What scares you? Really scares you? Do you spend your nights alone, crafting terrifying stories in a room lit only by your computer screen? Or do you, like me, sometimes need to grab the cat and sit outside until the menacing vibes inside the house are gone? Are you a coward when it comes to ghosts? I know I am.
So why do I watch scary movies like this one?
Ghosts aren't the only frightening things that come around this time of year. The flocking of our feathered friends may well portend disaster, too.
Then there are the myriad dead and undead.
If you watch closely, you may see me as a zombie extra in the mall portion of this movie, Dawn of the Dead. I was thinner then, but since we filmed outside in the dead of winter (no pun intended), that is hard to tell because I was wearing 5 sets of clothes. Between takes we zombies would all huddle around the lights, trying not to freeze.
Sometimes the scary things are aliens, able to take on any form in an instant.
And sometimes, the scary things come out of games . . .
I saw this film, Ra.One, yesterday afternoon at Loew's Waterfront and it is awesome. Thrills, stunts, special effects, tragedy, and humor, all wrapped around the touching story of a game-designer father trying to win his gamer son's respect. It's lots of fun to watch, so catch it while you can!