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  •  Why I don't watch horror movies. (4+ / 0-)

    Well, really, my background in science fiction: I keep looking for logic. I can't just accept that the monster is coming out of the old Indian graveyard b/c...where the hell was it for the past 200 years (or whatever) and why didn't it object when the house was actually being built?

    Total buzzkill when you can't suspend your disbelief at all and sit there going "This is stupid. This is really stupid. This makes no sense. And, btw, if you go into the basement/attic/graveyard you WILL die, idiot."

    Fantasy is okay b/c a good fantasy writer knows how to create a coherent world the reader or moviegoer can believe in. A great fantasy writer can tap into those myths and fairy tales in what Jung called the collective unconscious.

    Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

    by Youffraita on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 11:59:12 PM PDT

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    •  I like 'monster' movies, but not horror (3+ / 0-)
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      ferg, RiveroftheWest, Youffraita

      Horror films have gotten way too reliant on the 'mad killer' who has the slimmest possible back-story and no motivation except blood-lust.  Also, the movies are very anti-woman...heck, they're anti-people. My idea of entertainment does not include watching attractive people getting carved up in intricate and disgusting ways. I don't watch DEXTER either.

      But I was raised on the old Godzillas. Monsters tend to be sympathetic ('the two-legs stole my baby!') and tragic.

      Now, PACIFIC RIM looks mind-drainingly stupid and I doubt the 'monsters' will be sympathetic at all. But I'll probably go just to see what Guillermo del Toro came up with.

      A weapon that is also a treasure is certain to be used. Hero for Hire.

      by wonderful world on Fri Jun 21, 2013 at 07:13:02 AM PDT

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