Re: Do you think, you will 'outgrow' the horror genre?

DirtyGirl wrote:

Will I ever "outgrow" of the Horror genre?  Hell No!

I think anyone who says they outgrew horror movies was never a true fan to begin with.  Just because you don't feel the "scare" anymore doesn't mean you can't still enjoy a good scary movie.  I appreciate the special effects, the actors, and the storyline more as I get older.  So if anything, I have become a bigger horror fan than I used to be.  Having said that, I now expect a lot more from a film than just a few jump scares. 

I also have always been fascinated by the macabre. So I think my love of the genre is here to stay.  My books, movies, TV shows, and even my home all reflect my love of the dark.

I love your home BTW big_smile

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Thank You Raven!  It's always Halloween at my house.   smile

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That's why I love it.
Can't wait to move out so I can decorate it.

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I don't think I will ever outgrow horror in general. However, my taste within the genre changes often. Right now I'm really into slow burning atmospheric films and foreign horror, whereas a few years ago I was engrossed in independent gore fests.

The creativity, dark themes and DIY attitude of horror film will always keep me interested.

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I think I'll out-grow the horror genre................when I die. Like a few of said it's a way of life. It's not just movies  it is books, tv shows, the look. Normal looking stuff is boring and ugly imo. There is something beautiful about the horror genre.

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no! no way, no how. loved it since a little boy ( some say i still am) and i do moan about it more now what with all the remakes and that but it is BY FAR the best genre and the most exciting genre. tire of it? never!

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Not in a million years. I'm only 23, but I can't ever see myself 'out growing' horror movies.

Sure, there are times where my interest wanes a teeny bit and I think to myself, "Horror? Nah, I'd rather watch something funny." But I'll always love horror.

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I'm 56, what do you think?  smile

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There's no way I could ever stop loving Horror Films. Period.

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Never. It's a way of life!

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As I said before, an individual might outgrow the horror genre, but humanity will never outgrow horror. Just look at Syria. The effects of chemical weapons are more terrifying for its victims than any monster.

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Re: Do you think, you will 'outgrow' the horror genre?

nope.

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Absolutely never!

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Good question, Scavanger. I guess it can happen, but only if I will outgrow watching movies in general. The horror genre will definitely be the last standing.

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About the same time my monkeys abandon me.

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Never. To me, a horror movie doesn't have to be scary to be good.

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I don't find myself getting tired of the genre (certain fads maybe). It was a natural build up from originally being scared  of the few movies I saw (and everything else in general) when I was younger to having my curiosity piqued in my preteens/teen years to a full blown horrorgasm when I was a HS senior. I absolutely loved how that happened.

In short, naw.

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jrs1991 wrote:

Never. To me, a horror movie doesn't have to be scary to be good.

Ditto!  Well said.

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Great topic Svav, I've wondered this myself a trillion times so thatnks for starting a thread that has been at the back of my mind for years. Me old man (who passed away in 2011, aged 61) was a horror fan, he loved the old Hammer films which was what he grew up on but he was never what anyone could ever call a 'cinephile', he just had a fondness for Hammer and its ilk. My two older sisters and I would occasionally buy him hammer films for his birthdays and I remember splashing out £50 on a Quatermass DVD box-set for him in his final year. This isn't a sob story btw, me dad was fit as a fiddle until he suffered a massive heart attack and died. Anyway, he put it on, then, ten minutes later he called me into his favourite room where he was attempting to watch it and said; "nothing's happening Robert, I think the video is broke". The daft bastard had been watching the menu screen and it was the first time he'd ever used a dvd player!!! Our family still laugh about that!

Anyway, me old man never lost his love for horror, albeit his limited love, stretching to only a few handful of films from his youth but I've often pondered whether or not I'll fall out of love with the genre myself.

I had a mini-breakup with horror when I was about 24, this was a time when I'd becaame disillusioned with mainstream horror and began watching alot of independent efforts, also I was in this sick phase of trying to watch the most gory and distasteful flicks, one night a mate of mine gave me a disc containing 'August Underground Mordum' and Nacho Cerda's 'Aftermath'. I watched them back to back and then sat there thinking why the fuck am I wasting away my life watching this type of shit? I felt dirty. Anyone who has seen those films will know what I mean. Once you've seen one vagina stabbing you've seen them all. Both terrible movies, in the true sense of the word.

