Scary movies these days

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  1. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    Is anyone else concerned?

    WIth Holloween coming round again, all of the new horror flicks are being released and the older ones replayed.

    I grew up with Dracula and Frankenstein and the Wolfman, but the movies today scare me. And I don't mean they the movie scares me, the people that would want to see such things scare me. Movies like Saw and Hostel and such are, in my opinion, just plain sick. Why would anyone want to go and watch someone torture other human beings? I know it's not real, but why would you want to watch that?

    I'm no prude. A bit of "T & A" doesn't bother me a bit, but watching blood and guts gush all over the place, or being entertained by actual film of actual deaths, (as in the Faces of Death movies), now that's obscene!

    The movies keep getting more and more gorey and more explicitly violent. Where will it end?

    Is it just me, or do these movies bother anyone else?
     
  2. baitchunker

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    it will end when the world finally decides if art mimicks life, or life mimicks art.

    i kinda like the suspensful thrillers, not so much for the gore, but it doesnt really bother me one way or the other.

    as for the faces of death stuff... i think that is the kind of thing ppl who have never witnessed, experienced, or caused death would be interested in. only because they dont understand that once something quits breathing thats it. at least in this world anyway.
     

  3. Catcaller

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    The gorefest movies of today don't turn me on in the least either.

    I used to like the old Friday 13th, Halloween, ect.

    Not due to their cinematic value...but...

    Because they were out when I was still in highschool...and would make my girlfriend sit practically on top of my lap...lol. :wink:
     
  4. jim

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    Some things just have a natural if morbid attraction.Sex certainly, thats why porn thrives.Death of course because its the one great remaining mystery and we are all fascinated.There is also the lure of the "TABOO" which the more something is banned the more attractive it is.For the longest time I couldnt understand the fascination with porn because I spent the majority of my life overseas,where sex is not a "Mystery" but a natural component of life.Americans are the last Victorians,nobody else pays sex much attention.Europeans will get out of their car along side a major hiway and go pee without the slightest problem while we go "EUUUUUUUUUUUW did you see that?When I was young I thought movies were a choice and nobody should screen them or tell folks not to let kids watch certain ones.Now that I'm well past the age of reason I do see that they can have a harmful effect on young minds and fully support the rating system.That is why I am grateful That Big George only did a snapshot and not a video of his boxer shorted cameo role.A video would have warped any:big_smile::smile2::eek:oooh: mind!!!!!
     
  5. bwhupp

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    Has to get gorier to keep the same thrill value. Always one upping the alst. It is the natural state of all things and in growth. The horror industry will have to one up the others already done to get a shocking reaction out of the viewers.

    Not saying it is good or bad... but it is the way the world ticks. Back then it was a big ole deal have a limb cut off but cinematics was so bad noone would believe it to be true. Over done and people became desensitized to it.. next step, better effects. More blood and guts, exposure to the grotesque to make a person go :crazy:.
     
  6. JAinSC

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    I guess I am just getting old, but I really do believe that things like TV and music and the movies can affect behavior. The very simplest case is that if I listen to heavy metal music for more than 10 minutes, I end up mad - even if I was in a good mood to begin with.

    I also don't like the whole new genre of the reality shows where the way people get ahead and win the game/show is by forming aliances and then screwing people, etc. I really believe than some young people today are growing up with the impression that that is the right and proper way to get ahead in the world, instead of being a good, cooperative, positive, contributing member of a team ...

    Once again, though, it all comes back to parenting. Most any child with a half decent set of parents will have no problem with any of this stuff (there will always be exceptions). Unfortunately, a lot of kids grow up with absent or confused parents.

    One of my son's classmates (they used to be friends, but Ben outgrew him pretty quick) still has tantrums and stuff like any normal 2-year-old. Problem is, the kid is 12 now. Most of us break our children of the tantrum habit pretty quick. Not this child's "parents." He has learned that he always gets his way when he throws a fit, so he keeps doing it. Then they take him to the doctor to have him put on one drug after another ... Poor thing. Don't get me wrong, I know some children (and adults, too) need a little chemical help through tough times sometimes, but drugs should never be a replacement for parenting.

    OK, sorry. Enough ranting. I sound just like somebody's Dad.:confused2::eek:oooh:
     
  7. baitchunker

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    i know it might come as a shock, but i was a "problem" child untill i was 12 or so. above and beyond i guess...

    you know grades? what grades? disrespectful, allthough hardworking at least, doing things that aint legal for adults much less kids, fighting, being arrested, confirmed cases of some psycho problem or another.

    then i moved in with my dad.

    we dont get along now, but i will allways credit him for straightenin' my butt out-(at least mostly). it took one cuss word in his presence to know that i wouldnt do that again. it took one bad report card, one suspension, one time for pretty much anything. even turns out nuthin was wrong with my head, i just knew how to manipulate the system.

    after 4 months, i never needed another tutor, call from the principal, ride home in the bubble gum machine, nuthin'. dont get me wrong i still got into trouble, it was just more of typical teen b.s. than b4.

    not to knock my mamma she did and continues to do her best.

    all i am saying is i agree, there is no substitute for good parenting.
     
