To kick things off for this solar year, I could not be more thrilled than to introduce a guest blog from my thirteen-year-old son, Will (who besides being my kid, is also one of my absolutely most favorite people on the planet).
As a matter of full disclosure, this guest blog came about when Will was asking for ways he might earn a little money this summer. Besides washing the windows, I suggested that I would pay for a guest blog ($5.00); he answers my challenge today (and thus today he’s doing better than most of us in the cash for words department).
Readers of PoP may be aware that I’m a bit of a chicken when it comes to horror films, yet this past year I have watched more than one or two with Will, and so his blog arises from, and weaves back into, the very fabric of our relationship (which mostly just distills down to how much love we love each other).
Why I like horror movies
I am a true horror movie fan. I have loved this type of movie for about 2 years now and before I liked it I had the same question as a lot of people. “How could anybody like horror movies?” Well in this blog I am going to do my best to answer that.
I have heard a lot of answers to why people like horror movies. A couple are that people like to tell other people that they have seen a certain horror movie in a form of bragging, another is that people feel good about themselves for watching a horror movie because it makes them feel brave. My answer is something that I have not heard anybody say.
My answer and my reason that I like horror movies is the emotion you feel when watching them. Fear is an emotion that most people dread and don’t get me wrong I don’t like fear when I actually should be in fear, but when watching a horror movie there is no need to be afraid, but you still are because it is hard to control your emotions. That is why I like horror movies the moment you are experiencing fear yet you know there is nothing to fear.
A lot of people don’t like horror movies because it gives them nightmares or makes it hard for them to sleep. You can’t give up on horror movies after one bad experience. I would say you should watch at least 3 different kinds of horror movies before you stop watching them. This because in your mind after watching 3 different horror movies there will be thought of a zombie apocalypse, a psycho murder, and a little doll that kills people.
There are two kinds of people that will act differently to this. The first kind of person will think not all of these things could happen at once so chances are not one of them is going to happen. Then second kind of person will think “ OH MY GOD my evil doll and that old creepy camp counselor are going to murder me while zombies feed on my flesh.” If you are the second kind of person; I am sorry horror movies aren’t your thing, but if you are first kind of person the door to the wonders of horror movies is now open.
Well that’s all I have to say about horror movies. This has been a special guest blog by the son of “MR. DR. Parent guru yoga master extreme blogger.” Otherwise known as Bruce.
Thanks for reading
And thanks for writing, Will—I can only hope that your words bring good cheer and love to parents in the service of all our collective children.
Namaste to Will, and to all who happen across these words, MR. DR. Parent guru yoga master formerly extreme blogger, aka, Bruce