Saturday night I went to the movies and saw Prisoners. I was thankful I emptied my bladder before the movie started, because I surely would have peed myself out of fear. Zombies and aliens don’t do it for me, but realistic events!? You can find me huddled in the corner with my thumb in my mouth for about three days after movies like this.
The movie was great, and definitely had my mind racing after it ended. My mind continued to race when I went on a hike the next day. It was pouring rain outside, just like in all horror movies, but I didn’t let that deter me. I had my mind set on a hike, so off I went.
I was either a bad ass, or a crazy for going hiking in the middle of a down pour. I would like to pretend it was the former in this case. Throughout the hike I ran through every scary movie theme about stupid people going into the woods in the middle of a storm.
Every crack, crumble, thud, or thunk had me spinning around in fear. I did not want to be lunch for a bear, and I also didn’t want to be thrown into a man made pit hole for the rest of my life. Ok I clearly watch too many horror films, but the paranoia has kept me safe!
I’d like to think I look pretty scary, but let’s be real…so I try to come prepared.
I carried that knife up my sleeve the entire way (there was a cover on the knife, just in case I fell.) The knife is small, but it’s better than nothing. You can’t tell from this photo, but I assure you this is not a basic butter knife..it would do some damage to a small bear, frog, or salamander.
Kidding about the last two. I couldn’t believe how close this guy let me get to him. I felt like a true Washingtonian getting soaked and welcoming the first day of fall with a nature hike! As you can tell, I made it home safe and sound without any attacks. Great success.
Q: Do you get freaked out for dayyyyss after watching scary movies? I’m fine now, but when it’s dark out, or I am alone my mind races!
56 thoughts on “Shanked”
I get freaked out for weeks after watching scary movies… when I’m alone or going to bed it’s just awful! I don’t sleep because I freak out thinking about how I’m going to be KILLED haha.
I LOL’d at the knife picture. That’s awesome!
Amy @ A Desert Girl
I’m a total scary movie sissy. Zombies, aliens, crazy real people…it all scares me. You were super brave to go hiking after watching a scary movie. I’m glad you survived. Whew. Love the knife picture!
I HATE scary movies because they are scary. Obviously. I can watch mild ones (like, really mild) but even those don’t let me sleep at night. Rude. I love hiking though! I would definitely be on high alert after watching a scary movie right before!!
An Unrefined Vegan
Just read a review of this movie…not sure I have the lady balls to watch it. I’m glad you carry sharp cutlery with you on your runs. Ya never know. I’m never without a little something-something.
Bad asd for sure 😉 I can’t watch scary movies because I get too freaked out. The last time Joe was out late I fell asleep with a movie on. When I woke up, the ring 2 was on. I screamed, grabbed my stuffed giraffe, and refused to go to sleep till Joe came home. He walked in, and I was sitting straight up in bed, eyes wide, and was like, “babe, are you ok?” “No, I’m not. I woke up and you weren’t here to save me from Samara and now she’s going to get me.” “Ok, time for Caitlin to go back to sleep. I’ll keep all the monsters away.” He’s a good sport 😉
YOU CARRY A KNIFE. Wowzers…. you are brave. I love your jacket, probably the most stylish hiker I have ever seen. I can’t watch scary movies b/c I get freaked out and am misterable and hide behin the pillows and can’t sleep for months. It is really quite horrible. Howver, this movie has Mr Jake and there fore I might be able to watch it if I focus on his good looks.
That little guy is cute! But yet, I would not go near it… I should start calling you BB- Brave Brittany.
Yes…Jake was dreamy in this..so was Hugh. Eye candy and suspense!
I am okay with watching scary movies. Actually, a good one is probably my favorite! Anything with clowns, though, is a NO. No, no, no!
Your pictures are always amazing. I just want to live in nature like you do!
I cant watch scary movies. Ill have nightmares for days. Living in a giant apt complex means I’m never scared there. Ask me to go in a basement after 9PM and I will sprint up the stairs to avoid any gunmen lurking in the darkness. I wish that was a joke but it is a fact.
Girl if I watch a movie that is THAT scary I will afraid of my own shadow. And I think it’s SO COOL that you went hiking in the rain!! I’ll bet it was awesome!
Angela @ Health's Angel
I go on binges of watching true crime specials on TV and….the fact that they’re real stories gets me the most. Unrealistic movies don’t phase me. Way to be prepared with the knife though!
I want to see that movie! I always love all of your pictures! 🙂
I am SUCH a wuss when it comes to scary movies! I shut my eyes really tight, plug my ears, and hum happy songs like “It’s a Small World” to myself the entire time. Thankfully my friends caught on pretty quickly and don’t invite me to see scary movies anymore. 😉
Such pretty trails for hiking!! My dad would be jealous. He’s leaving tomorrow for a 5-day backpacking trip, but the wilderness they go in is pretty barren. Nothing like green trees and ferns to make a hike worthwhile!
