February 18, 2006

There's one born every minute

Why am I not in bed? Because, I have just done what I said I would never do, and watched a film on my own.

I get scared in films like Ice Age and Finding Nemo and yet did I turn this film off when within the opening 15 minutes, 39 people were killed? No, I carried on watching it and now can't go to bed – argh!

Just in case anyone was interested, the film in question was Final Destination, and irrespective whether or not it is meant to be scary – I was petrified.


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  1. I refused to watch Final Destination 2 having seen the first one at the cinema. All my mates thought it was brilliant – I don't think I've ever been made to jump so much in my life. At least twice I actually jumped out of my seat and my heart jumped so hard I thought I was going to have a coronary.

    19 Feb 2006, 00:22

  2. That's because you're a pansy :-p. Final Destination isn't scary at all, it's too funny because it's so bad which completely nullifies any frightening qualities it might have had. Mind you, I've just finished watching 'the bone collector' which is a thriller about a serial murderer who poses as a taxi driver, abducts people and kills them in horrific ways (having surgically removed bits of bone whilst they're still alive first) so I'm guess I'm a bit more numb to scary films than you are! Hmmm, not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

    19 Feb 2006, 00:37

  3. Kudos Laura, watching a scary film like Final Destination (which certainly made me jump) is one step on the road to being less scared of films!

    Hope you're asleep by now though :)

    19 Feb 2006, 02:52

  4. Sorry, I just thought I'd point out that I meant Ben was a pansy, not you Laura! Anyone who can conduct a bunch of brass players can in no way ever be called a pansy!

    I'd agree with Geoff though that it's definitely a big step watching a film like that :-)

    19 Feb 2006, 11:32

  5. I refuse point blank to watching any horror films now, no matter how good or bad they are because over the last couple of years I've had lots of vivid dreams about films I've been to see and even found I was waking up scared due to the last Harry Potter film! As I went to sleep Voldamort was looking at me and then I couldn't get out of bed because the spider they do spells on had mutated and was going to eat me. Darn my vivid imagination!

    20 Feb 2006, 13:21

  6. I would have to agree with Naomi – there are many "scary" films that are so bad they just become funny… Scream, Final Destination, I know what you did last summer.. Final Destination is jumpy though.. think my favourite bit was when she got hit by the bus. hehe. Oh dear I sound very sick and twisted now. I dont normally like it when people are killed. I dont. I promise! But it was funny. changes subject before the hole gets deeper
    that is why I prefer other genres like comedy, (real comedy that is, not horror that i find comedic). like SNATCH. best film of all time. and the constant gardener was pretty good (though I cried through most of it).. and RAY (and the music in that is BRILLIANT)..

    21 Feb 2006, 13:13

  7. I have to agree that Snatch is one of the funniest films of all time…

    "Should I call you Bullet? Tooth?"
    "You can call me Susan if it makes you happy

    23 Feb 2006, 20:29


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