‚ This was great, thank you! xx

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    1. Iโ€™m so glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ˜„ haha ๐Ÿ˜‚
      As for El Camino – totally up for that! What a laugh it would be and a great learning experience too! Xx Thank you for reading xx

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  4. LMAO! ๐Ÿ˜ OMG this is so funny!! Yes, you’ve been watching too many horror movies! But you are so right!! Unfortunately if people followed your advice in the horror films, no one would die and it wouldn’t be scary ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for the laugh๐Ÿ’•

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    1. Thanks for reading and glad you enjoyed and had a laugh! ๐Ÿ˜„ I have watched too many! ๐Ÿ˜‚ xx

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  5. This is hilarious! Thanks for making me laugh ๐Ÿ˜Š Oh I can only imagine your fear when you saw that pumpkin head rising from the back seat of the car – Jeepers Creepers!!! One more lesson… Never, but never, put your windscreen wipers on when it’s pouring with rain and you’re driving an old American car along a windy road in the DARK! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ ๐Ÿ˜ง Thank you! So great you enjoyed it! Eek ๐Ÿ˜ฌ scary movie that one haha! I wonโ€™t and Iโ€™ll add that to the list ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  6. How about finish the job, when you get your assailant down finish the job for God’s sake, because if you don’t you know he/it’s coming back and you’re gonna end up in his afternoon stew

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    1. That is soooooo true!!! Thanks for reading and commenting! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. Yeah It always bugs me when I see a chain saw wielding maniac just knocked down by a victim who then casually turn their back on him….

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      2. I know, they always just turn away rather than making sure they are dead! Iโ€™m always screaming at the tv when that happens!! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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