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bloodrayne
10-23-2008, 07:30 AM
If so...Are their tastes different from yours?

Our family's favorites (I took this from a post here over a year ago, so it's a bit dated now...I updated it a little) :

Dustin: Dead End, Dead And Breakfast, Dead Alive, Bad Taste, Killer Klowns From Outer Space, Dawn Of The Dead (original), Return Of The Living Dead, Langoliers

Seri: Thirteen Ghosts, Poltergeist, Rose Red, The Ring...She prefers the ghostly stuff

Alex: Ju-on, Ju-On 2, Infection, Dream Cruise (Takashi Miike), Evil dead, Evil Dead 2, Army Of Darkness, Gates Of Hell, Bad Taste, Salem's Lot, One Missed Call, One Missed Call 2 (he has part 3 and the remake, but hasn't had time to watch them yet...I'm sure that part 3 will be added to this list, I'm also sure that he won't like the remake as much as the original...That's what happened with Ju-On, Dark Water and Ringu)...He likes Japanese ghost movies the most

Jordon: Nightmare On Elm Street, Killer Klowns From Outer Space, Child's Play, Saw, Saw 2, Saw 3, Are You Scared?

Ash: He'll sit and watch anything that's fast-paced and colorful, he especially likes the movies that have a metal soundtrack...The kid LOVES metal

As for me...I love WAY too many of them...I couldn't even BEGIN to name favorites...But, I tend to lean toward the zombies more than anything else

Papillon Noir
10-23-2008, 07:39 AM
My mom only likes psychological thrillers, especially with serial killers like Silence of the Lambs. My dad, not at all, he calls it "that creepy stuff". My husband will like some action horror like Underworld, but nothing that's actually scary and definitely not any religious horror (he refuses to watch the Exorcist and freaked out when I got him to watch the first half of the Exorcism of Emily Rose).

Myself, I'm the only "weird" one. :D I'm just not big on the torture/dissection stuff, but the rest is all good. :)

neverending
10-23-2008, 07:39 AM
Answer: No.

Phalanx
10-23-2008, 08:24 AM
My mother likes some comedy-horror, and stuff like battle royale/series 7, and the crime related stuff like se7en. Also into films like "in the mouth of madness" and vincent price stuff.
Not much into the 80's gorefests, but overall her taste was surprisingly good.

The young brother I kind've turned into a zombie enthusiast, also into some of the weirder asian stuff, uzumaki, versus...etc. He'll pretty much watch whatever though, still in a pretty exploratory phase.

The elder sister is hopefully dead someplace...that I can recall, she was into mainly comedy/girly crap, and pretentious flicks like"my own private idaho" and "reality bites" waaay too much. Ech.

The father, more into action/thriller, but likes alien based horror.

bloodrayne
10-23-2008, 08:29 AM
My mother likes some comedy-horror, and stuff like battle royale/series 7.
That's actually pretty cool...My mother's not into horror at all...However, she DOES watch a lot of true crime movies, and reads as many true crime books as she can get her hands on

And MY sister...Ugh...Her favorite movie will forever be 'Dirty Dancing' and she says that MY movies are 'sick'...She's a huge fan of the chick flicks...We are absolutely nothing alike in ANY way...Thank god

Dante'sInferno
10-23-2008, 08:29 AM
All of my family hates horror besides my cousins,The things they like is the "Alien" series.


When I have kids,I hope they like horror,and NIN.I guess i'll show the Puppet Master to him/her first.Since that was my first horror film I had ever watched.

Phalanx
10-23-2008, 08:30 AM
Her favorite movie will forever be 'Dirty Dancing'
Yeah, that's another one I had to walk past (and keep walking) numerous times...

nightmare_of _death
10-23-2008, 08:34 AM
My mom likes horror I think more the psycological than anything.
My brothers,no

ferretchucker
10-23-2008, 08:37 AM
My mum likes horrors that take thought. Not the kind that are just 90 minutes of blood. The rest of my family find them boring.

Vodstok
10-23-2008, 08:59 AM
My family can go fuck themselves.


For those that are in my life:
Lily is 2 and has a very active imagination, so she isnt into anything that isnt for kids right now, she gets herself worked up and scared too easily (I was the same way)

Bree likes horror. She was a freddy and jason girl when I met her, but she grew out o fthose and is more into stuff like the Descent, The Omen, The ring. Apparently a lot of movies with "The" in the title.

My mother In Law is awesome, she loves horror and action movies. She recommended Cloverfield to us, if that is any indication :)

bloodrayne
10-23-2008, 09:01 AM
My mom only likes psychological thrillers, especially with serial killers like Silence of the Lambs. My dad, not at all, he calls it "that creepy stuff". My husband will like some action horror like Underworld, but nothing that's actually scary and definitely not any religious horror (he refuses to watch the Exorcist and freaked out when I got him to watch the first half of the Exorcism of Emily Rose).

