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 david46
Joined: 10/22/2008
Msg: 69
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not another redflag to add to the list of POF deal breakers!!!
 canoga77
Joined: 5/25/2008
Msg: 70
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 11/15/2009 10:57:19 AM
I dislike films that involve graphic violence and torture. I can usually sit through most war and action films, but not most modern horror films. I wouldn't be able to have a relationship with a woman who expected me to watch these films with her.
 smartypants24
Joined: 8/3/2009
Msg: 71
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 11/15/2009 11:27:17 AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE horror movies...the cheesier or the truly scarier the better! I find it kind of cathartic...and I love that chest thumping heart racing involuntary gasp feeling when a movie is truly scaring me (the most recent was The Haunting in Connecticut). I once dated a guy who didn't like horror movies, he was the one who got all girly about it and wouldn't want to watch them with me...no big deal, I just brought along a chick flick for him to enjoy
 deerdog1
Joined: 12/29/2006
Msg: 72
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 11/15/2009 11:46:38 AM
well I hate horror movies ..but I know why ... I have seen all the blood and gore in real life that I want to see ... I can and have dealt with it ...from my days as a police officer ... but It never fails to take me back to when I saw something similar in real life ... if only for a moment .. I don't like war movies horror films or even police drama ...My life has sentenced me to a life of watching chick flicks ...I really don't think that entertainment that presents death ... in such a casual light are healthy ... I have seen death violent death up close ...I have held a person as their life leaked out of them ...with no way to stop it ... I have seen a persons brains splattered on the wall by a bullet ...I cannot see these things as entertainment even if I know they are not real

sorry for the graphic details ..I just felt it needed to be said
 acuddler
Joined: 10/30/2009
Msg: 73
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 11/15/2009 12:11:07 PM
There are horror movies, and then there are horror movies. The old Hammer type things from the 1950s & 60 are more plot/character driven, and so need less gore. Newer horror movies have no plot, or character, and so make up for it with more gore, and special effects. The Halloween/Aliens/Jaws type gore fests are actually boring to someone who is not an 8 year old girl, and especially boring to someone who has seen-and spilled-a bit of blood in the course of living. If someone is a real fanatic about gore fest horror films, he/she is probably a bit psycho. I know this, and so do most women.
 acuddler
Joined: 10/30/2009
Msg: 74
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 11/15/2009 12:14:06 PM
Actually, dude, a large number of NASCAR fans ARE also kiddie porn, beastiality, etc, fans. Most of my family works in law enforcement, so I hear things.
 GrandmaBooBoo
Joined: 12/30/2006
Msg: 75
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horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 11/15/2009 12:16:32 PM
As long as he's a Star Trek fan....I don't care what else he watches!!! LOL!

(My classic Sci-Fi collection now holds over 450 movies) The cheesier the better!!! LOL!
 Thaddal
Joined: 10/23/2009
Msg: 76
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 11/15/2009 12:33:28 PM
I myself love them....and i watch them bymyself all the time...especially the week of Halloween when they all come on....i dont know many guys who like them....
I dont think it has anything to do with red-flags....
 deerdog1
Joined: 12/29/2006
Msg: 77
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 11/15/2009 1:16:10 PM
Actually, dude, a large number of NASCAR fans ARE also kiddie porn, beastiality, etc, fans.



^^^^^ ????... i hate nascar its just another example of a sport turning ultra drama ... it reminds me of wrestling..insults intelligence



As long as he's a Star Trek fan....I don't care what else he watches!!! LOL!


now a woman after my own heart ...I love star trek ..as well as most sci-fi
 wild heart
Joined: 10/14/2007
Msg: 78
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 11/15/2009 1:20:48 PM

I have seen all the blood and gore in real life that I want to see


To me real life has always been scarier than a horror movie. If a horror movie is too close to reality, it makes me cringe and I'm often speechless after watching a movie like that.

