Horror movies are not everybody’s thing, and they are most definitely not mine. The music, the scenes, the costumes, the makeup and absolutely everything in between does not and probably will never have a place in my book. Some of my friends say I’m weird for not liking horror movies or books because I have probably watched all of the crime television shows in existence. I agree with them; I am weird because of this fact. One major reason why I like crime television shows is the fact that the bad guys always get caught. That doesn’t always happen in the movies.
When I watched the It trailer, well, it was interesting. I felt my heartbeat quicken and that rise of fear begin to build in my chest. I think there was a feeling of not being comfortable as well, probably because of the fear. When the little boy was getting closer to the drain, I kept thinking in my head don’t do it, don’t do it, don’t do it. Yet the little boy looks and the freaky murderous clown appears. I’m pretty sure I screamed, or closed the computer screen just enough that I couldn’t see the pictures.
For some odd reason, I didn’t think to watch the trailer in a more reasonable setting. Or at least, a more reasonable setting for an individual who does not like horror movies. But no, I thought I was going to be okay and not be scared, which were both idiotic thoughts. The lights were off in my room so it was dark. I was curled up in the corner of my bed with a blanket wrapped around me. The computer screen was the only thing that lit up my face. When I finally finished the trailer, I didn’t leave my bed. I thought that a clown would appear under my bed and drag me into the depths of some unknown world and turn me into one of them. That was my reaction to a horror movie.
I think, maybe, a major part of my not liking this trailer is the truthness of it. It has perfect timing in today’s society, with the clown part that is. Remember when there were murderous clowns leading children into the woods and chasing people all over the place? What ever happened to them? Did they all of a sudden stop just like they all of a sudden appeared? What happened?
This movie, It, will be a great movie. The trailer looked amazing, and absolutely terrifying. This book by itself has an incredibly huge fan base, so there is a lot of pressure on this movie. It will do great. Now sometimes the trailer gives off a different impression than the movie as a whole because it is snippets, but I believe this movie will be great. It will, most definitely, scare the socks off of the audience in the dark, cold, dimly lit movie theater where the clowns come to life. Good luck surviving It.