Janelle’s Lessons From the Mother Ship

Welcome to our countdown to the most anxiety-inducing horror films for parents!  Today is day fifteen!

Each day, we are covering the films I both love and hate because they’re awesome and they give me panic attacks now that I’m a mom.

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Today is the 15th and we are half way through our month-long horror countdown!  Today we are talking about another film based on the work of parapsychologists/demonologists; Ed and Lorraine Warren.  This one just happens to touch upon a prevalent subject in horror that tends to weaken the knees of even the bravest of horror connoisseurs.

Disclaimer: Trigger warnings are a given when you talk about horror, but I’m going to say it anyway.  Many subjects covered by horror films are disturbing to parents in ways we can’t possibly understand and each is unique to the parent and his/her experiences. Tread carefully and know your limits.  If this begins to be too much, there’s no shame in closing the window.  Also, this post contains some spoilers throughout. 

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Welcome to our countdown to the most anxiety-inducing horror films for parents!  Today is day fourteen!

Each day, we are covering the films I both love and hate because they’re awesome and they give me panic attacks now that I’m a mom.

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In our review today, we take a look at another film based on the truth in Ed & Lorraine’s work as paranormal psychologists and ghost hunters.  These films are typically largely fiction, but what isn’t is that these occurrences always happened to families.  Children, fathers, and mothers were affected and infected in ways that had near devastating consequences.

Disclaimer: Trigger warnings are a given when you talk about horror, but I’m going to say it anyway.  Many subjects covered by horror films are disturbing to parents in ways we can’t possibly understand and each is unique to the parent and his/her experiences. Tread carefully and know your limits.  If this begins to be too much, there’s no shame in closing the window.  Also, this post contains some spoilers throughout. 

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Welcome to our countdown to the most anxiety-inducing horror films for parents!  Today is day thirteen!

Each day, we are covering the films I both love and hate because they’re awesome and they give me panic attacks now that I’m a mom.

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The next few days will dive into the world of ghost stories with one important thing in common: They are each based on truth.  Today’s review is one of the most notorious haunted houses in this nation.  The legend of this house has a book, two movies, even a statue put out by the Bradford Exchange!

Disclaimer: Trigger warnings are a given when you talk about horror, but I’m going to say it anyway.  Many subjects covered by horror films are disturbing to parents in ways we can’t possibly understand and each is unique to the parent and his/her experiences. Tread carefully and know your limits.  If this begins to be too much, there’s no shame in closing the window.  Also, this post contains some spoilers throughout. 

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Welcome to our countdown to the most anxiety-inducing horror films for parents!  Today is day twelve.

Each day, we are covering the films I both love and hate because they’re awesome and they give me panic attacks now that I’m a mom.

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Okay, before we even get started, I admit, today’s entry is a bit more serious than the others so far, but don’t worry, we’re just clowning around.

Disclaimer: Trigger warnings are a given when you talk about horror, but I’m going to say it anyway.  Many subjects covered by horror films are disturbing to parents in ways we can’t possibly understand and each is unique to the parent and his/her experiences. Tread carefully and know your limits.  If this begins to be too much, there’s no shame in closing the window.  Also, this post contains some spoilers throughout. 

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Welcome to our countdown to the most anxiety-inducing horror films for parents!  Today is day eleven.

Each day, we are covering the films I both love and hate because they’re awesome and they give me panic attacks now that I’m a mom.

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Today’s film is like a phonograph.  It’s the gift that keeps on giving to anxious moms everywhere.  Well, everywhere that has roads, anyway…

Disclaimer: Trigger warnings are a given when you talk about horror, but I’m going to say it anyway.  Many subjects covered by horror films are disturbing to parents in ways we can’t possibly understand and each is unique to the parent and his/her experiences. Tread carefully and know your limits.  If this begins to be too much, there’s no shame in closing the window.  Also, this post contains some spoilers throughout. 

