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Do you actually like horror?

ManOMakerManOMaker Member Posts: 284
edited October 2021 in Off-topic

As we all know, DBD is not actually that scary except for a few situations. It may be a little scary at first but as soon as you play your 8-10th game you get used to it.

So I wanna know, do you people actually like horror stuff?

I personally can’t handle it and hate it. I don’t even touch scary movies, I’d rather watch something more funny and entertaining than just forcing myself to be nervous and tense for 2 hours. It’s not for me.

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  • DragonMasterDarrenDragonMasterDarren Member Posts: 2,028

    I don’t like horror personally, I do not like the feeling of constantly looking over my shoulder, not knowing what might show up to maul me to death.

    However, I be dammed if I don’t respect the type of atmosphere that can come out of Horror games, the closest i’ve been to playing a horror game was Metroid Dread, and the E.M.M.I’s were absolutely terrifying, I loved the atmosphere, the tension and the pay off of blowing their heads off and getting a power for my efforts

    it wore off after I got the Phantom Cloak and was able to sneak past them safely, and it especially wore off after dying to the purple one 20 times because it always knew where I was, but I still loved the early game E.M.M.I encounters with all my heart

  • SlothGirlySlothGirly Member Posts: 1,146

    I'm obsessed with older horror films such as Halloween, Alien, Scream and the likes. I find them much more enjoyable and often scarier than more modern horror films, with some exceptions here and there. But generally I think old horror is the ######### :ok_hand:

  • BloodshadeBloodshade Member Posts: 2,294

    Not to the point where I'd consider myself a fan.

    Or in other words, if you tried to sell me some horror merch, I probably wouldn't be interested.

  • AurelleAurelle Member Posts: 2,218

    I'm a fan of both modern and classic horror movies and I like playing horror games, so yes.

  • TheDarkTyrantTheDarkTyrant Member Posts: 1,630

    I survived Outlast. I love Halloween. My favorite game franchise is Resident Evil. I love horror.

  • ElusivePukkaElusivePukka Member Posts: 1,599

    If it has real tension, like Alien, yes. If it relies on anxiety and jumpscares - well, it's not real horror at that point.

  • Nathan13Nathan13 Member Posts: 5,597

    I only like slasher horror movies.

  • Dwight_FairfieldDwight_Fairfield Member Posts: 5,556

    Yes. Big horror fan. I love all kinds. Slashers, paranormal, monster movies etc.

  • TacitusKilgoreTacitusKilgore Member Posts: 1,381
    edited October 2021

    Its my favorite genre by a pretty tremendous margin. Only if it is done well however, and there is a lot of bad horror.

  • ThiccBudhhaThiccBudhha Member Posts: 5,748

    I wouldn't be here if I didn't. As a kid, I loved being scared and wish it could happen again. I miss the sensation, but I feel like it only happens when you are younger unfortunately.

  • Seth__Seth__ Member Posts: 1,209

    That's the most fun and cool aspect of DbD for me, when either as survivor or killer... the game becomes terrifying. How do I still achieve this?

    Killer: I try to assert domination over my game, I try to play as efficiently as possible... and it naturally comes, the scare element. I love to watch TTVs playing against me, to watch their VODs for the reaction, a lot of fun! (I main Bubba, so it's a little bit harder because he is not a stealth killer) .

    Survivor: I choose to play stealthy instead of looping, or to combine them both but never solely looping. It's a lot harder for me and it brings a horror terrifyng atmosphere.

    I love horror movies, I am a big fan of Found Fottage to be exact (like REC if you know the franchise) and classic slashers.

  • nikodemonikodemo Member Posts: 353

    That's... why I'm here. :D

  • CheeseAntonCheeseAnton Member Posts: 860

    No. I'll be perfectly honest the fact I like DBD is an anomaly, almost every single bit of it should tell me "you by all means should absolutely hate this game" but instead I like it.

