When I was a kid I loved, loved, loved scary movies. I STILL like scary movies, I prefer them over almost every other kind. But as a kid I REALLY loved them, way more than a little kid should.
My mom was careful and conservative about our TV watching, but I always managed to sneak in the scary stuff anyways. Occasionally I spent the night with friends or cousins whose families were more liberal with the television. Also I had an Uncle Mike… he always liked to watch scary stuff, too, so when he was around and the TV was on I would …linger. And wait, and watch, and hopefully I would see something frightening. Something that made my heart race and blood pound in my ears. The scarier the better. I craved the adrenaline rush, the tingly thrill that started at the back of my neck then skittered down my spine, across my skin, and then exploded at the end of every finger and toe.