Of course it's disgusting, gore at that level can't be anything but
disgusting. However, that's all it had. Gore and violence. There wasn't really any film.
Originally Posted by Supafly345
You guys seem to be forgetting that all these movies are total shit. Just bad movies aimed to make a buck.
I like them despite this though, but you can't be a fucking horror snob when they all are crap. Unlress you are one of those fags that only watches movies like "The 6th Sense" over and over for you horror fix.
Dammit, I promised myself that I wouldn't respond, because Sethomas went above and beyond the call of duty in that respect. Unfortunately, I'm unable to stop myself.
First of all, of course I can be a horror snob, because I'm an opinionated snob about movies in general. That doesn't change the fact that, as Sethomas has said, fear is a medium. It's a rich, diverse thing that can be achieved in a numerous amount of ways.
I have no doubt that you'll want to throttle me for being such a smug bastard after reading that, so please realize that I actually believe that wholeheartedly. It's not just art school bullshit.
Take the Omen, for example. Everywhere I go, I am confronted by the mentality that all horror is basically the same thing, so therefore The Excorcist is soooooo
much better. This isn't true. The Exorcist relies on shock values and disgust, with an intriguingly simple storyline. It's one shock to another. The Omen relies on a rich storyline and atmosphere to instill a growing sense of dread, building to the climax.
I chose those movies, not only because they are literal opposites in the horror field while dealing with the same subject, but also mainly because every person here will undoubtedly say, "Those movies weren't scary at all."
Horror movies only scare you if you let them. Hell, that's part of the enjoyment, totally immersing yourself in it. However, people think the Excorcist is scarier because it's easier to let yourself be scared. The shock values are more immediately immersing than atmospheric horror.
As such, the current wave has totally and completely immersed itself in shock values and forgotten about the actual movie part. Or, they go down the atmospheric road and completely forget about the horror part.
This isn't to say that my beliefs apply to all horror movies. In fact, it can easily be said that all horror movie SEQUELS are bad movies aimed to make a buck. Except for Evil Dead.
Whew. Okay. I'm done being the art school cock.