Are You Affected By Horror Movies?

@julyteen (13259)
Davao, Philippines
April 22, 2008 12:35am CST
almost all of my friends are affected if they watched Horror Movies. They afraid to go out in the house at night specially in some area that no electricity. Please share you ideas about this. Hope to catch you here!
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
7 May 08
hi julyteen! i love watching horror movies! i prefer watching it at night where i can really feel the fright. but i don't get affected with it. i don't let myself get affected with it. after watching the movie, i would try to forget it. the more i think about it, the more it would start to affect me. but so far, there had only been a very few instances when i was affected by a movie i saw. i got paranoid but later on i thought i was being stupid so i stopped thinking about it. but most of the times i won't get affected by it. its just a movie. there was one time though which really scared me. there was this movie i have watched a few years ago and dreamed about it a few years later. if you have heard about the Ring, that's the movie i'm talking about. i dreamt of Sadako looking at me from outside a window and she started reaching for me. scared the wits out of me. but it was really out of the blue because i wasn't thinking about sadako nor the movie. it just came out of my dream.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
24 Jul 08
i only watched horror movies during daytime, i am afraid of the dark. lol
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
5 May 08
No. I am not affected by Horror Movies. Maybe because I don't watch them often. But if I do watch one, after the movie, everything is back to normal. I don't even dream about it like other people do.
@pralav (67)
• India
5 May 08
no..not really am not at all affected by those horror movies..its gud to be watching horror films.they shud be forgotton the moment its over.. so am not so much affected by them as it doesn take a long tym to forget the unreal things..so need not be afected
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• Philippines
3 May 08
I love watching horror movies. Same thing is true for thriller and suspense films! They do not really affect me in anyway. I can still sleep with the lights off. I can still go out of the house at night or I can still stay out late. I can still go out of my room at night even with all the lights off.
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• United States
2 May 08
Yes I'm effected by horror movies because there is always a time I have to hit the pause button to go to get a drink or go to the bathroom and the hallway is dark and when I walk down it it scares me then I turn on the light will always look behind the door and shower curtain. I'll hear the strange noises and not move a muscle to see what it is when most of the time it's just the cat lol. How horror movies play tricks w/ our minds.
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@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
2 May 08
it depends on the horror movie that i watched. but it would only just take me some minutes when i get affected
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@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
Yes, i am almost always affected by the horroe movies i watch, i mean the really scary ones.. like "the Eye", "Shutter". After watching these movies, i kept imagining things, and even when i close my eyes to sleep, i can still see images of these.
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@nengs10 (3188)
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
I am affected by some of them. It all goes through their superb special effects where ghosts and other monsters seem very real. Also, the actors and the overall impact of the scene would contribute much. I like horror movies though. It excites me in a different way.
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@jcj_111776 (3221)
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
Sometimes, it does affect me. Especially if the movie was quite intense. Fortunately, I've "graduated" from being scared of zombie movies. When I was a teenager, after watching one, I usually had nightmares about it. Zombies coming to our neighborhood and invading our house. Trying to grab me and have me for a midnight snack! There was one particular movie, "The Ring" the Japanese version that had so much effect on me. After watching it, I had a few restless nights. I was so scared that the ghost will come crawling out of our TV and look at me with her creepy eye!
@youless (90979)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Apr 08
Sometimes I like watching horror movies. Perhaps it will affect me a little for a short time, but it won't last long. Soon I will forget about the horror. Perhaps I like to challenge myself. I love China
• India
22 Apr 08
Well in my childhood I use to scare a lot after watching the horror movies. I could not sleep without letting the light switch off in whole night. I even scared to go to bathroom in the night for that I have wait till morning.
@ozzeth (942)
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
I love horror movies and its really freak me out but it never affected me. You know its only in our mind if you want to affect yourself from that..
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• Singapore
22 Apr 08
Absolutely! I'd be terrified even before the movie starts! At home, I'd never watch a horror movie with the lights off. I definitely need the lights to be switched on. The dark would frighten me. And then I find that I'd get startled over the smallest things, like the ruffle of the wind can really make me jump during the movie and for hours after that. And of course, I won't be able to get any sleep on the night of watching such movies too. I'd spend all night peeking out from under the blanket to make sure no monsters pop out of nowhere.
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@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
12 May 08
i am afraid watching horror movies at home because i live alone in my apartment and it seems somebody watched me time when i'm on bed.
• Canada
10 May 08
I am really not affected by horror movies at all. I just see them for what they are; fictitious things that happen ON TV. Of course right now I don't have a television (trying to save money) so I guess I can't see them at all. LOL
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• United States
1 May 08
I just love horror movies and I usually don't get freaked out easily. Funny enough, the one movie that freaked me out completely wasn't even that scary. I was at home by myself one night and I had borrowed Stigmata from my sister-in-law. I watched it and couldn't go to sleep for hours!!! Completely freaked me out!!!
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@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
1 May 08
Hi There. If the movie is really scary, I have this tendency of not forgetting it for a day. It will kinda freak me out. Yes, especially when it is night or when I am in suburb area like provinces... I usually scare myself by remembering the horror movies that I have seen.. lolz
@dierdre (2213)
• Philippines
1 May 08
of course, you can tell if a horror movie was well-done if you are "affected" by it, meaning you get scared and paranoid that some creepy creature might show up in front of you after watching it. otherwise, if you didnt get scared at all, i guess it was a lousy horror movie.
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1 May 08
Most of the time I am completely unaffected by horror movies. There are those occasions where something I have seen troubles me and things like going upstairs or a noise outside the window bring an irrational fear that's not so easy to get rid of. I used to have nightmares when I was much younger after seeing some horror films. I admit now and again vampires, zombies or monsters still chase me in my dreams which is always tiring and terrifying. I've only been caught once by any of them, but they actually turned out to be rather friendly, which was most surprising.
@musicdoG (228)
• United States
1 May 08
Slimer from the Ghostbusters movie still scares me
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
25 Apr 08
I would love to be otherwise, but yes, I'm most definitely affected by horror movies. I guess my situation is kind of unique (or perhaps there are other people out there like me, no doubt) because I'm never scared while I watch the movie. I actually really enjoy watching horror movies. It takes a while for me to get freaked out or grossed out by what I see on the screen (and also because I know it's all fake). However, the more real-life everything is, the more it scares me later on! Ok, so like I said, I'm ok while watching the movie. However, as soon as I'm by myself or all by myself and it's dark out, that's when I start to flip out! (LOL) What scares me the most is that my imagination starts to wander. Have you ever experienced this? My imagination will put freaky characters from the movie in places such as under my bed, behind the shower curtain (just waiting for me to pull it back!), and in the basement. Ahhh!! This scares me more than anything that nothing is there. Really, I know nothing is there...but my imagination makes it seem so real that it makes it seem as if it really is there. I have to snap myself out of it and thoroughly convince myself that there's nothing there before I'll trust myself. (You probably think I'm crazy by now!) Seriously, though, have you ever felt the same way? As long as there's someone around that I can talk to or grab onto (LOL), then I'm just fine after a scary movie. Great discussion! I hope you don't think I'm crazy now, though. Ha, ha.
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