This has been on my mind for a while and I wanted to put it out there. Something I really don't like is when some people say to me, "You don't look like you horror movies." Why, you ask? Because what does someone who likes horror movies look like? I was able to meet some cool people in the horror community and no one LOOKS the same. Are we all supposed to be dressed in black with black nail polish and black make up under our eyes?
I'm guessing some people say this to me because not only am I girl but I just so happen to be black. I guess as a black person in general, people think I'm supposed to only like Spike Lee and Tyler Perry movies. I'm a die hard horror fan; I watch horror movies like it's the news. It's something that I've always loved. An example, I have a rather large family, I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers, my Mother adores horror movies--that's where I get it from. ;) My Dad isn't much of horror fan, he'll watch it sometimes but not as much the rest of my family does.
Anyway, whenever my Mother would watch horror movies, rather if it was I Spit on Your Grave, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th or many others, my siblings and I would be gathered around watching. I know it sounds strange but I think we all came out fine in life.
When people find out that I like horror as much as I do, they automatically assume that there is something wrong with me. Speaking directly of myself, I was watching horror when I was in diapers and I think I came out perfectly normal. I graduated high school, went to prom, went to college, worked...sometimes even in daycares and I'm in a stable relationship. My parents have a healthy relationship, they have been married for about 35 years. I have a healthy, nothing out of the ordinary relationship with my parents, my siblings, my nephews...etc., I don't have an eating disorder, I don't abuse animals, I'm not on drugs, I'm sometimes socially awkward, but that's due to me being shy and being a computer geek. But above everything, I DON'T have the urge to kill people or whatever.
I do like other things besides horror movies, zombies and gore. I like anime, video games, graphic designing, romance movies, comedy movies, shopping...and a lot of other things. Maybe I only get this because of the kind of environment I'm in, it's not "normal" to like horror & what comes along with it but it is "normal" to want to look "fresh" or to be pregnant by age 11. In general, I guess I'm full of surprises because a lot of people wouldn't know that I like some of the things I like.
If anything, as strange as it sounds, I guess horror was my first love, it led me ultimately to what I want to do in life; make horror movies. If this is what makes me happy, I don't get why it would bother some people. I cannot help that I love horror. I'm drawn to it and I'm not going to apologize for that. Some of the COOLEST people love horror...believe me, I'd know. ;)
My questions to YOU:
Do people ever say that to you, "You don't look like you like horror movies"?
What's something that people would be surprised to know about you that you like?