pet peeves with horror fans!

pet peeves with horror fans!

klownz's picture

first off i want to say this thread is aimed at no one on fearnet!

my question is what are your pet peeves with like minded horrorheads?

for example: i hate it when people bang on about Lucio Fulci like they are related to him but have only seen the beyond or zombi2

& i get annoyed with people refering to Asian cinema titles who always say for example ringu/ju-on .... them 2 examples dont annoy me BUT when people say rinne or gin gwai ETC it does because i am english & would rather say the english title for the film! i think people who do this bad habbit are trying to impress BUT it doesnt impress me!

also i dont like people talking about a insainly abstract horror films in the mannor that suggests everyone should know what they are on about ......... it would be for example like if i started banging on about "a teenage hooker became a killing machine" then acting suprised no one has seen it

i also dislike the Argento army who seen suspiria/inferno then bang on about being Argento fans (like with Lucio) then havent seen his other works

am not bitching at all, just wondering if anyone else has peeves like this?Dario Argento

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ladygaga1977's picture

well klownz to be honest i the only peeve i have is when people insult someone else if they don't like a paticular movie, I know alot of people didn't like paranormal activity but i loved it because i love supernatural movies but i still try to respect the fact that alot of people don't like that movie and that's totally fine with me, just for the record i can't stand alot of zombie movies which is why i don't comment on anything dealing with zombies but i am not going to insult someone just because they love zombie movies, i am glad you started this discussion

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HELLFIGHTER's picture

I hope you understand LadyG that when I hammer Paranormal Craptivity its with no reflection on the viewers. As I said with CENTIPEDE, beauty is in the eye of the beholder so regardless of hating a flick, its NOT ever a commentary on the people who like it. And THATS a peeve I have with horror fans. Too many of them TAKE IT PERSONAL when someone doesnt agree and doesnt like a movie. First off, unless you are DIRECTLY RELATED OR INVOLVED in the movie, you have ZERO right to take it personal. But to be honest, EVEN IF YOU ARE THE ACTOR/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/WHOMEVER. . . . once you put up something for PUBLIC DISPLAY, you are fair game for criticism. To be called a "hater" just identifies the caller as immature and moronically politically correct. The only care I take is to word my observation so as not to insult the viewer. My friends kid LOVES Craptivity and we play fight about it all the time. He is NOT dumb, tasteless, whatever for liking it. Simply HIS opinion.

I also get peeved as you pointed out by those who are mindless fans. That is those who seem to be so enamoured of an actor/director/franchise that they can do no wrong, walk on water, everything they do is perfect. Very few movies/roles approach perfection. Everything, just about, has a pro and con, particularly the more complex it gets. Taking umbrage, embarassment or whatever because someone on a site or in conversation has an opposing view is pretty much a tiny bit insane.

LIKE A MOVIE. . DONT LIKE A MOVIE

GOOD VS. EVILTHE PEACEMAKER

YOURE OUTTA THERE

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Spookster88's picture

Great topic klownz! One of the major things that gets me irked is when someone who claims to be a 'horror-head' is talking about horror movies like they know everything (such is the case with people at work) and they talk about all the current re-makes and they have no clue they ARE even re-makes. They know nothing of the original films OR the history of horror as a genre. They have no idea of the greats or the pioneers or which horror movies were the first to break certain barriers or anything of the sort and they claim to be horror fans. All they know is the stuff from THEIR lifetimes and nothing of what came before. If you're going to be involved in ANYTHING, albeit horror or movies in general or comic books or whatever your field of interest-you MUST know where it came from, how it started, who was a legend, who was not-all the little details that comprise the field. Not just have a limited knowledge and call yourself a 'fan'. Every day at work, i am surprised at what people DON'T know about horror or movies in general. They just DON'T get it and probably never will.

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HELLFIGHTER's picture

I DO have to laugh when people attach hidden meanings and symbolism to some movies in an effort to make them deeper than they are. Quite a few directors have laughed off, years later, "analysis" of things they had done when they were NOT really meaning anything more than the obvious on the screen. Until my English teachers death awhile back, we used to laugh because we had gotten into a serious argument over WAR AND PEACE, the novel. I thought it was just too much boring shite and of course to the teacher it was classic. It was revealed years later that the AUTHOR himself thought HIS OWN STORY was too boring, lol. Sometimes people make more of something than it IS.

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ladygaga1977's picture

 what really makes someone a true horror fan, i have seen alot of horror movies, but i am not as knowledge about the directors and all that as say hellfighter or klownz, but i still consider myself a horror fan.

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zombie_man's picture

Agreed, in a blog I posted a while ago, I think i called it Where did the Scary go, was simalare to what your saying. And I know saying that is kinda counterdicting because I love comic movies but never really were into the comics, but I will atleast I admitte I don't know the comics unlike the people who think they know it all.

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klownz's picture

hey up boss! glad you jumped onto this thread, i know what you mean with them people who claim to be true horror heads BUT havent a clue on the origins ................. am not talking about the casual fans just the people who think they know it all & they carnt know it all! with the combined knowledge of all the regulars here we would still be learning

but yea the kids who love them remakes but dont know the originals annoy me a bit to mate

i also hate the seasoned horror fans that dont help teach the younger like minded fans & instead pull them up on there lack of knowledge ............ i only recently started my hammer horror studies!

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HELLFIGHTER's picture

Well. For ME. A horror fan is simply someone who LOVES HORROR, be it movies or books. Just like there are people who GENUINELY LOVE movies, then there are people who are kinda CINEPHILES that have a lot of info on flicks from history to trivia, then there are the CINEMA HISTORIANS like the great Leonard Maltin (Leonard Maltin (born December 18, 1950) is an American film critic and historian, author of several mainstream books on cinema, focusing on nostalgic, celebratory narratives.) It would be unfair to try and push people away from horror AS FANS, cause they "dont meet the standard". I got into an argument once here because Sak and drymonema acted as if you should not join into discussions because you didnt "know certain things". This aint film school, nor a class, nor a pretentious gathering of snobs. Thats why I dont verbally challenge newbies here that want to talk about something many consider the "same old same" like NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET or whatever. If you heard it before, just dont engage, otherwise give your pros and cons.

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klownz's picture

with out a doubt you are a true horrorhead! & you have watched tones of bad ass films & i have seen all your blogs so i know for a fact!

my problem is with the people who may be like me & can spout facts & info left right & center not sharing & instead roll round forums like have the biggest dick in the horror forum!

i feed of horror info & learn shit loads from others SO  i like to spread the word

I FUCKING LOVE HORROR FANS! .......... just a few assholes think they are important or something ... like they made the genre!

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Spookster88's picture

Hey, mate-thanks for the kind words. I agree with what you say about the community interacting and teaching others so they can learn about horror-i don't have a problem with that at all. But at work, i try to educate people about the 'roots' of the genre and they shut me out and don't wanna hear it-they just think i'm a 'know-it-all' who thinks he's better than them. Just a couple weeks ago, in fact i was trying to educate one of my crew on Ray Harryhausen and the art of 'stop motion effects' vs. this modern 'CGI' crap. He just looked at me and called me an 'old man' and told me i needed to step into the 21st century-then i told HIM HE needed to take a trip back to the 1960s and 70's. It's the ignorant people that DON'T want to learn because to them it's not important enough. If you're going to discuss things with intelligence-you have to know what you're talking about. There are plenty oft hings i have no knowledge of-so i never get involved with conversations regarding them because i KNOW i'm going to sound like an idiot-if you're going to talk about something intelligently-you need to know WHAT you're talking about.

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