Friday, October 30, 2009

Stupid Horror Movies

At the risk of sounding like your grandmother, I am going to gripe about the popularity of so many horror movies that are popular today. I enjoy suspense, mystery, and sometimes horror films, but I'm not a fan of the mindless murder/torture movies. I'm baffled how they can make so many sequels. Didn't they learn from Police Academy that sometimes it's best to stop after your first mistake rather than keep digging yourself in deeper. Apparently I must be wrong, since there is such a demand for these movies.

I like some scary movies like Psycho, The Ring, The 6th Sense, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers, but when a movie plot involves a crazy serial killer hacking up dozens of attractive yet stupid people who like to investigate strange noises they hear out in the woods in the middle of the night, then it's a huge turnoff. Movies like Saw, Hostel, etc. have no appeal to me. I'd really like to know what kind of person gets turned on by watching people get tortured and killed as the main plot of a movie. I'm also not drawn to movie posters that have disturbing images with lots of blood and gore all over them. Maybe I'm just a wimp. I know it is not fair for me to criticize so many movies in this genre that I have not seen, but life's not fair.

I also find it ironic that many people who shun movies because of sex or nudity have no problem enjoying a graphic, violent, horror movie. Which is worse, seeing a boob or watching someone get decapitated? It's nice to know you have such high morals Jeffrey Daumer! Sorry for the rant. I'll get off my soapbox now. I think I'm going to watch something really scary tonight like The Ghost and Mister Chicken. Happy Halloween.


Jen Yak said...

I love Saw, The Hills Have Eyes, etc. I just close my eyes on the gory parts.

MikkSolo said...

Just saw Paranormal Activity. Pretty darn good! Maybe this kind of scary gets me because it is a bit more possible. saw it online at be advised that this site is constantly changing so I usually have to "google it."

Mary said...

I could not agree more! I'm getting caught up on your movie blog today- I like your header.

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