Lauren @ ihadabiglunch
Haha I’m the same way! I can watch “stupid” scary movies like Signs or something but when it’s real people who are just nuts popping out of the dark and killing people? I WILL pee myself. I think I’ll see that movie, though, because I do love thrillers!
I love to watch scary movies by myself because it makes them that much scarier. Of course, then I’m freaked out all night by it.
I don’t even know what to say about the knife. It’s just peeking out of your jacket and you have that eager grin on your face, plus your hiking in the rain…if I didn’t know better I’d say you were the crazy woods killer. 🙂
Bahaha your comment made me laugh out loud! Better watch out for me next time you’re in the woods! 😉
Davida @The Healthy Maven
Can’t do scary movies…and that includes Harry Potter. I’m a total wimp! Would have carried a knife too although you’re crazier than me for hiking in a storm!
Yay for true Washingtonian-ness! You’ve got more guts than I do…I’m crossing my fingers for a sunny day before winter hits to go hike.
I always get way too scared by movies. When I was in high school and watched The Grudge, I couldn’t watch TV in the dark for a month. I also get minor panic attacks just going from my front door to my car after I’ve watched too many crime shows. Scary shows/movies are like sweets to me…I get so intrigued and interested at first, but almost always regret it later.
Hahaha excellent analogy.
I love scary movies, but am also so terrified of them because I am in fact a huge baby. But, I just can’t stop watching scary movies. It’s quite the dilemma I’d say. I seriously am paranoid for at least two weeks after I watch them so props to you for still going on that hike!:)
I slept with a night light on for 3 months after watching I Am Legend. THREE FREAKING MONTHS. Im so pathetic. I don’t do well with the icky gross stuff like zombies. I actually hate scary movies altogether. I just get zero joy out of them!
Choc Chip Uru
Mmm, I can’t wait to see Prisoners! 😀
It looks fantastic! And I love zombie, scary movies too – did you see the Conjuring? Eep!
NO, but my friend was telling me about that movie while we were hiking!! I was like NOOOO NONOO.
Change of Pace
Looks like a nice hike with all the greenery! You weren’t scared of vampires coming out without the sunlight?!
Love that you carried a knife with you; I’m glad it had a cover!
I am so scared of horror movies. A few years ago we bought the Scream series and watched it on our trainers. If Harold woke up in the middle of the night to go pee, I made Kelly take him because I was too scared!
Haha! Did you literally take that knife with you after watching the horror film the night before?! Love it! I completely freak myself out after watching horrors. And it always seems to be when I’m the only person home. Why is it essential that after watching a horror movie you put yourself in that situation?! (When you’re home alone, or in scary, creeky woods…)!!!
Alex @ therunwithin
um you are hilarious. one because you carry a knife like that and two because you use the word shanked. everyone makes fun of me when I say that
Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com
I’m sure I say this too much, but seriously, we are twins… You hiked in the rain like a crazy person and I ran in the rain like a crazy person. Both on Sunday. Just sayin. LOVE that you carried a knife. You can never be too safe! I can’t watch scary movies, especially when the husband is about to go out of town. I drive myself psycho with every noise I hear, haha.
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Oh girl, I can NOT do scary movies. The last one I watched voluntarily was The Ring, and after not being able to sleep normally for weeks, I swore off horror flicks for good. I like my sleep, thank you very much…
I HATE scary movies! I get jumpy for weeeeeks
I saw Prisoners as well over the weekend and loved it! I agree that movies based on events that could happen can be a lot scarier than monsters and zombies.
Nicole @ FruitnFitness
I can’t watch scary movies. Seriously just can’t do it. I will be paranoid for weeks, I watched a scary movie with Tyler one weekend last year. He left that Monday morning, Bentley and I spent the next three days sleeping in my roommates room because I couldn’t sleep. Glad you survived the hike with all that scary movie in your head.
I am the same way. I don’t like zombies or aliens, but the stuff that can really happen TOTALLY freaks me out. I get unsettled for days! Now that I have a son, I am even more bugged by things. After reading the description for Prisoners, I just knew it was a movie I would need to skip.
Alex @ Brain, Body, Because
I never, ever, EVER watch any sort of scary movie because I get SO scared. I guess I have trouble separating fiction from reality? 😛
But, yeah, I can do *some* psychological thrillers (remember that movie Memento?) but anything suspenseful makes me so anxious!
