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Hobarticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-31-06 08:53 AM
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3. J-horror is the only genre that appeals to me anymore
I've always dug ghosts and the supernatural, so this is a natural. J-horror's heavily steeped in the supernatural; angry ghosts bent on revenge against people who had little or nothing to do with their demise. It's so remorseless and relentless, everybody's head is on the chopping block, it's not just the cheerleaders in their underwear like in Western horror.

There's no formula to J-horror, and there's rarely a completely happy ending. And they're so surreal, the living are in and out of the realm of the dead and vice-versa at any given time.

The Grudge scared the crap out of me. The notion that a vengeful ghost will take everybody gets it hands on, no matter their level of innocence....well, that's kind of the basis of western religion, isn't it? No one's safe.

No, gore doesn't do it for me either. I've seen lasagna.
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  -Fellow horror flick connoisseurs, what scares you? LaraMN  Mar-31-06 08:42 AM   #0 
  - The Ring, Texas Chainsaw Massacre  Vash the Stampede   Mar-31-06 08:44 AM   #1 
  - I think I saw TCM when I was about ten.  LaraMN   Mar-31-06 08:53 AM   #2 
  - J-horror is the only genre that appeals to me anymore  Hobarticus   Mar-31-06 08:53 AM   #3 
  - I haven't seen NEARLY enough of that!  LaraMN   Mar-31-06 09:17 AM   #9 
  - Netflix has 'em all...  Hobarticus   Mar-31-06 04:29 PM   #38 
  - "The Grudge" Absolutely Terrified Me  ribofunk   Mar-31-06 01:32 PM   #33 
     - Ever see "Devil's Backbone"?  Hobarticus   Mar-31-06 04:31 PM   #39 
     - The Grudge bored the hell out of me. I got halfway through it and realized  primate1   Mar-31-06 08:20 PM   #44 
  - In scamming ideas for a haunted house years ago  Oeditpus Rex   Mar-31-06 08:56 AM   #4 
  - YES! I've contemplated the same idea(s).  LaraMN   Mar-31-06 09:15 AM   #7 
     - You shoulda seen the haunted house thing  Oeditpus Rex   Mar-31-06 09:30 AM   #16 
        - I can NOT go through those kinds of things!  LaraMN   Mar-31-06 09:35 AM   #19 
           - I can't either  Oeditpus Rex   Mar-31-06 09:37 AM   #20 
  - '30s & '40's noir ; '60s & '70s Hammer Films not scary but I love them  TheBaldyMan   Mar-31-06 08:57 AM   #5 
  - I guess I would have to go w/ religious horror  xmas74   Mar-31-06 08:59 AM   #6 
  - That one never scared me at all, but I'd seen alot of horror, by then.  LaraMN   Mar-31-06 09:16 AM   #8 
     - I wasn't supposed to see it.  xmas74   Mar-31-06 09:19 AM   #11 
  - Great question, but I don't think I can truly answer it...  BigMcLargehuge   Mar-31-06 09:18 AM   #10 
  - Nice work! Thanks! Phantasm- I haven't seen that in ages.  LaraMN   Mar-31-06 09:25 AM   #12 
  - Glad you liked it  BigMcLargehuge   Mar-31-06 09:27 AM   #14 
  - Nice List (nt)  rbnyc   Mar-31-06 03:04 PM   #36 
  - Killer Clowns from Outer Space.  Fox Mulder   Mar-31-06 09:26 AM   #13 
  - Ahhh....what about the "IT" clown!?  LaraMN   Mar-31-06 09:29 AM   #15 
  - Pennywise...  Fox Mulder   Mar-31-06 09:30 AM   #17 
  - A song for you then -  BigMcLargehuge   Mar-31-06 09:31 AM   # 
  - Or this song...  Fox Mulder   Mar-31-06 09:38 AM   #21 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-31-06 09:31 AM   #18 
  - Cinema Wasteland in Cleveland this weekend.  Deep13   Mar-31-06 09:45 AM   #22 
  - Psychological horror--really scares me.  raccoon   Mar-31-06 10:22 AM   #23 
  - I didn't like the BWP at all- I think I waited too long to watch it and  LaraMN   Mar-31-06 10:53 AM   #24 
     - I watched it years after it came out, on a video someone loaned  raccoon   Mar-31-06 10:58 AM   #26 
  - Al Gore doesn't scare me at all  leftofthedial   Mar-31-06 10:54 AM   #25 
  - A combination of creepy atmosphere, a healthy dose of surrealism/weirdness  primate1   Mar-31-06 11:04 AM   #27 
  - " ATale Of Two Sisters,"  LaraMN   Mar-31-06 12:45 PM   #30 
     - I's a Korean film.  primate1   Mar-31-06 02:44 PM   #34 
     - I think it's a Brian DePalma early movie, called "Sisters".  Mayberry Machiavelli   Mar-31-06 09:47 PM   #46 
        - Nope, different film.  primate1   Mar-31-06 09:51 PM   #47 
  - Only two horror flicks have scared me  khashka   Mar-31-06 11:15 AM   #28 
  - Oh, I fully agree! People have FAR more capacity for inducing fear than  LaraMN   Mar-31-06 12:22 PM   #29 
  - For the past five years...  skypilot   Mar-31-06 01:00 PM   #31 
  - Man/dog scene is just one of the biggest creepouts EVER.  Mayberry Machiavelli   Apr-01-06 08:08 AM   #52 
  - The Birds...  edbermac   Mar-31-06 01:15 PM   #32 
  - I agree, creepy children. I'd add Dark Water to that, tho I haven't...  rbnyc   Mar-31-06 03:01 PM   #35 
  - If you're into Asian horror...  primate1   Mar-31-06 10:03 PM   #49 
  - "Slasher" movies aren't really Horror movies  Neo   Mar-31-06 03:47 PM   #37 
  - Silent Hill looks like it's going to.  seawolf   Mar-31-06 05:28 PM   #40 
  - Based on the trilaers, it looks fairly true to the game.  primate1   Mar-31-06 09:55 PM   #48 
     - They didn't use much CGI, from what I've heard...  seawolf   Mar-31-06 10:04 PM   #50 
        - Really? I remember reading about Gans using CGI extensively.  primate1   Mar-31-06 10:08 PM   #51 
  - I like psychological thrillers myself  windy252   Mar-31-06 08:17 PM   # 
  - I like psychological thrillers myself  windy252   Mar-31-06 08:17 PM   #41 
  - I like psychological thrillers myself  windy252   Mar-31-06 08:17 PM   #42 
  - Sorry, triple post n/t  windy252   Mar-31-06 08:17 PM   #43 
  - Things I can't explain scare me the most.  kevsand   Mar-31-06 09:42 PM   #45 
  - I agree Kev  Puglover   Apr-01-06 08:14 AM   #53 
  - Loss of humanity  nuxvomica   Apr-01-06 08:47 AM   #54 
  - The kind that creeps me out is the kind where the ending  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-01-06 08:54 AM   #55 
  - House/Senate coverage on C-SPAN  datasuspect   Apr-01-06 09:25 AM   #56 
 

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