WHO LIKES BEING SCARED?

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@Kandae11 (40370)
October 27, 2017 7:22am CST
Seems like a lot of people do. Horror movies are popular -so are the spooky, horror houses at entertainment venues. Does this mean that there is a deep dark side to everyone - just waiting to be uncovered?. Personally , I do not like horror shows or anything scary, but I do recall watching a werewolf movie years ago. I wouldn't mind watching a good suspense movie - but no horror- there is enough of it in real life. Do you like horror movies and spooky houses? Is there a thrill in being scared?
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
27 Oct
I haven't watched a horror movie since I was a teenager. I was scared stiff by Dracula, so decided never to repeat the experience.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
27 Oct
I recall years ago I was purchasing an item from a street vendor's stall stall which was next to a movie house. Imagine my shock when I saw a young woman dashing out of the cinema screaming and pulling at her hair. When I checked the billboard I saw that a horror movie was in progress. I couldn't help wondering what made her go there in the first place - she obviously couldn't handle horror shows.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
27 Oct
@Kandae11 Lol - perhaps it was the first time she'd been to one
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@Kandae11 (40370)
27 Oct
@jaboUK Months after that incident I wondered how she was coping.
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@pitsipeahie (2246)
27 Oct
I love watching horror movies/suspense/psycho thriller movies, those are my favorite genre. The tension those movies generate keeps me glued to the screen. And sometimes, I even watch them in the wee hours of the night when all else are asleep.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
27 Oct
Wow! you are good. No bad dreams - ever?
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27 Oct
@Kandae11 Nope, but I cannot forgot when I had fever the next day after watching Annabelle haha! But may be its just coincidence.
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
I don't know why anyone would want to watch a horror movie. They leave me absolutely cold.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
27 Oct
When I watch a movie , I want to be entertained. I can't be entertained with horror.
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
@Kandae11 Me too. I like a comedy for preference. Something to make me laugh.
@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
27 Oct
Yes I like horror movies and shows. I haven't seen any spooky or haunted house. I have heard of few but my wife doesn't allow me to go there as she fears of ghosts.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
27 Oct
Well you can go alone if you really want to.
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@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
27 Oct
@Kandae11 I can't as even she doesn't me to go alone there
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@ilocosboy (37406)
• Philippines
27 Oct
Oh not my kind of movie, not at all. I don't like to be scared because I could punch accidentally on someone's face if I'm frightened
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@Kandae11 (40370)
27 Oct
Or you can squeeze someone too tight and cause bruises.
@ilocosboy (37406)
• Philippines
27 Oct
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@ridingbet (59536)
• Philippines
28 Oct
so, is that how you react in a frightful scene? i would not want to sit beside you then kabsat. i might have black and blues in my face.
@1hopefulman (32515)
• Canada
27 Oct
These days I try to stay away from horror movies as they are very graphic. I prefer comedy like The Munsters and the Adams Family.
The Munsters theme song
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@andriaperry (58834)
• United States
27 Oct
I like these too!
@Kandae11 (40370)
27 Oct
Oh yes, I watched the Adams Family - no problem with that one. I rather like that Munsters theme tune.
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@snowy22315 (52840)
• United States
28 Oct
Yes, I like scary movies. The scarier the better. I do not like slasher flicks or gratuitous violence though. I prefer most of the terror to be in the mind.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
28 Oct
Oh!
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@snowy22315 (52840)
• United States
28 Oct
@Kandae11 BOOO!!! HAHAHAH
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28 Oct
@Dena91 (4657)
• United States
27 Oct
Not a fan of haunted houses or horror movies. I like spooky, mystery movies but not flat out gory horror movies. I love the Frankenstein, Dracula, Mummy movies of the 1930's and 1940's. When we got home from prayer meeting last night, we heard one of our local haunted houses going on. People screaming and on a sound track playing loudly, wolves howling. Glad that they didn't keep it going too late into the evening. Neighborhood dogs weren't fond of the howling wolves.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
27 Oct
So there is actually one in your neighborhood.? I suppose the screaming meant that the patrons were being thoroughly scared - and loving it.
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@Dena91 (4657)
• United States
27 Oct
@Kandae11 It is just across the railroad tracks from us, the sound carries over to us. The rail road tracks are about 2/10ths of a mile from us. There is a main road, church then our home. Mike heard the wolves howling this morning, someone must have turned it back on for some reason.
