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 readyornot57
Joined: 1/19/2008
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A lot of women I know can't sit through horror movies, mostly for the blood but also many don't like feeling scared. I am talking space alien, insane killer, creature, huge shark/dog/gorilla on the loose,zombies, witches, vampire stuff.

Ladies, do you equate that to a red flag in a date or boyfriend? I don't mean he lives it, just that he likes scary movies.
Guys, ever lose a girlfriend or potential girlfriend over it?

BTW, I don't mean he forces it on her to watch, just that he does it at home when alone.
(That statement by itself does not sound good!)
 thadood38
Joined: 5/5/2009
Msg: 2
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 1:22:38 PM
I think it's pretty split. I think a lot of girls really enjoy the sensation of being scared.

On my last date, I suggested we go see Disney's Up. She said "I have no interest in watching a silly cartoon. I want to go see Drag Me to Hell!" We did and a good time was had by all. In case some of you didn't know Drag Me To Hell is Sam Raimi (Spider-Man films) returning to horror. He did the Evil Dead films so DMTH is actually quite funny.

I went and saw Up by myself and I think she would have really liked it because it's actually a very touching love story. You'd never guess that from the ads though.

~Justin
 Sidewinder154
Joined: 5/19/2009
Msg: 3
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 1:23:10 PM
Why on earth would what kind of movies a person enjoys be a red flag??? That would be like saying that a guy who watches Nascar every Sunday is a red flag. Pfft. I know girls who LOVE horror movies. Now if he was watching some sort of kiddie porn or beastiality movies, yeah...definitely a red flag. But horror movies? Nah......
 NinjaNerd
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 4
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 1:26:37 PM
Yeah, totally. Get out while you still can. Retarded.
 Heathen Chemistry
Joined: 5/18/2009
Msg: 5
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 1:27:04 PM
That is mostly what I watch.
 funky_phantom
Joined: 4/30/2009
Msg: 6
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 1:43:29 PM
Ummm..it's just a movie,right?
If the person believed that it was REAL...then it would be a problem.
Or if watching those movies was obsession...or the other person wouldn't compromise and watch anything else...THEN it might be a problem....
 WomanInProgress
Joined: 10/16/2005
Msg: 7
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 1:45:33 PM
I consider a guy who likes chick flicks or tries to drag me to one a red flag. I thought by law all men had to like and watch horror flicks, which I like too so I never considered it an issue. A lot of my female friends hate horror/sci fi so to me that's just more proof that it's a guy thing.

I will look out for it now, tho.
 carolann0308
Joined: 12/9/2006
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horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 1:55:26 PM
I don't expect a man I am dating to like everything I do and I certainly would not break off with him due to his taste in movies.
 REDDRAGON.
Joined: 10/9/2008
Msg: 9
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 2:11:29 PM
I love horror flicks!
I'd rather watch a "Saw" movie than a cheesy romantic one.
Is that a red flag?


depends?


do you prefer gas or electric.




 Gigglemepink
Joined: 5/11/2009
Msg: 10
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 2:18:28 PM
Horror movies are THE BEST!!!! I love to sit through any type of horror movie. Definately not a red flag if a guy likes horror movies.
 LanghorneKevin
Joined: 5/8/2009
Msg: 11
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 2:19:57 PM
i don't have bad taste in movies... i have taste for bad movies.
 ForumFilly
Joined: 5/14/2008
Msg: 12
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 3:17:22 PM
I loved scary movies when I was young, but as I've gotten older, they really have come to bother me. I think that being a respiratory therapist for 30 years, working in the emergency room and seeing all the horrific things that people do to each other really turned me off the blood, guts and gore. When you've seen so much of it for real, you don't find enjoyment in seeing it in movies. I am talking basically the 'slasher' type movies. I do love murder mysteries, some alien/creature/shark/vampire genre movies. Blood for blood sake or physical abuse repels me. I had a really difficult time with watching Kill Bill Part 1 at the theater. There was just to much bloodshed for my taste.

Would it bother me if my SO enjoyed those movies? Not at all. Why should my distaste for them affect him? He can watch whatever movies he likes, and since he goes twice a week, he likes a lot of movies!!
 emruld
Joined: 4/4/2009
Msg: 13
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 3:20:19 PM
lol i love horror movies.... theyre hilarious..... ones that scare guys i think are so amusing... :P ok i guess im odd
 ImxAxLush
Joined: 10/16/2008
Msg: 14
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 3:20:25 PM
I wouldn't know. I LOVE scary/bloody/gorey movies. I even have the real death documentaries, such as Faces of Death and Traces of Death.
 barbee1970
Joined: 12/29/2008
Msg: 15
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 3:24:18 PM
Why would it be? I liked Jaws, Cujo, Freddie Kreuger. I even use to watch his miniseries on cable. I call an old guy at work Freddy Kreuger or Mister 6 (Great America) as he greatly resembles them
 eschec mat
Joined: 3/3/2009
Msg: 16
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 3:47:10 PM
Going to a horror flick on the first date wouldn't be something I would agree to. I much prefer knowing the guy so that when I bury my head in his chest it is all good! I saw Friday the 13th 1 - 4 with my bf this week. We watched the first Nightmare on Elm Street too. For some diversity, he doesn't have cable or sat, we watched some Spaced.

