Horror Movies-Love Them or Leave Them?

Horror Movies - A horror film is dominated by elements of horror. This cinematic genre incorporates a number of sub-genres and repeated themes, including but not limited to slashers, vampires, zombies, demonic possession and satanism, alien mind control, evil children, cannibalism, werewolves, animal attacking humans, inanimte, objects brought to life by bane enchatment or twisted science, and haunted houses
@mzbubblie (3840)
United States
February 18, 2007 8:48am CST
Yesterday, I posted a topic about good tear jerkers. Good tear up or cry type movie...Which brings me to this topic... I will be the first to say, I'm scared silly of horror movies...Believe it or not the first horror movie I came to grips to watch even in a cinema was "The Grudge"...Yep, that movie really had me covering my eyes the entire time...lol..won't even watch the grude 2...lol I will watch a horror movie (ie, Silence of the lambs, Hannibal, The hills have eyes) but it comes with complete daylight outside...If the sun sets and this horror movie is on, I will pause or cut it off until the next day...lol.. From the music, to the sudden suprise of horror gets me....I'm forever covering my head or ears if possible... My question to you would be, what drives you to enjoy Horror films? The thrill of suprise? What are some of your favorite horror movies? If you don't like horror movies, why don't you enjoy them? Do you do things as I like cover your face or wait to watch it during the day? lol What horror movies scared you the most? Please share your stories..
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68 responses
• United States
18 Feb 07
Really I am so-so with them. Comedies are more of my forte, but I still like some. Such as the Saw Trilogy, that is a crazy horror movie, but I do like it. I think it's the fact that you don't know what's going to happen next. You tap into the thrill of fight-or-flight without actually being in danger. I also like horror movies because of the fact that not all of them end with a happy ending. I love happy endings, but a lot of the time it's the same thing. You meet good guy, you meet bad guy, good guy learns something special, becomes more powerful, defeats bad guy, roll credits. to me it's just not as realistic.
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@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
18 Feb 07
yeah I know what you mean...I can deal with a good suspense movie like Seven before I can deal with a horror with blood and guts..lol I even hate how the Grudge ended, But I still pass on it.. I heard alot about that movie Saw, that's tooo much..I'm curious to watch it, however, I think I would have some serious nightmares..lol Thank you for responding..
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• India
19 Feb 07
I like horror movies , but none of them scared me till date. We watch movies for entertainment,no body will think that let me watch a movie and get scared !. If you are mentally weak never watch a scare movie. First understand that all the movies are only imagination of some other person
• United States
18 Feb 07
I still like a good who-done-it mystery. I enjoy this type of scary, one of intrigue and suspense. For the Jason, Halloween, Omen or Stephen King type horror I just can't handle it. I can watch it with my eyes half covered waiting to see what happens next. It doesn't bother me to much at the time. Weeks later when I am over tired, stressed or having trouble sleeping, I will dream about it in vivid color and recollection. I practically bolt right out of the bed. It is like I am right there when it is happening. Going back to sleep is sometimes not an option. My sister inherited the scared whitless right out of your skin gene from our mother. In book or movie form they just couldn't get enough. I will take a good romantic comedy or a movie that makes you cry any time.
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I love horror movies!! its actually my absolute favourite genre really...Why do I like them? I guess because being a twisted woman I get a kick out of watching stupid ppl doing obviously stupid things and getting slaughtered in numerous ways for it LOL...
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@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
18 Feb 07
HAHAHAHA you are tooo much...lol funny.. You braver than I am I tell you that much...I try but always end up cutting it off...or trying to stomach most.. Thank you for responding..
@haissam (93)
• Pakistan
19 Feb 07
My response is simple leave the things which u do not like. But I think u like these movies and u like to watch them and at the same time u feel more than anaxious soooo don leave but watch them with the consept that this is just a movie
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• United States
19 Feb 07
I don't like horror movies. Some are too scary. Most of the time I find them cheesy at the same time. So no horror movies for me.
@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
19 Feb 07
I like horror movies only to some extent. I have seen many of them. What I don't like is dirty faces, like half cut skin or burnt skin, or someone coming out of grave half eaten.....all these things make me feel sick. I think suspense moives are better than horror movies. Also when you are alone at home you remember all horror movies and then you cannot sleep as those horrified faces are moving in front of you.....
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@destroyer (785)
• Pakistan
19 Feb 07
LOL!! you scardy cat!! Well unlike you i simply love a good horror flick! aint nothing better than to watch a good horror flick on a cold chilly night! There's just one horror movie that gave me a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach and that was "The shining", other than that i havent been scared of any horror flicks as yet!
• India
19 Feb 07
It depends on the mood....if it is night, then no to horror movies n if it is day/evening time, then of course.
• United States
19 Feb 07
I love horror movies. I like the suspense they keep me in. I'm a big Stephen King fan. I love all of his books and movies.
