One of the things I look forward to as the summer comes to an end is the season that follows. Fall packs a lot of punch compared to its adjacent seasons. You get the changing colors of the leaves, cooler temperatures, the chance to change up your wardrobe, and pumpkin everything.
But what I love the most about the fall are horror movies. Not that you can't watch them any other time, but a good slasher flick just doesn't feel right when the birds are chirping and it's 96 degrees out.
Sometimes life feels eerily similar to these movies, so here's rundown of moments when reality feels more like a scene ripped straight out of Halloween.
The early morning
That moment when it all seems surreal. You're not quite sure if somebody is about to break in pull you out of your bed-induced stupor. Either way, something doesn't feel right and you can't say whether you'll make it out intact.
That early class you attend only because it's required
You signed up for this, sure, but that doesn't mean you want to be here. There are plenty of horror flicks with the same premise, my favorite being the family get-together. In this case, though, you're probably not in some creepy cabin with limited cell service.
A part-time job
Someone should really think about setting a nice psychological horror film in a fast food place. Think about it: all the necessary characters are here, and the possibilities for a wild series of events are endless. Not only that, but customer service is terrifying itself.
A lot of what I think makes art work is how realistic and relatable it is. Job interviews are inherently scary, especially for those of us with social anxiety who are able to find even more terror in them.
It's almost like a horror film itself, when you think about it. There's the setting, usually intended to be a calm period of time, but the lead-up ruins this. Then the interview itself can be a half-hour of sheer, unbridled fear.
At least you hope it ends with you getting out safe, as opposed to getting the chopping block.
The first day
Assuming you land the job, you may find that your first day of work begins with a lot of fear and uneasiness. This may be somewhat like a horror movie, in that you aren't sure how it's going to go. It feels like the plot may be working against you when you mix up forms and the boss gives you your first lecture.
The scene may be unfamiliar, and it may feel like a scene out of the Blair Witch Project. You might get lost walking down a hallway, and the whole plot may feel like it's against you.
But, don't worry. This is real life, so the worst that could happen would be having to find another job. More than likely you won't, but the prospect is scary enough.
Well, I've said enough. Get out there and enjoy yourself. After all, even the roughest horror film has to come to an end, right?