Confessions of a Scaredy Cat

Facing My Inner-Most Fears


Speak no evil

, Charlie LeBlanc

Truth be told, I’ve never been much of a fan of the horror genre. I can’t even watch half of an Until Dawn Let’s Play, much less make it through a two-hour plus scarefest filled with loud noises, masked murderers, and violent gore. My easily frightened brain simply won’t let me do it. However, in the name of science, I have decided to give up my pride and sense of security and subject myself to my inner most fear and make it through four different horror films, including A Nightmare on Elm Street (original), Halloween (original), The Conjuring, and The Babadook. Hopefully, my experience will help other fellow scaredy cats overcome their inner fear of the horror genre.

After countless hours screaming, my research has concluded that I am a scaredy-cat. I am easily frightened, especially by horror movies. The slightest sound or smallest jump scare had me wanting to turn the TV off. By far the scariest of the four was The Conjuring, while the creepiest and most unsettling was The Babadook. If you are easily frightened in any way, stay away from all four of these movies, but especially The Conjuring and The Babadook.

Signs that you, too, may be a scaredy cat:

  1. If you believe a blanket is the best defense between you and a violent criminal.
  2. If when at least one of your limbs is not underneath said blanket and is instead dangling off the edge of the bed, you do not feel safe from the monster under said bed.
  3. If you have to mentally prepare yourself to turn off the last light in the basement.
  4. If you have to dash up the stairs after turning off said light in the basement.
  5. Finally, and most importantly, if even the very thought of October or Halloween frightens you, you are most definitely a scaredy-cat.