I took a break from studying today and watched Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 The Birds. If I were you, I’d wait for the book. Then leave the book at the library.
The only thing about the movie I found interesting was that even though it was fairly archaic, implausible, and slightly ridiculous, I still felt a little tense.
Honestly, the only way to have fun at a "horror" movie is to have a lovely young lass sitting next to you who practically jumps out of her skin at the "frightening" moments. I had one friend a long time ago who would practically jump into my lap (and we weren’t even dating!).
Anyone who knows anything knows that the scary part happens a couple moments after the music fades away. Just cover your ears, because part of the fright is the sudden blaring or screeching music at the scary moment.