Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ehh.. a movie playing on my biggest fear.

I hate to say this or even think about it, but waking up blind (that is or at least waking up with your vision drastically reduced) is a reality for me. Though I've never gone totally blind I do wake up with the fear that I could be blind due to my whole eye condition thing. The close I ever got was about a 40 point drop in vision that happened literally overnight, and that my friends is as close as I'd ever and I do mean EVER want to come.

Regardless if you have an eye condition that makes this a reality for you or not, I think many people at least are somewhat scared of going blind. Just think about it, how many of you are scared of the dark? Well imagine it being permanently dark, no longer being able to see your child's face, watching a movie, seeing the flowers. Really the only one that truly scares me is not being able to see that beautiful little face, aka Connor, anymore. In all matters of speaking being blind is not the most terrible thing in the world as I've known many people who were blind and lived perfectly normal and productive lives, but not seeing that beautiful smile in the morning.. ehhh torture.

Imagine driving down the road and suddenly going blind. This becomes a reality for the world in
Blindness
. The man who suddenly goes blind is taken to a doctor who can not find any reason at all for this the guy's weird and sudden blindness. The doctor himself goes home to wake up the next morning to find that he has suddenly gone blind as well as several of his other patients who he saw the previous day. Needless to say this starts happening all over and quarantine areas are set up as obviously this blindness this is contagious. The only weird thing is the doctor's wife can see just fine but to stay with her husband she fakes blindness as well.

What would happen if a whole country started to go blind? How would we deliver mail, handle simple things, or even police. A sudden change like that would cause violent riots, mayhem, and a total breakdown of society, which is exactly what beings to happen. Sure life would go on and you can totally survive without vision but take a second and think about your lifestyle, there certainly would not be any more driving around. EH!!! All of this crazy stuff is going on and the main actress can see just fine but she fails to tell people this till the end of the movie.

Blindness is one of one of those movies that scares the living crap out of you and there is no boogie man hiding in a spooky building. Just the thought, the idea, the possibility will leave you just a tiny bit scared to go to bed thinking, what if? Welcome to my greatest fear.

Blindness
is available right now on DVD and you can pick yours up on Amazon.

I have three copies of Blindness to give away to my readers.

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Blindness and tell me about one of your worst fears.
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end March 31th at midnight!

146 Comments:

mar said...

One of my worst fears is to not be able to hear. I would feel so lost.

moonshadow43 said...

This movie is right up my alley because I have always said that this is my worst fear, blindness! I don't know how many times driving down the road with my husband I tell him how I am thanking God for this gift of sight and of all my senses it would be the worst for me to lose. Never to see my grandchildren grow or the leaves to change colors, or to see the smile I put on my lovers' face. If I have to choose another fear it would be to be alone with no friends or family, then there would be no reason to exist.

moonshadow43(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

TO SEE TO HEAR,TO SPEAK TO WALK PAIN--WHAT TO KEEP OR HAVE TO LIVE..

NimrodVern said...

Not just blindness, but the idea of eye-injury wigs me out to no end.

I read this book a few years ago... it was amazing. I'd love to have the opportunity to see the movie!

NimrodVern said...

I'm an email subscriber.

RebekahC said...

OOh, I've been wanting to see this movie. I think it looks so creepy, but totally awesome.

One of my biggest fears is bugs. I will hyperventilate if a cricket or grasshopper gets too near me, and the same goes for spiders or really any other creepy crawly. Yipes!!

Thanks for the entry.

Rebekah
littleminx@cox.net

RebekahC said...

Btw, I'm a subscriber.
Thanks!
Rebekah
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Naomi said...

I do fear blindness, especially since I require a pretty staunch prescription for nearsightedness. But since becoming a parent, I would say that something happening to my kids is more terrifying than something happening to me. Especially having two... the idea of having to choose which of them to save in an emergency would be the most terrifying thing I can think of. Wow, just typing that gave me the willies...

So now I am going to think about Gael Garcia Bernal because that is much, much more pleasant to dwell on.

mom2anutball said...

