Sunday, July 8, 2012

TOP 5 Reasons Why You SHOULD Watch Horror!





It's no big secret, I LOVE horror movies! Unfortunately, I know many people who claim that they don't watch horrors or don't like them YET they watch True Blood or The Walking Dead. No, those two aren't movies but they're in the horror GENRE. And with that being said, it's such a sad world we live in where people do not know how to define themselves, but also, don't know what to like anymore because it may not be in. Bleh. I could go on...but I won't!

With this post I wanted to list the TOP 5 reasons why you SHOULD watch horror movies. I truly believe that you non-horror watchers are missing out! So, not only as a citizen of America but as the Real Queen of Horror, I need to do my rightful duty and indulge you all into some horror!







5. Simply for thrills!

You can attain this feeling by simply watching a movie! Too good to be true isn't it? Apparently, people seem to forget! If you watch a horror movie and you get scared, creeped out, turn your face away at certain parts or jump, then it's done it's job! How can you not love the rush? If you go to amusement parks, how can you not watch a horror? You aren't fooling anybody.

You went on that roller coaster ride for a couple of screams and thrills with no real life harm or danger--well, horrors are the same! These types of thrills pose no real threat and because of that, it translates in to being laughed at and enjoyed!



4. Entertainment.

Believe it or not, horrors are very entertaining. For example, someone getting their head ripped off while the blood continuously spurts out like a broken sink is very entertaining.

Seriously, with horrors, the joy of it is that there are no limits. I guess in our society that's not seen as the norm.



3. Teaches you morals & common sense!

People may think that in a society where there are shows like "16 & Pregnant"; or reality shows where you eat a pig's raw, infected  left nipple to win 30 grand; or hour long segments of boys and girls losing their virginity before they hit 14 years old that we are in an open, welcoming society--well wrong. Apparently, common sense isn't too common anymore.

An example, one of the TOP RULES in horror, is NOT to have sex. If you do, you die. Of course, people say that it's the "man" and his way of being in control. Perhaps if you're a teen and you're hot in your crotches as you read this text--just remember that if you have sex, you could possibly get stalked by a mysterious man who wears a trench coat even if it's 99 degrees outside. Keep that in mind when your boyfriend of 2 weeks, Douglas, is SEXTing you and you talk about it to your friends Mattie & Wilbert and you are all in agreement that it's "TIME".

Really though. There's no reason to go out swimming late at night by yourself when there just so happens to be a psycho killer on the loose. If you saw a horror where there was a killer running around slashing throats and cutting people's ankle bones completely, GUARANTEE, the next time you're in the woods alone--about to go swimming...you won't.



2. Loyal to it's genre!

When watching a comedy as an example, I'll see that the genre will sometimes drift off and it's like I'm watching a drama. However! Something I can honestly say when watching a majority of horrors is that I know what genre I'm watching! It's a constant reminder even throughout the building up process!

That's hard to come by these days: a movie that is TRUE to it's genre. I can name way too many movies I watched in the past and didn't know what kind of movie it was until it came on TV or even Netflix. Horror is more than loyal to it's genre! There's no forgetting what you're watching!



1. Because.

Yes, "Because", is the number one reason why you should watch horror movies! Im not going to try to convince people to do something especially when it's their personal preference! However, if you say you aren't a fan, I just hope that you're open enough to give it a shot! I believe it's important to do something out of the ordinary!

I personally love horror movies and will always love them. I enjoy being scared and even enjoy the dreams that come afterwards. I enjoy experiencing something so phenomenal--like the story and something horrific--the blood, gore, guts...etc, you get it! It all brings a positive feeling to me. In basic terms, some people love watching dramatic, sad movies that make them cry but yet it brings positive feelings.




If you aren't watching horror movies, I truly have no idea what you're doing with your life. But that's another topic! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

The Queen of Horror has spoken...kinda!

