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 Rain587
Joined: 7/9/2011
Msg: 101
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I know I'm not the norm in ladies but I can watch a movie with guts flying and eat my popcorn while doing so. But then again I have actually witnessed an autopsy, studied serial killers (graphic photos) and got sort of desensitized.

I prefer comedies and fun movies but liked "The Hitcher" with Rutger Hauer and "Law Abiding Citizen" with Gerard Butler. Old vampire movies are more fun for me. I laugh at the (cheesy) zombie movies, and very embarrassed to say the first time I watched, "Blair Witch Project" (I know! I know!) I had a hard time sleeping. I watched it again later and rolled my eyes. Go figure.

Anyone that leaves someone over watching these films has other relationship issues. Now if it spills over into other parts of your life, then you have an issue.

I read a lot and rarely watch moviesbut watch a wide variety when I do. Last night I watched, "The Help" and loved it. Several men were in there and laughed during scenes too. I heard some say they liked it. Chick flick? Sure didn't seem like it last night.
 torgo70
Joined: 6/14/2008
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Posted: 11/17/2011 7:46:10 AM

Personally I don't consider movies like Saw and Hostel horror movies or even scary. They're gross out films, and I'm not going to judge someone for liking them....it's a personal preference


They're still horror films, "scary" isn't the only definition of horror.
 ontario_woman
Joined: 4/3/2005
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Posted: 11/17/2011 7:47:32 AM
I LOVE HORROR MOVIES!!!

If a date chose to bring to me to see one, I would spend the entire movie clinging to his arm...
 torgo70
Joined: 6/14/2008
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Posted: 11/17/2011 7:51:23 AM

I find no redeeming merit in the entire genre. If you enjoy seeing people hacked up, mutilated, tortured, and bled out - I find no redeeming merit in you either.
I have seen enough death and atrocity in my life, to ever sit through a movie that mimics it; or be around those that enjoy it.
but cheer up, I dont find any quality of worth to World of Warcraft, Vampires, Werewolves, or Aliens.


The fact that you think "people hacked up, mutilated, tortured, and bled out" makes up the entire genre only proves you know little of the genre. Not all horror films are about gore and body counts.
 christyis4real
Joined: 7/6/2011
Msg: 105
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Posted: 11/17/2011 7:53:20 AM
Liking horror movies is a HUGE plus for me. If a man doesn't like to watch them because they may be too screwed up or it's too scary, he seems like a wussy to me. May be because I love horror movies and think that they are funny myself ;)
 1bellanella
Joined: 1/24/2010
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Posted: 11/17/2011 7:56:06 AM
I love horror movies... I don't know that I could date a man who didn't like horror flicks. I'd hate to be the only one not hiding under the "blankie"
 soo-girl
Joined: 10/22/2011
Msg: 107
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Posted: 11/17/2011 7:58:23 AM
I love all kinds of scary movies, good and bad. Bring it!
 torgo70
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Posted: 11/17/2011 8:00:10 AM
Talk about horror...

The genre doesn't need defending - it's one of the earliest forms of filmed storytelling, with "Frankenstein" attempted by Tom Edison back in 1910. Hitchcock, Polanski, Friedkin, Herzog and Kubrick respected the genre, and Ridley Scott, James Cameron and Micheal Bay cut their teeth in our company.

If you really feel slighted, go hit Rotten Tomatoes for a look at critical acclaim for "Atlas Shrugged." You'll feel much better.


And many horror films are on the same level as those labeled "classic cinema"...films like Bride Of Frankenstein, Cat People, The Body Snatcher, Ingmar Bergman's Hour Of The Wolf, The Innocents, Poison For The Fairies, Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders, and more recent films like The Orphanage and The Devil's Backbone.
 Aries_328
Joined: 10/16/2011
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Posted: 11/17/2011 8:07:12 AM
I think not getting some enjoyment / understanding out of horror movies is a big red flag.

I have known people that were absolutely opposed to any form of horror in movies. The funny thing is that these people themselves ended up having / showing some form of violent tendency. One would constantly get into fights with other people (myself included) and the other basically had a mental breakdown. Those are the extreme versions but I see similar traits but to less degree in other people. One thing I do seem to notice is that they are much more prone to anger and yelling.

Of course that is just my perception. I love horror movies. Really do. I do not like the news. You can't escape the news. Horror movies, no matter how creepy they are... they are not real.

Although, when you slip in the style of horror movie that may or may not be based on real life... like 'The Strangers," well, now I'm confused. Oh boy, that could really happen and that’s really messing with that 'suspension of disbelief' safety net :)

Best horror movie in a long time was Quarantine / [rec].
 torgo70
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Posted: 11/17/2011 8:09:17 AM

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.


I never looked at The Shawshank Redemption, Misery, The Green Mile, The Dead Zone, or Stand By Me as cheesy cult movies.

I agree movie adaptations rarely live up to the books...BUT there are still excellent movie adaptations- the original Planet Of The Apes, To Kill A Mockingbird, In Cold Blood, The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane, A Clockwork Orange, 1984, Bladerunner, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest...to name a few.
 Stonysan
Joined: 4/18/2011
Msg: 111
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Posted: 11/17/2011 8:29:18 AM
As the kind of person who likes all kinds of movies, I hope to find a woman who can appreciate any kind of movie for what it is.
 Ambrose85
Joined: 12/31/2010
Msg: 112
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Posted: 11/17/2011 9:08:32 AM
Dont know about you, but I found horror movies (aside comedy) to be one of the greatest first dates to go on ever. If you met a girl for the first time and you still have that tention of what to say. After that "noice" with very little ice breaking or melting, emotions of being scared or laughter speak for themselves. The first girl I was in relationship with, me and her had nothing much to say to each other due to being shy on the both sides, but we went out to see a horror movie and she and I was scared so hard that we did not realized that both of us ended up in each other arms and eventually cuddling by the end of the movie. Overall it was success with both of us walking hand in hand by the end of that day.