I am afraid of something happening and becoming blind, but my biggest fear is someone kidnapping my kids. Im more paranoid about it than I should be!

mom2anutball said...

IM a subscriber!

Ellen C. said...

I have some fears about water and I also have fears when people touch my neck. I know it's kind of weird. Thanks for the chance.

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Ellen C. said...

I am a subscriber.

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texasheartland said...

I have a daily fear of losing my loved ones.





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mverno said...

heights they make me dizzy and queasy

valerie2350 said...

eeek - blindness...or drowning

valerie2350 said...

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Kristie said...

Losing either of my kids would be my worst fear.

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Kristie said...

Your button is in my sidebar.

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jen said...

I have a fear of being in enclosed areas. I start to get sweaty and feel like I could puke!
jen2418@hotmail.com

VickeC said...

My biggest fear is driving off a bridge with my babies in it,I totally freak out when I cross a bridge,I know its stupid,but Im afraid Ill go under an cant get the kids or grandchildren out,Ive had this since my first was born an he is 34.


vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

VickeC said...

I am a subscriber


vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

VickeC said...

I am a subscriber


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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

something happening to my kids

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

subscriber

KLM39 said...

Blindness is my worst fear. I'd rather be deaf if given the choice.

CiCi said...

It would have to be blindness. Not being able to see my son...would be devastating.


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Tara said...

I cannot imagine being blind.. My fear hmm probably small spaces.. or being put into a coffin and I wasn't dead lol AHHHHH!!!

Tara
cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com
www.weightingforperfection.blogspot.com

Tara said...

I am a subscriber via email


Tara
cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com
www.weightingforperfection.blogspot.com

tetewa said...

I read the book and I'm looking forward to seeing the movie! tWarner419@aol.com

Fangirl Jen said...

I am afraid of being swarmed by swarm of angry wasps. Kinda weird huh?

Fangirl Jen said...

I am a subscriber and your button is on my blog.

Tanya Wilson said...

I am freaked out by the thought of an invasion spiders and worms! Yes, WORMS...ah, ewwww...

twincere[at]hotmail.com

dwhogan said...

knives

agordon10 said...

My fears center around something bad happening to my kids.

dave c said...

My worste fear would be to need to scream for help then suddenly losing my voice.

irishcahbomb@yahoo.com

abfantom said...

My worst fear is of drowning.

abfantom (at) yahoo (dot) com

janehixon said...

I hate small spaces, heights and rodents.....

peg42 said...

My worst fear is of getting hurt and being alone, without any help. Thanks so much for this giveaway. This sounds like a really interesting movie. Thanks.

Kimberly said...

Well being blind is right up there... but probably my biggest fear is drowning..

ewalsh said...

Dying alone and being eaten by my pets, and then they would put them down.

LOL I know it's disgusting, but it happened to an old woman, when I was just a little girl and I've never forgotten about it.

ewalsh said...

I'm an email subscriber. Thanks!

elkaye said...

My biggest fear would be to lose my mind. Ironically, I probably wouldn't care afterwards if it were to happen.


elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

lisagee said...

Homeless, holding a sign.
Beyond caring, perhaps the mind would be gone too.

lisagee said...

email subscriber

Ed said...

Heights

Think about it said...

my worst fear is death, of myself or loved ones.
and im scared of stupid things like the dark and what lurks there, wild animals, killers ect.

Kacy said...

my worst fear is of creepy crawlers!

marleenandlouie said...

I wanted to see this but by the time I got around to it, it was gone--really fast. Thanks for the chance.

bleatham said...

My worst fear is dying before my daughter grows up!

bleatham said...

I'm a subscriber!! Thanks

Carolsue said...

My biggest fear (don't laugh!) is moths! I hate them! I'd rather be in a room full of snakes than with a couple of big months!
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Carolsue said...

I subscribe
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Anonymous said...

I fear telling you what I fear. This is because although I'm not that superstitious, I don't want to take any chances.

finegal50 [at] sbcglobal.net

Erica C. said...

