It’s The Simple Things
I haven’t had time to watch anything for review but I have a really, really good reason. What is it? Only that after FOUR YEARS of waiting, I was finally able to have a Nightmare on Elm Street marathon with my former stepdaughter!!!!! Seriously, I have been waiting since she was 8 for her to be old enough to watch Nightmare and she’s been just as eager. She refused to watch them without me, even though she’s been old enough for at least four months now. We watched Nightmare, Dream Warriors, and Dream Master (yeah, we totally skipped Freddy’s Revenge – I really didn’t think she’d like that one too much) and not to my surprise but much to my joy – she loved them!! 🙂 So it was a very exciting weekend for me. Even though we had a slumber party, we didn’t make it through them all so we’ll have another weekend soon for Dream Child, Freddy’s Dead and New Nightmare. After that, I told her we have to watch the first Friday the 13th so she’ll have at least the most basic of understanding about Jason (she thinks Friday the 13th sounds totes lame, lol) before we watch Freddy vs. Jason (okay, not entirely necessarily but I’m determined she’s going to have the most proper of horror movie educations, dammit). Then, we work our way up through other classics like The Exorcist and Living Dead and Evil Dead (although that one I think she’ll have to be a little older for that one…) before getting to things like Scream (I already made her watch Tucker and Dale vs. Evil with me and she liked it okay but she totally didn’t get that they were making fun of horror movies because she hasn’t SEEN those horror movies yet). She’s also curious about Texas Chainsaw Massacre but is torn because she thinks it sounds a little lame too (I concur but it must be included because, well, you know). Another horror movie classics you guys recommend for a 12 year old girl? She isn’t extremely fond of gore but what was in the Nightmares was okay (it’ll be awhile before I work her up to any Asian flicks haha). Plus there’s an annoying boy in her class that thinks he’s an expert on horror movies because he watched Cloverfield and Insidious – we’re out to take him down a notch….no, I swear, I’m a really good role model!! Promise. 😉
Things are getting less busy…well, sort of – on the work side anyway so more movie snark will be coming your way soon. Also have only a couple more episodes of my web series to write (yay!) and if y’all are interested, there’s a 15 minute behind the scenes of the first episode floating around that I’ll be getting my hands on Saturday that I can post (I should warn you that I should NOT talk on camera unless I’m acting though…I talk A LOT. My gosh…).
Kay, off to finish that work thing for now. Laterz!
Posted on 2013.18.February, in Irregular Posting and tagged fun with kids, horror movie education, nightmare marathon, web series. Bookmark the permalink. 40 Comments.
NIGHT OF THE CREEPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BTW – in case you didn’t think I am am man of Follow Through and a Man Who Delivers On His Word – I have a copy of Nightmare on Elm Street 3 sitting behind me on my desk. Probably to be watched tomorrow.
And yay!!!! So excited to hear what you think of it!!!
How about watching some ghost story/haunted house flicks with her like The Others, The Sixth Sense, Poltergeist, The Changeling, The Haunting and such. Looking forward to seeing more of your web series as well as that behind the scenes vid. You are one busy Senora!
She’s seen a lot of those – that’s what we started her off with. She actually got to watch Poltergeist when she was 10 1/2. 🙂 She’s also seen The Sixth Sense and all the Paranormal Activity’s (she actually apologized to me this weekend for making me watch all of them with her because now she thinks they’re silly. *giggles*). But I don’t think she’s seen The Others and I know she hasn’t seen any of the older ghost stories. 🙂 Thanks!
And thanks! And yes, lol, too busy for my own good most of the time. 😉
Nice! I look forward to this with my own daughter. Only 10 more years to go!
Definitely a great time! 🙂 And wow, I thought four years was bad, lol.
Good way to start her off. The Halloween series for the most part should be okay. I would agree with the comment above about ghost stories. There are a lot of great ones out there. Night of the Creeps of course and anything else classic from the seventies and eighties. I have my son listening to music from way back when. Might as well get him started early. I can’t wait to show him the movies I love.
Halloween – yes!! 🙂 I don’t know why I forgot that one – especially considering I have a friend I was just talking with the other day who hasn’t seen any of the classics either and wasn’t aware that Jamie Lee Curtis used to be a scream queen…
Good job on the music – that’s what my parents did with me! 🙂
He’s listening to Metallica as I write this. Got to keep the metal going on strong.
