Saturday, December 29, 2007

I'm a whimp

I am not a big fan of horror movies. I don't understand why people make movies like Saw and Hostel, Halloween, Friday the 13th and the like.

They are violent and don't make a lot of sense to me.

I can watch movies about the occult though - Exorcist, The Ring, Vampires and Werewolves...bring em on!

I'm am not really sure what the difference is for me. I think it has to do that I know Vampire movies and occult movies are fantasies. They are make believe characters that do not really exist.

Slasher movies on the other hand are a possibility. Sickos with sadistic tendencies killing people for the fun of it. To me...these movies just give the real sick people ideas.

M LOVES slasher does my daughter! I don't understand it. To see people suffering, even in a movie I just can't see how that is entertaining.

We rented: I know Who Killed Me. I read the story line, it seemed benign enough.

I lasted 20 minutes before I ran from the room crying and feeling like I was going to puke.

Can someone please tell me what is so fucking entertaining about someone torturing another living being?


The Village Carpenter said...

I'm with you; I don't get it either.

Presbyfruit said...

Me too. Really disturbing.

Wyldth1ng said...

I think the movies are funny. But my sense of funny has changed a lot over the last few years.

I am that guy in the movie theater that laughs when everyone else is screaming. Now you know.

Wyldth1ng said...

Just so you think of me as a serial killer or whatever type of killer that popped in your brain, I think it is funny because reality and movies tend to be quite different. So different that to me it is funny. One of my ex-wives hated it when we would watch a movie that had aircraft in it and the pilot did something that was completely wrong and I would verbally let everyone around me know that what that guy did was "this" not what they displayed on the screen. Even when talking about slasher films, most of it doesn't happen in real life, for example choking someone, it is really difficult to kill someone via an air choke. It amy take upto 15 minutes of brute strength, you had better be one tough cookie to pull that off. Now a blood choke can take thirty seconds, but execution is key in this. If you don't have proper placement, you are just going to piss off the person you are trying to kill.

So you see, it is all funny, when hollywood fucks it all up.


Shazza said...

Wyld, no worries - I don't think you're a serial killer and the rational part of me knows that it is "just a movie" it's not real; but it still bothers me.

I thought of deleting this post because after reading it again today it seemed foolish for me to have written in the first place. Then I thought - no, that is how I felt when I wrote it, so it can't really be that foolish if it made me react in such a way.