I envy your ability to enjoy the rain! The rainy season is starting here and I’m trying to grow some thicker skin myself 🙂
YES scary movies will have my mind spinning for days!!! The first time I watched Lost, it even bugged me. I had to go down the street to take care of my neighbor’s dogs, and the entire time I could have sworn I heard the “others” voices echoing in the trees lol. I may or may not have run down the street to get back… and made my mom come with me the next night. 😉
Smart thinking to bring a knife – you can never be too careful!
And gorgeous pictures of the woods! It looks just like Oregon! Ah the west coast and its beauty!
I run up my STAIRS because it’s dark downstairs and I get freaked..HAHA! Running from point A to point B makes is so much more dramatic.
Bass add hiker for sure! Way to tell the rain who is boss!!
Ok, you freaking crack me up! I literally laughed out loud at your knife picture!! I don’t blame you at all. In fact, I wouldn’t have the guts to go hiking like you did, lol! I used to carry a knife in my glove compartment in my car..guess I should put one back in there. I loved in japan many, many years ago and got somewhat attacked by some perverted prick, so I started carrying pepper spray, but thank The Lord, I didn’t need to use it on a psycho. I am however a moron though, because one time I was at the mall with my friend and we were being followed out to our car, so I started spraying it…unfortunately the wrong direction towards the direction of my face and my friend and I started coughing like crazy! How stupid am I?! I would end up harming myself more than a stranger because I’m such an airhead!
OH MY GOSH!! You got attacked!?!?! I WOULD HAVE SHIT myself. Sorry, but that is so scary. I don’t blame you for carrying any defense mechanisms that you can! And then again someone followed you..sheesh!! It’s cause you’re so HOT! HA!
Catherine @ A Two Storey Home
Bahaha I love the knife! I sleep with a hammer beside my bed, just in case I need to clock someone out in the middle of the night 😀 I once watched a scary movie (The Orphan… have you seen it?) while my husband was out of town, and when I went to bed I slept with the lights on and locked the door to our bedroom (one of those dinky push locks that can be opened with practically anything.) Hah!
I can’t do scary movies alone and rarely watch them with the bf – I’d just rather have happy thoughts than fear walking into the next room. No thank you! Also, you’re totally bad ass….but also slightly crazy, haha!!! Looks like an adventure that’s for sure!
Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures
I refuse to watch scary movies because they’re just downright terrible when it comes to nightmares for me! I always stay up worrying! That hike looks amazing… But yes you are loca for going in the middle of a storm!!! Cray! 🙂 Good work though – ringing in fall in style!
Scary movies and I are NOT friends… I just can’t stop thinking about all of the crazies out there after I do so you are NOT alone!
GiGi Eats Celebrities
Scary Movies + GiGi = SHIT IN THE PANTS! LMFAO!!!!!! TMI?? I think NOT!
I like to watch scary movies first thing in the morning and then cartoons all day until nightfall.
kathy@vodka and soda
you are crazy to go alone! but good for you for sticking to your plan. i keep my keys in my hand with a long sharp key between my fingers in case i have to gouge out someone’s eye so i can make a run for it.
and i’ don’t watch scary movies because i’m a total fucking pussy.
OH DEAR LORD I was NOT alone!! That is TOO hardcore for me..I was with a friend, but it was still scary hahaha.
Life After Swimming
I HATE scary movies so much that I don’t even watch them, therefore I can’t get scared. You are a total BA for this hike, though!
I hate the realistic scary movies…those are the worst! The so-called horror movies are nothing compared to them! After I watched Seven Pounds, I was freaked out for three days 😛
I’m to the point where I don’t even watch scary movies. I listen to Spotify alot, and lately there have been tons of Insidious 2 commercials. They’re just sound, but they really creep me out. Seriously, I’m at that point in life where the audio of scary movies terrifies me. Oh well.
OMG that commercial came on my PANDORA all the time and I had to take my headphones out when it did!! SO CREEPY!! I legit laughed out loud at this comment because it was like the story of my life with that commercial!
Kristina at damntenpounds
Did you go by yourself? Better to be safe than sorry!! I haven’t heard of that movie, but sounds like I can’t handle it anyways. After Paranormal Activity, I couldn’t sleep with my legs outside the covers for months. You’ll always have a friend with an overactive imagination in me 😉
OMG NO! I was not alone, my friend came with me..I’m not THAT crazy!! HAHAH!
Melissa @ Al Forno Mementos
I can’t do scary movie. Scares me a lot. haha I would not even go to the forest after. You are a beast!
di @ life of di.
I used to watch scary movies but just cant anymore. They really stick with me – especially when I’m home by myself!
Rach @ This Italian Family
Oh girl, I can’t watch scary movies at all! I will be scared for WEEKS and have nightmares for ages after seeing something scary, lol! I definitely could not go hiking in a rainstorm in the WOODS by myself after seeing something scary. You are brave, girl!