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Graveyards, Chainsaw Murders and Camping – Welcome to Texas [VIDEO]

When I was about 9 years young my brothers and I went to a friends house to watch scary movies. We saw one that, by todays standards, you might find kinda cheesy. I even find it kinda cheesy. I still can’t watch it though, it just freaks me out for some reason.

The movie, “Pet Sematary”, is about a family that finds out that a nearby cementary has reanimatory qualities. (Basically, pets buried there come back. Not necessarily for the better.) At one point in the story their 4 year son dies and … yup, you guessed it … the father decides to bury him in the Pet Cementary. To this day Cementaries give me the creeps. Especially Concordia Cementary. Its just so big (it borders I-10 on both sides … C’mon!) and so many of its inhabitants died in such tragic and violent circumstances.

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My second scariest movie? The original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”. (Not that lame remake from 2003. For some reason, the 70s versions “lack” of technology just breeds fright.)  I saw this movie once and that was more than enough. Obviously, it scared me but on top of that its actually based on true events!  Lastly, I saw it just a couple of days before I was actually moving to El Paso. TEXAS.

My brother and I made the drive but, upon reaching Texas, he decided that it would be cheaper to camp out rather than find a hotel. Yeah, you can just imagine my response to that, “HELL NO” (with a few curse words in between). Fortunately, it started to rain. He changed his mind, we found a hotel and both lived to complete our journey.

My advice for watching scary movies?  Watch them in the daytime …  followed by something funny. Like an episode of Family Guy!  :)

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