I'm always afraid of someone breaking into my house!

Carol Lawrence said...

I fear talking on the phone- yes unbielieveable in the cell-phone age. jelly15301@gmail.com

Tina12312 said...

I would have to say being blind or deaf; I wouldn't want to not see or hear my loved ones. Thank you for the giveaway.

gkstratos said...

My worst fear is losing a child
gkstratos@yahoo.com

gkstratos said...

Subscriber
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susan1215 said...

Becoming paralyzed is my greatest fear.

Sunnyvale said...

Going blind

banquetbabe said...

would not like be blind or deaf

TXsunlover said...

I have a huge fear of heights, fear of flying and fear of being in small spaces. Otherwise, I'm OK!
Thanks for the chance to win!
proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

TXsunlover said...

I subscribe!
proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

Brenda S. said...

I do fear blindness.

Stampnsark@aol.com

Deedles said...

I have a terrible fear of driving.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

Too many Roger Corman horror movies in my youth- my biggest fear-being buried alive! Thank you for this giveaway!

Kristy Clayman said...

what a wonderful contest! Thanks for posting. death is my worst fear.

latishajean said...

I have to say that im afraid of heights and deep water. thanks for this giveaway!
tishajean@charter.net

jlafount said...

Suffering from a degenerative disease

janetfaye said...

I am afraid of Spiders.


janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I am a subscriber.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

rosidentevil said...

thank you for the great contest
enter me please
Illness
seesessel (at) gmail (dot) com

judybrittle said...

My worst fear is burning in a fire. I
have no idea where this fear of mine came from. Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

Becky said...

My worst fear is falling off a cliff. I have no idea why and I live in the flatest area ever. LOL

Thanks!

dbkagrayson2002 at gmail dot com

Becky said...

I am a subscriber.

Nickolay said...

My worst fear is drowning to death.


jason@allworldautomotive.com

Contest Man said...

Blindness is defintely my worst fear. Going deaf would be bad but losing my sight would completely wreck me. Hope I win!

dukeofapes AT gmail DOT com

wigget said...

one of my worst fears is going blind

Dave said...

Eye injury is definitely a big fear with me. I am a very visual person. I love to play with photography and video cameras. Without my eyesight, I would lose everything that interests me. Thank you for the chance to win.

Smooshy said...

one of my worst fears is my husband dying

Melissa said...

I have very poor vision and blindness has always been one of my fears.

Karen said...

Losing a sense such as hearing or sight.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

amweeks said...

This movie looks really good...in fact, I have my name on the lllooooonnnngggg waiting list at our library to check it out! My biggest fear (other than losing my husband and/or children, of course) is drowning.

amweeks said...

I subscribe!

*~Dani~* said...

Blindness is one of my worst fears. I think that is one of the reasons I keep putting of Lasik surgery.

Beth said...

My biggest fear is heights. When I am somewhere high I will not get near the edge!

mindy said...

being all alone and not being able to tend to my needs thanks for the giveaway

Robert said...

My worst fear is the fear of heights

New Jersey girl said...

I think being paralyzed is my worst fear-waking up and not being able to move.
flyergal82 at yahoo dot com

Erica said...

My worst fear is that someone will pop up in my backseat while I am driving.

babychooch (at) gmail {dot} com

twbellamy said...

fear of heights

JamericanSpice said...

I too worry about my eyes as I only see out of one.

However my worst fear is to miss the rapture.

calliemist@yahoo.com

cdrury said...

cdrury@gmail.com
dying after my children or grandchildren!

cdrury said...

cdrury@gmail.com
subscriber

chromiumman said...

marriage

what? i'm a guy

cpullum said...

My worst fears is surgery.
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Liza767 said...

i have a few fears but having no friends would be highest on my list

ms-texas said...

Blindness would be terrible although I've never thought about it much - my fear would be of drowning

debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

rockymountain_brown said...

My biggest fear is heights. Get me above 50' and I will be trembling.

