Why I should never go to a movie I know nothing about

I'm not a big movie goer. I don't remember the last movie I went to. I'd have to look through my archives here, because whatever it was, I'm sure I blogged about it.

Now that I type that, I think it was the movie where three guys moved into Reese Witherspoon's guest house. It wasn't great.

I catch a little bit about current movies from watching Good Morning America, but evidently not enough. Sometime last week, they interviewed a couple of kids from a new movie, but I didn't pay attention because I was curling my hair or something. The girl was deaf. I remember that. I didn't pay attention AT ALL to what movie they were promoting.

Rachel texted me yesterday asking if I wanted to see A Quiet Place with her and some of the people she worked with. She teaches deaf ed, and earlier this year had gone to a sign language class she taught, so I thought, "Oh, it has to be the movie with the girl who is deaf." I didn't know anything about the movie, and didn't Google it. I just decided to be sociable.

Big mistake on my part.

About 5 minutes into the movie I was already regretting my decision. Anyone reading this blog right now probably knows it's one of those scary/creepy movies.

I spent almost two hours in uncomfortable silence - literally because the movie was all about having to be silent. At one time, I leaned over to Rachel and asked, "People actually like this kind of movie?" She loved it. I would have stayed at home had I known.

I don't like sci-fi. I don't like scary. I don't like ridiculous story lines. It reminded me of when I was in my early-twenties and I got dragged to many a movie with friends. I should have known better, but I've gotten older and forgetful.

However, if you are curious, here's the movie trailer.