I’ve Never Watched The Lion King Because….

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So, scary things are not my forte. Seriously, Pirates of the Caribbean gave me nightmares for a week, so when I say I hate scary things, I really do mean it. So this post is a call to all you horror movie lovers out there: WHAT is so entertaining about getting the life scared out of you?!

I will never understand why people pay money to go to the movies and sit in front of a massive screen with massive images of murderers, ghosts, paranormal shenanigans and other things that are nothing short of terrifying. So please, people, explain it to me! The kids I babysit for watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and let me yell you, some of those scenes are pretty darn scary! The fear tolerance just keeps getting lower and lower with each generation, but somehow I missed out on that gene.

ImageI never watched the Lion King as a child, and actually still haven’t. (Let the hate mail begin to pour in. I know, I know “I was deprived!”) Why haven’t I seen the Lion King, you may ask. The same reason that I haven’t seen Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, and various other Disney movies: they’re creeeeepy! As a four year old, I did not want to see a lion die because his evil brother killed him. I hear that’s how the plot goes. There are creepy witches, sinister bad guys, and all around scary people in all kids’ movies. I sat through Aladdin when I was a senior in high school, and yes, Jafar creeped me out! He’s so sketchy!

Now that my tolerance (or lack thereof) for scary movies has been thoroughly explained, I’d love to hear the other side! Tweet me, Facebook me, or send me an Instagram video of why you love scary movies. I can’t wait to hear everyone’s feedback.

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by Paige Whipple

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