It was a ceremony of passage. You had been younger and you bought to remain up late, curl up on the couch with a snugly blanket and buttered popcorn, and also you watched Linda Blair get possessed by a demon in “The Exorcist.”
However had been you ready to fall asleep afterward?
Blair’s character, Regan MacNeil, is 12 years outdated within the film. And whereas youngsters star in a variety of horror motion pictures (see additionally: “The Ring,” “The Shining” and “The Omen”), is it potential to be too younger to look at them? Mother and father, ought to we be adjusting the management settings on our streamers to stop scarring our youngsters for all times?
With Halloween film season upon us, these questions appear well timed. For assist in answering them, I flip to you, reader: How outdated had been you once you watched your first, true afraid-to-do-anything-alone-afterward scary film? It doesn’t need to be “The Exorcist” — a few of us (I received’t say who) subjected ourselves to Freddy Krueger once we had been 7, and to today, the sight of brown gloves makes us tremble. The primary time I watched “The Silence of the Lambs,” I used to be in faculty and it was late at night time. I made my good friend Seth keep in a single day simply so I might sleep — after prohibiting him from utilizing the phrase “covet” and discarding each bottle of lotion.
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