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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 09:52 PM
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One of my biggest fears is watching horror movies.
Edited on Fri May-22-09 09:54 PM by ccharles000
When I was nine my sister was watching a horror movie(I won't say which one because some asshole will post pics from it)and I looked around the door and I watched a few seconds of it. I had nightmares of it for six years and I am still terrified of horror movies and have not watched one since. Is this weird?
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:01 PM
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1. You need to get over this fear.
Horror movies are awesome! :bounce:

:hi:
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:03 PM
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2. YES!! I LOVE horror flicks!! I love to be scared.
I loved "The Shining" when I was 6!! I so wasn't supposed to watch it, but it is still my fave scary movie.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:04 PM
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4. My friend and I watched "Amityville Horror"
when we were in third grade, and then all these flies started flying by his bedroom window. We were so fucking scared but it was so fun!!!! :)
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:04 PM
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3. like slasher flicks? I don't care for slasher films, i love horror movies but only certain
kinds, ghost stories, in fact you should rent The Orphanage, it's scary but it's not bloody and it's just a really good and totally unappreciated movie. Aliens and monsters and asian horror movies, i love all those, it's the human monsters i can mostly due without, ie...no Saw movies.


And CCharles i've watched The Exorcist about 50 times and it still scares me.
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:14 PM
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10. "The Exorcist" is the only "horror" flick that ever shook me up.
And I've pretty much have seen them all.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:21 PM
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14. have you seen the deleted spider walk scene from that?
Edited on Fri May-22-09 10:21 PM by AlCzervik
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-4f_NMUxcY

that is the one movie i will not own, don't want it in my house.
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:37 PM
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20. UGH. I actually saw it in the movie theater, about 8 years ago when they released it.
My brother met me at the theater.....but I was so freaked out by the movie (and that scene specifically), that I made my brother follow me back home in his car, and made him sleep at my house.

TOTALLY had me bent out of shape. :scared:
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:40 PM
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21. I watched Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist a few years ago, did you see that?
they had the spiderwalk thing in that too, i hate that.
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Moondog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 01:09 PM
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39. Never saw that scene before.
I'd heard of it; never saw it. Thanks for posting.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 07:10 AM
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27. My little brother went to see it at the theater tripping on acid.
He and his buddies were asked to leave because they were giggling throughout the movie.
They thought it was just so hokey.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:20 PM
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13. The Orphanage is good.
:thumbsup:
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:22 PM
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15. i am really glad you liked it, i ended buying it and loaning it out to friends.
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Hanse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:09 PM
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5. Well I guess we're going to have to do this by trial and error.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:11 PM
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6. OMG! You are so wrong!
:rofl:
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Hanse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:17 PM
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11. Yes, probably.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:12 PM
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7. I saw my first horror flick when I was six or seven. It was Night of the Living Dead.
It was on TV at my next door neighbour's while I was hanging out there. I ran home like a bolt of lightning afterwards, but have been in love with horror films and zombies ever since.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:12 PM
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8. did you see Frontier(s) yet?
that's one trippy moive, bloody but good.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:14 PM
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9. No, but I shall look it up!
:D
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:19 PM
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12. Enjoy, i think you will.
:hi:
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:22 PM
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16. Was it this one, by any chance?


As of the time of its release, it was far and away the most horrifying film ever put onscreen.


And anyone who says that they liked it is lying and/or benefiting financially from the deception.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:25 PM
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17. i haven't seen anything that offensive since Full House was on the air.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:28 PM
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18. I admit with shame that I saw it in the theater
I was young. I didn't know any better.

:blush: :hide: :puke:
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:30 PM
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19. i paid actual money to take my daughter to see Sharkboy and Lava girl.
it makes Howard the Duck look like Masterpiece theater.

That was one of those kids movies where i told my kid i was going to take a nap, do not wake me until the credits roll at the end, course she didn't listen!
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 01:26 PM
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40. C'mon - Jeffrey Jones had some great one-liners in there
Not that I'd know that first-hand, mind you. :rofl:
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 06:19 PM
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42. They stole their tag line from James T. Farrell, too.
"Trapped in a world he never made".

Stolen from the Studs Lonigan trilogy by James T. Farrell.

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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:50 PM
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22. Nah, that's not weird.
Edited on Fri May-22-09 10:51 PM by Forkboy
I do think they can be a great way to let your subconscious deal with fears in a safe, controlled environment, and for some people that's a good thing.

