Monday, April 06, 2009

An evening with the Candyman

So MFC and I watched Candyman last night. We were pretty excited for most of the movie because we thought Gillian Anderson was playing the lead character (Helen Lyle).

When the credits rolled at the end, we found out that Helen was actually played by Virginia Madsen. Oh well.

Before the end credits, we kept saying things like, "She looks different in X-Files. Has she had a nose job since then?" and, "OMG! We're seeing Scully's boobies!" (Well, that's what I was saying. MFC just kept going, "Mmm ...")

This is what happens when you do not pay attention to the DVD cover.

It took a bit of cajoling from MFC before I agreed to watch the movie with him. As you all know, I have something of a love-hate relationship with horror. I love reading it (and sometimes, watching it, or at least reading the spoilers over at themoviespoiler.com--warning! This site is addictive!) but I am unable to withstand the mental trauma that my imagination doles out afterwards.

I mean, I was doing so well, falling asleep with the lights off, and not worrying about ceiling demons or vampires in the back yard or serial killers in the front yard or soul-eaters in the mirror.

an9ie: Fine, I will watch Candyman with you. But you have to promise not to scare me before or after the movie.

MFC:
Sure.

an9ie:
Or during the movie.
MFC: Damn!

an9ie:
I mean it. No creepy whispers, no waiting outside the toilet door and making scratching noises, and no hiding around corners waiting to jump out at me.

MFC:
Deal.

(4 minutes later ...)

Eerie whisper: Aaaaangie ... What's that noise, Angie? Ooh, it's getting louuuuuder.

an9ie: YOU COULDN'T WAIT FIVE MINUTES, COULD YOU?

Update (Tuesday, April 7th): OK, so I managed to fall asleep with the light on last night, but then I woke up at 5am for no reason and kept thinking Candyman was standing in front of my bed. I had to have my interrogation-strength reading lamp on until dawn broke. GAH.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh dear...
this is just too funny...
but then again, life for me lately has not been very fun, and this has made me laugh, which is good :)
(sorry, does that make sense? also, I apologise for laughing at your misfortune) :)

Kathry

an9ie said...

That's why I write these things :) I find them funny too ... after the event.

During the event I shout at MFC and throw cushions at him.

Anonymous said...

You make us all laugh! Jaymez

Genevieve said...

LOL you're so cute! XD
I LOVE horror, but I get the same way. Sometimes I'll barely sleep for days after wards but I love it!
Andy also likes to scare me before, during, and after watching a horror film. Boys!