Author Topic: What horror do you like? What don't you like?  (Read 10657 times)

ElectricMandolin

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Re: What horror do you like? What don't you like?
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2015, 08:08:33 PM »
My favorite horror is the horror in which the protagonist doesn't overcome whatever fear they are trying to overcome. That's why I enjoy Lovecraft's work, no one wins in his stories. You can't beat the monsters, only hide and hope they don't find you. Tying into that, when the protagonist is the monster horror is even more potent to me. There's nothing more terrifying than what is in your own mind.

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Re: What horror do you like? What don't you like?
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2015, 08:46:27 AM »
My favorite horror is the horror in which the protagonist doesn't overcome whatever fear they are trying to overcome. That's why I enjoy Love craft's work, no one wins in his stories. You can't beat the monsters, only hide and hope they don't find you. Tying into that, when the protagonist is the monster horror is even more potent to me. There's nothing more terrifying than what is in your own mind.

You might check out revival by Stephen King.  it is lovecraftian, although a little more explicit in descriptions where as Lovecraft while descriptive, left a little more to the imagination. It has a "happy ending" in so much that the protagonist stopped the evil from coming through into our world, it is still there trying and whispering to him.

Tim Tylor

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Re: What horror do you like? What don't you like?
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2015, 02:56:10 AM »
I'm a bit blase to iconic horror-species such as vampires, werewolves and zombies - their mythoses are so well pinned down and plotted out that they seem almost mundane. We know their habits and habitats, preferred prey, life-cycles, they're practically common fauna... It takes strong storytelling or a fresh approach to break through the shell of familiarity and make them alive and chilling again, reawaken the very real themes and fears at the core of them. (That new kid Slenderman has some advantage in comparison; he's holding on tenaciously to his essential mystery, not letting anyone pin down canonically what he is, where he's from, what he's up to, who makes his suits...)

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Re: What horror do you like? What don't you like?
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2015, 01:29:56 AM »

I dislike/ or I'm not interested in:
- zombies
- torture porn in movies (just not interested), focusing on people being hurt or being victims


Same page. Don't like zombie themed movies or games. The only show I watch with zombies is The Walking Dead. Just feel like it could come true anytime and I don't really want to live in a zombie apocalypse. If I ever do and become one of the survivors, I'd probably strap myself with explosives and run in the middle of a zombie herd. At least even if I die, I'll bring some with me LOL
And torture porn. Nope. Just nope.

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Re: What horror do you like? What don't you like?
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2015, 04:04:23 PM »
It's not exclusive to horror, but I hate, hate, HATE epistolary format. So much so that I still haven't finished "Jerusalem's Lot" in Night Shift.
"Wolfman's got nards!"

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Re: What horror do you like? What don't you like?
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2017, 04:37:58 PM »
I enjoy more psychological horror.  I like when things I read or watch twist the characters mind a bit or the audiences.