Cause and Effect Essay Week two Assignment two: Cause and effect Essay Joetta Wray Campbell South University College Cause and Effect Essay The first horror movie I ever saw I can remember like it was yesterday I walked into a dark movie theater the first time without my parents excited and scared all at the same time, it was my first time seeing a horror movie. It was the summer of 1984 everybody was talking about this scary movie that they had saw with this scary guy with knives for fingers. Yes I am talking about the first Nightmare on Elm Street.
It was Supposed to be one of the scariest movies ever to come to a theater since Steven King’s Thing. I remember how tingly I felt when they curtains went up and they started to show previews for up and coming movies when my sister grabbed my arm and said you are going to be so scared that you won’t be able to sleep tonight. Then the movie started and I saw the girl walking into the boiler room and there he was Freddy Krueger himself. He jumped I jumped. Someone in the movie would scream and everyone in the theater would scream.
I was so shaken halfway through the movie but I wasn’t sure if it was because I was scared or still excited. Then of course the excitement did not stop. Freddy kept on killing teenagers with those knives like fingers. Then I noticed my sister was crying because she was so scared and I started to laugh at her, when all of a sudden I was almost in tears myself. Johnny Depp was on the screen they were having a sleepover in the movie when they kept telling each other everything will be okay just don’t fall asleep.
Freddy was in the dream of the character Johnny Depp played, I was freaking out how could someone not notice that they were in a dream let alone a scary guy with knives for fingers was in the dream to. By the time he noticed he was dreaming Freddy was grabbing him through the bed sheets and ripping him apart. I was screaming right along with everyone else. They were trying to pull Freddy out of there dreams and kill him in the real world. Wow what a scary movie I still get chills when I think about it. When the movie was over I really didn’t want to go home and sleep I was not sure
Freddy wouldn’t be in my dreams that night, but was what a nine year old girl to think? We got home around ten o’clock that night and my father said shower and go to bed. My sister and her friends thought it would be so funny to scare me, so they got plastic knives out and put them in between their fingers and scratched them up and down the shower liner. I jumped high and screamed for my dad. I swore I would never watch a scary movie after that ever, but then the next summer came around and a second Nightmare on Elm Street came out.
I went to that movie but was not as scared as I was with the first. So now you know my first scary movie I ever saw. I still think to myself, “Why do we scare ourselves so much? ” I think the answer is that there is something dark inside of us all just itching to come out and play. I did not know that then but maybe if I did it would not have scared me as much as it did. I do know now that I love scary movies and I have a blast going to see them and scare my kids just as I felt when I was their age.
Nothing is more fun then scaring people and seeing their faces. Maybe that’s why there are so many scary movies to see. They made a remake of Nightmare on Elm Street but the guy who played Freddy was no where as good as Robert England. There was just something about the original Krueger that just scared you to death. I know my son was more scared to see the original than the remake. My daughter and I did the same thing to him as my sister and her friend did to me. He probably jumped higher than me. I almost peed my pants it was so funny.