I was talking with some friends the other day about some young kids who are in the detention system and have now reached 18 and will now be sentenced as adults. Some were saying how TV, movies etc., glorify violence and encourage them to go out and commit crimes; while this may be true, I have always known that if I was ever to hit, cut or shoot someone like they do in the movies, the result is much more horrific than some movie portrays. I cannot understand how people can be guided by this. Even as a teen, I understood the difference. I think the community, the family history and the peers that young people hang out with have a larger influence on most.

That's not to say there are some kids who CAN be influenced; I'm just pointing out that it is NOT the culprit for many.

Suspending your disbelief is only for when you are watching these movies. Real life is still there waiting for you once you click "power".
 sleeping beauty
Joined: 6/19/2008
Msg: 79
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 11/15/2009 1:55:32 PM
our brains work like computers, what ya put in is what comes out. may not be in the form of bloody gore but it comes out in a rather negative mess of depression and other not so lovely emotions.

big red flag to me. i would much prefer the company of someone spending their free time being creative or watching an intelligent or inspiring movie occasionally than someone who has a thing for horror. wonder what jung or freud would have to say about it.
 spicynicegirl
Joined: 8/10/2008
Msg: 80
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 11/15/2009 3:16:18 PM
If a guy told me that "horror films" were his favourite type of films then we wouldn't have much in common.

Most of them are just an excuse to fill the screen with scary music and lots of gore.....................much prefer the psychological thrillers.

To be honest I'll happily read a Stephen King book but when it comes to the screen too many producers make the films cheesy, in my opinion.

BTW to WomaninProgress who said "King can be PAINFULLY detailed sometimes when introducing characters - can take up half the book...............(something to that effect). My question to you is - Would you seriously rather WATCH one of his films because from memory, apart from the non-horror ones like Misery, The Green Mile and others, the ones you're talking about are crap on the screen.

Oh and for the record I personally LOVE the fact that Stephen King writes in such detail..............that's what makes him so awesome!
 **~renegadeoutlaw~**
Joined: 4/23/2006
Msg: 81
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 11/15/2009 3:22:31 PM
I personally got SO SICK of having to watch that crap night after night after night that I am burned out of watching it. Cop Shows, horror flicks, westerns, so called "action movies" - you name anything violent, he HAD to watch it. - Nevermind the fact there were things on TV I personally wanted to watch.

- Its all he ever did - sit around and watch this shit on TV......I couldn't get him to do anything....nothing around the house...go out...family stuff....Finally, I just had enough and told him if he was going to live in our house, he is going to get off his ass and help out, or he will live elsewhere. I know he worked long, hard hours, but so did I and I just got sick and tired of being stuck doing everything around the house.

I had to tape what I wanted to watch later on.......and guess what??? After getting out of a 14 year relationship and being on my own for 4, I am STILL going through the catalogue of stuff I taped over the years.

So for me personally, if I met someone whose life ambition is to sit around and constantly watch that shit, I will be out the door so fast it will make your head spin.
 Sabrosura
Joined: 1/7/2009
Msg: 82
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 11/16/2009 9:57:47 AM
A horror movie = red flag/deal-breaker?! Uh, not in my eyes! Plus, they are my absolute FAVORITE - although they don't make 'em like they use to.
 WomanInProgress
Joined: 10/16/2005
Msg: 83
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 11/16/2009 10:03:44 AM

I might be worried if that was ALL they watched - but then it wouldn't be any worse than a woman who ONLY watches chick flicks and drama. How scary would that be?

VERY scary. Lifetime television 24/7 or something. Yikes! Now that's horror...

BTW to WomaninProgress who said "King can be PAINFULLY detailed sometimes when introducing characters - can take up half the book...............(something to that effect). My question to you is - Would you seriously rather WATCH one of his films because from memory, apart from the non-horror ones like Misery, The Green Mile and others, the ones you're talking about are crap on the screen.

No, I'd rather read a book than watch a movie anyday - however I just sometimes prefer a different type of writing. For me John Saul does the trick, for others Koontz, Lovecraft, Grisham, fill in the blank are writers they tend to bond with better.

