horror

United States
February 11, 2010 6:40pm CST
Hi Everyone, How is everyone doing? I just have a simple question? How many of you are horror fans? I am not talking about the fake horror with all the special effects and blood and gore...Thats not horror. Iam talking about classic horror. My ulimate favorite is a good Haunted House book or movie. Its been years since a really good one came out, that does not consist of so many special effects thats its funny and not scary. I have a couple of favorites. I do not know if anyone ever seen the original house on haunted hill, with vincent price? classic. I liked the orginal amityville horror as well. Befor you boo, I happen to have liked paranormal activity. That movie got a lot of mixed reviews. I liked it, more of all the suggestion of horror. Thats what true horror is about. Suggestion in the mind, that scares you to death. I was not to crazy about the documentuary part. But, I really liked it. Considering what they are putting out today, it was a pretty decent movie. But, thats only mine opinion. I also, loved the original night of the living dead. I can't help it. I think the classics have it. I am thinking of writing a book myself. I have a pretty good idea. Instead of one haunted house, it will be about 2 haunted houses that share the same ptoperty, brought by 2 brothers and their wives. And it be gripping from the begining to the end... Are there many horror fans still out there? I would really love to know... Thanx everyone! truckergirl
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
12 Feb 10
Hi truckergirl, I am a big horror fan I grew up with horror films of all kinds as my Mother was a horror nut so it is just something I class as normal lol. I love all kinds of horror but I do have a very big soft spot for classic horror especially the Hammer films and the Universal ones. Vincent Price was a master class actor of classic horror films in my opinion, he could convey a thousand words with just a facial expression. Also don't forget Christoper Lee and Peter Cushing, them along with Price are my all time favorites and if you had a movie with all three, then you knew you had something special. Most of the horror made today lacks a lot of story and is just made up by lots of gore. Not that I mind a bit of gore, it's just a case of I have seen it all before and in some case done better with older movies. I know exactly what you mean with the suggestion of horror, more physiological horror if you will, that is what good story telling is all about, something that can get into your mind and under your skin. Good luck with writing the book
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
12 Feb 10
I am with you as a horror fan. I agree that it has been a while for a truly grear horror film. It's about time for one though. John Carpenter's Halloween remains my favorite horror classic. It's all about the fright and less about the gore in my book.
@illfavors (592)
• United States
12 Feb 10
I love horror. Horror movies and documentaries. I enjoy the really bad horror films that are really low grade. The cheesier the movie is, the more I like it. I have been a huge fan of B horror films ever since I was a kid. They make me laugh. I watched a couple the other day in fact.
@slbwyc (67)
• Singapore
12 Feb 10
er.... TO be honest, i hate the feeling of horror, i think it is an unfavourable feeling and sometimes make me upset. i have to suggest everyone , even in this fast pace society, horror is not the best way to motivate yourself. why not try to take some other feelings like love homour and thanksgiving. try it and you will gain from it
@dogsnme (1266)
• United States
12 Feb 10
I like what you said about true horror being a "suggestion in the mind." I completely agree. That's why I thought The Blair Witch Project was so scary. You never saw any ghosts or monsters or anything like that. You only heard things that "suggested" that someone or something was out there.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
12 Feb 10
It sounds like we are discussing movies rather thean books here. But I am a horror fan. I am in total agreement that the original House on Haunted Hill was great! I like some of the newer stuff, like Mirrors, and I too, loved Paranormal Activity. It was totally different then any other horror movies out there right now. I liked the original Amityville Horror, but I also enjoyed the new verion as well. I thought Ryan Reynolds did a great job in a role you normaly woudnt see him in. I also love Japanese Horror, Ju-On, Ringu,those were great movies. I just got Audition and am going to check that one out as well. Good luck writng your book!! I say if you have the idea go for it. Let us know if you finish it, I would love to check it out.