When I was very young I used to get so worked up over films or TV that I almost freaked out. It started with Bambi, yes the Disney cartoon. When baby Bambi was separated from his mother and orphaned in a fire I caused such a fuss that I had to be taken out of the cinema. As a teenager I had a hard time over War of the Worlds and the Quatermass Experiment. As far as I remember I actually fainted at the latter and then proceeded to throw up. I suspect that I have too literal a frame of mind and am inclined to have difficulty in separating fact from fiction. I also used to hide behind a cushion regularly at Doctor Who. And as far as I know, nobody takes Doctor Who seriously.
The reason all this comes to mind is that I have some of my boxed set of NCIS marked according to whether I can watch it or not. Yes, even after half a dozen times of watching a scary episode. And even though I know there is a satisfactory conclusion I have to resort to leaving the room and asking HBTW to recount the story afterwards.
It seems that immersion therapy doesn’t work for me – I shall just have to stick to my own health warnings. Anyone else find films too scary?