'Insidious' Just Another Movie To Give Moms The Heebie Jeebies (VIDEO)

Heather Chaet
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insidious scaryHere it is: I will not go see the new horror flick Insidious. When Kiddo was born, my husband and I divided up the household duties ... he does the trash, I do the laundry kind of thing. Oh, and we split up movies too. I tackle all animated and princess flicks, any tweener-type film is mine. What does he cover: all movies that are scary.

I'm a wimp. I'm anxious by nature. Watching suspense-filled, something's going to jump out of the closet movies are just not good for my health. Add some kiddos in supernatural harm's way, and I have literal heart palpitations. And if there's a haunted, evil kid? Let's just say I don't even watch the trailers ... til now.

In the effort of being a good blogger, just for you because I like you so much, I put my deep-rooted fears aside. I turned on all of the lights, opened all of the window blinds, took a deep breath and ... watched the trailer for Insidious.

I'm surprised I can type my palms are sweating so much.

Okay, people, really. This has it all -- nice-looking couple, possessed kids, an old woman with crazy eyes and proclamations like, "I don't think bad wiring is the problem here."

From the same folks that made a bunch of other movies that I won't go see, like Paranormal Activity and Saw, even just the click-click-click of that metronome makes my breath a bit hard to find. There's the whole "Mom hearing something spooky over the baby monitor" scene, which plays on every mom's worst fear (and that plot device has been used quite a lot, but we won't nit-pick). It's dark, it's eerie, it gives me a pulse-racing, freak-me-out kind of feeling that's hard to shake ... even at 10:23 in the morning.

It is the last thing I need. Between trying to remember to make Kiddo's allergist appointment and figuring out what to get my sister for her birthday, I have 41 other things to think about. I don't have time to be walking around the apartment in a creeped-out state. It might be a great movie. It will make a lot of money, I'm sure. But, as you might have guessed, I'll be skipping the midnight showing, well, any showing of Insidious. Anyone else feel the same way?

Do you like horror movies?

 

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