Confession: I read the Wikipedia entries of horror movies I'm too scared to see
There's a new A24 movie hitting theaters this weekend called X and it's a creepy looking slasher flick. The unsettling trailer reminded me of the old school Texas Chainsaw Massacre and that's about all I can tell you because there is no *way* I'm seeing it.
Don't get me wrong, I love horror movies, but I'm weirdly picky about which ones I think I can endure. Even if I think it looks good, if the trailer or the premise gives me especially bad vibes that I know will translate into me not sleeping for a week, I won't see it. (Case in point: Hereditary, anything French.)
Instead I do something that is arguably crazier: I read the plot synopsis on Wikipedia. This way I can know whether it's as bad as I imagined, as well as who lives and who dies. Funnily enough, this does not make me less scared! More often than not, reading the plot points freaks me out just as much (if not more) and because I don't actually see how it all unfolds, my imagination will get the best of me.
I don't know why I do this, but I can't stop! Am I alone in this ridiculous decision or are you a horror purist? Better yet, are you a horror wimp who just takes the moviegoing/pop culture L and is perfectly content with that?