So I dont think horror movies is a total red flag as long as someone doesn't push it on the other people obnoxiously.
 torgo70
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Posted: 11/17/2011 9:28:01 AM
Absolutely. Anyone who thinks that highly predictable and wildly unrealistic slash and gore films are good entertainment needs an adjustment.


And anybody who thinks all horror films are "slash and gore films" needs the same.
 earthboundangel67
Joined: 9/2/2011
Msg: 114
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Posted: 11/17/2011 9:33:50 AM
I enjoy horror movies ...although not all. I find it disappointing if the person I am seeing dosent. Who can I hold on to & cuddle up to if they dont ....but not a red flag for me. Different strokes for different folks! So they cant blame me if my eyes glaze over at the undending sports channels...imo. But, at least I will make an effort!
 WomanInProgress
Joined: 10/16/2005
Msg: 115
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Posted: 11/17/2011 9:40:05 AM

Absolutely. Anyone who thinks that highly predictable and wildly unrealistic slash and gore films are good entertainment needs an adjustment. Go read a book.

My house looks like a library, soon I'll need a room just for my books, and I still love a good horror flick, so I'm not sure what I should do about your advice. Of course 1/4 of my books are horror books, but anyway - in my case you can't say reading and watching horror movies are mutually exclusive. Nice try though.
 Maleman999
Joined: 2/14/2010
Msg: 116
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Posted: 11/17/2011 9:49:20 AM
A question for the horror movie fans: If horror movie scripts were written and made portraying babies, children and animals being tortured, mutilated and murdered, would you be a big fan of that? If that doesn't true you on, why would adult characters in the movies be OK to see in the same situations?
 christyis4real
Joined: 7/6/2011
Msg: 117
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Posted: 11/17/2011 9:54:42 AM
For crying out loud. Comedies are fictional....romance movies are fictional..action flicks not based on true stories are fictional. Horror movies are fictional. ^^The question above (maleman) is so nitpicky it isn't even funny.^^
 lotustemple
Joined: 10/23/2011
Msg: 118
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Posted: 11/17/2011 9:55:56 AM
I assume that those who enjoy horror flicks are so shut down emotionally, that viewing raw terror, blood and guts is what it takes for them to "feel" and hence be entertained.

When a movie gets too violent i walk out of the theatre. It's frikken disturbing. If thats what it takes to float yer boat you are the walking dead. Get in touch with your feelings, stop shutting them down so much that it takes watching a monster literally cutting the heart out of an innocent victim to get your attention.
 Aries_328
Joined: 10/16/2011
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Posted: 11/17/2011 1:43:04 PM

I assume that those who enjoy horror flicks are so shut down emotionally

You assume incorrectly.
 WomanInProgress
Joined: 10/16/2005
Msg: 120
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Posted: 11/17/2011 2:01:24 PM

A question for the horror movie fans: If horror movie scripts were written and made portraying babies, children and animals being tortured, mutilated and murdered, would you be a big fan of that? If that doesn't true you on, why would adult characters in the movies be OK to see in the same situations?

The point of horror is to watch that stuff in a safe context - where children, animals and don't forget the elderly aren't usually victims. Most horror fans watch movies that mirror themselves, thus the male and female adult characters. They are usually portrayed in a way when killed that they're doing things that put them at risk also - i.e. drinking, sex, bothering with strangers, etc.

If you're not a fan - fine. Don't worry about it.

I assume that those who enjoy horror flicks are so shut down emotionally, that viewing raw terror, blood and guts is what it takes for them to "feel" and hence be entertained.

When a movie gets too violent i walk out of the theatre. It's frikken disturbing. If thats what it takes to float yer boat you are the walking dead. Get in touch with your feelings, stop shutting them down so much that it takes watching a monster literally cutting the heart out of an innocent victim to get your attention.

Wow, this really bothers you. It's almost personal. Did something happen to make you connect the two in such a way?
 Aries_328
Joined: 10/16/2011
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Posted: 11/17/2011 2:04:45 PM

Wow, this really bothers you. It's almost personal. Did something happen to make you connect the two in such a way?


There is a word for this... what is it called.... Oh yeah, "Projection."
I would assume that would be one of those bloody rag, I mean, red flag things.
 minpinz
Joined: 10/24/2011
Msg: 122
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Posted: 11/17/2011 3:13:07 PM
I love horror movies, maybe something is wrong with me? lol
 Maleman999
Joined: 2/14/2010
Msg: 123
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Posted: 11/17/2011 3:17:05 PM
To me, horror movies are pretty much the same as porn. In both cases a story line is pretty much non-existent and nobody goes to see either one for the wonderful plot line. They are both strictly in business for visual effects. Nothing else. Since they're pretty much the same mind set, how many women who like horror movies enjoy seeing porn as well?
 Fleuron
Joined: 8/18/2010
Msg: 124
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Posted: 11/17/2011 3:31:48 PM
No red flag for me.

I like classic horror and psychological stuff, like “Session 9”…scared the heck out of me.
 christyis4real
Joined: 7/6/2011
Msg: 125
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Posted: 11/17/2011 3:43:53 PM
Maleman999:


Since they're pretty much the same mind set, how many women who like horror movies enjoy seeing porn as well?


Umn..me.
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