- Posted March 26, 2009 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
An hour without power
During earth hour I plan to do something really scary!
My original plan was to do some stargazing. It would have been perfect, lights out and a new moon. However the weather forecast calls for rain that night.
1) Download horror movie
2) Check my supply of chocolate based sustenance, make myself some hot tea
3) Check that my laptop is fully charged
4) Turn off all the lights
5) Watch the horror movie.
And to day I found out there are instructions for everything including how to watch a horror movie.
So I decided to share them with all the horror virgins out there.
Should you decide to try this out, Wikihow has some helpful step by step tips on how to do this properly:
Many people really hate scary movies, but at the same time, they love to see them for the scare factor alone. A way to stop getting scared is by watching the non-gory ones, the ones with a great deal of suspense, and slowly move into the most frightening and gory ones. Keep in mind that gory does not mean scary and the movies are not necessarily scarier when they're gorier. Some horror movies without blood are actually scarier than some of the really gory horror movies.
- If your really scared, you can watch the movie through your fingers.
- Cover your eyes when scary parts.
- Peek through your fingers slowly, and then cover your eyes again.
- Keep saying to yourself, "This is not real!"
- Watch the commercials on how the movies were made. Notice how the scenes were created so you can know how unreal the movie really is.
- When there is suspenseful music playing, brace yourself. Something loud, horrific and gory is probably going to happen.
- Never watch alone if the movie is really scary. Watch it with people like your family members or friends. This will help.
- Look away when someone is being killed.
- The best way not to get scared is just not to watch a horror movie.
- Try laughing at all the unrealistic parts. (Example: Bad effects for blood, unrealistic bodies, etc.)
- If your easily intimidated, then buying drinks and snacks probably isn't the best idea.
- If you find yourself not being able to fall asleep or have to sleep with the lights on, after watching a scary movie, then maybe you should just not watch one.
- Seizures can occur to people that have quick reactions to scary things. Know about this before watching it especially the horrific thrillers. (For example, a saw.)
- Watching a movie while the lights are on isn't reccomended. Afterwards, you might be too afraid to turn off the lights.
- Try to pay attention to the basics of the plot so you can discuss the film later with your loved one.
- Don't complain too much. If you are patient and pleasant, you may be able to 'trade' this outing for a movie you want to see at a later date.
- If you are at home or with a group of people who feel the same way about the movie, be sure to talk and joke a lot. Having a group is much better than being alone. Misery loves company!
- If you're a fan of chips, you can try buying melted cheese and dipping them in the cheese.
- Remember, if you're watching with younger viewers, make sure that the movie is age-appropriate. Expect some distractions from the kids - they are not just little adults. Kids sometimes fidget if there are parts of the movie that seem to "drag" for them.
- Try out some smoothies - they're delicious and healthy.
- Invite your boyfriend or girlfriend over.
- If you invite your friends over, make sure you bring movies they all will like.
- Buy or rent two or three movies so you can chill out or watch with friends longer.
Things You'll Need
- A film capturing device
- A sense of humor
- Paper for your comedy script
- Money for movie making necessities