Why am I particularly drawn toward suspenseful/scary movies?
Movies can have such a profound impact mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Growing up, I was fond of the Spielberg movies, ET, The Goonies, and Jaws in particular. By the time I hit middle school, I had discovered my niche in scary movies and found myself dining on the series features: Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and Halloween. By the time I started college, I had added a ton of suspense to my reel like Scream, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, and Single White Female.
So, to answer the above question, why scary movies? I would like to share a quote from actor John Shepherd: "If you can take that darkness out and look at it, then you can conquer it, you can defeat it, you can actually deal with it. It's when we try and hide it from the light that it overcomes us."
And heed these words of wisdom from writer Victor Miller: "I think that we need these monsters, these bogeymen, these characters who embody all evil because we can't deal with the real evil that we have to in our day to day lives" (I'll add--not without Christ).
My personal quote: "Film has a way of pulling us into a world where an emotion has a chance to navigate and where the complexity of a moment is sustained".