If you want her to be scared by a horror film, lol, go with Blair Witch Project or Sinister. Neither are particularly gory, but both are pretty darned scary.
BTW, my ex-wife just got me the Nightmare on Elm Street 2 and 3 blu ray. lol SWEET!
I remember the first time I saw Blair Witch, lol. Good pick – I’ll have to see if she’s seen it yet. I can’t remember if I’ve seen Sinister.
And awesome!! Cool special features? I have the 8 pack and there aren’t really special features on any of them.
Honestly, haven’t even had a chance to open it. lol
Sinister comes out tomorrow. Stars Ethan Hawke. Amazing film. Scared the bejeezus out of me. And I don’t scare at films easily. Very few have actually frightened me. Blair Witch, Wolf Creek, and Sinister are the only 3 I can think of off the top of my head.
I prefer the gorier ones but maybe The Mist or The Shinning, especially if you want to put that poser kid in his place 😀
Haha, we totes wanna put that poser kid in his place. 😉 Definitely The Shining. She might dig The Mist also, thanks!
Here to help 😀
Oh creepshow, gotta watch creepshow!
I don’t think *I’ve* ever seen Creepshow actually…
Well then you need to see Creepshow!
I know!! I can see the cover in my head but can’t remember if I watched it ever.
Get on that girl!
This is how I react when talking about films that people haven’t seen but really should http://thechive.com/2013/01/30/key-peele-on-the-incomparable-liam-neeson-video/
That’s so awesome. I sort of did the same thing with my niece. I wanted to watch the Exorcist with her for the longest time and finally she was old enough. Scared the shit out of her, it was great.
Haha, that’s awesome!! Yeah, I never really got the whole kid thing till I met her and then I realized it’s so you can teach them awesome stuff. 😉
I have a soft spot for Stephen Kings It. Silver Bullet, Misery and Pet Semetary, 1408 and The stand also might be good choices. Hmmm think I may have outed myself as a King fan there… 🙂 The Fly, The lost boys, Ghostbusters, Amityville Horror, Tremors, Dracula, Childs play, Candyman, Flatliners, Once Bitten, Gremlins, The people under the stairs, Interview with a vampire, In dreams…these were some of my favs. 🙂 I may now need to go back and watch some of those… Sorry if I got carried away! Have fun!
*giggles* I might start her off with some King books first – CANNOT show her Pet Semetary – she’s particularly fond of animals and that movie will make her cry but in the bad way. 😦 The rest though… 🙂 And yes, yes Lost Boys!! I ❤ that movie so much!
Thanks so much for all the suggestions!!
YES!-*cough* I mean, sure, starting her off with some King books would be cool…:) Hmm, good point about Pet Semetary, maybe I could sub Jaws into the list instead? “I think we need a bigger boat” references may be good for horror 101. 🙂
Hehehe, I’ve been trying to get her more into reading since I met her and she finally seems to be so some books first it is! And she actually saw Jaws already – like when she was 7, lol. She thought it was uber cool. 🙂
THE RING. Great for kids, plus she can start crawling around on the floor near the TV and scare you 😛
Lol, awesome. :-p
I may put myself through the horror education you laid out in this post.
That would be super cool. 🙂
So you were married….Layne gets more intriguing…….:)
Omg, NO and EW, lol. I wasn’t married – I don’t believe in the notion of marriage, I find it all very archaic and antiquated actually. But I dated her dad for 3 years and raised her for 3 years and she called me stepmom from day one so that’s why I referred to her as such. *giggles* Marriage. AS IF, Ty. ;-p
LOL – I did wonder but took a leap when you said Step daughter 🙂
Never say never Layne 😛
NEVER!!!!! :-p (Oh dear, I’m going to wake up tomorrow and just be married to some random guy now aren’t I? Like some weirdo version of “Freaky Friday”. ;))
I wish I was your step daughter 😀 never watched Nightmare movie but loved Friday The 13th. Trust me I’ve started to love horror movies because of you 😉
Lol, that’s awesome – I love to pass along a love of horror. 😉
I guess, in a weird way, this is very sweet. 😉 I only watched the first one, just for the cheesy Johnny Depp factor! 🙂 Glad you had fun.
We are nothing if not weird. 😉 Thanks!