About Us

This blog is about how the world is viewed by the visual and the visually impaired. The intent of this blog is to bring the two worlds together. It is administered by two fabulous sisters, Toni, who is sighted and Robin, who became visually impaired in 2002 at the age of 18 due to misdiagnosis.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Feeling Like a Good Scream?

To say that I love listening to movies would be an understatement. Sight or not, I enjoy listening to the various storylines and guessing what is going to happen next. My favorite genres are comedy, drama, action, documentaries, romance, and some horror movies (key word being some). One particular horror movie that I enjoy listening to and have followed for years is the “Scream” sequences. The famous tag line, “What is your favorite scary movie?” arose in the mid 1990’s when I was in middle school. During the following five to six years, the creators of the “Scream” sagas produced two sequels, to which all I have seen. It wasn’t until recently, about ten years later that there was another “Scream” movie released.
For me, a lot has happened in my life within these last ten years, one of them being my sight loss. During the three previous “Scream” movies I had my sight, but this time around I would not. With this in mind, I not only had a high anticipation for the movie, but also curiosity of what it would be like from a blind perspective. Such questions that arose for me were, would I be able to follow along without my sight? And would I be able to visualize images in my head from past experiences?
Once the movie began, it was a little confusing to follow because unlike the previous sequels, “Scream 4” was switching between three different storylines. My Mom had to continuously describe to me what was occurring. Although, the sound effects were great, I would have been lost without narration. There goes that extra $3.50 charge for the sound effects. LOL. I tried my hardest to visualize aspects/plots from the earlier “Scream” movies to help guide me through the various scenes, but it didn’t work. My expectations were set high, and unfortunately I was let down. Therefore, I concluded that the “Scream” movies are a lot more visual than I thought. What a world of difference another perspective can make.


  1. I just found your blog unexpectedly from the search engine. First time I saw it, I know it's a very informative blog. I got so many something new from here. Good work and thanks for that!

  2. Hi Robin, in the 90s I described the first Scream for descriptive video. I don't know if that version is available anywhere (maybe a library), or if you had a VHS to play it on.... I enjoyed your post about SoloDX as well. They are truly the next generation audio description.

  3. Thank you for sharing Caroline! I wish I still had my vcr, but unfortunately I don’t. However, I will tell others about the “Scream” descriptive video.