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(NYPost)   Oh, you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; Horror fans were born in it, moulded by it   (nypost.com) divider line
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2020-07-04 6:19:02 AM  
26 votes:
This is anecdotal, but I've been in the haunt industry for 23 years (prop and costume maker, performer, management) and currently work for a company that runs 3 attractions in Vegas, and you know...most of us in the industry are kinda sanguine about probably not opening this year and the whole mess in general. Just about everybody's taking precautions, distancing, nobody's panicking even though some are experiencing some financial hardship (fortunately we pay our actors decently, it's helped them through this, at least somewhat).

The whole industry is also laughing its collective ass off about people whining about wearing little cloth masks - try a huge, poorly-ventilated, mobile-jaw, foam-lined, latex-covered mask while running around for 7 hours you little babies. None of us has died during season yet.
 
2020-07-03 11:49:24 PM  
7 votes:
All those Lovecraft and zombie films? Training for 2020
 
2020-07-04 6:53:28 AM  
4 votes:

pup.socket: born_yesterday: pup.socket: LOL, how does your penchant for horror films help you "cope" if you're out of a job and money?

Deciding to become an axe murderer versus one using Rube Goldberg traps?

I have yet to see a horror film that is remotely usable as a manual for good tactics or strategy. In all I've seen, everyone keeps doing stupid things to the end, and the end is decided by pure luck.


So real life then?
 
2020-07-04 6:30:40 AM  
4 votes:

pup.socket: LOL, how does your penchant for horror films help you "cope" if you're out of a job and money?


Deciding to become an axe murderer versus one using Rube Goldberg traps?
 
2020-07-04 7:13:32 AM  
3 votes:

Salmon: AliceBToklasLives: I've seen a lot of westerns so I should not have any difficulty riding a horse.

I've seen enough horror movies to know not to get laid.


I've seen enough to know not to say, "You guys wait here while I check the basement."
 
2020-07-04 6:47:33 AM  
3 votes:

KodosZardoz: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: KodosZardoz: So people who enjoy watching movies with apocalyptic events, enjoy apocalyptic events.
Those people who enjoy survival stuff, enjoy when they get to use their survival skills.
Did the psychologists ever think that these are the reasons they like watching those movies, and not that the movies have improved their ability to deal with this stuff? But instead it's because of the simple fact that they were already into this stuff to begin with?

I'm sure no one with an advanced degree accounted for that in this study.

You should totally let them know.

From the article, it certainly doesn't sound like it. Then again, it is the Daily News. I didn't click the link to the study.


Just flipped thru the link. Evidently, that was one of the things they tested. Yes, it turns out there is a direct correlation between having a morbid curiosity and watching morbid films and television. Wow. They spent money and tested that. However, the study found that those with a morbid curiosity didn't seek out more coronavirus info than anyone else. They just looked up more pics of mangled bodies and such.
So, in the end, the guy with the advanced degree didn't know if people who enjoy horror actually watch horror movies and so he tested it as part of the study.
 
2020-07-04 6:41:33 AM  
3 votes:

pup.socket: LOL, how does your penchant for horror films help you "cope" if you're out of a job and money?


Less squeamish about cracking open your rich neighbor's skull and feasting on the goo inside.
 
2020-07-04 6:17:33 AM  
3 votes:
So people who enjoy watching movies with apocalyptic events, enjoy apocalyptic events.
Those people who enjoy survival stuff, enjoy when they get to use their survival skills.
Did the psychologists ever think that these are the reasons they like watching those movies, and not that the movies have improved their ability to deal with this stuff? But instead it's because of the simple fact that they were already into this stuff to begin with?
 
2020-07-04 6:38:53 AM  
2 votes:

born_yesterday: pup.socket: LOL, how does your penchant for horror films help you "cope" if you're out of a job and money?

Deciding to become an axe murderer versus one using Rube Goldberg traps?


I have yet to see a horror film that is remotely usable as a manual for good tactics or strategy. In all I've seen, everyone keeps doing stupid things to the end, and the end is decided by pure luck.
 
