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Post by ThePunisher August 29th 2022, 12:39 pm

What exactly is it that draws us to horror movies? Is it to get over some fear without having to use the real thing to face the fear? Do you laugh at some of the scary things that happen?

Do you watch to see the jerk get what's coming to him, knowing that doesn't always seem to happen in real life? Are there lessons to learn from horror movies?
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Post by OCT 31 1978 August 29th 2022, 6:24 pm

ThePunisher wrote:What exactly is it that draws us to horror movies? Is it to get over some fear without having to use the real thing to face the fear? Do you laugh at some of the scary things that happen?

Do you watch to see the jerk get what's coming to him, knowing that doesn't always seem to happen in real life? Are there lessons to learn from horror movies?


Great post!!

In our everyday lives, we don't encounter scary situations all that often, but if we do encounter something threatening or dangerous, it attracts our attention…..

As a result, horror movies are a risk-free way to vicariously experience these threats and and how others react and determine our own responses to those threats as well.

Horror movies let us vicariously explore the nature of evil, both in others and in ourselves, and grapple with the darkest parts of humanity in a safe environment.

Many studies have demonstrated that those high in the trait of sensation seeking tend to enjoy horror, This indicates that people who consume horror develop the ability to cope with stressful and anxiety-provoking situations.

From my point of view Horror is the ultimate movie Genre it can encompass many other genres, Action, drama, Thriller, sci-fi all in one…..


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Post by Jason Voorhees August 29th 2022, 9:03 pm

I love the kills, blood, gore, and the overall creature designs!
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Post by SonofOdin6039 August 29th 2022, 10:32 pm

Horror movies allow us to explore the darker elements of our nature and walk the line between insanity and creativity. They also allow us to root for the underdogs and social outcasts who can suddenly step up and be the hero. We all need a little jump scare from time to time. Imagination is a wonderful gift, and horror is a great way to express it
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Post by Fair Play October 5th 2022, 10:56 pm

I watch it for the psychological elements.

I like to see what drives the killer.
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Post by jasn88cubs October 6th 2022, 7:00 am

I like the dark mysterious settings.
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Post by ThePunisher October 6th 2022, 11:48 am

jasn88cubs wrote:I like the dark mysterious settings.

How about a nice, good old fashioned thunderstorm to match?
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Post by jasn88cubs October 6th 2022, 6:35 pm

ThePunisher wrote:
jasn88cubs wrote:I like the dark mysterious settings.

How about a nice, good old fashioned thunderstorm to match?

give me a summer night with a thunderstorm heck yes
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