I have come to a life-changing realization. Life-CHANGING, I tell you.
I now know what my favorite movie genre is.
(As opposed to my blog post yesterday, which was just CreepyCreepy.)
(Sorry about that.)
(Also, sorry about the misunderstandings as to which parts were real and which parts only happened in my head.)
(Hopefully I have since cleared all of that up.)
We watched the preview of Kiefer Southerland’s new television show, “Touch”, after American Idol last week, and this is what led to my epiphany.
For the first half hour of the show, I felt intensely uncomfortable and pained for the characters involved.
But there must be buildup for CreepyHappy to occur.
And the second half hour made it all worth it. CreepyishHappiness overwhelmed me.
CreepyHappy: Moments in movies, television or books that give you repeated chills while you simultaneously experience emotions of great joy, excitement, awe, or thrill. Chills could be related to events of the paranormal, supernatural, spooky in a good way, or just plain amazingness of the events at hand.
Apparently, however, most people define CreepyHappy as “comprehensively, conclusively, and on all counts cheesy”. Which sadly creates a ridiculously small number of CreepyHappy products in the world.
So I want to get chills and be happy all at once – is that really too much to ask?
(I didn’t even know 7% was possible, except maybe in the case of a Barbie movie or Anaconda 2.)
(Speaking of Anaconda, I also like movies with large snakes in them, no matter how obviously mechanical they are. Which makes me think I’m beginning to form a case as to my horrible taste in movies altogether.)
Back to Dragonfly. Rotten Tomatoes summarizes my favorite movie as such:
“Sappy, dull, and muddled, Dragonfly is too melancholic and cliched to generate much suspense.”
Okay. So maybe I’m just gullible and don’t see it coming before it happens, but I loved it, even despite Kevin Costner being the leading man. I loved it so much that I might have still loved it if Nicholas Cage had been the star.
This genre recognition also explains my favorite Christmas movie, Noelle, and my three favorite books, Ted Dekker’s Blessed Child , A Man Called Blessed , and Blink of an Eye. I’ve been a CreepyHappy chaser for years and just didn’t know it.
So now that I have identified this extremely important piece of the puzzle that is Rachel, I am on a mission to identify and watch or read all CreepyHappiness in the world.
Ghost, City of Angels, Dragonfly…and that’s all I’ve got right now.
What else is out there?
And don’t be afraid to recommend it just because it’s cheesy and cliché – because I apparently like that kind of thing.