And I mean hell.
I am traumatized. Fact.
So I love horror movies. I am pretty hardcore when it comes to these. I watch them alone in bed and can fall asleep to demonic voices and violent screams in the background (please don’t judge me).
It has been a long time since a horror movie has actually scared me. You know, the jumpy kind, where you get goosebumps, your pulse races and you peer over a blanket or through both hands?! Recent horrors I have watched might make me jump or screw up my face if it’s gory but a lot of the time I either laugh or think yeah-yeah!
Well. All ballsy and feeling hardcore with my pals, tonight we went to see The Conjuring 2. I don’t even know where to start. It’s been a few hours since I saw it and I am still wide awake with all the lights and TV on. I am trying hard to forget a horrid satanic face by intensely watching Finding Nemo. I am petrified to go to sleep incase I wake with a demonic turtle on the ceiling wanting to smash up my bedroom and scare the living daylights out of me. And I love my turtle. I really don’t want anything to ruin that.
What made this whole experience worse, is that the movie is based on a true story. In Green Street, Enfield (England) none the less. It was quite a famous case in the 1970s where an 11 year old girl was possessed. I always think that movies based on a true story make everything seem more spine tingling? The sound effects are brilliant, it’s jumpy in the right places and it really is one of those movies that you peer over a blanket with! I won’t spoil the movie for anyone who wants to go and see it but be warned.
The cab ride home was even more eerie. There was silence followed by, “I am scared to go home, can we text until we get in?!” and “Is anywhere open we can go as I don’t want to go home!” I was the last one to be dropped off and the cab driver kindly proceeded to tell me he has witnessed people being possessed by demons, here in Singapore! This is really helpful. Not. Normally I convince myself this stuff isn’t real and was struggling already with the fact this movie was based on real events!
I arrived home, switched on every light, checked that Chai (turtle) was still in his tank, was still tiny and not demonic in any way shape or form and then dived into bed, under the covers. But not with a flashlight, didn’t do the girl any good in the movie! I was trying to find a cross and a bible for protection but I do not have. Note to self: add to shopping list.
It was probably the best and most chilling horror movie I have ever seen. I am not sure anything is going to top this one so I guess that is a good sign. I have been looking forward to finding one that topped The Ring (I can’t even talk about that one and I watched it over 15 years ago!).
I think I have finally found the winner. I would still rate this 5 stars even though I can’t sleep and am now scared of the dark.