THE MONSTROUS QUESTION OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER 2010
(This month’s question comes courtesy of Dan Keohane)
Has any horror film actually given you nightmares? Name the movie, and if you remember any of the dream, describe the nightmare.
Which is scarier, the film or the dream?
ANSWER # 3 – JASON HARRIS:
I have never seen a horror movie that has truly frightened me.
I have seen THE EXORCIST (1973), CHILD’S PLAY (1988) and many more. Nothing has scared me. I have always wanted to see something that would have me waking up in the middle of the night screaming and drenched in a cold sweat.
I did have a dream about THE BLOB after reading a review of the 1988 remake back when it was in the theater. In the dream, I am upstairs in the back bedroom of the house. The blob is outside the house below the window. It slowly extends itself. It looks like it has eaten a number of people, but they are only covered by the ooze and not being dissolved by it. It slowly becomes level with the window and starts looking in. At this point, I am cowering underneath the window. That is all I remember from the dream.
The other scary dream I had when I was younger was when I was stung by a wasp before going to bed. I dreamed about bees the whole night. It’s not fun dreaming about bees attacking people and myself throughout the night. The lesson I learned from this experience is never to air out a sleeping bag, then help your dad put it away. I’ve seen THE SWARM (1978), and that didn’t cause me any bad dreams.