“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”

My love for the scary things never wavered since I was a child. Books, movies, stories from people I know — I devoured their tales the same way I would devour Sbarro’s baked zitti (white sauce, please!). With gusto.

My favorite horror film to this date is still “Ju-on: The Grudge.” The original Japanese version, mind you. But if we’re talking about the scariest movie I have ever seen, one which turned me into a scared three year-old then it is “The Exorcism of Emily Rose.” I couldn’t be left alone for three days. I still bear the scars I got from watching that film. *shudder*

Right now, I’m looking forward with moderate interest to the horror film “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.” It’s the usual house is haunted story but the execution of the movie (for example: the lighting, the angles) caught my attention. And the child being the object of the haunting? Let’s face it. It just adds to the creepiness factor. Think “Insidious” or if you want to go way back, “Child’s Play.”

The movie revolves around a little girl who moves into a new house — sprawling, imposing and old. The little girl then starts to feel and hear things in the house, especially in her room. The story takes off from there. It spirals and escalates into haunting occurrences, making the father’s girlfriend (Katie Holmes) dig deeper into the mystery and history of that house.

If you want to watch the trailer, you can do so here


The Usual Saturday. Except…

I found myself spending around 12 hours in my office most days this week. It’s weird…

I only had an hour’s worth of sleep last Monday and it feels like until now I haven’t yet recovered from that lack of sleep. I thought I’d be sleeping the whole Saturday away but here I am, at past 1 in the morning, and I just woke up. The good news is that: One – I have chocolate-covered marshmallows stashed in the fridge. Two – I have coffee stashed in my bag.

I was going to go for a McDonald’s delivery (Yes, I love McDonald’s) but changed my mind when I saw that my wallet’s cash still had to survive two more days of work until my next payday.

Right now I’m just surfing the web. I even managed to stumble into a good horror blog – Love train for the Tenebrous Empire – through Twitter. My cat is asleep and I’m hoping to high heavens that he won’t wake up until after another couple of hours or so. I have shut the bathroom door in case he decides to be in the Dora the Explorer mood and accidentally drops himself into the toilet bowl. That happened to the cat while I was at work and my sister was kind enough to bathe it. Regardless, I do NOT want a repeat of that dropping-into-the-toilet-bowl episode.