Originally Posted by crikan
I'm with her. I have no interest in torture-porn like SAW or HOSTEL and the amount of money you'd have to pay to watch THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE would be in the thousands. The only new horror I watch is the fun stuff like TRICK R' TREAT and THE CABIN IN THE WOODS.
Gotta agree here. There's so many visceral 70's style brutal films that have been made in the past 10 years that I have zero interest in. I don't find that to be horror in the classic sense at all. They're not scary and they're not fun. You're not being "challenged" by them like an arthouse film but rather just repulsed for the sake of shock value. I can fully understand her stance on avoiding that kind of film because I do the exact same thing.
Only actual horror flicks I've got into the past decade or so are movies like Shaun of the Dead, Dawn of the Dead remake, 28 Days Later, Trick R' Treat, and Zombieland. The common theme of those movies is not torture porn, but that they are fun or original horror films. Some folks are played out on the depraved.