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Old 07-28-2012, 07:05 AM
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Too old to be scared? How to get in the mood for horror.

I've been reading through a bunch of saved topics with people saying how they aren't scared of current or any horror movie. I believe you are more susceptible when you are younger. I'm talking before teens. Perhaps even before double digits. Things are just bigger and more unknown when you are younger. Every experience is new. Being alone in the dark at a theater or sitting in front of the TV at night is a different experience as a kid compared to as an adult. However, there are ways to get in the mood if you are older.

1. You have to like movies. I mean really like movies. If you don't then an old classic horror movie with different cinematography, setup, sounds, etc. will probably do nothing for you.

2. Don't watch any trailers. I have no idea why people will hear about a horror movie and watch a trailer thus spoiling any potential surprise. It's that new experience that kids have you are trying to recreate.

3. Watch the movie at night. Maybe after midnight on a good setup with surround sound. Perhaps even alone. If you watched a scary movie as a kid it was probably alone even if friends were there because of your personal experience of the movie. Basically, after the movie you want to be paranoid looking in dark corners and stuff.

4. Not to endorse drinking. But know your limits with your favorite alcoholic beverage and push right to the level where your rational senses are depressed a bit. After all, when you are young the idea of a lot of these horror creatures is possible. As an adult, some of them can seem silly.

What do some of you guys do to get yourself in the mood to watch horror movies?
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:54 AM
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Get stoned.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:34 AM
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Get stoned.
You'll really be paranoid after seeing a good horror movie then. Perhaps Jason will even show up if you like the remake.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:19 PM
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Get stoned.
Me too, I don't care what anyone says, this works, at least for me it does.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:15 PM
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I've been reading through a bunch of saved topics with people saying how they aren't scared of current or any horror movie. I believe you are more susceptible when you are younger. I'm talking before teens. Perhaps even before double digits. Things are just bigger and more unknown when you are younger. Every experience is new. Being alone in the dark at a theater or sitting in front of the TV at night is a different experience as a kid compared to as an adult. However, there are ways to get in the mood if you are older.

1. You have to like movies. I mean really like movies. If you don't then an old classic horror movie with different cinematography, setup, sounds, etc. will probably do nothing for you.

2. Don't watch any trailers. I have no idea why people will hear about a horror movie and watch a trailer thus spoiling any potential surprise. It's that new experience that kids have you are trying to recreate.

3. Watch the movie at night. Maybe after midnight on a good setup with surround sound. Perhaps even alone. If you watched a scary movie as a kid it was probably alone even if friends were there because of your personal experience of the movie. Basically, after the movie you want to be paranoid looking in dark corners and stuff.

4. Not to endorse drinking. But know your limits with your favorite alcoholic beverage and push right to the level where your rational senses are depressed a bit. After all, when you are young the idea of a lot of these horror creatures is possible. As an adult, some of them can seem silly.

What do some of you guys do to get yourself in the mood to watch horror movies?
I agree...you most definitely have to get yourself into some sort of mindset. Also big screen and surround can enhance certain aspects of the movie. Case in point....The Eye [ original ]...the sound effects in that mother always put a chill right down my spine. Crank it up to 11 and DAMN.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:42 PM
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get on the (i think you guys call it ice)for a couple days and when your coming down with anxiety and deppression so bad you think your going to die,watch a torture porn movie.
i dont do that.well i did once years ago ,think it was saw 2 when it first came out...fuck i felt terrible :D
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:33 AM
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You'll really be paranoid after seeing a good horror movie then. Perhaps Jason will even show up if you like the remake.
Precisely-recently I did this with the psychotic gore-fest Adam Chaplin where nearly every character is a serial killer-I got an indoor tan after that.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:35 AM
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Get stoned.
Yep! Also, with the other points.

A spooky film with ghosts and little child ghosts going "la la...la la la" would be super fucking scary whilst stoned to me.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:33 AM
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Get stoned.
I'd never see the ending if I did that. Out like a light in 30 minutes or less.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:27 AM
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I sit ALONE with ALL lights switched off.I hate company while watching a movie.I send the wife and kids upstairs and let my indulge.

Its a fair trade,i only do it at the weekends,during the week they have it their way.

I like some beers and at the end of the viewing a have my supper,be it a pizza,kebab,a hot curry or sometimes just a sandwitch,all depends on how hungry i am.

I have a 42 plasma with 5.1 surround but i have to be respectful of my neighbours which is a bummer.I need a detatched house next time.But the two key ingredients are to be by yourself and in the dark.NEVER watch a horror movie during the day.
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