Daily Prompt: Can’t Watch This

“When was the last time you watched something so scary, cringe-worthy, or unbelievably tacky — in a movie, on TV, or in real life — you had to cover your eyes?”

Actually, I’m not much a fan of visually scary stuff. I don’t very much believe in American horror movies. For a Japanese girl, a scary story should be very scary. There should be something left for imagination.

I’ve always an imaginative mind. When I was a kid, my imagination sometimes scared me almost to death. Nightmares, or the fear of even going to the bathroom. I remember having a nightmare, because I was so scared after I watched, in one of Kamen Rider, TV series, the scene of the cyborg operation of the protagonist by the terrorist organization.

Kamen Rider, or Masked Rider

And I also remember I was very horrified by the TV ad of an Italian horror movie, Suspiria, when it was broadcasted on TV. It’s Japanese narration of the ad said like, “We strongly advise you against watching alone!” I was so scared of the ad and terrified of even seeing the ad accidentally while watching the other programs, so I turned off the TV when my parents were absent. But, only to get more scared of the silence.


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