I do like King movies in that cheesy cult sense - not because they are great pieces of film...you can't make a film that stands up to the book it's inspired from, unless you film something for 2 weeks straight and don't edit anything out.

William Peter Blatty's Exorcist was FAR better than the movie that came from it ever was - in every sense of the word.

Oh and for the record I personally LOVE the fact that Stephen King writes in such detail..............that's what makes him so awesome!

Different strokes...I tend to like the part after the intros, but everyone's different.
 chameleonf
Joined: 12/22/2008
Msg: 84
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 11/17/2009 8:27:53 AM
I watch them myself (not necessarily by myself) but I'm not into the gore for the sake of gore like Saw, etc. "Some" of my favourite type of books are by Stephen King, Bently Little and Ann Rice, so those types of movies I like also (if they're close to the book). Obviously, I wouldn't have a problem with a guy liking that kind of stuff himself. Where I'd have a problem would be a guy who watches them and then emulates the dark side to the point of getting horn implants and has his teeth filed.
 Rarebird76
Joined: 5/10/2009
Msg: 85
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 11/17/2009 3:07:32 PM
"1408" with John Cusack is totally nuts (in a good way). Don't cheat and look up the info on it and spoil it.....

Yeah I enjoy horror films.....I enjoy sci-fi films....I also like many other genres as well. I can just as easily watch SAW (insert # here) as I can a comedy. It all depends on what I'm in the mood for.
*red flag*
 KangWolf
Joined: 4/12/2011
Msg: 86
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 7/25/2011 9:21:20 PM
Umm..if the guy doesnt like horror movies, I will not give them a second look bc they are such a big part of my life. I spend my time working for money to buy horror movies and go to all horror conventions that I can! if horror is that important to you then you should only be going for someone who cares for them like you.
 cashleys
Joined: 7/5/2011
Msg: 87
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 7/25/2011 9:37:54 PM
I have thought the same about men. I love horror movies. There are many people that do and it is one of the biggest box office draws. So, I guess there are some of us freaky ones out there. I look forward to them in the fall, that is when so many come out.

A funny story: When I lived in Vegas I went on a date to the movies and the guy asked what I wanted to see, of course I asked to see this horror movie. He was not too happy. I really enjoyed it was watching intently. I looked over and he was asleep. Also before he fell asleep he was griping and frowning a lot. He didn't like them. I thought was pretty funny. Needless to say we didn't go out again.
 wagumbe
Joined: 7/21/2011
Msg: 88
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 7/25/2011 9:51:32 PM
I love horror and sci-fi movies and so I don't see why it should be a red flag.
 dave402
Joined: 11/26/2008
Msg: 89
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 8/25/2011 12:48:02 PM
Hmmm that's interesting.
My experience is the total opposite. All of my SO's loved scary horror movies.

Is this a red flag on me, that I go out with women who enjoy scary movies?
 Becoming_Me
Joined: 1/4/2007
Msg: 90
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 8/25/2011 1:14:29 PM
No don't see horror movies as a red flag actually I love them. Now if you started to tell me that you wanted to chop people up yeah then I'd be a little worried.
 Archangel_07
Joined: 6/21/2010
Msg: 91
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 8/25/2011 2:16:59 PM
I watched SAW when I was really pissed off after a bad work day and never again am I ever going to watch that type of shit again. That movie took my anger to a whole new level after watching it.

I will watch horror, I don't like watching them but sometimes I will " just watch " just cuz my soon to be S/O would want me to.

No I would not consider watching horror movies a red flag. Everyone has their own tastes.
 home_osorio
Joined: 2/12/2011
Msg: 92
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 8/25/2011 2:21:00 PM
i am a girl. and i love horror movies. and that is NOT a red flag.
 Angel...
Joined: 7/31/2011
Msg: 93
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 8/25/2011 3:02:34 PM
What red flag? Horror movies are funny. I wouldn't watch them on a regular basis but once in a while it's ok (if I don't have anything better to watch or do.)
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