Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Horror Flicks


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The recently released tamil movie, Yaavarum Nalam had me thinking about this genre of films. I am one of those people whose tolerance to watching blood shed and scary thrillers is absolutely minimal or even none. I can't bear to watch the level of violence that is depicted these days in movies. A nice comedy film or a romantic story or a feel good theme are the kinds of movies and shows that I can take.

Why don't I like horror and violence flicks? The answer is simple, they are not just scary, but also bring about loads of negativity. Aren't we scared about enough elements in life already to not get sucked into watching something that makes your nerves creepy. Despite the censorship in these kinds of films, there is still a lot that can be left to the imagination. Is this form of entertainment educative or productive to our minds?

A friend of mine who loves watching late night horror shows on TV and such movies told me that watching such cutting edge thrillers make her adrenaline pumping faster and keeps her going. The same friend thinks differently now that she has a young child in her house and says that it is detrimental for her kid to watch such things and become fearful of evil things etc.

Movies like Excorcist and the like are truly bone chilling and blood curling, but don't carry a theme or a positive message. Sometimes, a good thriller movie comes along, but that too, depends upon the health condition and age of the person watching it. A person who is prone to have hypertension or gets agitated easily would still find it unwise to spend time watching such elements.

As for me, just the scary factor and the hype associated with these shows and movies is enough to keep me away from them.

So, are you someone who has it in you to watch the horror genre or do you think otherwise.

14 comments:

Laksh said...

I hate horror stuff. Totally with you on rom-com, family style movies and dramas.

Cham said...

I am like ur friend now. I adore Horror movies, I like to pump my blood and raise my heart beats! But contrary, I don't want to teach/show my son about all those sometimes "silly thinking" like monster, dark fear.... He is so soft and by nature little scared of evrything (particulary of bird :) like his dad!
So if i want to watch I end up alone. I would advice some good cartoon for u :)

Spillay said...

HI Mitr. For me, it depends on what the movie is like. I definitely don't like the hard-core horror movies like 'Exorcist' or 'Poltergeist',.. but didn't mind watching 'The Others'. I also find 'Ghost Whisperer' a feel good kind of show (althouh I don't think it falls under the horror show genre!).

Just someone said...

I am like you... totally avoid anything remotely close to horror:)

I always look for movies with 'happy endings' as they say:)

Jayashree said...

I like horror....but not violence. I never watch horror movies in my daughter's presence, though.

Krishnan said...

Yaavarum Naalam is getting some good reviews. P C Sreeram's work shines through.

Me too said...

So, Mitr - the Maddy fan has to give this latest Maddy flick a miss, huh?

AJEYA RAO said...
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AJEYA RAO said...

Unpredictable is fine for me, but not Horror. Watched 13B and could stop laughing

Raju said...

Apt post for the moment.. I must say that I like clever horror movies. To get an answer for your last question, pl. check my recent post..

Sachita said...

You know me on this, I cant even take the horror flick trailer:)
I am scared:)

Uma said...

Just popped in to ask, HOW ARE YOU? Long time no see! :)

I like to watch horror movies, but they give me nightmares! And I am scared go alone at nights at least for two days!

Lakshmi said...

personally i cant see horror flicks

Lakshmi said...

personally i cant see horror flicks