What is the appeal of horror films?
I've never understood why people enjoy watching people get killed...
If you can completely separate truth and fiction, then whatever happens in a fictional piece of work should not bleed over into reality. When I watch a horror film, it's exceptionally rare that I would be put off because it reminds me of reality. They're escapism. While some of us won't admit it, we all have a dark side that needs fulfillment. Horror films can do that.
There are lots of other reasons. I just classify them as entertainment and compartmentalize. It's very different from seeming somebody get hacked to death in real life. That's not an experience I ever want. The question almost implies horror fans would enjoy such a thing, but I think horror fans would be universal in their disdain for such a thing.
To get the hell scared outta U, which becomes harder 2 do after you start getting older. And like Crankalicious said, it's better to watch it on film (fiction), perferrably in a dark, crowded theater, instead of having to watch someone get butchered for real.
It's a rush - especially in a movie theater with a good audience. It's a communal event and makes you feel connected to people, like a concert. No other movie genre can generate such a jolting emotional response - everyone simultaneously gasps, cringes, yells, and relaxes together. Plus, the psychological component of "could I outwit the bad guy/thing better than these fools?" definitely plays a part. After witnessing enough horror films, it suddenly feels as if you are immune to being tricked by haunts and hitchhikers.
by Iadore 7 years ago
I just wanted to know if sex appeal can get out of hand and your opinions....
by QudsiaP1 6 years ago
Should children be allowed to watch horror films? When is it ok?
by Kenneth Avery 2 years ago
* this can be deemed a sudden twist in the road.My top five, all-time, black and white classic horror films are:(Rated from least favorite (5) to all-time favorite (1):5.) Bride of Dracula4.) The Blob3.) Creature From The Black Lagoon2.) Dr Frankenstein1.) The Mummy
by Grace Marguerite Williams 2 years ago
What subgenre of horror films do you like best? Why?
by Rosyel Sawali 5 years ago
Why do you like watching horror films?Only for those who enjoy watching them...
by KevinC9998 4 years ago
Do you have one thing that you do exceptionally well?What is your so-called claim to fame?
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