Watched a lot of comedy and drama in the following few weeks but horror kept-a-calling. I was back on the horse before you could say Dawn of the Dead but I do fear a day when horror simply doesn't appeal to me anymore. I stopped smoking weed about 3 years ago, not due to any concerted effort on my part, it was just a transition that I wasn't even aware of. I bet if I smoked a strong spliff now I'd pop a whitey and go under but that wasn't even a conscious decision. It was quite literally that I had outgrown pot. Perhaps it will happen with horror too.

Kermode strikes me as a guy who went out of his way to watch every film on the DPP list, a guy who is fascinated by the issue of censorship and so has made it his life's work to seek out and view a whole bunch of really shitty horror films, much like myself and it's little wonder he's become jaded.

We all have peaks and troughs, just last night I watched 'I Spit on Your Grave Part 2', a sequel to a horrible exploitation film and yet, although it brought out the worst in me, (and such revenge fantasies are hardly good for the soul!) I thought it was a total fucking blast. If I loved I Spit part 2 then I clearly haven't outgrown  the genre just yet.

Sorry for this essay, it wasn't meant to be half as long but my fingers got carried away! big_smile

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I know what you're saying about getting disillusioned.  I think I hit that wall when I watched Human Centipede.  Watching someone else's porn fetish was just icky.
Then I freshened up with a Uwe Boll marathon.

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Just wait 'til you see Human Centipede part 2. It ups the ante in a very smelly way!

Apparently Tom Six has the 'pede fly in part 3 and do diarrhhea bombing sorties over London, New York and Moscow!!!

I can't wait!!

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What a great topic.  I was first exposed to the horror genre by my big brother (12 yrs older), who, at 57, is still into it, although not nearly to the same extent as myself.  He used to love tossing me in a closet with his glow in the dark skulls and scary sound effects coming through the door.  It upset me at first, but after a while it became part of our fun, he would up the ante and I wouldn't bat an eye, so scares were something we searched out, either movies or books, whatever we could get our hands on.

Horror movies are always my first choice, I love finding new gems that will give me a chill, that "holy crap" moment that can come from the outcome of a well drawn out bit of suspense and dread, a well done dose of gore, hell, even a good laugh timed just right after a nasty bit of hack and slash, I thoroughly enjoy it.  There's so much great stuff out there, and some real stinkers too, but part of the fun is the exploration.  The satisfaction that comes when, having come across a movie or book that will leave a lasting impression, something that I'll be thinking of well after it's over, is so worth the digging. 

Most women my age (45) just don't get it, and that's fine, that's what I have you guys for!  The amount of good stuff I've found through this site, I mean really!

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I, for one, can attest I have not contributed to the "good stuff" column at all.  I bring things like Wendigo and Ankle Biters to the table, which promptly dissolves from the pure stinkiness of said films.  big_smile

But seriously, it's cool that you still enjoy the genre.  Vamps is 10 years younger, but she's learned the genre by watching stuff with me (bless her heart).

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Living in Maine, I was first introduced to the "Horror" genre through books at a very young age. The first real adult novel I read was 'The Pet Semetary'. It was also my first R-Rated movie. I wouldn't read any book that wasn't written by Stephen King. I always loved the adrenaline rush and being spooked.  I got hooked.
Before I had my pet bird, I'd watch them alone and the pitch dark. My Cockatiel is extremely timid and jumpy so for 4 years, I haven't done so. I love Tulip so it is worth the sacrifice, hehe.
Now I'm 36 and I really don't see 'outgrowing' Horror as a reality for me.....ever! smile

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Sweet. I had a budgee that died a few months ago and she as been very Evil for 14 years so I bet they get used to it. My cat never care. But true, she doesn't care about much really so I can put any Horror movies in and it's like the screens don't exist for her.
And my Rat well he's freaking EVIL by nature, I even called him Devil Samael just to tell you how much he is. lol

Speaking about books, have you read any Lovecraft??? If not, I recommend it. Our HM Monkey Knight's name comes from him. smile