Boo Movies

When I was growing up, I loved scary movies. “The Thing” was the scariest movie I viewed during my adolescence. “The Thing” was one of those movies where you were begging the main character not to open the door as you knew “the thing” was going to be right there behind the door to scare your pants off. There was very little or no blood in those movies. They were just “boo” scary. I think the pivotal movie for turning us toward today’s blood and guts was “Psycho.” In fact, I know it was as I recently watched the movie, “Hitchcock,” which tells of how Alfred Hitchcock fought to get the bloody scene in “Psycho” past the censors. I’m not faulting “Psycho” for today’s bloody horrors as “Psycho” retained a manner of decorum and certainly won back Alfred Hitchcock’s reputation as a great shocker. Here we are at Halloween 2013, and movies are gorier than ever. Some attribute horrific copycat crimes to the influence of horror movies with their vampires and zombies on our youth. I don’t know. I just know that I wish we could return to the “Boo Movies.”

Boo Bears

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About bobosbest

I am a 79-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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One Response to Boo Movies

  1. arcadian48 says:

    I have to confess I have never ever enjoyed scary movies. Fortunately, no one has suggested seeing one in many years. I am happy that way. Glad you like them, though. Soon you’ll have a handsome man to sit by your side and hold your hand through the really shocking scenes.

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