24 Perfectly Normal Things Horror Movies Have Ruined For All Of Us
1. Getting sucked into your bed.
“I sleep on the edge now, thanks to A Nightmare on Elm Street.”
—Alison Wells, Facebook
2. Logging trucks.
“Final Destination 2 ruined them for me. I swerve so fast when I’m behind one.”
—Zanna Haines, Facebook
“Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds made them look vile instead of sweet.”
“One word: Chucky.”
—Tara Kay, Facebook
5. TV static.
“I can’t stop imagining the little girl from Poltergeist touching the static and going, ‘They’re heeeeeere.’”
—Maggie Ferol McGwin, Facebook
“I feel like I’ll wake up at night and see something or someone I don’t want to see.”
—Gustavo Carmen López, Facebook
“In Tourist Trap, people get stuck in a museum with mannequins and keep dying. So I don’t trust those life-like dolls.”
8. Sewage drains.
“Thanks, Pennywise in It.”
9. Hair in the shower drain.
“I can’t clean my bathroom without thinking I’m tugging on the scalp of the girl fromThe Ring.”
“Ever since Saw 2, I’m afraid something will come through and gouge my eye out.”
—Anisa Mohamed, Facebook
11. Open kitchen cabinets and drawers.
“I always assume it was the ghosts from The Sixth Sense.”
—Amanda Jane, Facebook
12. Washing your hair.
“Ever since Psycho, I’m terrified I’ll open my eyes and see a murderer there.”
—Camille Jet-Lynx Udunno, Facebook
13. Tall people.
“I know it’s nuts, but I don’t trust them after seeing It Follows.”
14. Answering the phone.
“I don’t want to end up like Drew Barrymore in Scream.”
15. Tanning beds.
“In Final Destination 3, those beds locked from the outside and catch fire, burning those girls alive. NOPE.”
16. Taking pictures.
“Remember in Insidious when possessed people showed up looking weird in photos?”
“Thanks a lot, Stephen King.”
18. String and thread.
“That guy getting all chopped up by a damn THREAD in Ghost Ship turned me into a paranoid mess.”
“That messed up scene where people are getting run over in Sinister gives me nightmares.”
20. Ventriloquist dummies.
“They’re terrifying on their own, but Dead Silence showed them as tools for murder, which made them worse.”
“I’ll never forget when that guy in Final Destination 5 falls off the table and the needles rupture his body.”
22. Corn fields.
“Children of the Corn ruined damn corn fields for me.”
“In It, when you see a balloon floating on its own, it means Pennywise the clown is nearby. That’s terrifying.”
24. And your own damn bed.
“The Grudge proved that you aren’t safe anywhere.”
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