I have watched some of the Saw movies by myself. Not as much fun when you don't have someone to tell you that you can look again.

Of course some of the cheesy horror movies are a blast. The squirting blood from a cut off arm or whatever can be funny.

Some times it is just the company you are with while watching the movie that makes it enjoyable.
 stubobb
Joined: 1/24/2005
Msg: 17
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 3:50:35 PM
Eh, horror movies are for kids!
I like to show the broads snuff films, really let's 'em know where I'm coming from. Good way to find a moll who's gonna help me hide the stiffs.


 andilea
Joined: 5/26/2009
Msg: 18
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 3:52:02 PM
No. I adore horror movies. I would rather watch the new horror than anything else. I generally only watch other movies because I have already seen the horror ones.
I know that guys like taking girls to see them for the "oh no! I can't watch" cuddle factor, plus you get to be the big guy protecting the girl in some weird sort of way.
But I don't cringe at all. I enjoy all different types and I need a man that loves horror as well. My bro loves horror, but his wife don't. So he ends up watching after she is asleep. That sucks. I really want to cuddle up on the couch with my special someone and enjoy a movie together.
 BoudaciaSmile
Joined: 5/18/2009
Msg: 19
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 4:09:02 PM
Hate all of those types of movies...won't watch them.
Red Flag = Man who is movie-holic...
They live between fantasy and reality.
 kristala
Joined: 10/29/2008
Msg: 20
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 4:15:09 PM
i love scary movies!!!! i would to fnd someone that loves them as much as i do. maybe before u start dating somone, ask them if they adore horror, then u would have no prob,, ;)
 oldsoul
Joined: 3/10/2007
Msg: 21
horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 4:35:10 PM
I used to love horror films and have always enjoyed reading horror - not all of it but I especially enjoy psychological/horror/supernatural type of stories (ie: The Exorcist). I'm a huge fan of Stephen King and have read some of his books (like The Stand) many times over ( I have read it so many times that after a while, I start to miss the characters and read it again just to so I can "see" my "friends" again:).

I can take a cheap teenage horror/slasher type of movie once in a while if the story line is reasonable ie: Final Destination, the original Nightmare on Elmstreet and Friday the 13th, (the original) Texas Chainsaw Massacre, etc) but my granddaughter recently convinced me to watch Saw with her and even though I enjoyed the premise of the movie, some of the scenes haunted me for a long time (they're still haunting me dammit).

I don't like feeling trapped or seeing anyone or anything suffer.. a good horror film or book *to me* relies more on the psychological ie: The Shining ("don't worry I'm not gonna hurt you, I'm just gonna bash your head in")...hehe..than on the actual slash and gore. It's also how I feel about nudity/sex/erotica but that's another thread isn't?

My problem (now) is that most movies bore me - I watch maybe two or three movies a year, if that. Maybe if I had a friend to snuggle in bed and watch a good movie with, it wouldn't be so boring huh?



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 readyornot57
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horror movies = red flag?
Posted: 6/19/2009 4:36:47 PM
I am suprised by the answers so far.........in my life, for every woman I knew who would even watch one, I have probably known ten who won't for love nor money.

I remember watching the Sixth Sense in a theater....the scene where the temperature drops due to a ghost being in the room and then the shadowy figure passes along with the sudden music.....I jumped up with a sudden "AHH!" noise and then sunk in my seat listening to the snickers and watching my daughter shake her head

Yes, "the Stand" is truly an absorbing book.....you can forget about everything else while reading it. I read it while working as a security guard late at night in a gatehouse in a dark area.....it was great!
 readyornot57
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Posted: 6/19/2009 4:46:23 PM

Maybe if I had a friend to snuggle in bed and watch a good movie with, it wouldn't be so boring huh?


But would you remember the movie?

Why Old Soul, that is the most suggestive comment I ever remember from you......you would not have to suggest it twice with me...
 REDDRAGON.
Joined: 10/9/2008
Msg: 24
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Posted: 6/19/2009 4:51:39 PM

Electric...then if the saw doesn't work,you have the power cord to wrap around their necks :P
J/K folks...



everyday is halloween for some.....................

I'll give you points on style though cord is very effective.

and no she's not joking you guys.
 ItsMargo
Joined: 4/24/2007
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Posted: 6/19/2009 5:04:59 PM
I can't watch a certain type of horror movie... they linger with me for days and days. Some of the ones that I can't watch are pretty lame as films go... like I had to walk out of the end of Ghost Ship.

As you generally can't tell which type of film it's going to be, I avoid them all unless and until someone I trust says it is one I can handle. I love sci-fi and psychological thrillers tho'.

The only red flag would be if he was trying to force/convince me to watch them. My sweetie had me watch a scary film he said would push the edge but be ok; he really just wanted me to end up in his lap. (I did... and he was greatly amused by it lol).

There's time enough in life for people to watch the movies they want... that's what friends are for, lol. Suits me that my sweetie and his son go see the scary ones together.
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