The last movie to give me nightmares wasn't a horror movie in the traditional sense, it was Threads, a movie about a nuclear war between the US and Russia in the mid 80's. But because of that movie I really delved into the subject of nuclear energy, nuclear weapons, the Cold War, etc, so it was a good thing in that it scared me enough to want to understand it all better.

But I think I was destined to like horror movies no matter what. When I was 6 I still had to go to bed early, and one night my father came upstairs and woke me up and asked if I wanted to come down and watch a cool movie. He and my mother had argued about whether I should watch it, because she thought I'd have nightmares if I did. It was Godzilla. And she was right. I had nightmares for weeks, but I was hooked.

It's like music or tv or anything else. For some people it's cool and for some it's not. Neither position is weird to me. I've seen some messed up stuff, and I listen to some strange music, so I can totally understand why some of it is too much for others.
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 10:51 PM
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23. To me it's just a fun Genre. But like Roller Coasters
Some people just aren't into them.

Did you see Sin City? Not really a Horror movie. But most horror movies aren't anymore violent than that. Except for the slasher crap. Can't get into that SAW or Hostel type stuff. That stuff isn't even scary though. It's just... :puke:
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carlyhippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 12:03 AM
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24. hate and despise horror flicks, refuse to watch them
C
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 02:28 AM
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25. I hate them too, I refuse to watch them.
Don't like horror or bloody or gory flicks.

Thought The Dark Knight was a waste of time. My kid made me watch Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill. I can't remember anything about any of them -- just too much violence.

I get nightmares from violent movies. Don't need them.

When I was two and three yrs old my sister and I went to Saturday matinee movies - got scared shitless by The Incredible Shrinking Man and The Blob.

I was way too young to see those - and they were very mild by today's standards. I can't watch slimy reptile things like in Alien either -- grosses me out.

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My Good Babushka Donating Member (966 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 06:57 AM
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26. That's crazy
Horror flicks are awesome! They make you feel so alive!
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 07:20 AM
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28. I hate horror movies too.
I cna't even watch shows based on real life. i saw Helter Skelter years ago and had to sleep with the lights on for two weeks.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 08:07 AM
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29. I don't watch horror flicks. If I'm going to spend time watching anything I want to
be entertained or learning something. I refuse to waste time or money being scared shitless.
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 08:55 AM
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30. I agree
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 09:20 AM
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31. I take it, then, that you are no fan of the TV hit, "Supernatural"
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 09:26 AM
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32. You are correct. To be truthful, I've never watched the show, I've only seen it advertised.
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 09:50 AM
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34. It IS scary.
You are wise to avoid it. My wife and daughter won't watch it.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 09:32 AM
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33. No.
It's understandable to be afraid of something that traumatized you as a child, and it sounds like seeing that stuff was traumatic for you.

And it seems to me there's no reason to conquer this fear unless you feel you're missing out on something by not enjoying horror flicks... but if you don't care then what does it matter? If you thought that the fear was negatively impacting your life, then you might at least consider trying to work on it.
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 10:01 AM
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35. I'm right there with you.
My trauma was at the hands of a babysitter who let me stay up and watch a movie about killer spiders on TV when I was five. At age twelve I tried to get through a very cheesy, probably-not-very-scary movie called 'Terror Train' on a Saturday afternoon w/ my friends and ended up with my head in my lap the whole time.

I HATE scary movies and if I want to be terrified I can think about the state of the world today for free. If I'm going to pay $9, I want to leave the theatre either happy or intellectually challenged-- not afraid to go into the basement to get my laundry!

I've made it to middle age without watching horror movies and so can you. :)


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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 12:47 PM
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37. Thanks beac
:hi:
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sammythecat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 11:06 AM
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36. I don't think it's weird
I like them when they're good, but a whole lot of people don't like them at all. You're certainly not alone in this regard. You can have a happy and fulfilling life without ever viewing a horror movie.

Unless you're aiming for some sort of Buddha-like enlightenment and awareness of all things, I wouldn't be concerned about it.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 01:04 PM
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38. Hey
we can sit on the couch and watch Outer Limits.... :woohoo: :hi: :hug: :loveya:

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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 01:29 PM
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41. ...
:hi: :hug:
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stewartcolbert08 Donating Member (614 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-24-09 12:21 AM
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43. Not wierd! I am still scared of Stephen Kings IT
Eff that clown! He ruined my life!
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Strong Atheist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-24-09 12:23 AM
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44. Not weird. Some people love horror movies; I hate them...
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