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did your parents ever bring scary movies home?
jazzraven at 3:34PM, April 4, 2009
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So ya, everyones parents at least brought one scary movie home from work, when you we were kids. And of course being kids, we watched it and poof! traumatized…..lol ever happpen to you guys? The Ring…oh gawd
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Custard Trout at 4:01PM, April 4, 2009
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No, I recall my mother letting me watch them and turning me into a horror immmune film geek.
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 4:44PM, April 4, 2009
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I never found them scary because I didn't get most of them.

The basic idea was, “A ghost/possessed little girl/monster from beyond kills people in imaginative ways for just about no reason at all.”

I wasn't afraid nor entertained. I was merely left with many questions unanswered.
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Prank at 4:45PM, April 4, 2009
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I grew up watching slasher movies with my dad which is curious since my mom wouldn't let me watch “The Nightmare Before Christmas” thinking that it was too macabre.

I was pretty scared at first but now I find the horror genre really boring at most. I do love Tim Burton though.
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My mom liked the Nightmare on Elm Street series, so that would be popped into the old VHS sometimes, but I wasn't too interested in Freddy beyond his claw. I did watch a lot of fantasy films with her, though.
 
 
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Aurora Moon at 7:33PM, April 4, 2009
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I watched a lot of horror movies with my older brother… he was the one who would rent them, not my mom or dad.. since how they weren't big horror fans.

that of course turned me into a immune horror movie geek.
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Faliat at 9:03PM, April 4, 2009
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My parents attitudes to watching films were vastly different.

Originally they both used to watch the fims in advance and then let me and my sister watch it. And when they knew a bad bit was coming they'd jump up in front of the screen and talk loudly over it. Or if it was taped they'd tape over it with ads or something.

Then the split happened. They started conflicting indirectly over which time was appropriate to stop that stuff. My dad was more lax than my mum. And it was him that caused most of my exposure to violent horror movies. Expecially those that he considered to be classics. And the ones my mum stopped me from seeing that were classics I've STILL not been able to see!

I was desensitised before I even watched horror films my parents brought home. I'd already seen real life violence, gore and death regarding animals. I didn't see a difference. Seeing birds up close with their guts hanging out and their eyes popped out of their heads lying on the ground squished when you're six years old is enough to either traumatise or desensitise you for life. And the latter happened to me. Since I'd already seen animal documentaries and biology books and knew what I was seeing and what I expected to see. It fascinated me seeing it's little heart and lungs flattened to a pulp.

I would've gotten closer had a wasp not flown into my ear and traumatising me for life regarding wasps crawling into my facial oriphices…

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Lonnehart at 2:50AM, April 5, 2009
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uh… horror movies…? I… was… too busy… staring at the woman with the black dress, beehive hairstyle, and wonderful… assets… :)

The only two movies that my parents took home that freaked me out was “The Incredible Melting Man” (the ending freaked me out…) and The Thing (when a head rolls on the floor, then sprouts eyestalks and legs).
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Pineapple at 3:25AM, April 5, 2009
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Although not truly a horror movie, for some unknown reason, I watched the Rocky Horror Picture Show when I was heaps young. I didn't understand much of it, but I liked the songs and I remembered ‘I’m a transvestite from Transylvania'. Now here comes the good bit; I though transvestite was another name for vampire. We played ‘monsters’ in the playground at primary school, and I chose to be a transvestite. I went around and told everyone (including the teachers) that I was a transvestite from Transylvania.
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HippieVan at 10:30AM, April 5, 2009
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My parents never brought home horror movies, but my mom used to rent totally inappropriate indie movies all the time. To this day I have been unable to get her to understand the rating system that movies use.

And once, while babysitting me, my older sister let me and my little sister watch The Mummy. I'm horrible with scary movies, so that scared me for months. Every time that I felt frightened I would remember that movie and feel even more scared. I didn't actually watch the whole thing, though…I reached my limit and ran out of the room when at some point in the movie someone said “This isn't wine, it's…BLOOD!” or something like that. My parents were pretty mad at my sister.

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Freegurt at 11:36AM, April 5, 2009
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No, actually. Probably the “scariest” movie they brought home was Jurassic Park. They made me leave the room for the rest of the night when the guy was getting eaten by the raptors. :<

I was thoroughly disappointed in them that night. Plus, I just watched it later that week when they weren't around and was wondering why the crap they put me in my room.
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machinehead at 12:13PM, April 5, 2009
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No, my parents didn't want me watching horror movies. But they loved to fight and almost kill each other all the time. Because that is much much better.
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rose marie at 12:19PM, April 10, 2009
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My parents didn't really keep them from me but I didn't really bother watching them.

When I was 8 though I saw Children of the Corn 3 with my cousin and that scared me so badly I still can't watch any of them.

Movies like Jurassic Park though my parents would let me and my brother watch, no problem.
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fire1337 at 3:16PM, April 10, 2009
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I never found them scary because I didn't get most of them.

