The Movies that Traumatized Me As a Child

I think every child who watches movies has seen a film as a youngster that scared them half to death. Sometimes it’s not even horror movies but rather simply films with startling moments or scarier themes that can be somewhat traumatizing. As someone who stills gets the heeby-jeebies while, and after, watching a scary movie, I had quite a few frightening experiences watching movies as a child and I’m here to share with you every film (that I can remember) that left me traumatized. Lol, enjoy.

Jaws

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I was shown Jaws for the first time when I was a little girl, maybe seven or eight, and I can still remember recollecting two specific scenes that scared me. One, the scene where Hooper goes down to investigate the shipwreck and sees the dead guy. I still get a bit creeped out at that part because it scared me so badly as a kid.

And then, of course, watching Quint getting eaten for the first time is seared into my memory bank due to the horror of that particular moment. There was so much blood and as a child who still believed in Santa Claus at the time, the Great White looked as real as ever. It was an absolutely terrifying experience. Continue reading The Movies that Traumatized Me As a Child

My Review of ‘My Left Foot’

Daniel Day-Lewis just might be my favorite actor of all time. His work has always managed to dazzle me, whether we’re talking about his believable role as Abraham Lincoln or his final acting role as Reynolds Woodcock in Phantom Thread, a film that I believe he should’ve gained another Oscar for. And now I’ve seen him in My Left Foot, the first movie to gain him an Oscar.

My Left Foot was nominated for Best Picture but would go on to lose to Driving Miss Daisy and I’m not surprised. This film had every chance to be a phenomenal and truly emotional story but it seemed to rush toward the end, losing a sense of storytelling that would’ve made it a complete film.

However, I’m not saying it’s a bad film because it isn’t. My Left Foot is yet another Daniel Day-Lewis movie that I have enjoyed and that makes four enjoyable films (The BountyMy Left FootLincoln, and Phantom Thread.) I’ll have to continue my quest for more films that he’s managed to grace because there’s a good chance it’ll be pretty good.

I’ll give this movie 4 out of 5 stars and 92 out of 100. It’s not bad and I enjoyed it, for the most part, but it could’ve been better.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a marvelous day.

That Marvelous Costume: ‘Gladiator’

Gladiator is clearly one of the best movies ever made, delivering powerful performances by Russel Crowe, Connie Nielson, and Joaquin Phoenix, fantastic action that felt legitimately epic, and a tremendous story that one can’t help being riveted by. But, like the last two films that I have highlighted for this series, Gladiator also shines for its costumes, costumes that would go on to win Janty Yates her only Oscar for Best Costume Design, and deservedly so.

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You have the stunning dresses Lucilla wears and the imposing garments Commodus dons as the new Roman Emperor. Continue reading That Marvelous Costume: ‘Gladiator’