Looking For Volunteers to Fill Out A Survey about Movies

Looking For Volunteers to Fill Out A Survey about Movies

CrystalCrimeMaster's picture

Hello. I have been working on a book about "shock cinema" including extreme horror, psyhological horror, pseudo-snuff, actual snuff (and the possibility of its existence), death films such as Faces of Death and other "real" death on video, and generally disturbing films. I am looking at the reasons why people choose these films for entertainment, watching flims and reviewing them, interviewing directors, doing surveys of fans, etc.
If you would be willing to fill out a survey consisting of 13 short answer questions that ask about your thoughts and preferences. You will remain anonymous, however I will acknowledge all participants at the beginning of the book. I have not decided if I am actually going to use the surveys in their entirity, pieces of the survey, or if I am going to just use your answers to further theoretical ideologies. If I go for the latter and use an exact quote from your survey I will reference you as the author of the idea; unless you choose to remain completely anonymous.
I would be happy to answer any direct questions or email you a copy of the survey if you want to check it out before you decide for sure that you want to volunteer for this project.

Please contact me either in a reply to this message or more preferably to my email: horror.disturbia,research2010@gmail.com

Any help you can give me will be much appreciated. If you decide this is something you would like to do, I want you to know that I do not mind if you skip questions that you do not feel like answering or that you do not have an answer to.

Thank you for reading this message and for your consideration.


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thecarpenter666's picture

i tell u what ,,,stop fookin about and just post the survey here,, this is a sensitive site and we dont like to stray , if you have nothing to hide then u will understand!!peace!!!!AAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhYell

CrystalCrimeMaster's picture

This is the intro and the survey questions. I have nothing to hide, I just wasn't sure if I put it up or just ask for help first and check out the response.... I guess I got it. I'd still like to have answers emailed to my email to save space on the thread and so I have a copy in my files for when I finally get back to the writing portion instead of the incessant wathcing of movies. Thanks guys

I have spent the last two years researching movies. Originally, I began with only snuff, pseudo-snuff and real death videos. While researching I have found other movies and horror/thriller sub-genres that I want to include in the book. I am now focusing on “shock video” which I am defining as not only snuff and actual death films but also as any film that is generally described as being disturbing. I am mostly looking at horror films and to a lesser extent thrillers (but mainly only if they are violent psychological thrillers and not action thrillers).


I have worked up this survey to reflect my new direction and to get new information. If you are willing to take some time to answer the questions for me, I would really appreciate it. Your name will not be used in the book and not all answers will be used. I’m mostly attempting to get some views of the people who are fans of horror or disturbing films. I will however add your name to the list of thanks in the acknowledgements part of the book unless you specify that you wish to remain COMPLETELY anonymous. You may answer any of the questions you like… if you don’t have an answer for one or feel uncomfortable answering it, don’t hesitate to leave it blank.


Please answer using Microsoft Word and send your surveys to me at horror.disturbia.research2010@gmail.com

Thank you for any cooperation you can give.

Crystal M. Staples






  1. How do you feel about horror films, including today’s movies and past films?
  2. Why do you like watching horror movies?
  3. Do you find them disturbing or do they peak your interest? Explain your answer.
  4. Do you think disturbing films are more attractive psychologically, socially or sexually? Explain.
  5. Of the answers you did not choose from the above question, why do you think other people would feel that way? (i.e.- if you chose psychologically, why do you think others would pick socially or sexually). What do you think is the motivation behind these peoples’ thoughts?
  6. What do you think about people who make videos of their crimes such as Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka or Leonard Lake and Charles Ng?
  7. Do you think that real snuff films exist or are they just a blown up urban myth?
  8. What makes you think so?
  9. Which movie would you say was the most disturbing film you’ve ever seen? Why?
  10.  What is more disturbing to you: actual violence, psychological torture, graphic fake violence, or another form of film?
  11. Do you believe that a person’s tolerance builds up over time with exposure and that they can become desensitized to violent or shocking images? How or why?
  12. There have been videos leaked on the internet showing violent scenes such as the beheadings of soldiers or American citizens by “terrorist” groups, scenes from the war in the middle east and the Dnipropetrovsk maniacs video also known as 3 guys 1 hammer. Have you watched any of these real shots of violence and what were your thoughts? (Most people cannot watch these videos or ones similar all the way through. If you found yourself turning away or stopping the video, have you ever tried to view it again?)
  13. Is there anything you would like to add that you think might be of some importance or interest to me in my research? Examples: What you think of a genre of horror, suggestions for movies to review that I may not have seen yet,  ideas about why horror genres command so much attention, or your views on the ratings system of films today. Any information I use from this section you will be credited for if I quote you directly.

thecarpenter666's picture

had to check see,,, sorry if i seemed a bit awkward,, will check it tommorrow , as i am fookin beat ,, talk later!!!Laughing

CrystalCrimeMaster's picture

I have only been using the small pool of people I know and people on my local craigslist. I really  needed to branch out whish is why I thought horror fan sites are my best bet. AND I have no idea why I didn't think of that earlier (cept for the verbal attacks I got from members of a different site just because I posted on an old topic). That put me off for a bit.

Thank you all for checking it out

thecarpenter666's picture

How do you feel about horror films, including today’s movies and past films?

Theres nothing really that comes close horror, i am pretty much addicted to current horror, and see past horror as more of a pleasent memory, i try to not compare what has been before.

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