I wish when I was younger someone had told me to be cautious about what I put up in my head, because it'll be there forever. In honor of that, here's a list of movies I wish I'd never watched.
Sybil - I stumbled into the TV room in my dorm one weekday afternoon to find a bunch of the gals watching this. It had just started, so I sat down. Watched the whole damn thing. I couldn't look away. And I've been totally squeebed out about it for 20+ years.
Hellraiser & Hellraiser 2 - I did not do this to myself - other than remaining in front of the movie after the guy I was with convinced me to start watching it. Okay, so I knew going into the sequel how much it would freak me out. But all my friends were watching it. Peer pressure is an evil thing.
Leaving Las Vegas - I didn't know going in that this sucker would be so damn depressing and fill me with a hopelessness it took weeks to get over.
Pay it Forward - This one was a total sucker punch. I honestly thought it was going to be a feel-good movie. And it was, right up until the end. Bastards didn't have to kill the little boy - unless they were trying to make the point that life is senseless and no matter how hard you try, you're still going to be murdered. I should've known better, though. I hate Kevin Spacey in just about everything except Outbreak, and he dies horribly in that one.
The Fly - I blame my siblings for this. To this day, I still can't hear someone whisper 'Help me' in a high-pitched, squeaky voice without having a little panic attack.
Ferngully - Way to take innocent minds and warp them into thinking mankind and machinery are inherently bad. Took me years to convince my daughter that bulldozers weren't evil.
I'm Gonna Get You Sucka - because I will never get those two hours of my life back.
And yes, I guess I was a little crabby this morning. Since venting this negativity out, though, I'm much better.
What movies have you watched that you wish you hadn't?
Event Horizon - I'd repressed this one until it was mentioned in the comments here. Ugh. Now I have to go back to repressing it again, so I can scrub that skinless guy out of my head for another 20 years.
Oh, and I just remembered another one... SE7EN. OMG, what a horrible movie. Still gives me nightmares. And I just realized, Spacey's in this one, too. Figures.