Myself, I'm the only "weird" one. :D I'm just not big on the torture/dissection stuff, but the rest is all good. :)
OOPS, I meant to add YOUR mom to the "that's cool" post, too :o

And there are actually quite a few people who are very uncomfortable with horror that crosses into the religious area...I find that quite interesting

Doc Faustus
10-23-2008, 09:03 AM
My mother got me into horror. She's seen pretty much every fifties sci fi film ever made and went to see most slasher movies from the early 80s in the theater. The first movie she ever took me to was Creepshow when I was a baby. She writes mystery novels that she doesn't realize are ten times more ghastly than the standard mystery novel and has these sassy girl reporter protagonists investigating incredibly horrendous butcherings that don't quite match the person' s motivation in their brutality. "Don't you see, I chopped up your ex husband and cooked him so we could be together!" I inherited my lack of artistic propriety from her and I hope to write things as repugnant and off as she used to someday. She also worked on a book on the Witch trials which got destroyed in a flood because she didn't type the thing up. My stepfather is more into science fiction and fantasy, but really likes Cronenberg and the Hitcher. My younger brother, who's 17, likes Ju-On, Coffin Joe, Godzilla, vintage, cheesy and action horror, but expects a lot out of movie plots so doesn't really go in for slasher stuff. My six year old brother reminds me a lot of me at his age. The other day he saw the Dark Knight (because the theater in my family's central PA hometown gets movies several months late) and was really into Two Face. I was talking to them this weekend and my nine year old sister was horrified but my brother wished there was more Two Face and said"Two Face has the best face because half of it's all bone!" I nearly cried because of how much it reminded me of me.

bloodrayne
10-23-2008, 09:04 AM
My mother In Law is awesome, she loves horror and action movies. She recommended Cloverfield to us, if that is any indication :)

You are a VERY lucky man, Vod :)

My mother got me into horror. She's seen pretty much every fifties sci fi film ever made and went to see most slasher movies from the early 80s in the theater. The first movie she ever took me to was Creepshow when I was a baby. She writes mystery novels that she doesn't realize are ten times more ghastly than the standard mystery novel and has these sassy girl reporter protagonists investigating incredibly horrendous butcherings that don't quite match the person' s motivation in their brutality. "Don't you see, I chopped up your ex husband and cooked him so we could be together!" I inherited my lack of artistic propriety from her and I hope to write things as repugnant and off as she used to someday. She also worked on a book on the Witch trials which got destroyed in a flood because she didn't type the thing up. My stepfather is more into science fiction and fantasy, but really likes Cronenberg and the Hitcher. My younger brother, who's 17, likes Ju-On, Coffin Joe, Godzilla, vintage, cheesy and action horror, but expects a lot out of movie plots so doesn't really go in for slasher stuff. My six year old brother reminds me a lot of me at his age. The other day he saw the Dark Knight (because the theater in my family's central PA hometown gets movies several months late) and was really into Two Face. I was talking to them this weekend and my nine year old sister was horrified but my brother wished there was more Two Face and said"Two Face has the best face because half of it's all bone!" I nearly cried because of how much it reminded me of me.

Holy CRAP...Your mom is AWESOME!!!...I'll trade ya :D

Your whole family sounds cool :)

newb
10-23-2008, 09:11 AM
My father liked horror. My wife use to like it...at least she told me she did before we got married...of course...she use to do a lot of things BEFORE we got married.

Out of my 4 kids.....most of them will watch it but my youngest [ 17 ] is into it the most. He loves the SAW movies.

my dog will sit with me and watch horror once in a while....even though he's usually pre-occupied with licking his balls.

bloodrayne
10-23-2008, 09:13 AM
My wife use to like it...at least she told me she did before we got married...of course...she use to do a lot of things BEFORE we got married.

HaHa...I hear this a lot when people are talking about sex :D

Aww...Poor Newb

newb
10-23-2008, 09:15 AM
HaHa...I hear this a lot when people are talking about sex :D

Aww...Poor Newb

sex?!?!?!?.....I was talking about sewing.




:D

Vodstok
10-23-2008, 09:15 AM
my dog will sit with me and watch horror once in a while....even though he's usually pre-occupied with licking his balls.
Cut em off. of course, then he'll just sleep all the time.


made me think of this:
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jenna26
10-23-2008, 09:35 AM
My mother doesn't really watch movies much at all these days, she prefers to read. When she does watch horror, I would say she prefers movies with little to no gore, she wants more of psychological scare, she loves Hitchcock, for example.

My father again, more into the psychological, he can't stand anything with a lot of blood or gore (what he call gratuitous violence, which I find hilarious coming from someone that watches some of the action films he just loves :rolleyes: ), he doesn't like zombie films or slasher films. But he's what I call a casual horror fan, examples, he likes Jaws, he likes The Exorcist, The Silence of the Lambs and vampire movies if they have a fair amount of action in them. But he prefers action films. He finds my interest in horror kind of fascinating though...LOL.

I have cousin that is a lot like me when it comes to horror, though he steers clear of the "bad" films usually. But he likes a lot of Asian horror (he is actually the reason I got into Asian horror myself), '70s horror, etc.

