5 Things I Hate About Horror Movies

 

After watching Amusement (refer an earlier post to know what I’m talking about!),  there were a lot of things that struck me as weird in horror movies. Thoughts that I had in my head for quite sometime but never paid much attention to. So, after the irritating experience with this particular movie, I thought I’d put up a post about it. And here I am!

I’m going to list out 5 things I hate about horror movies. I might be able to come up with more than 5 but I think I’ll stick to 5 for now. 🙂 This is totally my personal perceptions; you might think different, of course. These are things that I have found irritating about horror movies. Most horror movies. Even though there maybe exceptions, I can’t think of many, to be honest. So, now that the disclaimer part is over, let’s get on.

1. They do not scare me – I guess there might be a lot of people out

there who get shit scared by horror movies; even by those slight, sudden movements in them. I love horror movies and watch a lot of it. But, frankly, I haven’t yet seen a movie that can truly scare me. There might be certain instances (not many of them, though) that make me start or shudder…but nothing that will actually give me the chills. Maybe it’s kinda wrong of me to blame horror movies for not scaring me, since almost everyone else seems to find it scary enough. Anyhow, I’m talking about what I hate in them, and I cannot NOT say this. When I sit down to watch a horror movie, I want to get scared. That’s what such movies are meant for. It gets a little frustrating and ummm…unsatisfying, when nothing much seems to be happening each time. Come on… you watch a comedy and, throughout the movie, if you don’t find anything much to laugh about, wouldn’t you feel the same?

2. Unnecessary background music – Sometimes, while watching a horror movie, I’ve noticed that the background music can get a little too jarring. And I hate the fact that the music is kinda like a warning… For example: Imagine this usual scene from a movie – “a silent house, girl walking in…music starts, warning you something is about to happen (as if you can’t already guess!), increases tempo…and BAM! Girl sees a figure/whatever.” I’ve felt that even though the music is supposed to enhance the spooky effect, it only serves to spoil the actual sudden gasp that could have come if the music hadn’t been there. This is my personal opinion, though. I’ve noticed that you can actually ‘watch’ a horror movie and predict the scenes/moves with your eyes closed, just listening to the music. And my friend does that. So, I know!

3. Unrealistic moves – What I mean by this point is – in most horror movies, the characters make some really unrealistic moves. Like, when you’re alone in a house and you hear a very scary noise, would you  actually go towards the noise and check out what it is? Or would you just stay in your bed, eyes closed,  hiding under the blanket? I would do the latter, any day! At night, if I happen to wake up, and I hear some weird noise, I DO NOT get up to go check on it. Then, how come all  characters in  all horror movies do it? Even the small kids seem to have quite a lot of guts! I know the movie wouldn’t progress if the person didn’t go towards the sound/whatever. But I’m just too tired of watching the same stuff in every horror movie!

4. They aren’t exactly ‘horror‘ movies – Most of the movies that were supposedly horror were more like slasher movies. Just a lot of creative killing.  That isn’t horror. That can’t really scare you (not me, atleast).

Horror for me would mean supernatural stuff… A crazy guy going around killing people in crazy ways is not my idea of horror.  Movies like Saw, Final Destination, Sorority Row and Nightmare on Elm Street do not scare me. More than half of the movies that are labelled as horror aren’t really that. And, sometimes, the killings are too gruesome, like they have been made gruesome to make it seem scary.

5. Story-line is the same – Almost all horror movies have the same story line. It’s so predictable. One fine morning, something starts happening, people start getting killed, a main character starts thinking there’s something odd,  goes around trying to find out, finally finds out that some long-dead person or someone with a past vengeance is doing the whole thing. And in so many cases, the ultimate reason/story behind the killer’s vengeance isn’t all that great. You’re left with the thought: “WTF? That’s it? I mean, did he go around killing all those people for this stupid reason?” I hate that!

So…guess that’s it. 🙂 Let me stress the point, again, that these are my personal opinions and I’m sure so many out there will disagree. Anyway, this is what I’ve felt. And these are elements I hate in horror movies! Tadaaa… 🙂 Have a Horrific Weekend ahead!

 

 

 

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Catch Up With Me

I couldn’t come online for the past 3 days. And I have missed blogging more than I expected (hope you guys missed me as much as I’ve missed you, too). 🙂 I have had a very truly, remarkably, eventfully great weekend and Monday! 🙂 So, let me fill you in on what I’ve been upto.

On Saturday, all the hostelers from my class (around 12 crazy girls, including me) planned to go for a movie. We left sometime by morning. All of us were excited and chattering like mad girls (obviously, girls=non-stop chatter). We got into a bus and found seats. I got to sit near a cute guy and everyone kept poking me with fun comments. 😉 We went on talking some nonsense or the other throughout the 45-minute-journey. We laughed a lot, checked out the other cute guys in the bus and talked about what all we could do after the movie. It was pure, girly fun! It had been a long time since I went on a proper girls-day-out and I had been missing all those group stuff a lot. So, even me (the non-girly me!!) was looking forward to having fun!

After reaching the place, we walked around to find the cinema and waited for it to open, all the while talking about plans for after the movie. Soon, we got into the cinema. We were super-delighted to find that we had the whole place to ourselves. There were hardly around 4 or 5 people in the cinema, apart from us. So, we took absolute advantage of the opportunity, taking crazy photos, talking, laughing, singing out loud…basically, just having fun! 🙂 Once the movie began, we settled down and got engrossed in the movie. It was a great experience watching it with all the girls. I have never been to a movie with such a large group, you see. I enjoyed it a lot, especially the comments in between, the reactions to certain twists in the movie… The movie was brilliant…beyond words! I LOVED it! Everyone of us did, in fact. After the movie, all of us were going on talking about it, what we loved best, what we felt, so on.

Then, we had lunch at a nearby restaurant. That was another fun ‘business’, filled with the senseless banter and laughter that is characteristic of the female species. A friend of mine always says that girls talk for 5 seconds and laugh for 2 minutes. Well, I would rather not comment on that! 😀 So, after the filling lunch, we were planning to start on our way back. I was craving for ice-cream. So, I went off to a place nearby with a couple of my friends and had enough ice-cream to satiate my craving. On our way back, everyone was so tired and silent. We stopped at a pine-forest near our hostel and spent some time there, singing and talking and just having a good time. 🙂 It was an awesome day, all of us loved it so much and we’re already planning for another trip, sometime soon. 😀

Sunday was spent in relaxing, reading and lot of loafing around. 🙂 Typical! Yesterday was, again, another eventful day. We had a recruitment drive at college. I had enrolled for it since I plan to work for a while after my graduation. The whole process was tiring. We had a session of public speaking, then an Aptitude test and finally, a personal interview. By the end of it, all of us were tired and, literally, drained. I got through everything successfully and was immensely satisfied with the way I performed in every session. And I did get placed! 🙂 Yeah, I actually got a job! I’m employed (in a way, that is)! Along with some of my friends! It’s exciting but also scary, in some ways. Scary because soon, I will have to think about paying off bills and rent and stuff, I will be buying groceries for home (which was always something I associated with mom and dad), I’ll have deadlines to think about, there will be days when I’m too tired to do anything (and can’t even think about going out or having fun), fun and free-time are going to be precious little things for me and not an easily available pleasure like now… Life’s going to be more…grown-up, from the sound of it, atleast.

Though I’m scared, I’m also excited about entering a completely new phase in life. I know it will be stressful and difficult. But so was school and college. I know I’ll be able to get through it quite well…and I might even enjoy it. You never know! 🙂 So, what’s new with you? 🙂