Saturday, June 17, 2006

I.O.U...six hours.


Just finished watching the Omen Trilogy with the boy.

It took me a week to download, all the while telling the boy that this was way scarier than any of that slasher shit he watches. We queue it up and sit back in the dark.

Do we lose our minds when we get older? I remember being scared out of my wits when I saw these movies. They gave me nightmares. Watching it again (thirty years later) I found myself wondering what I was thinking.

Are we all so desensitized now that the hairy eyeball and violin music does not scare us anymore? Or, in the case of the Omen, was it that it had religious references that today's kids don't get. Back then, I guess, we had it in the back of our mind that this was something that could happen. Not just could happen, but was foretold to us in Sunday school, and at mass.

Thirty years ago, the Omen scared me shitless, today, I had to apologize for wasting 6 hours of the boys life. I won't waste the bandwidth downloading the Exorcist.

4 comments:

Nadine said...

wellllll.. i still get scared - but only the first time I see them.. once I know what is coming I can handle better.. Even reading a Steven King.. if I re-read I can handle better ...

cousin said...

and on another subject.. what is your take on this Sunday shopping?

Radmila said...

I felt the same way about the Exorcist.
We watched it again a couple of months ago and I laughed almost all the way through.
It's hard to believe that when it was released, people were supposedly puking in the isles.

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