Jessilyn82 said...

Probably being disfigured somehow

Kelly said...

something bad happening to my kids or family is my worst fear.

reddon30 said...

Worst fear is dying before my kids are grown...thank you.

RodsAngel said...

I am terrified of losing my house to fire

vboackle said...

i think going blind would be terrifying.

deedleweedle said...

My two worst fears have always been going blind or losing all my teeth.

denyse said...

One of my worst fears is losing a child.
I also fear Dec 21, 2010...

Marianna said...

I have a horrid fear of drowning and especially of bridges/tunnels that are either over/under large stretches of water.

Tig said...

Wooo Hooo Make me a winner!

Jayfr said...

I'd say getting lost.

Jim W. said...

Drowning

jilltonja said...

I have really bad night blindness so the idea of being blind is the worst.

Ken said...

As Lou Costello's song went, "I fear nothing when I am in the right". Julianne Moore commands the screen so I'm anxious to win or rent this. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Carol said...

This sounds really good. I think blindness is also my worst fear. I would never see my children or grandchildren again. I love to read and have lots of books but would never be able to read them if I couldn't see. I think life would be really hard and scary if I couldn't see.
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Carol said...

I'm a subscriber.
Carol M
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pjgirl74 said...

Blindness is very scary. My worst fears would be losing my memory or being buried alive (not that it happens except in movies, but still, yikes!). Thanks for the chance to win, this movie looks really interesting.
pjgirl74 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I have a totally irrational fear of heights--I won't even stand on a chair and going on a ladder is totally impossible.
farrell@crosslake.net

Robin said...

My worst fear is the fear of heights

jayne said...

My worst fear -is the dark!`

ky2here said...

I fear republicans.

yellowlabs said...

My worst fear is heights.

Anonymous said...

I have a terrible fear of falling. When I was young I almost fell out of a ride at an amusement park, and ever since that day, I have been afraid of heights. I even dread walking down my basement steps. I always envision myself falling down the steps, which makes my heart beat so fast.

DK
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Betty C said...

I don't dwell on the thought but of all the senses to lose I think sight would be the worst.
My fear is to be caught in a huge fire.

tlcfromtn said...

One of my worst fears is bugs. I don't like the creepy crawly things. I hadn't heard of this movie but it sounds awesome! Thanks!

braaisjo at gmail dot com

tlcfromtn said...

Subscriber

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imaclutz89 said...

My worst fear is actually dinosaurs coming back to life and killing everyone...

imaclutz89 said...

I am subscribed.

idahodad7 said...

My niece has a rare disease that is causing her to lose her vision. She is already totally night blind, and they say she will be blind by the age of 18.

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm afraid of someone breaking in when I am home alone.

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm subscribed to your RSS feed.

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

My biggest fear is something happening to my children!

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am a subscriber!

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guettel78 said...

Like another poster, I have an irrational fear of being buried alive - I just can't imagine that feeling of hopelessness and being faced with the slow and steady decline toward lifelessness. Thanks for the giveaway - I read (and loved) the book on which the film is based but I didn't get a chance to see the movie in theaters.

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guettel78 said...

I'm a subscriber - thanks!

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Landy H said...

I fear of falling / heights.

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Landy H said...

I am a subscriber

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Carolyn said...

I fear something happening to the kids. You can't wrap them in bubble wrap, but I wish you could!

Carolyn said...

I subscribe

Jayme Isaacs said...

My Worst Fear Is Losing A Loved One

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Jayme Isaacs said...

I'm A Subscriber

Ardy22 said...

one of my worst fears is stumbling upon a snake while working outside in the yard

Leslie said...

Terrific

oona. said...

I am totally and complettely afraid of heights, to the point where I could hardly even get out of the car at the Grand Canyon.

Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

morethananumber said...

My worst fear would be a degenerative brain disease. I have a hard time accepting I would still be "me" after something like that.

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Ally said...

My worst fear is George W. Bush.

Kathy said...

I am afraid of getting lost. I even dream that I am lost.

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