I need some opinions on this.....watching bad/horror movies.....

United States
May 15, 2007 1:55am CST
Okay, my boyfriends mother does not think my boyfriend should watch horror movies or movies in which people kill or harm others....she thinks he might act out what he watches on tv and it could possibly condone it or make him want to hurt others... he does have a bad anger problem but is not one to go around hurting other people, he can just become easily irritated. He loves these kinds of movies and I think it is okay, it is not real after all, but his mother thinks this could make him become a bad person...... what are your opinions this please?? thank you for all responses!!
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@Galena (9123)
15 May 07
most people are intelligent enough to understand that a film is not real life. I've never seen something in a film and thought, oooh, I'll do that.
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@Galena (9123)
15 May 07
well, not since I tried many times, unsuccessfully, to get the Goblins to come and take my cousin away. hehe. ;)
• India
15 May 07
Horror is ok to watch as long as the person sees it & forgets it, but then it could turn into a serious problem when such movies have a psychological effect on that person. For example your boyfriend may not even notice that such movies are having a psychological effect on himself, because one can only find a change in the behavior of a person only by their actions. I don't think horror movies will make him bad or anything but its better to watch such movies in limited or once in a while. As for his bad temper better get him to do some meditation, this will help him control his anger & other emotions well.
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• United States
22 May 07
Thank you for the response and the suggestions :)
@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
15 May 07
That is kina funny, but I guess I can see where she is coming from. If people watch bad movies they might get ideas on how to hurt or attack someone. I wouldn't say to not watch them though, I love scary movies and they nevre make me want to do something evil =)
• United States
22 May 07
I agree, they can show you ways how to hurt people maybe if you were already contemplating it in the first place. thank you for the response.
@rhinoboy (2129)
15 May 07
I would be seriously concerned about your boyfriend if he doesn't know that films are make-believe and are not a guide that are to be copied. personally, I watched a lot of action and horror movies when I was waaay underage for them, but i still realised that they weren't real! I must have seen thousands of killings or violent acts, but I only ever murdered one person with a shovel. (Kidding!!!) Seriously, I would watch a few with him and see how he reacts. If he has any really unusual reactions to the movies or his behaviour changes for the worse as he watches more, you should re-evaluate your relationship as that would show him to be quite unstable.
@jib1977 (43)
• Thailand
15 May 07
I hate bad horror movie that no reason to kill..just kill kill kill...If someone has been kill. There should be something to think and investigate.