I’m a little confused as to why iTunes is listing THE GOONIES as part of a scary flick collection in their database. I mean, honestly, WHAT part of that movie is scary? Sloth doesn’t count. Sloth would be my buddy if he lived here in Seattle and we knew each other. We’d grab coffee and Baby Ruths at Hogwarts and I’d let him weed out my long array of imaginary suitors. Seriously though, why? Weird.
Anywhoooo, with Halloween just around the corner, I figured it was time I let you all in on my deep DARK secret . . .
I. Am. A. Sucker. For. Scary. Movies.
I am. It’s true. I know, I know, you’re a bit confused. But I am. You see, my family grew up watching scary movies during “Family Time” each week. I remember growing through my elementary and teen years watching flicks like:
Village of the Damned
and Nightmare on Elm Street
We developed a deep-rooted love for Stephen King and Wes Craven at a young age. Please let the record show that I will NOT be bringing this tradition back into motion once I have a family of my own. No, no. My family time could be filled with other, more wholesome, less pee-your-pants-and-have-nightmares-forever activities. Nowadays, my taste in horror is a bit more tame. I mean, I still enjoy a good scare every now and then, but a lot of the old flicks we used to watch are just a bit much for my spirit and taste now. I’ve also evolved into more of the psychological thriller type. For instance, some of my favorite horror flicks nowadays are:
Interview With The Vampire
Wait what? How did THAT get in there??? Look guys, it’s true. Not only am I a closet horror flick fan, I’m also a closet documentary fan. And since it IS Fit Life Friday after all, I figured I’d throw it in the mix. It qualifies. I mean, just watch this trailer:
Ah-mazingly scary, right?!? My favorite (read: most convicting and eye-opening) piece of the film is when one of the contributors said, “You aren’t eating FOOD anymore—you’re eating food-like products.” Once again, the truth hurts. But it also opens our eyes to rethink what we’re putting into our bodies.
What You Can Learn from this Film
In the film, you’ll discover which dietary choices could be keeping you stuck, what’s keeping you from having the healthy body you deserve, and how to escape the diet trap forever.
You will learn:
- How to overcome food addictions and cravings
- Why fad diets don’t work
- Which food additives to avoid and how to read labels, including the real truth behind “DIET,” “SUGAR-FREE” and “FAT-FREE” products
- What fat is, and how you can get rid of it for good
- The most effective strategies for detoxifying and cleansing
I got a chance to watch the entire documentary during their special “Sneak Peek” webcast and I was BLOWN AWAY by the amount of hard-hitting, eye-opening insights from the contributing nutritionists, doctors, dieters, etc. throughout the film. It is definitely what I would call a MUST-WATCH! Please, if you care about your body, your family’s mindset on food, developing a healthy relationship with food, and just overall value health education, WATCH that film! It’s scary to hear the stats, but even more to know how far we’ve fallen into these crazy “lesser-than” addictions that are actually doing pretty severe damage to our lives. So yeah, toss out the slasher films and pop this one in your DVD player or queue it up online. You don’t even have to agree with it all, just listen and be open-minded. Then, let’s talk about it. Let’s open up and be real about the hold that food and sugar and processed chemicals have on our lives. Oh, and uh, pass the fruit platter around while you’re at it, eh? 😉
Learn more about the film makers and why they made ‘Food Matters’ and ‘Hungry For Change’
New Solutions To Old Problems – An Interview With The Film Makers
Happy Spooky Fit Life Friday, Y’all!