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Old 10-03-2012, 11:36 AM   #21
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My perspective on scary movies is a little weird, so bear with me (please?).

I don't like ANY of them. Life is scary enough, without intentionally trying to get even more scared at scary movies (where one ostensibly goes to enjoy an escape). I am probably the only person in the Western world who has never seeen any of the Friday the 13th movies.

I do like some of the old classics, like the original Dracula, because they do not scare me and they are interesting, beautiful, and artistic. This scene is fabulous, IMO.

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My perspective on scary movies is a little weird, so bear with me (please?).

I don't like ANY of them. Life is scary enough, without intentionally trying to get even more scared at scary movies (where one ostensibly goes to enjoy an escape). I am probably the only person in the Western world who has never seen any of the Friday the 13th movies.
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I'm no fan of scary movies, either, and for the same reason. I don't like being frightened--why on earth would I deliberately watch movies that are intended to produce fear? I've also never seen the Friday the 13th series. I do differentiate between scary movies, which I don't like, and thrillers or action/adventure films, which I often enjoy. The latter may feature dare-devilry and hairsbreadth escapes, but there's never any real doubt that when the dust clears, the protagonist will emerge relatively unscathed, and the good guys will prevail. Indy never goes all the way over the cliff or gets bitten by the snakes, and he always manages to evade or escape from the villains, foil their nefarious plans, and bag another priceless artifact for the museum.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:58 PM   #23
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I'm no fan of scary movies, either, and for the same reason. I don't like being frightened--why on earth would I deliberately watch movies that are intended to produce fear? I've also never seen the Friday the 13th series. I do differentiate between scary movies, which I don't like, and thrillers or action/adventure films, which I often enjoy. The latter may feature dare-devilry and hairsbreadth escapes, but there's never any real doubt that when the dust clears, the protagonist will emerge relatively unscathed, and the good guys will prevail. Indy never goes all the way over the cliff or gets bitten by the snakes, and he always manages to evade or escape from the villains, foil their nefarious plans, and bag another priceless artifact for the museum.
+1 We are of one mind on this, and you are probably the only person I have ever "met" who thinks the same way I do about it. How cool!
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Bambi scared the hell outta me.....but, then again, I scare easily.
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My perspective on scary movies is a little weird, so bear with me (please?).

I don't like ANY of them. Life is scary enough, without intentionally trying to get even more scared at scary movies (where one ostensibly goes to enjoy an escape). I am probably the only person in the Western world who has never seeen any of the Friday the 13th movies.

I do like some of the old classics, like the original Dracula, because they do not scare me and they are interesting, beautiful, and artistic. This scene is fabulous, IMO.
How about The Shining? Very scary but also artistic in many parts thanks in large part to the great story written by Stephen King and the direction of Stanley Kubrick. And that performance by Jack Nicholson!
Check out the opening credits below. Nothing scary, I promise! Just that sense of foreboding that often pulls me into a well-made horror movie:
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Bambi scared the hell outta me.....but, then again, I scare easily.
Me too, when I was little. But then, I cried when the witch (in Snow White) went over the cliff. I felt so sorry for her, old and unloved. And what a frightening, hideous fate. I was overly sensitive as a child, I suppose.

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Check out the opening credits below. Nothing scary, I promise!
Beautiful scenery, I agree. But unfortunately I read the book, so I know what's coming and it's scary!
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Beautiful scenery, I agree. But unfortunately I read the book, so I know what's coming and it's scary!
I'll check back in later on the book W2R. While I love The Shining movie, I never read the book but am now about 60 pages into it. I was inspired to pick it up from the library after finishing 11/22/63 which I loved. Put me in a Stephen King kinda mood. That plus the feel of fall in the air with the leaves turning and pumpkins everywhere for sale.
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Going to the Sun Road with Wild Goose Island. Also used for the end of the theatrical release of Blade Running (the Happy Ever After Ending).

Based on a real room in the Stanley Hotel which you can rent.
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Me too, when I was little.
No, no...I saw it last week!
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No, no...I saw it last week!
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With Halloween almost upon us, here is an interesting article about the relationship of successful horror movies to economic conditions.

http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/colu...39123-Oct2012/

I am generally not a fan of horror movies. But a couple of years ago I went into the wrong movie theatre by mistake and found myself watching Paranormal 2. I was suitably terrified!
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