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• Romania
19 Feb 07
i am afraid to wach horror movies even during the day; after i see the movie, i forget what i've seen but when i am lonely, i remember everything and in my stupidity i believe that something like that could happend to me to; that's why i prefer a comedy movie or a romantic one
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I am a BIG horror movie fan! I have always loved them and I even watch them by myself late at night if I catch one on. I finally got to see "Saw 2" and "Final Destination 3" the other night after waiting so long for them to come on HBO and Showtime. Then last night I watched "Saw 2" again by myself after 11pm. Tonight "Final Destination 3" is on again and I'm watching it at 10:30 pm. Again by myself because my husband goes to bed real early. Me and my dad both get into them but my mom hates them and my husband will watch one with me every once in awhile but he doesn't get into them as much as I do. I have seen "The Grudge" and it was awesome. I can't wait to see the 2nd one! I guess the thrill is what really gets me into them so much. I don't scare easily and I could be by all alone in the house and still watch them anytime of the day. I prefer horror movies over any other kind of movie. Even my 10 year old niece watches them with me and she doesn't get scared or have nightmares from them. At first I was skeptical about letting her watch them but my sister said it was fine cause she loves them. She has the movie "See No Evil" on DVD and next time she comes over she is bringing it for us to watch together. I can't wait to see "The Hills Have Eyes" I also loved "The House of Wax." That was so awesome! I could go on and on but that's it for now, lol! :)
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@Artemyst (17)
• Canada
18 Feb 07
I dont like horror movies at all. They scare the bejesus out of me. I also think that we shouldn't promote crime or violence in such a glorifying way. When we make it look like someone is a hero because he can use force against another, i think it desensitizes us to things that are really going on around us. It also depends on the horror movie. Ghost movies don't scare me, but movies about war, psychological torture, or criminal violence bother me very much. I just get the sense that although it is only a movie, things like this happen every day around the world and worse.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 07
I love horror films, it is my favourite genre, I love being scared and I love being made to 'jump' and the thrill of being on the edge of my seat. I watched Saw 2 for the first time last night, it was a great story but it actually wasn't gory enough for me, the gorier the better. Most of my friends won't go with me when I see horror films on at the flicks. I love slasher movies, like Friday 13th and Halloween. Hostel was brilliant too and I do hope they make a sequel. At home I like to watch them at night with the lights out and I'm sitting on my own, once I was watching a horror film really late at night in the dark and suddenly one of my cats jumped on me, I don't know who jumped the most me or the cat! Boy that scared the living daylights out of me, more than the film!
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
Haha! Horror movies are exciting, but I rarely go to the cinemas to watch them. I guess the first horror movie that I've seen was A Tale of Two Sisters, a Japanese film. I just went because I had no choice, my friends talked me into it. The whole time, my heart was pounding, and the silence of some scenes in the movie were deafening! When the horror sounds and scenes come up, I'd cover my eyes, and I would just take a peak... Hehehe... At home, I also prefer to watch horror movies when it's daytime... :)
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Ohh so you a "little" scared huh? hehehehe Well you better than I, I wouldn't dare go to a cinema to watch a horror movie.. I think I'm doing alright if I even watch it at home..I will without a doubt wait until it come on DVD before I attempt to watch it..lol
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
Hehehe... Actually, I just realized... That's the only horror movie that I've watched in the cinema... Haha! :D And I can't tell if I ever would see another horror film again. :)
@babyhar (1335)
• Canada
4 Mar 07
I am a very big horror fan & always have been since I can remember. Actually horror films are one of my favorite genres to watch. I really enjoy horror movies because of the imagery & sometimes even the characters within the movies as well. I think that it is by far the best genre out there because it's so dark & screwed up. I guess that is what draws me in is people who are not all there.. It's interesting to get inside there heads & to see what it is that makes them tick.. To even want to do the things they have done.. A large majority of the time what they had gone through as a kid had helped to contribute to why they do what they do.. I guess I like disturbing movies that reach within you & allow you to feel a mixture of emotions all at the same time. I find if a horror movie is done by the right person that this is what happens when I am watching this genre. I know personally that I love watching Freddy Krueger specifically, if I was to pick one character in the horror genre who would be my favorite. It would have to be him. I've always been fascinated with characters who are completely weird & in need of some time in an asylum or mental hospital because of their problems. I also like how he draws people in & what he does to torture them.. I love how he just doesn't go right ahead & kill his innocent victims but plays games with them some-what before hand.. I also can't help but love some of the corny lines he says throughout the movies.. As they tend to make me laugh & are quite memorable at the same time to. There's always some movies within every genre that either defied expectations or ended up being not that good in my opinion. I've had the misfortune of seeing some really bad and pointless horror films. Then I also have at the same time seen some that have really impressed me with the way they were made. It could be storyline, effects, or even a combination of all of those together that make a horror movie impressive to me. I also like to be kept guessing and not too many horror movies can do that for me. I don't honestly get scared by horror films all to often honestly. I guess you could say that it takes a lot for me to get scared by a movie. Especially the ones they have