Right, just don't watch them. But if you do keep the lights on and remember...IT'S NOT REAL, THEY ARE JUST MOVIES.
I say if you really want to watch a scary movie, but too scared yourself to open ur eyes and watch it, do this, just laugh at the foolish highjinks of the victims who try to escape whatever is chasing them...
It can stop being scary for me as soon as I see the title. If the title says "Scream", "Saw", Friday the 13th", or "Halloween." I already know it is going to suck. Saves me from watching it at all.
There are a few other crappy movie franchises out there that I refuse to watch, so I am pretty safe from being scared by a movie.
The only movie that actually scared me was Aliens. The first time I saw that in the theater my fingers were sore from a deathgrip on my armrest.
It was also a damn good movie.
Just one more thing I can think of. (Having a funny moment.)
As the movie progresses flash pictures of Sarah Palin, followed by quick pictures of George Bush Jr. and Dick Cheney....maybe throw in a few fallen Televangelists.....Oh wait a minute? That's too scary!!!
The movie is less scary, when the commercials come on.
After watching a lot of scary films , its not scare me any more , i take the immunity against it. hahha
Switch of the sound at the scary bits. You will be amazed how less scary the movie becomes or that does not work for you resort to a pillow
Iono. I don't find any scary movies too scary...I guess suspense.
torimari, I love your bird....
and I know, I dont usually watch them..because I dont like my brain being filled with that sort of thing. Yet its pretty healthy to watch some so that you know that not all people, even if the human spirit is beautiful underneath, have your best intentions at heart.
This is insightful, and I think it's interesting (in a sort of masochistic way) that you would attempt to watch horror movies for this reason. I also agree with you. (Although I am also reaching the point at which I've had enough of them--I've seen FAR too many horror films. Hundreds.)
Stephen King has written that horror movies also make us face the terrifying nature of our own death--every time someone dies on the screen, some little part of ourselves thinks/knows "One day, somehow, that will be me." And of course, he's not the only one who talks about the ways that horror can be edifying.
It's sort of a way to get used to the idea that we're going to die...and in a twisted sort of way, it's comforting. If a horror movie really does a good job, we can be somewhat comforted by the idea that we *probably* will not die *that* terribly--I mean, at least we won't get eaten by a monster, or turned into zombies (although those are symbolic of the living death, which is-in some respects-even scarier than regular death), or anything of that sort.
Just remember it's only a movie Even if it echoes the truth. Try not to worry about the inevitable. And if the movies are too much...just turn them off and put on a good comedy--they're about life as well.
In my 20s I watched scarey movies a lot - before that the home video wasn't invented!
Since then, well I'm not interested. Real life is scarey enough without adding to it
I don't watch them either, but why would you even watch a scary movie if you don't want it to be scary? If you could keep it from being scary, what's the point. A scary movie that isn't scary is a failure.
I tried talking through (not in a movie theater, of course) and making fun of "Dawn of the Dead" and that worked...at least during the movie. It freaked me out after it was over. I still have visions of zombies climbing all over my car 4 years later!
Try horror comedies like "Ghostbusters" or "Monster Squad" instead (I actually wrote a hub about the highest money making ones). Maybe those will help you warm up to the really scary ones. Good luck :0)
picture the killer(s) with no clothes. that will either turn you on or make you laugh. either way it's not scary any more. good luck.
If you are going to watch a scary movie and wish to lower the impact the scary scenes have on you, something that might help is to find out a lot of information about the movie before you start to watch the movie. If you look up the movie on Internet Movie Data Base, Rotten Tomatoes or another movie site, you might find reader reviews, movie summaries, etc. Knowing a bit about the plot a movie will follow should decrease your fears by a sizeable degree. You'll probably end up finding out all the 'spoiler' information unless you're very careful about how much you read and which links you click on at the movie sites. I often find that reading everything about a movie, even right through the spoiler warning doesn't actually spoil a show for me - usually it's the gore, special effects and music/sound effects that set off a good scare for me despite whether or not I've read the 'spoiler information' on a film or not.
