Horror movies are harmful for the world

I am catching up with posting online my articles.

Today I talked with the friend about the animals which live here on my island. And during the conversation it was mentioned that here are snakes. My friend was really surprised about it and despite my explication she did not want to believe it.

Anyway... the thing is that here on the island that I live on originally there was no snakes. But at some point somebody ( who had them at home in their aquarium ) released couple of them into the environment or they escaped by themselves ( during the big fire that was here on the island couple of years ago ) and they started their own colony here. You'll know... they have no natural enemies here and so they started to breed extensively. Local authorities try to catch and remove them as they are danger for the local species of animals but it is rather impossible to do it and so I would say that the island will have to get used to the fact that there are snakes here. At least they are venomous.

Let's back to my friend...

So my friend did not want to believe me that there are snakes here but then eventually she got it that it is true and she got terrified. We asked her about it and she explained that once she watched the film "Snakes on the plane" with Samuel L. Jackson and since then she has become really afraid of them. And it is enough that somebody talks about them and she is in distress. Until today she did not know that there are snakes here on the island but still she was quite often going around and always checking if there are any snakes around.

So look... it was just a harmless horror movie. I remember that once I saw partially this film and so I know that the behaviour of the snakes was not natural and it was really exaggerated. But still the image of those hostile and snakes killing for the sake of killing has been imprinted in the mind of my friend and it is probably going to stay there for the rest of her life.

To be continued


Written: 2015 - August - 21   Published: 2015 - August - 29      © Copyright 2015 - Greg Wiater