  • Rancid_DischargeRancid_Discharge Applicant Posts: 193

    Love hate relationship. It's like having a partner that you love dearly but they make you fear for your life sometimes

  • Marc_go_soloMarc_go_solo Member Posts: 2,672
    edited October 2021

    I love psychological horror, and anything that links to it. Not a fan of torture porn or excessive gore, because it often feels unimaginative and boring (often because of terrible character development is replaced by how many gallons of blood needs to be shed), but any horror that focuses on fears and despair intrigues me an awful lot.

    Stuff like Jacob's Ladder, Alien, Session 9, The Mist, Se7en, The Thing, The Blair Witch Project, and even movies which have minimal horror but still psychological like 24 Hour Photo, Watership Down (yes, that has a small bit of horror, especially for people with a fear of claustrophobia) or Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind still entice more than Hostel and co.

  • ShapedShaped Member Posts: 4,902

    Yes I do.

  • DarKStaR350zDarKStaR350z Member Posts: 571

    I love it in all its forms :)

    Even anime I tend to watch the majority of the psychological/horror tags!

    Books, comics, movies, games I honestly really love it all.

    I particularly like some of the amazing foreign horror movies we’ve had like The Wailing, Impetigore and Sputnik <3

  • DarKStaR350zDarKStaR350z Member Posts: 571

    I don’t think anyone enjoys genuinely feeling scared and having to look over their shoulder; but these are things like games and movies so the appeal is similar to rollercoasters/bungee jumping, as in you can feel the emotions while knowing deep down that you’re safe.

    Im terrified of heights but absolutely love rollercoasters no matter how crazy they are; though I would be less eager to jump off a bridge with some elastic tied to my feet ;)

  • DragonMasterDarrenDragonMasterDarren Member Posts: 2,028

    I guess, but for me it’s even worse due to my fear of the unknown, I like being the guy who knows what will and what might happen and being prepared for any outcome, and when a game basically gives me nothing but a shirt to wear and a flashlight, points me to a giant maze that has no lights, and tells me “reach the end, oh, and by the way something might attack you, you’ll know it when you hear it” I immediately start panicking and will probably put the game down and not play it again

  • MicrochipdMicrochipd Member Posts: 45

    A rubbish horror film is still a good film in my opinion

  • bm33bm33 Member Posts: 5,962

    Love horror, grew up on it. Love everything from the old black and white movies/tv to current horror. Also love horror books/comics. Older sister and dad loved horror so I was watching horror at a pretty young age.

  • BeaburdBeaburd Member Posts: 815

    No, I'm a coward when it comes to horror.

    I can't watch or play anything scary without turning into a big baby honestly.

    What I really enjoy a lot is comedy, and fortunately many B-rated horror movies and DBD fall into that category so I'm not entirely horror-deprived.

  • I_am_NeganI_am_Negan Member Posts: 3,123

    Yes I do.

  • DBDudeDBDude Member Posts: 308

    I love everything about the horror genre, I grew up with it, and now I stay with it. From movies like Halloween, Return Of The Living Dead, IT, Nightmare On Elm Street, etc. And games like Left 4 Dead 2, Dead By Daylight, etc. I absolutely love this genre.

  • TheShapesMixtapeTheShapesMixtape Member Posts: 3,076

    Since i started playing DBD i've started to take an interest in horror. I grew up believing horror was a thing people "liked" to be a show off. But now i see the appeal for it. It feels much more real than most other fictional media, to me. So yes i think i like horror. But in terms of horror movies i've only watched stuff that's connected to DBD so far, because i know those movies have to be good. I'm interested in watching more horror movies after that though. I've always played horror games, especially indie horror games, i think they are very interesting.

  • Bennett_They1ThemBennett_They1Them Member Posts: 2,289

    I'm a fan of horror, but not gore.

    I really appreciate that DBD toes the line between macabre and gore.

    I think DBD is a scary experience but not a game. it praises horror as a game, but it stops being scary as soon as the killer starts camping.

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