Supernatural: “Bloody Mary” (Season 1, Episode 5)
I’ve watched this show since it started on TV. When it premiered I was expecting some spooky ghost hunting and road trips with rock music. I never imagined it would legitimately scare the shit out of me. Then came this episode.
I was 12 when this episode aired, and I only knew vaguely of the urban legend of Bloody Mary. I knew if I went into the bathroom and said her name three times, she’d show up in the mirror. But, this episode expanded that mythos and showed me how terrifying it truly could be. After watching this episode, I couldn’t look in a mirror for a whole week. My bathroom became a place of caution, which is supposed to be a place of safety and vulnerability (because you take poops there). I have only watched this episode once more since it aired, and I still was freaked out about it.