Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Movies That Unhinge

October is my favorite. Jack-O-Lanterns, costume parties, ghost stories, and under 80 degree weather all makes my heart sing. October also brings Halloween Movies, which are are pretty much the best. I live for Practical Magic, Rocky Horror, Hocus Pocus, Nightmare Before Christmas, not to mention all the classic horror that comes on TV (The Shining is my personal fave). I love the hokey, the scary, the Disney Channel classics...but there is one movie which I refuse to watch every single year. 

Edward Scissorhands. 

I can be kind of a drama queen, this is true. I am a cry baby if I am anything and have always had a healthy relationship with my emotions. But this movie y'all. THIS movie. This movie turns me into a crazed emotional trainwreck, a freak, a weeping willow, a blubbering fool.I was going to post a picture of old eddie but i can't do it, I can't look at his pathetic gray face.

To be honest with you I haven't even watched the entire thing since I was probably 13, but the feeling I get when I think about it, sick to my stomach, skin crawling discomfort, is enough to keep me away forever. This weekend Jared flipped it on and I begged, BEGGED, for him to change the channel. What is it about Edward? Something about loneliness and outcasts? Knowing he was up there all by himself? I don't know but it really gets me. I turn into these kids who were apparently traumatized by The Odd Life Of Timothy Green:

Do you have a movie like this? When I was really young it was E.T. I couldn't finish that movie until I was in my late teens, and it's only because it's one of Jared's favorites so I kind of forced myself to finish it. Now I love it, but it was traumatizing to my 5 year old self. Another movie that does this is Saving Private Ryan and Master and Commander (the young boy who dies reminds me so much of my brother I lose it every time).

So tell me, is Edward Scissortradgedy THAT bad? Should I swallow my teenage fear and re-watch it? Will I love it as much as I now love E.T? Give me strength y'all.

1 comment:

  1. The one movie that made me go berserk when I was about 8 was Gorillas in the Mist. I freaking lost it, and probably scared my mother to death.