Sorry, am I mising something? Why watch a scary movie and not be scared? That is like saying I want to watch a comedy but not laugh.
I do not find most scary movies at all scary because they do not involve me. It has been a staple of horror movies since the earliest days that you have to do something in order to bring the horror onto you. For example, you have to enter Tutankhamon's tomb to be cursed, or you have to go to Transylvannia to meet Count Dracula or you have to go into that haunted house/asylum/hospital to be gored to death by vengeful ghosts/demons. Some movies like Witchboard, Nightmare on Elm Street and the Fog try to bring the horror to you by placing the horror in ordinary settings with ordinary people and suggest that it could happen to you. The problem is that they either happen because you do something (play with a oiuja board in Witchboard), live in the wrong place (the Fog) or are born to the wrong parents (Nightmare). So as long as I am none of those things, I am safe and there is no scare. And so are you.
Simple answer! Turn down the Sound! U will be amazed what a difference it makes!
You can also watch the making of the scary movie. That's what my husband suggested when I said I'm to scared to watch a scary movie .
Turn off Speakers... )
Well I have watched so many scary movies but not alone , always with my little bro. and its really fun when some scary thing suddenly comes in front and it seems heart is getting out ...
I really enjoy scary movies. When I was 6 year old kid. My elder brother brought a movie. According to me that was not scary and i had charm to watch movies. I asked him to play but he said its not for you.. I insisted and he agreed.
When he played, everything went normal in first 10 mins, but suddenly i say extremely scary thing and just shouted what is this.. i was really very scared of those aliens. After watching part of that movie i could'nt sleep for many days.. i used to hide my face in blanket and closed eyes...
My brother then told me that these things are not existed in our world. If they were in our world everything would had destroyed. He started counseling me and then i controlled my fear. With the passage of time i overcome my fear.
I have studies psychology, and when i come to know that what fear is, from then i enjoy watching those scary movies. Fear is nothing its just our internal feeling. We can easily control it. You know some people die in youth, some in old age and some right after their birth. What we can expect that when we will die... its the feeling which we can control.
There is nothing beyond death, So fear not ...
The whole point of watching a scary movie is to be scared by it. If you take the scary out of it, you might just as well watch a comedy.
Most scary movies are too in your face, delivering blood, gore and violence as a way of trying to scare you and make you cringe, yet this doesn’t work, or at least not for me.
By not allowing me to imagine the worst, to be freaked out by the unexpected is what stops a scary movie being scary.
Turn the sound off, it's the sound that draws you in to scare you. That's one of the first things you learn about scary movies in a film class.
There's a movie (don't know what it's called) that looks as though it's filmed by ameteurs with a video camera. It documents a group of people lost in the woods. Weird things keep happening, and members of the group disappear one after the other, and some are found dead (with all the blood and gore etc.). It ends in a derelict house, with the camera shuddering and the screen going black as the last member is killed by whatever it is ... Apparently, the camera was later found in the derelict house, and the people in the movie really are missing ...
Anyway, a scary movie never scares me because I know it's only a movie, but was this one only a movie?
Yes it was. It's called The Blairwitch Project.
there is a new one out now because the found the night vision camara its called the blair with project: the secrets of the shadows
I LOVE scary movies!!!! The scarier the better! I love scaring the crap out of myself!! As far as advice goes, imagine the actor with all the scary make-up on, going through the process of putting on the make-up. Watch some behind the scenes stuff to get an idea of what it all entails. It's kind of a mental reminder that it's all fake.
Just noticed the question.. and it is interesting to see the different ways people have responded.. I took the question as 'What can spoil a scary movie?' And, for me, the answer is improvised comedy at the scariest moment. Example: "Heeeere's John-ny!"
Kubrick has proven himself a great director by the majority of his motion-pictures but the Stephen King tale, The Shining (1980), was ruined the moment Jack Nicholson uttered those words through an axed hole in a bathroom door. Ruined! That one scene took all of the momentum out of a picture that had had a very slow build-up. It's as if Kubrick, back in England, got up one day and said, "Look, I'm having home troubles right now. Just print it and I'll sign off on whatever!" -- and maybe he did!
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