Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only one who can sit down, comfortably watch an American Horror movie and think nothing of it but the moment I hear the tune of the flute and the beating of the bongo drums in a Nigerian horror movie I get goosebumps all over. Jeeez!
I’m not a ‘fan’ of horror movies but I do enjoy a good scare once in a while, I believe it adds a bit of spice to my life. I’ve sat down comfortably with my eyes glued to the TV and even laughed with popcorn in my mouth while watching movies like Insidious 1,2,3, The Conjuring, Poltergeist, Resident Evil and even Annabel. (Chucky definitely doesn’t fall under this category. Watching it as a kid scarred me for life *shivers*.) There are some I barely even remember! But the same can’t be said about the typical Nigerian horror movie. An example of this happened a long time ago, as a child, I was unfortunate to catch a few minutes of a Nigerian horror movie while attending a party at my aunt’s house. Many years later, and I realized the movie, ‘who’s next’ had carved a permanent position in my brain.
Needless to say, I quit watching Nigerian horror movies and stuck to my action, comedy, adventure, supernatural, romantic movie life like Wedding Party etc. And I can proudly say, I now sleep well at night due to this change. 🙂