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Why is the 'horror' genre so appealing to many?

Old 11-27-05, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by scott1598
i like that answer...i like it a lot! very verbose and succinct.

Okay . . .

Why do people like horror? It's a broad genre and people vary, so there are probably tons of reasons. Not to play armchair psychiatrist or anything, but I notice that for me, the time when I was most into horror was when I was pretty repressed. Maybe it was a release of bad feelings, fear, and anger. Or maybe not and I'm just full of shit. I like the "fear without consequences" theory--that seems pretty likely.
Old 11-27-05, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Breakfast with Girls
There are spooky scenes that don't require anyone being maimed, though, like the birthday party glimpse of the alien in Signs. Alien is a great horror movie, too. Sometime watch just how little blood there is in the film yet how creepy it is.
If anybody is freaked out by the specific shot in mention, you should have your "horror movie watching" card taken away.

Easily one of the funniest (unintentional, of course) shots in that entire shitfest.

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