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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Horror movies



Horror movies are often set in remote locations. There's no one around to save you. A few years back a horror move was shot not too far from where I lived. I've been inside the theater that's featured in the movie and ate lunch at the restaurant. The woods where the film was shot are very familiar to me. I've roamed those woods, especially during hunting season.



The funny thing is that all my memories of those woods are very happy ones. Deep quiet woods make me feel very relaxed and safe -even in the dark.

My dad and I used to go deer hunting in those hills. Once we hiked in we'd split up and wouldn't see each other for hours. Sometimes we'd agree to meet at a designated spot to have lunch together. Much of my hunting time was spent sitting on a ridge somewhere trying my best to blend into the forest. It wasn't really about the hunting as much as it was getting out in the deep woods -good for the soul.

I guess if you are a city person the woods are dark and dangerous. Of course, if you lack woods skills it is a dangerous place. However, with a little knowledge and the right attitude, it's exactly the opposite of a horror movie.

-Sixbears

10 comments:

  1. I never got into horror films, even as a kid. I DID get into hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, horseback riding and other things. I was considered a little strange by most kids! lol

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  2. Funny how we are the weird ones.

    Horror films often seem pretty dumb to me. Of course, it's a short film if everyone acts smart and makes good decisions.

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  3. I miss the woods. Where we moved from you could hike all the way to Greenwood Lake without seeing anyone.

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    1. Nice. The woods were always within walking distance when I was growing up.

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  4. When I was a kid, the woods was the place that I felt the safest. Spent all my free time in the woods.

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    1. Me too Dizzy. The woods were always just a short walk out my door -even when I lived in town.

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  5. The way I see it, real life is scary enough. I don't need to add to it by seeing a movie..

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    1. Good point. Want to be scared? Check the news.

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  6. I reckon I feel safer in the wild than living in the big city. Way too much meanness goes on in the city now days!

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    1. Too many people too close together.

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