Come and play with us.

Friday, February 13, 2009

I love lots of things, but nothing more than good old fashioned spook. Friday the 13th is the perfect occasion for cuddling under the covers and watching the best of your local video store's horror section. I am spending this holiday (yes, I consider it a holiday) in bed continuing to nurse the mother of all flu bugs, but plan to do so while watching my all time favorite scary film, The Shining.

I first watched this movie when I was thirteen with my mom, aunt and cousins. My mother and I were the only ones to stay up throughout the entire movie and I sat on her lap and cried because, well, I was just that scared. For three weeks, I slept with the lights on. That was the first scary movie I had ever seen and it did the job. I've been hooked ever since. I'm still afraid of those two spooky girls standing at the foot of my bed saying, "Come and play with us. Forever and ever and ever."