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Old 07-25-2015, 01:47 AM
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Wondered the other day, whether it is really, the smaller, things we can really relate to that we acctually find the most unpleasant in horror movies? I have pretty well watched most of the goriest and unpleasant films ever, with bodies being burnt, disected, ground up, and what not with total indifference. However, if i then see someone getting a cut through touching a blade, or having a nail removed, i wince and my fingers and toes actually curl up in sympathy. Funny, and i wonder what i'd think of a film that was mostly stuff life this, rather than big kills. do others on here feel the same? opinions?
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Old 07-25-2015, 05:43 AM
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I can credit my desensitization to blood and gore to horror fer sure....In first aid situations I can stay calm and do the dirty work....It's not the most comfortable head space but I can be cool under pressure....Thanks Horror!

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Old 07-25-2015, 05:47 AM
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Not sure if you're referring to real life small injuries or in movies. I think in general gore in movies is usually much greater than most of us experience in real life. So in a film its a lot easier to separate ourselves from what we are seeing occurring. At least that is my experience. If we're seeing a rape on film its different then seeing it in person. Our responses are going to be a lot different.

If you mean in real life, shrug, never bothered me.
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:50 AM
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No question about it. Seeing a limb severed? A decapitation? Squashed flat even? No problem, but let someone get a big splinter or drag their fingers and pop off a fingernail? Hell no!

And yeah, I assume you mean what we see in film. In real life I've seen heavy trauma and little cuts and stuff, and it seems I can handle both.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:50 AM
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The only thing that really makes me cringe in movies are infections or anything like that. I don't mind watching some fingernails get picked off or teeth knocked in.
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Old 07-25-2015, 01:11 PM
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If it bothers me in the movies it bothers me in reality. Self harm (cutting mostly) is the big one for me. Not fond of seeing nails getting pulled off. Saw that in an episode of fucking Spongebob and I cringed. >.<

Seeing someone's head getting blow off (or just shot in general) doesn't bother me that much, but I saw a YouTube video once of someone... I think he was a senator or Governor or something like that... the video actually showed the man taking a gun to his head and killing himself. The act of that alone was unsettling.

And then there was the movie about the 'Magic Bullet' with the JFK assassination. ...If I have to see his head getting blown off just ONE MORE TIME. I dunno if the video in that one was real, it looked real but -shrug-
Once was bad enough, but that movie over killed on it. I think it might have made me sensitive to head shots ever so slightly.
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Old 07-27-2015, 02:55 AM
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i'm talking about the violence in films in all aspects of the discussion. Interestingly i do love ultra gore and false snuff movies, but i detest real snuff films, i think it is pretty much the same for a lot of horror lovers
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Old 07-27-2015, 03:15 AM
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i'm talking about the violence in films in all aspects of the discussion. Interestingly i do love ultra gore and false snuff movies, but i detest real snuff films, i think it is pretty much the same for a lot of horror lovers
Torture porn and fake snuff movies really bore me. And movies don't bore me very easily.
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