What horror movies taught me about new fatherhood | Opinion

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Last year, not long after my wife and I brought our newborn son home from the hospital, he began staring at empty parts of our apartment. He’d be in my lap when he’d lock onto an unoccupied corner. His gaze would then travel up, unblinking, until he’d freeze midway across the ceiling. It reminded me of Vera Farmiga walking into a haunted house in “The Conjuring,” her eyes drifting to an evil spirit only she could see. I’m less concerned about the spirits in our home because after looking at the ceiling my son would giggle. I’ve watched a lot of horror movies since becoming a dad. I’m not sure …

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