Romance vs Horror: A Comparison

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    Mar 26, 2010 5:27 AM GMT
    I think Romance Comedies are sick and twisted, meant to lead you to believe that love is out there in the most unexpected of places. Love could be right around the corner, when in reality there is probably going to be nothing there at all. It's twisted because you want to be optimistic and think, "Oh yeah there is someone out there who will sweep me off my feet and accept me despite all my flaws”. I’m not going to say this person doesn’t exist but rather he is just too DAMNED hard to find. I think I understand now why people/ women love this genre so much. They watch these movies and get an unrealistic view on how relationships are suppose to work ( a fairy tale) and they scour the area trying to find Mr. Perfect and end up sitting on there couch with a tub of ice cream and another movie to reinforce the myth. Another possible scenario could be they find a guy and said guy fucks up and instead of working out the differences they ditch the guy for what hopefully could be Mr. Perfect later on.

    Horror has it right in my opinion. You go poking your nose where it doesn't belong, and then in extreme circumstances, you find yourself running away from a man with a hatchet or you trust a person to help bring your groceries to your car and next thing you are in a well putting lotion on your skin in order to not get hosed down by some tranny. I also believe that believe if you get to know anyone very well, you’ll discover their world isn’t full of sunshine and rainbows. I also tend to think that people tend to be a little more self destructive than we would like to think. I’m not saying that everyone picks up a knife to cope with their Mommy issues but replace that knife with alcohol and food… and hey now it’s more realistic. Jason he just wants to make his mom proud and Freddy just can’t let go of his grudges. I think I can sympathize with that more so than “I love this artist… but oh noes our family needs money so this other guy is looking pretty safe…. Oh look an iceberg”.

    I don’t know, what are your thoughts on these genres?
  • greenlantern1

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    Mar 26, 2010 5:47 AM GMT
    Well, personally, I like "Carrie"...because it is a horror slash(no pun intended) romance movie....with a bit of the X-men thrown in...with a little more edge...and that's what happens when you get thrown in the your parents..
  • Scalese89

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    Jan 13, 2015 6:37 PM GMT
    I much prefer horror movies than romance ones. My partner is into both genres so I sometimes watch romantic films, but the genre is very broad so it also depends on the type of movie. Knocked Up was on TV the other night and I enjoyed watching it. But, that's a romantic comedy-drama which in itself is broad. I'm probably more inclined to watch romance if it's infused with comedy or doesn't take itself too seriously.

    But, as I said, it's horror movies for me - especially horror movies that can actually elicit fright such as the Paranormal Activity films.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 13, 2015 6:43 PM GMT
    I think romcoms present a liberal worldview, and horror represents a conservative point of view.

    The former is about taking a chance and having a happy ending.

    The latter is about the consequences of risk taking.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jan 13, 2015 6:48 PM GMT
    Big Action Adventure fan here. I used to love horror, but not so much any more.

    Movies are meant to be a form of escapism where one can dream and escape their every day mundane life. Even based on real life stories are exaggerated. How many kids grow up and think they can be one of the Fantastic 4, not many. So why do they think that the portraial of love is any more realer when presented in a movie. I guess the same reason they think they can go out and shoot and kill like in the video games. Weak minds. icon_evil.gif