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Before my days of motherhood I happily watched movies like The Exorcist and Poltergeist with grinding teeth and knotted fist, but no longer can I be frightened by a child centered horror movie without my mom instincts kicking in. I stare at the tortured family on the screen and ask, aloud to the dismay of those around me, why is this family still there. Whether it be chairs moving out from the dining room table on their own or a dark stalking figure seen on the property in the shadows, I can't help myself from thinking why didn't those people run at the first creepy incident. I am completely aware that if they did vacate the premises so early into the action that there would be no story, no drama, and I wouldn't be watching a movie, but, alas my mom brain never takes a vacation.
I cannot be the only one that feels scary movies are ruined for them when they became a parent, can I?