October is the time for horror for most movie fans. Imo, horror is the second most daring genre to attempt(comedy being the 1st). This is because different things are scary to different people, and what 1 person finds traumatizing may do nothing at all for another. Movies themselves are subjective, but horror perhaps even more so. If something isn’t scary to someone its hard to convince them otherwise, in the same way if a joke in a movie isn’t funny to someone you can’t really convince to change there opinion. So, i decided to ask my fellow readers if there are any highly regarded horror movies you aren’t completely on board with, and if so which ones.
For me, i can’t say i agree with all the praise The Exorcist gets. I don’t think its a bad movie and it did have a few scares, but i didn’t find it to be the nightmarish/traumatic horror classic everybody makes it out to be. I do realize there are some considerations that have to be taken with a older horror film like this, but i’ve seen a couple of older horror movies like The Shining and The Others and while i can see how they were probably scarier back when they were released i still found them effective. But i don’t think i felt that way with the Exorcist.
Again, i realize this is only my opinion, so if you’re one of those people who regard the Exorcist as a classic i am not trying to insult you with this post. For those who did find it to be nightmarish/traumatic, it would be futile of me to try to convince you otherwise. I just wanted to give my honest opinion on this.