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What irks you about horror movies?

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What irks you about horror movies?

The following irk me:

No flashlight or flashlight with dead battery
Guys scream like little girls
People don't charge their phones
They are clueless about surrounding areas
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People always want to investigate strange noises, when they should run in the opposite side.
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The term 'horror' has changed over the years to associate itself with films that are gory and torture-porn, and not what they should be - frightening.
Hence, I try to stick to psychological thrillers or movies that have writers/directors that are more reliable in what they offer.

Oh any movie that breaks the 'rules' from the Scream franchise.
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hate the dumb women syndrome that afflicts nearly all horror movies. Nobody is that dumb but yet that is how they are portrayed.
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badOne wrote:
May 19th, 2017 6:27 pm
hate the dumb women syndrome that afflicts nearly all horror movies. Nobody is that dumb but yet that is how they are portrayed.
true. nobody is that stupid in real life
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gontori wrote:
May 19th, 2017 4:54 pm
People always want to investigate strange noises, when they should run in the opposite side.
We are curious beings. I think you are 1 in a very large number to even think about running for the hills.
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1.When people split up!! Hello safety in numbers?!
2. When people running fall on their face then take forever to get back up
3. Killers always seem to have super human strength
4. I hate gore lol
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My fave genre. There may be some repeats, anyway..
-stupid ppl doing stupid things, making noises, running into dead-ends, etc
-when the film relies too heavily on jump scares and has no 'real' substantive scares
-when it gets way too dark and you can't see crap (are they too cheap and don't have good fx, so trying to hide it w/ the super darkness?)
-when 'horror' is used excessively when it should be categorized as a thriller: to me, horror MUST be supernatural, so none of this Saw nonsense, it's not 'horror', not 'horror porn', not 'horror gore', it's just a thriller or slasher movie even, but don't you dare call it horror!
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when they go to investigate a strange noise they take a flashlight...but FORGET to TURN ON THE LIGHT.....REALLY???

theres a knock at the door..instead of stickin your head out to see,,,they walk 3-5 ft from the door...giving the killer enough time to sneak in.

why are basement always dark? why cant u just plug in a lamp?
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newt_101 wrote:
May 19th, 2017 5:23 pm
The term 'horror' has changed over the years to associate itself with films that are gory and torture-porn, and not what they should be - frightening.
Hence, I try to stick to psychological thrillers or movies that have writers/directors that are more reliable in what they offer.

Oh any movie that breaks the 'rules' from the Scream franchise.
You may not survive the movie if you drink or do drugs.
A movie that broke this rule was Cabin Fever (2002). They only guy who was immune to the disease was the one who drank beer.
Since then, I always prefer to drink beer than water Winking Face
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The most stupid things about horror movies are jump scares with very loud noise.
Or stupid decisions like knocking the gun out of killer's hands and just leaving it, or "Oh, that guy just killed all of my friends. I probably should let him come closer while pointing a gun at him since he doesn't have any weapon right now."
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This line is heavy..
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As others have mentioned, the victims/scared ones always do the opposite or most counterintuitve of what the general audience/normal scared human being would do or the situation may dictate.
Go towards the trouble/fire etc instead of run far from it. Take forever to call the police or for help.
When they do knock out the perp they never tie them up or make sure they're actually dead etc
The undying perp like Jason.
Never deciding to leave upon the first encounter but deciding to stick around longer.
Using other characters in the movie off the side in the background that completely resemble the main perp.
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gontori wrote:
May 22nd, 2017 11:23 am
A movie that broke this rule was Cabin Fever (2002). They only guy who was immune to the disease was the one who drank beer.
Since then, I always prefer to drink beer than water Winking Face
lol

And speaking of Cabins - Cabin in the Woods is also another excellent horror film that turns the tables around on what the audience is expecting
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The entire idea of horror movie irks me. I don't get it, why the stupid people love to watch them, why why why???

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