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    Real Life Horror and what we do

    You know, I was watching the news today and taking in the true horror of the conflicts around the world. Then I though of what I did for fun, profit and career. Dream up new horrors. Escape and fantasies I realize. Somehow though, I couldn't help but think.....Does the world really need more horror? What are my mind's eye worlds of pain compared to that which I see in Iraq? Pointless thoughts perhaps. I have spent a lifetime bringing to life on canvas all the mental pain and terror I could draw from my own well. It seems a bit foolish now somehow..

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    Become a comedian. You're right. The world's full of horrow. What better way to counter horror than with happiness?
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    People need fake monsters to temporarily distract them from - or remind them of - the real tragedy of the human monster, rather than simply sitting anaesthetised and content with the idea of a world where there are no goodies or baddies and everyone is equally culpable.

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    There's not any more horror now than there has been at any other time in human history. The only difference now is the increasing amount of "news" about it that we see. Which in turn makes it seem like that's all that exists in this world.

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    I think the kind of fake-horror out there is getting strange though. I pretty much lost my taste for horror movies when torture became the in-thing (Hostel being a good example, though it's been creeping up for a long while). Why on earth would I want to watch people being tortured?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavePalumbo
    I think the kind of fake-horror out there is getting strange though. I pretty much lost my taste for horror movies when torture became the in-thing (Hostel being a good example, though it's been creeping up for a long while). Why on earth would I want to watch people being tortured?
    The torture stuff was big in the 70's and early eighties in horror. However, in the mid to late eighties the MPAA starting getting very strict, and gory horror movies went away for awhile.

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    Although I don't personally like torture flicks, I can understand why someone might want to watch them. It's like skydiving, it's a challenge to yourself. You're pushing yourself to your limits, but in a safe environment. Most people don't go to them and think, "Woo yeah! I love watching that guy getting his nuts burnt off in acid!" they think, "Woo yeah! I'm watching that guy get his nuts burnt off in acid and I'm still okay!" It's an adrenaline rush. I'm not going to be seeing any of these movies anytime soon, but I'm also not going to be jumping out of a plane.

    Yeah, and it's nothing new. It's just making a bit of a comeback.



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    Stop complaining, don´t you even know how good we have it in this generation?


    I like some of those horror movies, not Hostel because is more like light porn, but "Saw" was an excellent movie....and speaking of which, that movie itself tells people just how lucky they all are and how they fuck themselves up.

    We have never been so many, live for so long and had so many comodities....2 centurys ago people would die and suffer alone without anyone knowing that they were even there...Now you can see them suffer and help.

    Horror movies were made to make people feel just how lucky they are not to live those situations, and for the ones who do live them, unlike movie characters they can find new things in life and move on.

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    The torture stuff was big in the 70's and early eighties in horror
    yeah, maybe it's just that they were more underground, or maybe just that they weren't as good at making something look really really real. Seeing the stuff in the mainstream is kind of shocking to me (especially in a country that freaks out over an exposed nipple, but that's a whole 'nother can of worms).

    I'm sort of conflicted over the issue of horror movies because I still really like Fulci and Evil Dead and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (to cover the range of fantasy to simulated reality in the genre) but am completely turned off by what's being made today. Part of it I feel is it all seems so much like major studio dreck with no artistry or heart, leaving nothing to enjoy but worship of violence. Texas Chainsaw Massacre has a quality that fascinates me which I doubt could ever be achieved in a major studio environment.

    I need to think on it further...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens
    shamigam, wtf? i'm sorry just heard somewhere there was a connection. The world is a bit bigger than the G12 where everything is nice and cozy and safe.
    I don´t appreciate your tone or the fact that you are looking down on me...and is shamagim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens
    no offence shamagim,

    i wasn't stating an opinion, i wasn't complaining about anything, i was asking a question about something I heard about horror movies.
    I wasn´t reffering to your question when i wrote that, I was generalizing about the "horror in the world" idea. I undestand that the fact that it was right after your question seemed like it was answering or reacting to it. But that wasn´t the case .

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    Im a fan of horror movies. I like the old stuff alot because it brings joy to me. For some reasong I like to see monsters thrive and kill and scare people. I like the gory images, I like the blood, I like the mangled bodies, etc. I like fear, I like to be scared and scare people. Same reason why people go to haunted trails and houses on Halloween.

    As for the subject of torture movies, I like those too. To be honest, I like them because Ive wanted to torture people before. Some guy cuts me off on the interstate, id love to run him off the road and beat his brains out. I'd like to lock a criminal in a basement and let him feel some pain. The only thing is, im not an idiot and I dont go out and do it. The ones who see a horror movie and copies it, have no grip on reality and need to be tortured themselves. These are the same dumbasses who go see Jackass and copy that. People, teach your children the difference between a movie and real life.

    And dont even compare Saw to Hostel. Hostel was a gratuitous gore fest with porn and Saw was about seeing how far people would go to solve their problems. If you notice, Jigsaw didnt torture his victims, they tortured themselves. They had a choice, sacrifice to become a better person or die. Like Shamagim, I think that is a great lesson to learn. People take life for granite, you shouldnt.

    The newer horrors disapoint me. The Grudge is a joke. Its all about randomly shoving a little kid with makeup in your face for 2 hrs. The Ring was alright, but it really isnt good for watching more than once. I think the closest thing to good ol' horror movies is the new Chainsaw massicres and Rob Zombie's stuff.
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    If you're talking about horrors on canvas on not on the screen, JUA, I don't think you should worry about it in the least. You're addressing thoughts and feelings everyone has through a form of expression, bringing them to light. Really, people can't manage their own dark corners without learning to -face- them.

    ...Of course, if we're talking about horror movies, it's kind of a different story. Seeing as most of them kind of just throw us in this machine that riles us up, instead of one that makes us actually consider...anything. Or, you know, PLAYS on those things we should probably actually be learning how to control. Meh.

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