The basic idea was, “A ghost/possessed little girl/monster from beyond kills people in imaginative ways for just about no reason at all.”

I wasn't afraid nor entertained. I was merely left with many questions unanswered.

Same. But a couple of the characters scared me. But yeah, overall, I didnt get it :P
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TheMidge28 at 5:11PM, April 10, 2009
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No, I recall my mother letting me watch them and turning me into a horror immmune film geek.

Ditto.
One summer I went to the video store every weekend and rented movies 2 to 4 at a time and over the course of the summer watched every movie they had in the Horror section.

It was lonely summer.

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Prank at 5:01AM, April 11, 2009
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No, I recall my mother letting me watch them and turning me into a horror immmune film geek.

Ditto.
One summer I went to the video store every weekend and rented movies 2 to 4 at a time and over the course of the summer watched every movie they had in the Horror section.

It was lonely summer.



Well, it wasn't pathetic. You would have had to go through their Porn section for that.
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Custard Trout at 5:35AM, April 11, 2009
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Well, it wasn't pathetic. You would have had to go through their Porn section for that.

Do video stores still have porn sections? It seems kind of pointless, with the internet being the unstoppable porn machine that it is.
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Scribe_Drizz at 8:49AM, April 11, 2009
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I lived with my mother for a year and visited my father a few times. I can't remember either ever watching horror movies.
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Dawg at 10:37AM, April 11, 2009
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As a kid I never was really afraid of these movies, my parents seemed to realize that and wouldn't mind if I watched them.

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Fenn at 2:50PM, April 11, 2009
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My parents did not bring movies home, scary or otherwise, when I was a kid. Of course, not having a VCR until I was almost out of high school had a lot to do with that.
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Crazy Dutchman at 3:53AM, April 13, 2009
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My parents themselves are terrified of horror movies. They didn't make a big deal out of me watching them most of the times, although I did got into a few arguments when I would be watching them in the same room they were in.
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Black_Kitty at 12:58PM, April 13, 2009
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My mother took us to a sharks exhibit at the museum when I was really young and I became incredibly fascinated with sharks. I found them interesting and pretty cool and I wanted to see everything. To convince me into going home, my mother suggested that if we go home she can let us watch this documentary on sharks. I was totally convinced and eagerly agreed to go home.

She showed me Jaws.

I also developed a taste for hot showers because for months afterward I was worried that sharks would come out of my shower and eat me if I use too much cold water.
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Scribe_Drizz at 1:36PM, April 13, 2009
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I also developed a taste for hot showers because for months afterward I was worried that sharks would come out of my shower and eat me if I use too much cold water.
HA!

When I was a kid, my elder cousin told me that if I took too long in the shower, sharks would follow the trail of my dead skin cells and scent and break through the bottom of the tub to eat me. And that the gurgling noise in the drain after I couldn't see the water anymore, that was the sound of sharks circling.

It was just after I'd seen Jaws, too.
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bravo1102 at 5:42AM, April 14, 2009
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I grew up before VCRs but I lived on a steady diet of horror movies on the 4:30 movie and Chiller Theater. I now search Amazon collecting the ones I remember in their uncut versions. What I missed in the TV versions.

My parents didn't mind. When I was in High School we got HBO and my mother sat down and watched Freddie and Jason with me. She thought they were stupid. She preferred Porky's.

I'm now making my through my mother's VHS collection. Who needs Freddie and Jason when you have 1930's and 1940's musicals?
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 11:18AM, April 14, 2009
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I also developed a taste for hot showers because for months afterward I was worried that sharks would come out of my shower and eat me if I use too much cold water.
HA!

When I was a kid, my elder cousin told me that if I took too long in the shower, sharks would follow the trail of my dead skin cells and scent and break through the bottom of the tub to eat me. And that the gurgling noise in the drain after I couldn't see the water anymore, that was the sound of sharks circling.

It was just after I'd seen Jaws, too.
I always thought that noise was octopi trying to get out of the sewers.
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Walrus at 5:21PM, April 14, 2009
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My mom was/is waaay to overprotective. I couldn't watch Courage The Cowardly Dog until I was practically 12.
 
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Koshou at 5:24PM, April 14, 2009
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I was traumatized by a clip of Chucky I saw on I Love the 80's at the tender age of 6. yeah, we weren't big on the horror and my parents never watched any of those movies. Now I love scary shit like that.
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Lonnehart at 10:16PM, April 14, 2009
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I also developed a taste for hot showers because for months afterward I was worried that sharks would come out of my shower and eat me if I use too much cold water.
HA!

When I was a kid, my elder cousin told me that if I took too long in the shower, sharks would follow the trail of my dead skin cells and scent and break through the bottom of the tub to eat me. And that the gurgling noise in the drain after I couldn't see the water anymore, that was the sound of sharks circling.

It was just after I'd seen Jaws, too.
I always thought that noise was octopi trying to get out of the sewers.

Is that so? I always thought it was the Blob waiting for the water to go away so it can grab you and pull you RIGHT THROUGH THE DRAIN!!!
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