Subgenres you have little to no interest in

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  1. zbinks

    zbinks Beset by Creatures of the Deep

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    Probably mondo films or shockumentaries. Shocking footage alone, does not appeal to me, and these films are mostly compilations of shocking footage. No story, no context.
     
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    Great discussion topic.

    I don't like giallos. Can't stand J-horror, or any type of Asian horror whatsoever.

    I would agree with found-footage, even though I've liked quite a few of them. I think they can be very effective if done well, but it's mostly just an excuse for lazy filmmaking.

    Religious horror does nothing for me. Just does not connect at all. Even The Exorcist, which I've grown to appreciate as a movie movie (score, atmosphere, cinematography, etc) does very little for me as a horror movie.

    I'm especially burnt out on the modern PG-13 ghost movie at the moment. Even the popular ones like The Conjuring and Insidious I wasn't especially crazy about. I'd like to see some fun injected back into the ghost genre, like Twice Dead or Night Of The Demons maybe, or something with relatable characters like Stir Of Echoes or the original Poltergeist movies. Even the loud, bloody popcorn-thrills of the Dark Castle movies like the remakes of House On Haunted Hill and Thirteen Ghosts. Anything but this dull, dreary, strained family ghost rut were currently in.

    And even though this is more of an actual genre than a sub-genre, I hate that horror fans are constantly lumped in with science-fiction and fantasy. I can't stand Lord Of The Rings. I've never seen more than a minute of Star Trek. I find Marvel comics and superheroes to be tedious. Unless it's an EC horror comic, I don't care. None of these have ANYTHING to do with horror for me. I'm not even remotely interested. I'm a horror fan, and I couldn't care less about science fiction or fantasy. They're NOT the same thing.
     
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    Aside from "The Exorcist" I have no interest in movies about possession or exorcisms. Just not scary to me.

    I also have never found vampires very scary or interesting, though there are certainly some vampire movies that are entertaining.

    The "action-horror" genre does nothing for me either. Underworld, Blade, Resident Evil, Van Helsing - there's just nothing there that interests me.
     
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    I agree with all of this, though I do own all of the Underworld movies for some reason (I believe I enjoyed the werewolves...and Kate Beckinsale). I don't know, it's been awhile. I enjoyed the opening sequence of Blade, but it's all downhill from there. Lugosi's Dracula is still great and I still appreciate Bram Stoker's Dracula.
     
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    not a fan of giallo movies, nor in Asian horror and i'm totally burned out by all these SYFY Bad CGI monster/shark movies.
     
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    Agreed with Dave on cannibal films and rape/revenge. I love supernatural horror, but human-on-human violence isn't something I'd like to spend 90 minutes watching. I find it all too depressing.

    I don't have any problem with found footage, though.
     
  7. Harry Warden

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    I hate films about killer robots and horror comedies.
     
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    - Rape/revenge: I definitely do not groove on any sort of rape scene and the revenge part is always copy and paste. Someone loses a dong (that overused trope could have its own thread) and the victim emerges triumphant. Just the same thing.

    - Cannibal movies: Something about savages eating people just bores me.

    - Found footage: I've tried to get into movies like these over and over. Instead they just give me a headache and use their low budget nature is often used as a crutch.

    - Torture porn: on screen agony for agony's sake. Their ridiculous nature was cemented even further when I vacationed in the city where Hostel was film and found it to be safe and beautiful.

    - J-Horror: not sure why I don't like this genre. I enjoy many Japanese things but for some reason J-Horror never appealed to me.
     
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    It's really hard for me to say I "hate" one horror sub-genre in particular, because ever sub-genre has something to offer. This best point I can illustrate here is the slasher film sub-genre. Even though there are a ton of slasher movies that I love, it's easily the most over saturated sub-genre in the history of horror films. For every "Halloween" there are at least 50 films that are on par with "Bloody Murder." This can be said for any sub-genre that catches on. As much as I love found footage movies, the number of quality films in that sub-genre has declined thanks to so many who want to jump on the bandwagon and become the next "Blair Witch Project" or "Paranormal Activity."
     
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    Not too found of exorcism movies. The ones where specifically the whole movie is centered around one person that's possessed. Those and any horror movie that the main theme is bugs. I've seen most of them when I was younger, but now I tend to stay away.
     
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    I'm not a fan of internet based horror. The only one I've liked is Kairo/Pulse. There's exceptions for everything, I guess.
     

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