When I was just a young thing (many moons ago), I had no problem going to the movie theatre and watching flicks like Nightmare on Elm Street(a remake is scheduled to be released on April 16,2010 for you younguns who were still in Pampers when the first one came out) then flopping into bed and sleeping like a baby. Maybe it was because I felt safe with my parents at the other end of the house or maybe it was the post-movie makeout sessions that fried my brain and made me forget the scary movies! Whatever made it so easy to watch and forget those movies has since betrayed me. If I even attempted to watch The Strangers or one of those freaky-looking Saw movies, I'd be up for days jumping at my own shadow.
"I'll make out with you."
Having confessed all that, I do still love to get my spook on. It's just a milder spook these days. CBS started a show a few weeks ago that is perfect. HARPER'S ISLAND. It runs every Thursday night until July. The synopsis is that all these people gather on this island (Harper's, duh) for a wedding. It's an enchanting island off the coast of Seattle or something fictious like that. Oh yeah, and about six years ago, some dude killed a bunch of people there. Of course the heroine is a tortured soul whose mother was a victim and this is the first time she's been back to the island since her mom died there. But she made the trip for her best friend's wedding (Henry from Ugly Better only looking WAY cuter having ditched the glasses). It's got romance, drama, and your basic B movie cheesy acting, but best of all, it's kept me guessing. And it has been surprisingly risque for CBS. You can even go to the website and pick your victim for the next show and possibly win $$ if you are right. Picking your victims is such a treat, especially if you've had an exceptionally bad day!
PLEASE WATCH THIS SHOW BECAUSE IF IT GETS CANCELLED BEFORE JULY THE AUTHOR OF TODAY'S BLOG MAY LOSE HER MIND.
So, how about you? Are you a hardcore gory movie watcher, middle-of-the-road suspense addict (like me), or do you prefer the only death you see is the obits each day?