Horror Movie

Once upon a time there was a little boy who used to sneak downstairs in the middle of the night. Many times he watched the late night horror movie on TV.

He didn’t really like watching horror movies but it was a better type of fear than the every day experience he had, for he lived in a country in the midst of civil war. He was also exposed to TV violence on the 6 o’clock news from countries far away.
The horror movies he watched were in a way more real than the world outside the windows of his house, as he lived in a large empty and very spooky house, but it helped him forget about the actual reality around him. One of the most frightening things about sneaking downstairs in the middle of the night was having to get back up to his bedroom through the enormous dark hall and up the stairs to bed.