2020-07-04 6:38:50 AM  
2 votes:

born_yesterday: pup.socket: LOL, how does your penchant for horror films help you "cope" if you're out of a job and money?

Deciding to become an axe murderer versus one using Rube Goldberg traps?


I mean what's stopping you from helping yourself to their possessions after brutally murdering them? I bet Jason Voorhees is doing rather well for himself.
 
2020-07-04 6:29:46 AM  
2 votes:

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I'm sure no one with an advanced degree accounted for that in this study.

You should totally let them know.


The "study" is published in something called "Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture". No "advanced degrees" there, just a bunch of failed Steven Kings.
 
2020-07-04 6:28:00 AM  
2 votes:
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2020-07-04 5:53:34 PM  
1 vote:

adj_m: Wendigogo: adj_m:

Worth a try if you haven't seen them:
Session 9
Lights Out
The Conjuring
Let the Right One In
Cabin in the Woods
Babadook
A Quiet Place
It Follows

Haven't seen 2/3rds of those, will have to check em out. Thanks!

/Cabin in the Woods was lots of fun


Cabin in the Woods is one of my favorites! Session 9 too, for for very different reasons. There are precious few that are decent, so it's nice to find a good one here and there.
 
2020-07-04 4:12:49 PM  
1 vote:

Wendigogo: adj_m:

Worth a try if you haven't seen them:
Session 9
Lights Out
The Conjuring
Let the Right One In
Cabin in the Woods
Babadook
A Quiet Place
It Follows


Haven't seen 2/3rds of those, will have to check em out. Thanks!

/Cabin in the Woods was lots of fun
 
2020-07-04 1:25:55 PM  
1 vote:

adj_m: Mostly don't find horror movies too interesting, and still handling things ok? SO loves them but I can only laugh at cheese so much, (99% of them) truly scary movies are few and far inbetween, and for the most part they're only scary the first time. They don't make movies like Alien and Jaws much these days, movies that are still fun to watch even when you know what's coming. Also I'm not 12 anymore and no movie is going to scare me more than looking at a delicious jalapeno laden pizze while pondering acid reflux. Walking Dead had some quality moments with the whole 'kill off main characters' novelty at first, but eventually got stale and I lost interest in the comic and show both times right after dude was brained in by Lucille (ya farked up Kirkman).

Scariest movie I've seen in the last 10 years: Insidious. I don't know why I found it so spooky, and never watched the sequels. I've had sleep issues all my life and something about getting trapped in a lucid dream and the invisible sleep demon broke through the cynic shell and resonated hard in unreasonable ways. Still makes my skin crawl, and it wasn't even that good!

Ok maybe Coronavirus is getting to me a bit. I have begun getting squirrely inside public buildings, seeing almost no one wearing masks. My new dentist coughed directly into my mouth a week ago. Going to have to polish up the resume because work doesn't seem like it will be returning this year. I think I'll go watch 'US (2019)' and pretend I don't live around a bunch of 'zombie bait/let's split up and look for the sound/what's behind this weird door' people for an hour or two. Looks like it has good ratings.


Worth a try if you haven't seen them:
Session 9
Lights Out
The Conjuring
Let the Right One In
Cabin in the Woods
Babadook
A Quiet Place
It Follows
 
2020-07-04 9:50:55 AM  
1 vote:
"Let's separate and go search for the source of that screaming".
 
2020-07-04 9:42:33 AM  
1 vote:
Personally, I love Hereditary and Midsommar, and rewatched them both during lockdown.

Hereditary is decidedly creepy and scary, and extremely well acted.
Midsommar is beautifully shot, which is a stunning juxtaposition to the horror.
 
2020-07-04 8:01:52 AM  
1 vote:

KodosZardoz: waxbeans: KodosZardoz: Wait. This whole article is actually BS. The study linked didn't have over 300 subjects, it had 162. And there is nothing in the study about how people with a high morbid curiosity deal with these things any better than anyone else. In fact, the PhD candidate who did the study hardly makes no mention of it. It's just who likes what genres of entertainment and how much real info they have searched about the current pandemic.

