Do horror films genuinely give you nightmares?
Or do you just say that because you'd rather not watch them?
I adore horror films. I don't consider "creepy" dreams nightmares. Battling monsters and surviving the zombie apocalypse are some of my favorite dreams. My nightmares are about much more mundane, realistic things.
Actually not really at all. It's all in your head. If you think more and more about the situation and the bad parts then you start getting scared, then you will generally be frightened. I'm not gonna lie I'm not the most bravest person but I get over it. Also here's a tip to help you. When I get scared of something, I usually watch the special or bonus features with the movie to see how the person really looks like or how they made the scene that got you scared. Ex. I was terrified about that movie drag me to he'll because of that old freakish lady so once I finished the movie I just watched a video interviewing her and she looked just like a normal person. Once I saw that my fears went out the door.
As a child, yes. I still remember my nightmare as if it was yesterday. It was a mix of three different scary shows.
#1 "The Body Snatchers"
# 2 Karen Black's "Trilogy of Terror"
#3 The Outer Limits episode of the monster who had no mouth ate some sort of goop floating like pond scum on the lake via it's shoulder.
JFC! I woke up in a bloody sweat!!!!!!! One of the very few dreams that I dreamt that I was flying.
It was dark and I felt like an outsider. I left the house where my family was all body snatched. I could tell because all the copies had one thing wrong. Like a funky eye, or mis-aligned ear.
I went to to the dog pen and petted my dog Princess and said, "At least I have you." As I was petting I noticed that the dog's eye was funked up. I went to the wood shed to get the axe when the no-mouth monster was there.
I ran through the woods as fast as I could. But now the no-mouth monster was in front of me. I knew this aint no Hollywood movie set and assumed that there must be two. One in front and one in back of me.
I was in a patch of bramble bushes. I couldn't go left, right, forward or back. I couldn't go down into the earth so I went ....up.
I'm flying and the no-mouth monster is flying after me. I already knew that if I think about "Hey! I'm flying! - that I would stop flying.
I was flying over the parking lot of Red Oaks Mills Grocery lot and saw a lady packing her bags into her trunk. I thought if I dove out of sight fast enough into the trunk then the no-mouth monster wouldn't know where I went.
I tucked my arms as if wings and dived straight down like a falcon towards the open trunk just before she closed it.
Right before she closed it, The woman look up at me like Karen Black in the third vignette, where her mouth was filled with many many sharp little teeth like the scary little doll.
I swooped up at the last minute, and that's when I woke up in a sweat.
So Yeah, Hell Yeah ( when I was a kid)
No, but, in the 50s, as a kid, I watched Quatermass and the Pit from behind the sofa. Later, as an adult I saw the film and find it disturbing, the thought of losing control because of behaviour patterns pre-set by an alien race. I also find disturbing the scene where the frightened man falls in the church yard and the ground undulates beneath him.
Hellraiser was the only film series that gave me nightmares. The villains were completely invincible, all knowing, and all powerful. It was simply a question of who could navigate the puzzle box maze first, the victim of the monster. I think the fact that the victim's suffering was either endless or they were converted into cenobites to propogate the doctrine of "blessed pain" was the source of what made it scary. No escape, no end, eternal torment in vivid detail.
Not anymore. When I was younger that was a different story.
Yes for those who are children with wild imagination or just scary and forced to watched or adults who can't stomach horror anymore and let their dreams get out of control.
More than giving me nightmares they just keep me from sleeping. The only horror movie to ever really get to me (I generally avoid seeing them most of the time) was The Ring. All of the creepy sounds and images from Samara's tape kept me awake the whole night after I saw it.
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