Wednesday, April 28
People seem to be pretty polarized by these types of movies. On the one end, you have campy, slasher flicks that are more "fun" than scary, although they're usually good for a couple jolts as well. Then there is psychological horror, supernatural or religious horror, true stories that happen to be creepy, monster movies, zombie flicks, gothic horror, all the way to horror-SF and dystopian or post-apocalyptic films, which may or may not contain action-film elements. Some films are downright depressing, while others are thrilling and adrenaline-inducing, and you're that much happier that real life isn't like that when it's over. Then some are a little too realistic and leave you wondering...
Just trying to start a discussion because horror films and the people who love them have long fascinated me. And a certain segment of the public at large really seems to enjoy them. I admit to a certain fascination with them myself, though I'm not sure exactly why. I could start listing pop-psychological reasons, but I won't because I want to hear what you think. If you absolutely hate anything scary, then that's a perfectly acceptable position, too - and probably more sane. But in that case... do you like "thrillers"? Where do you draw the line?
Looking forward to a lively discussion, hopefully. I have lots of ideas about the subject and will contribute my own favorites and least favorites in the process, if anyone cares to join me...
Posted by Metamatician on Wednesday, April 28, 2010
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