  8. SSgt Fishslayer

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    you know, i dont really like watching scary movies. not because they scare mee, but because i see no sense in watching them. i dont enjoy watching someone get slashed up or chopped in half, or crushed under a ton of bricks. it dont like seeing blood everywhere or watching the sick and twisted stuff in the movies now days. i would rather watch a comedy before i watch that kind of stuff. my wife likes scary movies, but not really the kind that are super gory. she likes suspense flicks, and stuff such as that. if i wanted to see all of the blood and gore that are on these movies all i have to do is lay down to go to sleep at night.
     
  9. Scott Daw

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    the best horror movie ever is "the thing" starring kurt russell. It came out in the 80's.
     
  10. Ol Man

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    This is the one I remember...
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  11. Catcaller

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    I liked the movie "Fallen"...with Denzell Washington, John Goodman, and Donald Sutherland.

    It was about Azazell...a fallen angel who could possess his victims with no more than the touch of a hand.

    He would do all kinds of henious crimes...and when his host would be put to death...or killed himself...he would leave his body and move on to another one.

    He stalked Washington...who was a homicide detective...and taunted him at every turn.

    Another good one...Frailty...with Matthew McConaughey...he plays an avenging angel who with the help of his son rids the world of demons.
     
  12. Ketch

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    I don't know, someone must be watching these movies. The special effects budgets keep getting bigger, yet they still make money. Guess they're doing what the people want. Me, I love the special effects, couldn't care less for the movie most of the time.
     
  13. Ahquabi_Master

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    I too have wondered about how the heck some of the stuff in horror films nowadays is appealing to people. My fiance always wants me to go see the Saw movies when they come out and I just hate it. I mean I'm not even scared sitting through them, I'm just hoping I don't get sick to my stomach. Enough of the realistic, experimental-surgery films. Lets see something scary come out again!
     
  14. pk_powell

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    Sometimes ya got to have a few drugs, my oldest daughter is Bipolar one with Mania. I can promise ya it ain't just a behavior problem it's real if she didn't have her meds I'd have to move out seriously. With her meds she's a teenager who has no friends because of her problem she gets made fun of and Homecoming night which was just about 3 nights ago a kid that has been in our home several several times just up and decided to turn on Jackie( my daughter) and forced her to strive to walk home on a cold October night bare footed. She thought that would be really hilarious. I'm still waiting to see her cause she called me Mom all this past summer. I can promise ya if it wasn't for the Law I'd show her what a good Mother is. I kick her butt to the moon and back. If either one of my girls ever did that to somebody else's kid,I'd kick their butt then make sure they had so many Chores with House Work they'd never think about doing something like that again. But this girl I know for a fact has no parents. Her Mom is dying of Breast Cancer and her Dad is too busy out drinking most nights. So she's getting really mixed up with the wrong crowd. Now that my Brother is what is scary and sad too. It's not Halloween either it's real life for her!! ~~~Sister Pat:angry:
     
  15. Flatheadhunter33

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    I think that it's just a result of our movie cultural evolution. It takes more to scare or capture the imagination these days. With all of our technological advancements I think that people just expect more for their buck at the movies. I still dont think that any of the movies of today could top the Excorsist(Sp?) as the scariest of all time!
    I still get creeped out by that movie:crazy::crazy:!!!
     
  16. Scott Daw

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  17. Ol Man

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    I saw that version also... your parents were prolly still poopin' yellow when James Arness played "The Thing".:smile2:
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  18. micus

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    The attraction is having the emotional and hormonal kick of being scared without any real danger. Used to be that you had to build the horror into the script and acting because there wasn't much in the way of special effects in those days. With todays tech you can create just about anything and have it look realistic and the producers do their best to one up each other for box office attraction. Unfortunately the quality of the script writing has gone out the window.
     
  19. kat in the hat

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    I don't like all horror flicks, but I did enjoy House of 1000 Corpses, and Devil's Rejects, and The Messenger. Put me in the "sicko" column because I dig it. Anybody watch the Scream 2007 Awards on Spike? 'Twas very cool. Gave all the thriller, and horror awards, and had performances by Avenged Sevenfold, Alice Cooper, Ozzy, and Rob Zombie. Very groovy.:wink:
     
  20. rosscatman

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    I guess you can put me in the sicko column also Im a big george romero fan.Watched the remake of dawn of the dead a dozen times.