What to do when recovering from a horror movie?

Topic started by Bigheart711 on Oct. 25, 2011. Last post by DBZ_universe 11 months, 3 weeks ago.
Post by Bigheart711 (3,937 posts) See mini bio Level 21
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Because I love you guys too, I'll ask you the same question I asked on Screened: I'm in the middle of my "One Horror/Halloween Movie a Day for a week (Including Halloween)" challenge, but I have the chance that I (seriously) might not be making the best decisions when I queued Let the Right One In, Tokyo Gore Police , and The Human Centipede for the weekdays and the Swedish version of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo vs. The Exorcist vs. The first two "Guinea Pigs" (The Devil's Experiment and Flower of Flesh and Blood) to compete with what I will watch on Sunday (although I should play it safe and drop those last two since their DVD covers managed to give me nightmares and I actually saw them again by posting their friggin' links! D:).

Even though I know they're just movies, What should I do to help myself recover from any of these in case the horrific images don't settle with me so well? What do you do when recovering from such horror movies? And also, which kind of anime do you aim to watch when trying to recover from the Horror genre after seeing too much of it?

Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@Bigheart711:

I always watch some comedy after watching something scary so I can get it out of my head, or read funny comics/manga. That usually distracts me from thinking about the horrific scenes that go along with horror movies.

I'll be honest, I dont do really well with horror movies, which is why I avoid them all together.

Post by Levance (1,846 posts) See mini bio Level 12

If someone found a really, but really horror movie, please tell me. About the human centipede it was disgusting, not horrorific

Post by Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto (8,779 posts) See mini bio Level 18

@Levance: It depends on what sort of horror you're looking for- classic horror (ala the Universal Monsters series), slasher (Friday the 13th, Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street... just to name a few), in-depth serial killer (Se7en, Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs), Sci-Fi (Alien, The Thing, The Fly), or supernatural (Jacob's Ladder, The Amityville Horror, The Omen[1976 version])- and how much of anything you're willing to put up with. I've seen quite a few, but even I have a lot of catching up to do with my scary flicks.

Post by Levance (1,846 posts) See mini bio Level 12

@Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto: Something that scares and it's not only just gore, or diabolical kids, or invisible demons

Post by Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto (8,779 posts) See mini bio Level 18

@Levance: Well, you won't be disappointed by the original version of The Omen, starring Gregory Peck. Sure, the kid's the Antichrist- LITERALLY- but that shouldn't stop you, since this film was done was a penchant that it's almost unnoticeable. If you want some good jump scares, check out John Carpenter's The Thing. The film with the same title that came out recently isn't a remake- it's the prequel (what happened beforehand). If you want something that's an awesome serial killer flick that's genuinely freaky (and served as an inspiration for EA's Dead Space) is the 1995 thriller "Se7en". And that's only to start you off.

Post by Fire Star (3,730 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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Watch funny movies, it always wears off the "scary" feeling for me.

Post by Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto (8,779 posts) See mini bio Level 18

Getting drunk AFTERWARDS, not beforehand. You do that beforehand, shit gets real and with the quickness.

Post by Superevil225 (6,742 posts) See mini bio Level 17
I hide in my room and cry. -can't take good horror movies well-
Post by Fire Star (3,730 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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@Superevil225 said:

I hide in my room and cry. -can't take good horror movies well-

That's, such a Superdevil225ish comment to say. It's like exactly what I would picture you saying. :)

Post by Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto (8,779 posts) See mini bio Level 18

@Fire Star said:

Watch funny movies, it always wears off the "scary" feeling for me.

Don't tell me that one of the comedies in question might be "Scream"... would it?

Post by Fire Star (3,730 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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@Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto said:

@Fire Star said:

Watch funny movies, it always wears off the "scary" feeling for me.

Don't tell me that one of the comedies in question might be "Scream"... would it?

Actually, it is. I find Scream and the whole series quite hilarious.

Post by Superevil225 (6,742 posts) See mini bio Level 17
@Fire Star said:

@Superevil225 said:

I hide in my room and cry. -can't take good horror movies well-

That's, such a Superdevil225ish comment to say. It's like exactly what I would picture you saying. :)

It's true though~!
Post by Fehafare (9,395 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Don't watch so many horror movies these days, and if i do they don't strik me as they did when i was younger, now when i watch them i just concetrat on critizing the movie and laughing at some scens, but back then when i was yunger i normal couldn't stop thinking about the movie when i saw it, the only thing that would help is to sleep a night over it.
Post by Newdeath (18,555 posts) See mini bio Level 19

I can't say much, I haven't been scared by a horror movie in years. But I'd recommend watching a comedy movie

ND

Post by Supreme Marvel (5,142 posts) See mini bio Level 12

I have an overly active imagination. I love watching supernatural horror films. I.E. Grudge, The Echo, Paranormal Activity, Darkness Falls etc. Although I don't believe in ghost, god etc. My mind will make things happen that I know aren't real. I'll hear a noise, brain changes it, thinks of something scary and BAM. Sleeping with the light on. My cure, watch porn! Mind is clear after that. :P But in all seriousness. I'd probably watch a comedy film. Or just not be arsed.

Post by ComicMan24 (8,759 posts) See mini bio Level 12

@Fire Star said:

@Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto said:

@Fire Star said:

Watch funny movies, it always wears off the "scary" feeling for me.

Don't tell me that one of the comedies in question might be "Scream"... would it?

Actually, it is. I find Scream and the whole series quite hilarious.

They actually are.

@Fire Star said:

Watch funny movies, it always wears off the "scary" feeling for me.

That sounds like a nice idea to me.

Post by Masako_Hihashi (594 posts) See mini bio Level 10

I dont do anything, I never had to recover from one....

Post by Bigheart711 (3,937 posts) See mini bio Level 21
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@Fire Star said:

Watch funny movies, it always wears off the "scary" feeling for me.

Definitely agree! I came across a couple of comedies that could help me recover after all the torture I've seen between horror films.

@Supreme Marvel: Also agree with you, but I don't recommend seeing some porn after watching horror films, especially anything extremely bloody like Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl or The Texas Chansaw series.

Post by Feral_Nova (1,863 posts) See mini bio Level 12
If I ever watch a scary movie, I always watch them during the day >_> never ever at night. Because usually by the time night rolls around, I forget what I saw and I can go to bed :D if not... I sleep with the lights on and watch netflix or play a game all night till I pass out... LOL
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