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Welcome to our countdown to the most anxiety-inducing horror films for parents!  Today is day ten.

Each day, we are covering the films I both love and hate because they’re awesome and they give me panic attacks now that I’m a mom.

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This one had to be talked about at some point and it may as well be today.  The movie(s) that kept me awake for a month, the story of a mother’s quest for truth and the punishment she faces because she tried to help.  14 years ago next week this film changed my life, the way I saw the “golden hour” at twilight, televisions, oval mirrors and random pools of water.  That’s right friends, today we get to talk about…

Disclaimer: Trigger warnings are a given when you talk about horror, but I’m going to say it anyway.  Many subjects covered by horror films are disturbing to parents in ways we can’t possibly understand and each is unique to the parent and his/her experiences. Tread carefully and know your limits.  If this begins to be too much, there’s no shame in closing the window.  Also, this post contains some spoilers throughout. 

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Welcome to our countdown to the most anxiety-inducing horror films for parents!  Today is day nine.

Each day, we are covering the films I both love and hate because they’re awesome and they give me panic attacks now that I’m a mom.

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The movie of the day is a personal favorite in the theme of child horrors.  By “favorite” I mean, a film that gave me nightmares and makes me anxious inside elevators.

Disclaimer: Trigger warnings are a given when you talk about horror, but I’m going to say it anyway.  Many subjects covered by horror films are disturbing to parents in ways we can’t possibly understand and each is unique to the parent and his/her experiences. Tread carefully and know your limits.  If this begins to be too much, there’s no shame in closing the window.  Also, this post contains some spoilers throughout. 

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Welcome to our countdown to the most anxiety-inducing horror films for parents!  Today is day eight.

Each day, we are covering the films I both love and hate because they’re awesome and they give me panic attacks now that I’m a mom.

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Considered one of the most beloved horror classics, this film takes a bite out of parenting confidence in a way few others can compare.

Disclaimer: Trigger warnings are a given when you talk about horror, but I’m going to say it anyway.  Many subjects covered by horror films are disturbing to parents in ways we can’t possibly understand and each is unique to the parent and his/her experiences. Tread carefully and know your limits.  If this begins to be too much, there’s no shame in closing the window.  Also, this post contains some spoilers throughout. 

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Welcome to our countdown to the most anxiety-inducing horror films for parents!  Today is day seven.

Each day, we are covering the films I both love and hate because they’re awesome and they give me panic attacks now that I’m a mom.

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Today’s film and all that can fit into its category are some of the most notorious, most terrifying and, let’s be honest, some of the most fun horror films of the last 40 years.  However, just because they are fun to watch does not by any means mean we are not affected by their scares in a whole new way as parents.  Today we talk about some of the “old standards” in horror.

Disclaimer: Trigger warnings are a given when you talk about horror, but I’m going to say it anyway.  Many subjects covered by horror films are disturbing to parents in ways we can’t possibly understand and each is unique to the parent and his/her experiences. Tread carefully and know your limits.  If this begins to be too much, there’s no shame in closing the window.  Also, this post contains some spoilers throughout. 

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Welcome to our countdown to the most anxiety-inducing horror films for parents!  Today is day six.

Each day, we are covering the films I both love and hate because they’re awesome and they give me panic attacks now that I’m a mom.

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Today’s collection is a cross between horror and medical thrillers.  A group we don’t like to think about, even something we try to force out of our minds entirely.  Why?  Because like so many others, it’s not the blood, the over-acting, the special effects that get to us anymore.  It is the very real possibility which makes these films terrifying for any parent.

Disclaimer: Trigger warnings are a given when you talk about horror, but I’m going to say it anyway.  Many subjects covered by horror films are disturbing to parents in ways we can’t possibly understand and each is unique to the parent and his/her experiences. Tread carefully and know your limits.  If this begins to be too much, there’s no shame in closing the window.  Also, this post contains some spoilers throughout. 

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