Too Scary

Can I admit something?

I’ve never seen the show these designs are referencing.

Can I admit something else?

I’m never going to see the show that these designs are referencing.

And I don’t mean that as a dig. I’m sure it’s a great show. Just like I’m sure American Horror Story is great. And The Haunting of Hill House is great. And The Haunting of Bly Manor is great. This list really could go on and on. Point is: my refusal watch any of these has nothing to do with their quality.

I’m just too easily scared.

Every October, it seems like a great idea to celebrate the spooky season by putting on a few horror movies. And then, after watching just one, I’m like, “Why did I do this to myself?” Seriously, I’m not exaggerating when I say every quote-un-quote scary movie I’ve ever watched has given me nightmares, even the terrible ones I can’t help but roll my eyes at.

But the one thing I do like about those movies? After an hour or two, they end, and there is some sense of resolution. So why would I subject myself to a horror television show? Why would I watch something that promises to scare me anew with each episode? It just doesn’t make sense for me.

Which is funny, right? Because as someone who is so easily scared, it would almost seem like I’d be the perfect audience for horror. Only I’m not. Instead, it’s a genre defined by its scariness but exclusively enjoyed by people who don’t find it all that scary.

Or maybe I’m wrong. Maybe horror fans’ continued love of all things spooktacular is really about trying to find that golden goose: the movie or show or book that terrifies even someone as seemingly scare-proof as them.

Hard to say.

In conclusion, life is full of mysteries.

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Too Scary

Can I admit something?

I’ve never seen the show these designs are referencing.

Can I admit something else?

I’m never going to see the show that these designs are referencing.

And I don’t mean that as a dig. I’m sure it’s a great show. Just like I’m sure American Horror Story is great. And The Haunting of Hill House is great. And The Haunting of Bly Manor is great. This list really could go on and on. Point is: my refusal watch any of these has nothing to do with their quality.

I’m just too easily scared.

Every October, it seems like a great idea to celebrate the spooky season by putting on a few horror movies. And then, after watching just one, I’m like, “Why did I do this to myself?” Seriously, I’m not exaggerating when I say every quote-un-quote scary movie I’ve ever watched has given me nightmares, even the terrible ones I can’t help but roll my eyes at.

But the one thing I do like about those movies? After an hour or two, they end, and there is some sense of resolution. So why would I subject myself to a horror television show? Why would I watch something that promises to scare me anew with each episode? It just doesn’t make sense for me.

Which is funny, right? Because as someone who is so easily scared, it would almost seem like I’d be the perfect audience for horror. Only I’m not. Instead, it’s a genre defined by its scariness but exclusively enjoyed by people who don’t find it all that scary.

Or maybe I’m wrong. Maybe horror fans’ continued love of all things spooktacular is really about trying to find that golden goose: the movie or show or book that terrifies even someone as seemingly scare-proof as them.

Hard to say.

In conclusion, life is full of mysteries.

Best horror television show:

  • Creepshow
    Creepshow
  • American Horror Story
    American Horror Story
  • The Haunting of Hill House
    The Haunting of Hill House
  • The Haunting of Bly Manor
    The Haunting of Bly Manor
  • Lovecraft Country
    Lovecraft Country
  • Another one (comments, please)
    Another one (comments, please)
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