Tyranno Posted June 13, 2016 Share Posted June 13, 2016 Apparently there's a lot, so to narrow it down: Stuff I like in horror - Three-dimensional characters of whom its fairly convincing they have lives outside the runtime of the movie/series. - Characters who can stand on their feet when the protagonist isn't around. - The ability to generate uncomfortable atmosphere. - Some sense of paranoia. - Characters who, if they die (or may die), I'd actually feel some empathy. One of the movies I consider the pivotal films of my horror experience makes feel genuine warmth when watching the family and has a character who's death always makes me cry. After all, "horror" is an emotional response. Things I don't like in horror- - Jump "scares". - The meme that people are only interesting if they're a vampire or a psychic, or, apparently the most mundane of the mundane, an ex-special forces guy. This is actually one of the reasons I don't like horror-themed primetime shows. - "Killing" the protagonist or love interest for shock value only to reveal actually, no, they aren't dead - The idea that if the love interest the protagonist has been crushing on for two months dies, thats somehow worse than his/her childhood friends or family dying (because, you know, you can always get another childhood). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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