View Poll Results: Do Horror Movies Scare You?

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  • Yep, I'm a big scaredy cat

    7 29.17%
  • I get a bit scared

    2 8.33%
  • Varies greatly from movie to movie or mood to mood

    5 20.83%
  • Not really, it would have to be a really scary one

    6 25.00%
  • Nope, I laugh in the face of fear!

    4 16.67%
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Thread: Do You Get Scared Watching Horror Movies?

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    I do very much so. I used to try and be tough and not get scared but then I realized that's the whole point of the movies so heck yeah I get scared.

    I even need someone to stand guard at the bathroom

    But when it gets too scary I try to imagine the set around the scene, like camera people and lightning and stuff, and it usually helps a little.

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    Yes. I refuse to even watch horror movies or play horror games.

    I even find films and games that aren't even meant to be scary, to be scary sometimes. Those husks in the Mass Effect series? They're pretty scary.


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    Wimps.

    I get a bit freaked out here and there, but not enough for it to have any lasting effect on my day to day life following a scary movie watching.

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    I'll just say yes, but it's only with those movies that have the jumpy scenes accompanied with the loud sudden noise. Even if I'm expecting it, the noise gets to me. Take out the sound, and I can survive.

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    The loud sound/jump scare is guaranteed to get most people, at least in a theatre environment because it's so loud. It's such a cliche but it works, especially when they fake you out and actually include the jump scare a second later than you would think.

    I get scared during horror movies. I prefer a movie that disturbs/creeps me out more than one that relies on jump scares though. If it can creep me out and keep me on edge, then the jump scare is going to be more intense.
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    Yeah, I jump at certain points which the majority of people would be affected by.

    I don't need accompanying to the bathroom or anything afterwards though... or need to put all the lights on. I can detach myself from a film and real life.

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    Yes, if I'm very immersed in the movie. Mostly, though, it's cheap methods and special effects used for shock or to get a jump out of people.

    I can't think of any horror films that have left me scared after watching them, and most of the time afterward I realize that they were terrible anyway.

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    Movies? Not at all. Would like to be though.

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    The last horror game I played was Deadspace, I played it with the brightness turned up so I could actually see. The trade off I gave was that I had to predict all of the scares in the first chapter. I did. Every one.

    The Last Horror Movie we watched was the remake of nightmare on elm street. Audible laughter could be heard from me through the empty cinema over how bad it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dat Matt View Post
    The Last Horror Movie we watched was the remake of nightmare on elm street. Audible laughter could be heard from me through the empty cinema over how bad it was.
    Not true. We watched the original Nightmare at the flat and loud laughter could be heard echoing through Rapture. :3 We also watched Halloween, Friday the 13th, Jeepers Creepers, Pet Sematary, House on Haunted Hill... The list goes on, my dear.

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    I used to as a kid, for example when I was 12 I watched "IT" and couldn't go near a drain for months, but I was a kid back then. Since a long time ago I have watched horror after horror and find these so called "scarey" films to not even chill me at all, which is disappointing as I used to love getting scared watching a horror.






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    Nope. And I love watching them in the dark, it's fun.

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    The Excorcist in about 1991. Last time a movie scared me.

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    I wouldn't say I get scared as such, but yeah I too often jump at parts that are designed specifically to make you jump. It's cheap but effective, and admittedly why I enjoy the Paranormal Activity films for example.

    I can't recall many times I've been genuinely scared though, one that does spring to mind is in the original version of The Ring - (SPOILER)when she comes out of the well and through the TV at the end scared the pants off me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotic View Post
    Not at all. Would like to be though.
    Pretty much how I feel. And I hate it. I want to be scared. I played Dead Space in the dark with surround sound. And loved the creepy atmosphere. But it didn't scare me.



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