18 comments:

  1. I only watch horror movies for the hot chicks... and the cats. It's a pity that there hasn't been a genuinely scary movie since 1981 but you can't have everything. :)

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    1. That is true you can't have it all, lol. But that is one point I missed! The cats in horror movies are always awesome.

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    2. Seriously though, the reason we watch horror is because we now live in "the world of the invisible death". Everything is too safe and sanitised so we're kind of outcasts and on the fringe of society for watching this fictional stuff. A 150 years ago, even in the West, we would have seen much worse in real life all the time. In third world countries, people still see worse in real life everyday. Disease, wars, murders... people just dying anyway... it's not horror but a state of normality in some places. I think a lot of us watch horror to be mentality normal.

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  2. Ha! You had me at "because"! Not that I need any convincing. It's funny because although I enjoy a scary movie, I'm not a fan of amusement park rides at all. I'm always convinced that something will go horribly wrong on those rides. Give me a zombie apocalypse any day! ;)

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    1. Lol.! Because is so valid & works. Yes, zombie apocalypse all the way!

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  3. I watch horror/slasher flicks for the rules; there's always some sense of truth in those rules!

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  4. great list... and i watch for the "escape" part i need to escape reality once in awhile...

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  5. Yay! You added the "Watch Horror Films... Keep America Strong" graphic to this post! Love it. :)

    My favorite on the list is #3. I know we've had the common sense discussion a few times before, basically about how few people have it. It isn't exactly "common" is it? I'm not sure if common sense can be taught, although reminders don't hurt! I agree about how seeing something in a scary movie will make you think twice about the same situation in real life. Every horror movie involves a dumb decision, like someone who just has to check out that noise in the basement. :) Without dopey people, there wouldn't be much of a plot!

    Horror movies are sometimes morality tales, aren't they? I heard a discussion on a podcast the other day about how fairy tales are usually morality tales, and I think the same thoughts apply to horror movies. Anyone with a social life, especially a sex life, is in trouble! That horror movie rule makes me wonder about the people who write these stories. I've always wondered if there was some bitterness or jealousy on their part towards people with active love lives! It would be interesting to see a horror movie that turns all these rules/cliches on their head. Maybe there is one I'm not aware of! Let me know if there is. I'm considering you an expert as The Real Queen of Horror. :)

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    1. I knew you would love that picture!


      That is true, you can't teach common sense! But it definitely does remind you...don't go in the woods! Lol. But that sounds pretty awesome with the podcast, I'd love to hear it. I think whoever came up with it may be a bit jealous of people's social life!

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  6. Great list! With number 2, I see some horror movies trying to add comedy to it and it fails miserably. *DRAG ME TO HELL* comes to mind. :)

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    1. Drag Me To Hell had sooo much potential! That goat ruined it...along with other things!

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  7. 4 is my favourite. I'd rather watch a bad horror film than virtually anything shown on TV. When I lived at home - a fair while ago - my mum justified my horror collection by saying that I liked the special effects. No. What I really liked is seeing people ripped in half, dismembered or crushed under the wheel of a lorry. That's still what I like now. At horror festivals I find myself laughing at parts that most other people find disgusting (most of Dream Home springs to mind). Yet I'm not a psychotic murderer. Strange, but true.

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    1. I'm not a psychotic murder neither but I do laugh at inappropriate parts as well! So, I understand!

      I still need to check out Dream Home!

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  8. “I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out." —- Stephen King

    I thought that was a fitting quote to add here, Zena. As for me, you know how much of a horror lover I am--vast, immensely huge, infinite, ad infinitum. When it comes to horror, you and I are two of a kind. :-) Wonderful article, by the way!

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    1. That is a great quote & an awesome point! Thanks for checking it out, Chris!

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  9. Just found your site, via The Lamb. Very great list. I like horror for the same reasons you mentoned. It is cool that it never sways away from it's genre, and I never thought about the morals it teaches you. Great Great Post

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