Per the study:
In this study, I investigated how individual differences in trait morbid curiosity relate to media preferences in the midst of the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic. In particular, I explored whether trait morbid curiosity was related to an increased interest in 1) factual information about Coronavirus that was specifically morbid, 2) more general factual information about Coronavirus, 3) pandemic/virus genres of films and TV shows, and 4) genres of film and TV shows that feature threat more broadly, such as horror and thrillers.

Now can we stop linking to the NYPost unless it's something like pizza rat or crazy subway guy?

I have a feeling you're one of those people that interrupts someone  telling an epic story at a party to call BS

Weeeeeee U caught a liar.....
Sorry I don't have a trophy for you

Lol. No I love a good story even if it ain't real. I just hate the N.Y. Post. Lol


😁
Fair enough carry on
 
2020-07-04 7:15:41 AM  
1 vote:
Mostly don't find horror movies too interesting, and still handling things ok? SO loves them but I can only laugh at cheese so much, (99% of them) truly scary movies are few and far inbetween, and for the most part they're only scary the first time. They don't make movies like Alien and Jaws much these days, movies that are still fun to watch even when you know what's coming. Also I'm not 12 anymore and no movie is going to scare me more than looking at a delicious jalapeno laden pizze while pondering acid reflux. Walking Dead had some quality moments with the whole 'kill off main characters' novelty at first, but eventually got stale and I lost interest in the comic and show both times right after dude was brained in by Lucille (ya farked up Kirkman).

Scariest movie I've seen in the last 10 years: Insidious. I don't know why I found it so spooky, and never watched the sequels. I've had sleep issues all my life and something about getting trapped in a lucid dream and the invisible sleep demon broke through the cynic shell and resonated hard in unreasonable ways. Still makes my skin crawl, and it wasn't even that good!

Ok maybe Coronavirus is getting to me a bit. I have begun getting squirrely inside public buildings, seeing almost no one wearing masks. My new dentist coughed directly into my mouth a week ago. Going to have to polish up the resume because work doesn't seem like it will be returning this year. I think I'll go watch 'US (2019)' and pretend I don't live around a bunch of 'zombie bait/let's split up and look for the sound/what's behind this weird door' people for an hour or two. Looks like it has good ratings.
 
2020-07-04 6:59:50 AM  
1 vote:

Yulian: This is anecdotal, but I've been in the haunt industry for 23 years (prop and costume maker, performer, management) and currently work for a company that runs 3 attractions in Vegas, and you know...most of us in the industry are kinda sanguine about probably not opening this year and the whole mess in general. Just about everybody's taking precautions, distancing, nobody's panicking even though some are experiencing some financial hardship (fortunately we pay our actors decently, it's helped them through this, at least somewhat).

The whole industry is also laughing its collective ass off about people whining about wearing little cloth masks - try a huge, poorly-ventilated, mobile-jaw, foam-lined, latex-covered mask while running around for 7 hours you little babies. None of us has died during season yet.


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2020-07-04 6:55:29 AM  
1 vote:

Salmon: LowbrowDeluxe: pup.socket: LOL, how does your penchant for horror films help you "cope" if you're out of a job and money?

Less squeamish about cracking open your rich neighbor's skull and feasting on the goo inside.

username.


Hey now.  Puppies would be a step too far.
 
2020-07-04 6:27:41 AM  
1 vote:
LOL, how does your penchant for horror films help you "cope" if you're out of a job and money?
 
2020-07-04 6:27:21 AM  
1 vote:

KodosZardoz: So people who enjoy watching movies with apocalyptic events, enjoy apocalyptic events.
Those people who enjoy survival stuff, enjoy when they get to use their survival skills.
Did the psychologists ever think that these are the reasons they like watching those movies, and not that the movies have improved their ability to deal with this stuff? But instead it's because of the simple fact that they were already into this stuff to begin with?


I'm sure no one with an advanced degree accounted for that in this study.

You should totally let them know.
 
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