The evolution of going to the cinema with friends as teenagers went from dance flicks and rom-coms to mild horror and bad horror film remakes. As we all got older, my friends craved horror films for the scares and no other reason. Unfortunately, I went through a slightly anti-social phase around this time. Not sure how or why but it felt that way. I came out of it by the time I was in Year 11 (16 years old), I even had an illegal house party which I sort of managed to cover up quite well. BUT my friends’ taste in films didn’t change much. There were a couple of kindred spirits who came to see films like ‘Walk the Line’ and ‘Constantine’, which I enjoyed and that is why it is not on this list. But otherwise, it was lesser films and a film I’m torn by.
When a Stranger Calls
Jurassic Park 3
I had left primary school and was about to start secondary school, one of my childhood friends, who is now one of my best friends, suggested we go to the cinema. We both wanted to see Jurassic Park at a time where everyone wanted to tacky films and I was more than happy to go. My friend made me walk 3 miles to the cinema because she didn’t want to pay for the bus. Around this time, I was made to walk to the cinema quite often. I even walked that route in heeled boots but that’s another story. I later found out, later meaning 5 years, that my friend was a budding film fanatic too. We both enjoyed the film, as I remember, and I ended up seeing it 2 more times. Obviously nothing much was on that Summer.