Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pondering with a Purpose


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This Week's prompt is: Scary Movies
Do you enjoy a good fright? Or do you prefer the blood and gore of the scary movies?
I am definitely a G-rated gal.  Give me a good Disney movie any day, not that I have never seen a scary movie.  I remember "Lady in the Lake", "The Exorcist", but the scariest movie I ever saw was "Helter SKelter" the story of Charles Manson starring Jeremy Davies. 
In the late 1960's Charles Manson convinced a group of "followers" to move in to the California desert to train for the apocalypse. They eventually committed on of the most horrific string of serial murders in modern times. Since his conviction, Manson has been in a series of jails, where he has continued to build on his twisted philosophies.
I think, because this was based on a true story, it made the movie all the more horrific.  It took me several weeks to get the horror out of my mind.  I know that people do terrible things to one another, but to see it so graphically portrayed disturbed me greatly.  I learned my lesson, and have stayed away from those type of movies ever since.  There is a Bible verse that says " Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Phil. 4:8  After seeing this movie, I see the value of this lesson.

19 comments:

  1. I totally agree that the ones that are based on a true story are a lot scarier!

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  2. I can not see movies where people are are so mean to people. Give me a good love story any day! I want to sleep at night, not cry.

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  3. I'd much rather see a movie that makes me laugh! I'm not one for movies with heavy story lines.

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  4. I completely forgot about Helter Skelter and you're so right... the scary ones based upon true stories are even more horrific. It is unfathomable to believe that one person can have that much evil embedded within them.

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  5. ...and a valuable lesson you've shared. Well put and added at the most apropos part of your blog post. Scary movies are okay, but I for one only like them once in a while...I too would prefer Disney over scary.

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  6. I'm with you 100%. I do like a mystery but nothing in the horror/serial killer type genre. Since my husband travels and I'm here alone a lot I am very careful even of what I watch on tv.

    Scariest book I ever read was The Red Dragon which still can give me nightmares...they made a movie out of it which didn't scare me as much as the book but this is the book that introduced us to Hannibel Lecter. Need I say more?

    I can't even watch Criminal Minds. I have a vivid imagination and don't really need to add fuel to the fire.

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  7. Phil 4:8 is one of my favorite verses. It is KEY to our ongoing peace. Fixing our thoughts on all that is worthy and lovely. I've broken the verse down word for word many times and I always come to the same conclusion, each and every one of those things is Christ. Basically, fixing our thoughts on Him.

    Marti, I was wondering if by any chance you entered a giveaway I had a few months ago when I was offering a box of fine tea sachets. I was clearing up my posts and don't see it but somehow I remembered that post. I think I edited it because no one participated but now I remember you commenting, or so I think. Do you recall this? Please let me know. I still have that box if you're interested.
    Much love.

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  8. That movie scared the crap out of me. I actually quickly passed the picture of Charles Mason in your post -he still gives me the creeps.

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  9. Long ago I decided that I will watch only dramas, comedies, melodramas. They can make me laugh and make me kinder. No thrillers, action or horror. They can teach me nothing and hardly entertain.
    That was a huge disappointment for my brother who decided to wait for me at my place watching smth on DVD)))

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  10. I can't watch scarey movies, I have nightmares and won't sleep for day.

    I'm with ya all the way sister...give me a good old Disney or Hallmark movie with a great happily ever after endin'!!!

    God bless and have an incredible day sweetie!!! :o)

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  11. Hi Marti,
    That Bible verse is so true....I love beautiful things that are uplifting...I couldn't agree with you more!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  12. Thank you for stopping by and confirming, Marti. I responded via email. Thx.

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  13. I refuse to watch scary movies. My hubby loves them, but I can't watch. I've been drawn into a couple of them and I'll have nightmares afterward. I remember seeing a very scary movie as a child and it affected me for a very long time. Great Bible verse that is so true!

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  14. I'm with you Marti, G-Rated. My kids all love the blood and guts, scary movies, shoot 'em up, cut 'em up, rip 'em apart monster movies. Give me Snow White and Cyndi any time - Beauty and the Beast, loved those little tea pots and cups talking!

    I couldn't watch the Helter Skelter movie. I lived in Simi Valley, less than 5 miles from where this monster, Manson, lived in his commune. He used to troll our high school at meal times, and we saw him a few times until school security had the police remove him because he would sell drugs and look for unsuspecting young girls to hang on to. A class mate is still in prison as part of his gang who did these terrible things, even though he turned states evidence (it's where he belongs for sure - oh and by the way - we knew who he was, but he was not a friend, he was a school student.)

    You are so right about the bible verse. Let's stay here and sing our praises to Him!

    Blessings,
    Donna

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  15. I'm just not a scary movie kind of gal, either. ;-)

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  16. Scary, blood-thirsty movies are not my cup of tea either.

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  17. Ha ha - I don't like scary movies either - I like ones with good endings too! sandie

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  18. Ya I've heard about that it's pretty scary how people can be so easily mislead and hypnotized they were in WWII. : )

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