I've sat in many movie places,
Feet stuck right to the floor,
Seen raw fear on actors' faces,
And been scared to the core.
Hitchcock's "Birds" ruled my roost,
The suspense was something frightful.
DePalma's "Carrie" gave my heart a boost,
A shock ending so delightful.
At age ten vampires filled my head,
Men turning into bats!
I still see creatures 'neath my bed,
And have a fear of cats.
Now all that scary movies do
Is show tortured people screaming.
Cut open here and out comes goo;
Little tension, zero meaning.