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@myhuka (214)
27 Oct
i like horror movies very much .they help me relax.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
27 Oct
This is very, very interesting . Care to share what you find relaxing about horror shows?
@myhuka (214)
27 Oct
@Kandae11 maybe its the irregular and supernatrural of the world in horror movies. i dont know . but it did make me feel relaxed .
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@jobelbojel (8243)
• Philippines
27 Oct
I like horror movies.. I already watched abondoned houses on YouTube. It freak me out.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
27 Oct
Which means you enjoy being freaked out.
@manandezo (664)
• Petropolis, Brazil
27 Oct
I don't watch horror movies because I really panic! It has nothing to do with the scene itself, monsters and so on, but the sound makes me scary. Suspense movies are nice, when involving some detective motive or something.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
27 Oct
Yes indeed, suspense movies make you think - take all of your attention. Those who produce the music and sound effects for horror shows are real experts in their field.
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@sharon6345 (138529)
• United States
27 Oct
I watched a horror film a few years back. I can't say that I saw the entire movie as I hate blood and gore. I won't watch another.
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@m_audrey6788 (15331)
• Philippines
27 Oct
Oh no not me for sure! I always get a bad dream after watching scary movies
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@Kandae11 (40370)
27 Oct
I would get nightmares too.
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Oct
I'm a huge horror fan! The scarier the better! Halloween is my favorite time of year!
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@Kandae11 (40370)
28 Oct
A huge horror fan.
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Oct
@Kandae11 Yay! Have you gone to see the new Jigsaw movie? Or have you seen It yet?
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@Kandae11 (40370)
28 Oct
@moffittjc If it is horror I'll give it a miss. What is it about?
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@sallypup (28565)
• Moses Lake, Washington
28 Oct
I bet you have not read The Witching Hour. Quite the book. I love Victorian houses but I'm not sure that I could peacefully sleep with a basement way below me and an attic above my head. Too many monster scenarios in my head.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
28 Oct
@sallypup I don't know, but I think she was elderly.
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@sallypup (28565)
• Moses Lake, Washington
28 Oct
@Kandae11 Then maybe she just peacefully went on and nobody put a pillow over her face.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
28 Oct
@sallypup Then I wonder why she wasn't resting in peace.
@TheHorse (72435)
• Walnut Creek, California
28 Oct
I prefer movies like Silence of the Lambs, where smart psycho people are involved.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
28 Oct
When you mention the word 'psycho' - the movie Psycho starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh immediately came to mind. I did not watch Silence of the Lambs - even though Anthony Hopkins is my favorite actor - he is awesome. I think the movie got an unusual amount of awards for that type film.
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@TheHorse (72435)
• Walnut Creek, California
28 Oct
@Kandae11 Psyco is a good one too! I hope you get to watch Silence of the Lambs...Hopkins is brilliant in that one.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
28 Oct
@TheHorse I know he would be - I may not be able to sleep afterwards.
@Hannihar (42069)
26 Feb
I do not really like horror movies but many movies they days are like horror ones.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
28 Feb
Yes, indeed - those with a lot of murder - etc.
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@Hannihar (42069)
28 Feb
@Kandae11 ok Kandase.
@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Oct
No, I don't like horror at all. I don't mind a mystery or a suspense, but that is it. I don't need to spend my nights freaked out by images from horror movies
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@Kandae11 (40370)
28 Oct
I feel the same way. I want to be entertained - not spooked out.
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@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
@acelawrites (12285)
• Philippines
28 Oct
I don't like horror movies especially those that look so very real!
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@Kandae11 (40370)
28 Oct
The thing is some of what they portray do happen in real life -- but I don't want to watch it.
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@acelawrites (12285)
• Philippines
28 Oct
@Kandae11 me too!i can always imagine them when I am alone!
@ridingbet (59536)
• Philippines
28 Oct
i like to watch horror, suspense, thriller movies. i want to be scared but most of the time, i feel amused with how the "spirits" reveal themselves in the movies. one Japanese film though that i got so scared was The Ring, the original Japanese film. i nearly shouted when the last frame of the movie was the woman's hair showing her eye that was inverted.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
28 Oct
I would watch suspense, but no horror.
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@ridingbet (59536)
• Philippines
29 Oct
@Kandae11 i just finished watching a documentary about the spirits 'living in haunted houses', and i did not even feel goose bumps.