been putting out as of recently over the years. If anything horror films do not scare me, but they entertain me instead for the most part! I love horror films that have more of an unpredictable story, where it allows to set the mood. And I love when the atmosphere of a movie is able to draw you in. That has more of a unique story line. I find to many horror movies they are putting out these days tend to copy a lot of the older movies from back in the day. I sometimes quite honestly tend to like the original movies more than the sequels. Sometimes when a person remakes a movie they end up over-doing it with to many special effects & then they change the story line.. It changes how I feel about the movie sometimes when they do this to be quite honest.. Though some remakes have been able to make the originals a lot more interesting.. But not always I have found.. I think it all depends upon who decides to re-do the film & how they go about approaching it.. Or who there choice of actors or actresses who play the characters in the film are.. And how much they stick to the original or not. Among other things.. I know as kid some horror films used to scare me quite a bit.. I used to watch this movie called 'Dolls' along with 'It." And would always be scared to go to bed at night because when it came to my dolls.. I used to always think that they would come to life & kill me.. And I also feared clowns as a kid because after watching "It" the stuffed clown I had used to scare me.. My parents bought me a clown & would allow it to sit there on a chair in my room.. And after seeing 'It' I would believe that my clown would come to life.. And kill me just like the clown did in 'It.' I used to have night mares sometimes about both of these movies & the dolls within it.. And would be scared that they we're coming to get me the minute the lights would go off at night.. I always had to have a little bit of light shining in my bedroom from the hallway or else I wouldn't be able to sleep.. haha.. Now I look at these movies & admire them & love them even more.. They don't scare me know longer but instead seem to fascinate me in some ways as strange as that may sound. I have my certain favorites just like any other horror movie fan out there. I know that I quite adore the Nightmare on Elm Street movies, along with the Hitchcock movies, movies such as.. Pet Semetary, May, The Shining, Childs Play, Poltergeist, HellRaiser, IT, The entity, Candyman, Friday The 13th, Carrie, Rose Red, The Rage: Carrie 2, Sometimes They Come Back, People Under The Stairs, Maximum Overdrive, Vampires, etc. In conclusion.. I have always loved horror films & I believe I always will in the future. There's something about them that seems to always draw me in.. I love there unique story lines, but at the same time.. Getting inside the characters heads & seeing what makes them tick or why they do the things they do! . . Thanks for allowing me to share! xx
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
4 Mar 07
Now I can say, I can watch Carrie, I could watch the orginal, but the new one add too much more scary parts to it..lol....I have nightmares period if I see a horror movie...thank you for breaking it down...Very very good post and thank you for sharing with me....You're better that I, I can't watch half the horror movies you mentioned..lol.. I will never watch a horror movie in a theater though..
• India
19 Feb 07
I like to watch horror movies but i watch them with my parents and sisters.Evildead is the first horror movie i have seen from then i enjoy watching them.whenever a horror scene comes i close my ears and watch it.
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
19 Feb 07
hehehe aww that's cute...I don't know if my parents or siblings could get me to watch them..You better than I..I cover eyes and ears...if i can and it doesn't sneak up on me
@kagandahan (1327)
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
ifever i will watch horror flicks,i'll make sure that i have someone to hug and we will scream together,i can't watch alone.ok, ok, i admit,iam a scaredy cat.but i don't know why i love watching this kinds of films.try watching filipino horror films,such as FENG SHUI;SHAKE,RATTLE AND ROLL,HUWAG KANG LILINGON,PAMAHIIN(SUPERSTITIONS),SUKOB,they are really good. i do hope they have versions with subtitles so that you can understand it.filipinos is very imaginatice when it comes to strange creatures,dark places.when i watched these stuff,and were about to sleep,omy gosh!we had tosleep with the lights on for one week and windows will be locked.i couldn't go down the just to getwateralone,i had to ask my husband to come with me,see how scaredy cat i am?
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I've done that before..Asked a friend to come over and watch a movie with me...lol...I'm with you..I totally understand what you mean...
@Gwapako_28 (2142)
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
There are horror movies that i enjoy to watch or scare me.But so far,in filipino movies since im a filipina,Fung Sui is the horror movie that really scare me to the max!
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I never heard of that one, but I believe you..lol.. I probably wouldn't watch it either...Plus, I would have nightmares also.. Thanks for responding...
@Bangalorean (1282)
• India
19 Feb 07
My nephew who was 6 years old, one day wanted to go to the kitchen from the bedroom and he had to pass the TV room. I noticed him closing his eyes and looking down and crossing the room. I was surprised, as he was the naughtiest of all out there and now was a meel lamb. I was curious and I called on him. He came the same way and on asking him, he said his mom had asked him not to keep company of ghosts and devils and so he was closing his eyes. It tickled my laughter bone and i never called on him after that
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
19 Feb 07
awwwwww...hehehehe that is a cute story..thank you for sharing that... too cute....I don't like horrors and I don't think I ever will
@hottie0728 (1732)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I love watching horror and scary movies. Love them but I do cover my eyes sometimes when the scene is getting nasty. If it's too bloody or fleshy...I find it very disturbing. Two movies that scared me the most are Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Hostel.
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I know not to watch those 2, I did hear about Tx. Chainsaw Massacre and heard about the first one.. I'll pass..lol.. Thank you for responding..