|The Hitcher (1986 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
There are plenty of storylines that can give us the creeps. Monsters, zombies, and creatures of the night can give us chills and may make us a bit jumpy in the dark after having seen one of these kinds of films. Stories about hauntings and demonic possessions have provided some very edgy plots. Dark crimes or stories that delve into the essence of evil might make us want to leave the lights on before going to sleep. It's kind of fun to be scared by a well told horror story or a movie that makes us a bit jittery. That's probably why scary stories are so popular.
Truth often being stranger--and scarier--than fiction, one of the genres I find to be the creepiest of all is the good old stalker stories. Out of control obsession can drive humans to do some truly bizarre things. We've seen the stories in the news. There have also been many fine films with the obsession theme. I'm sure you can name many favorite.
Alfred Hitchcock was a master of films about obsessions. He could tap into the darker or curious side of human emotions that may make us obsess upon an idea. There have also been the films such as Cape Fear, Fatal Attraction, The Fan, or One Hour Photo. Then what about the over the top films like The Hitcher or Jeepers Creepers. Those will make you grip your seat.
When it's a story that can really happen to any of us, it's a story that can be pretty scary and make you double check who's behind you or why that creepy fellow across the street always seems to be looking at your house all the time. What's in that guy's (or gal's) bedroom anyway? Pictures of you on the walls?
What story genre frightens you the most? Have you ever been stalked? Does online visibility ever make you a bit wary about your vulnerability to obsessive creeps?
Tomorrow Saturday February 1st will be a special Battle of the Bands post. The above post is a clue to the song I've chosen. Can you guess the song? It's a somewhat obscure one that was covered by a group at least of few of you are fans of.