5 Movies You Shouldn’t Watch Before Going To Bed

Kelly Michele

Kelly has been a lover of movies since she was little. Although her movie tastes have changed a little since her younger days of Carebears and Mary Poppins, her love of film hasn't. She can generally be found watching any horror movie she can get her hands on, but will occasionally throw an indie film or documentary into the mix to shake things up. She speaks in movie quotes and uses film references in daily conversation; and she does all of this while attempting to change the world's negative opinion of fangirls.

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  • Wes

    That was fun! Don’t forget the “Found Footage” flicks like Blair Witch and the Paranormal Activity movies.

    • Oh those movies I can’t even watch during the day, never mind before going to bed. Haha.

    • Michelle StJames

      Blair Witch would absolutely belong on my list of movies not to watch before bed and it also belongs on the list of movies not to watch before a camping trip. I so speak from experience on that one. 🙂

      • YES! My friends and I were discussing this after I published the article and I totally forgot Blair Witch and Paranormal Activity. I didn’t sleep for WEEKS after PA!

    • See below! Paranormal Activity scared the crap out of me.

  • Good list, I was freaked reading about it. And since I’m not a horror person at all I guess I shouldn’t watch any horror film before going to bed.

    Although I did see The Exorcist, which I thought was just ok. And I saw The Ring and you’re right, it totally messes with your mind that you are actually watching the movie you’re not supposed to be watching!

    • Michelle StJames

      I never saw The Exorcist because I had a babysitter who read me part of the book when I was about seven and I was completely traumatized. Of course, so was she after my parents found out. Anyway, I could never bring myself to either read the whole book or watch the movie.

      I’m not the biggest scary movie fan, but I loved The Ring. It completely screws with your mind in such a cool way and that little girl is seriously freaky. It’s one of the few films in this genre I’ve watched multiple times. All in complete daylight, of course. 🙂

      • I LOVE The Exorcist… but my FAVORITE movie genre is horror, so I think that’s why. It’s still one of the few movies to this day that can scare me.

        The Ring traumatized a few of my friends. I think we saw it opening weekend and my dorm room was a MESS of terrified girls. Good times! 🙂

    • THAT is what I didn’t like about The Ring, but also what I really LOVED about it. I thought it was such a out of the box move for a writer and really, REALLY bold. Even in the Japanese version they don’t show you the full tape!