Well, being alone means fun, right? Well, not always! Let’s remember that very good horror movies make useful the pretext of being alone, to do a very cohesive and scary fearful story. Movies like When a Stanger Calls and Mischief Night are perfect examples on why being home alone is not always a very good situation, and how what appears to be a chance to finally feel on your own could turn into a very dreadful and deadliest situation, as fast as the blink of an eye.
Of course, for a situation like this to be scary, you have to add the elements that disrupts the tranquility of the ambient, like the night, strange noises, and, of course –
the main component – a pervasive and dangerous assailant, which means that you will regret the decision of a quiet solitary night, in the comfort of your house.
Experience a situation like these in real life can be really frightening. Can you imagine hearing things outside, look at the window, and see nothing? And suddenly hear the slow and cautious walk of an intruder, and have that feeling, that you know something is very, very wrong? And have to hide under your bed, or inside the closet, praying for the intruder not to find you?
Well, while this kind of situation is very unwanted and potentially dangerous in real life, they really do very nice and frightening horror stories and movies. And they appeal to us in such a high intensity because it could happen to any one of us. The tension and the fear built in the air is especially painful just because you don’t know who exactly is the person trespassing, what it is the main motive behind the intrusion, what the intruder will really do (steal? rape? kidnap? kill? all of these options?), and if you have enough physical strength to overcome him, and possibly escape alive well, or not. And in the right mood, in the correct pace and in the proper tension, this kind of story can be scary, more than we could possibly imagine.
Well, for your fun, the video below has 10 scary stories, that will make you think twice, the next time you’re about to be home alone. But you have to listen to them completely on your own, in the dead of night, in the darkness of your bedroom. Otherwise, it will have no effect. Everybody is brave and courageous with other people at broad daylight, but completely alone, in the darkness of the dawn… well, that’s when you really see if you are brave enough… or not!