Why We Crave Horror Movies
In my day I have seen many horror films. In fact, I have purposely tried to watch every horror film imaginable. I’ve seen all types: “slasher” flicks, ghost/poltergeist films, and gore. I cannot exactly remember the very first horror film that I ever saw, but I do remember the first horror film that has left an impression on me. The film was “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” that was released in 2005. I think that was the only horror film that actually gave me a little trouble going to sleep at night.
“The Exorcism of Emily Rose” itself was mostly not a horror film. It was more like a courtroom drama like Law and Order. However, there are scenes that I still remember to this day that actually stick with me. The film is about an attorney to takes a case about a Preist who was being charged with neglect and suspicion of murder for performing an Exorcism on a young girl instead of providing her with medical care. The film itself was not the most well-crafted movie I’ve ever seen. The storyline was a little choppy, but the horror scenes were chilling. I think what made the film even more scary was the premise of the story was actually based on true events.
There was one scene where the title character, Emily Rose, is being possessed by the devil and she actually is in a contortion-like position which was beyond terrifying for me to watch. There was another thing in the film; the priest mentions 3am being the devil’s hour. Then, the attorney is alone at her home at 3am and some paranormal activity seems to be happening at her home.
I went home after watching the film in the theaters and I think I ended up going to sleep when the sun was coming up. I got home at around 12am and I was a little shaken from watching the movie. I left all the lights in my home. I felt so uneasy for days after watching the film.
I watched horror films for years prior to watching “The Excorcism of Emily Rose” and never felt...