And it should come as no surprise to anyone, my husband has almost identical taste to films that I do. We almost......ALMOST ;) always agree. He enjoys "bad" movies, he is also stuck in the '70s and '80s when it comes to horror. He doesn't seem to enjoy truly classic horror quite as much as I do though (or should I say, when I actually can convince him to watch it, he loves it, but its hard to get him to sit down and watch them sometimes).

And me, I like it all, as long as I am entertained, and its not TOO extreme.

bloodrayne
10-23-2008, 09:39 AM
And it should come as no surprise to anyone, my husband has almost identical taste to films that I do. We almost......ALMOST ;) always agree. He enjoys "bad" movies, he is also stuck in the '70s and '80s when it comes to horror.
Aww, I miss him...He doesn't have time for us anymore

Tell him to get his bad horror lovin' butt back here :D

jenna26
10-23-2008, 09:42 AM
Aww, I miss him...He doesn't have time for us anymore

Tell him to get his bad horror lovin' butt back here :D

Hey, that will make his day.....:D He works a lot, and has very limited online time, but I will try to convince to stop by soon.

alkytrio666
10-23-2008, 09:44 AM
Nope. I've got a mom, dad, and sister who can't stand the stuff.
I believe my dad's seen a lot of the 70s mainstream stuff- The Omen, The Exorcist, Jaws, etc. My mom's seen Psycho.

And that's about it. They think I'm nuts!

bloodrayne
10-23-2008, 09:46 AM
Hey, that will make his day.....:D He works a lot, and has very limited online time, but I will try to convince to stop by soon.

Oh, I definitely understand, Dustin has the same problem...The baby makes being here pretty difficult for me sometimes, too

But, do let him know that some of us are thinking about him :)

Roderick Usher
10-23-2008, 09:47 AM
My wife and kids all love horror

with my folks - not so much

my siblings... three out of four dig the horror

monster123
10-23-2008, 10:28 AM
My dads a big fan of horror movies but my mom hates them.

GorePhobia
10-23-2008, 12:16 PM
My mother hates horror movies and has a bad heart so that is another reason she doesn't like them.

My dad only watches westerns.

My two brothers like horror flicks but it depends on if they are good or not.

pinkfloyd45769
10-23-2008, 12:22 PM
Most of my family is into horror,my brothers anyway.My mom thinks i'm crazy for watching "stuff" like that.My dad is a sci fi guy and he also likes some horror.I usually watch alone..poor me:(

La Chat Noire
10-23-2008, 12:54 PM
My parents hate all things horror and refer to them "mindless and sick garbage." My older sister used to get so scared by horror movies that she would have to sleep in my bed with me. Luckily my boyfriend loves horror almost as much as me.

fortunato
10-23-2008, 04:16 PM
My dad really only likes classic horror. We would always watch the Universal films when I was a kid.
My mom loves a lot of horror, especially 70s and 80s cheesefests.
Both of them really never delved into horror as a particular interest, though.

My brother, however, loves horror almost as much as me.:D

jenna26
10-23-2008, 04:31 PM
Oh, I definitely understand, Dustin has the same problem...The baby makes being here pretty difficult for me sometimes, too

But, do let him know that some of us are thinking about him :)

I have, and he promises to stop by soon. :)

And I forgot, my brother also used to be a horror fan, not sure he is watching much these days, but he is the one that introduced me to The Evil Dead films.

Leprucky Cougar
10-23-2008, 07:09 PM
In terms of my immediate family (mom, dad, bros and sis), only my dad is big on horror flicks. He likes horror, westerns, action, Star Wars & Lord of the Rings types of things (forgive me guys but I don't know the name of that genre), mom and I are mostly into the drama, action, romance, etc. Also the urban gangster movies as well. One of my bros (the one with pdd/ADHD/autism) isn't a big movie fan...he's really into sports and history but he does watch soap operas and talk shows (Ellen, The View, etc), as for the rest of my bros and sis--I have no idea because we've never been around each other enough to develop a bond(they are from my dad's 1st marriage and pretty much physically isolated themselves from me--unless of course it's their b.day or xmas and they always happen to show when they think they have a gift coming).

In terms of extended relatives (aunts. uncles, grandparents, cousins,) they all vary on both sides of the family--though for the most part they tend to be more social and the party type vs. movies.

Doc Faustus
10-23-2008, 09:04 PM
Your whole family sounds cool :)[/QUOTE]

Couldn't get away with anything. She's an ex-marine with some counterintelligence training. Impossible to lie to. Even my girlfriend didn't dare bullshit her. Other than that, she's cool.

Nella
10-23-2008, 10:27 PM
No. I'm the only person in my immediate family who will watch gory movies. There are some members that will watch the suspense movies I like that are also classified as horror.

Psycom5k
10-23-2008, 10:29 PM
My whole family hates horror, they would rather watch Walker Texas Ranger *Barf* or Liftime movies over a good horror flick. DOn't ask me why, I think I'm adopted.