Some people can sleep soundly after watching a scary movie — such as Stephen King’s novel turned movie It, for example. Some people cannot even think about sleeping for a week after merely watching the two minute trailer for the movie It (raises hand). We’re not all born with the same degree of scary movie tolerances.
Is it just me or do scaredy cats and spook-loving cats often attract?
That theory has yet to be empirically tested, but for now, when the autumn winds arrive, setting the mood for scary movie season, what is a couple with different scary tolerances to do?
If you find yourself in a similar situation, and are looking for a movie night with a little suspense and fright — but not too, too much, Super 8 is a fun option.
It’s a J.J. Abrams and Spielberg film that came out in 2011. By way of an informal poll, it seems like a movie that a number of us missed when it came out. Anyways, the movie left me with the glowy nostalgic feel of an 80s blockbuster with some eerie little thrills along the way. My husband liked it (actually he recommended it), and my scaredy cat self had no problem falling asleep that night, for whatever that’s worth.
82% on Rotten Tomatoes!
Here’s the trailer:
Some other movie night options in this category that I love pulling out this time of year are all the Harry Potter Movies. I’m looking forward to Season 2 of Stranger Things too, as the first season was a home run and the perfect amount of spooky, at least for me. (Update: Season 2 of Stranger Things took the (nostalgic) horror and general grossness up a notch. I still enjoyed it but it might not be for everyone!)
Here is a favorite snack of ours this time of year, and it requires only 3 ingredients:
- Apples, sliced (2)
- Honey (a few tablespoons in a shallow bowl)
- Granola (1/2 cup in a second shallow bowl)
It’s as simple as taking a slice of apple, dipping it into the honey and dipping it into the granola. I would take this snack over a caramel apple any day. It’s so simple and so delicious!
If you really want to go crazy, you can try a few new apple varieties or a new honey variety.
Happy Fall to you all! And please if you have a good scary-but-not-too-scary movie idea for the scaredy cats of the world, please comment below.
P.S. How cute is that Honeycrisp apple illustration? It’s by an artist named Ryo Takemasa and you can see 16 of his interpretations of different apple varieties here.
Illustration (Top): Annie Liao
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