Horror Movies are Bad

Eva Smedeby, Staff Writer

From the infamous Conjuring series to The Nightmare on Elm Street, horror movies definitely live up to their name of causing horrifying terrors to their viewers. But movies, no matter what genre are supposed to cause a reaction out of their audience right? So this feeling of fear and distress is meant to happen after watching this type of genre, but do Horror Movies just take this whole ‘horror thing’ too far?

Say you’re at a friends house. You’re probably having some snacks and talking about whatever comes to mind when you eventually decide to watch a Horror Movie.

If you don’t have your blanket over your head the whole time you’re probably staring wide-eyed at the screen waiting for the next jump scare. Yeah, it may seem exciting in the moment just hanging out with friends and watching a scary movie but have fun trying to sleep that same night.

If you are one of the lucky ones, maybe you still are able to get some shut-eye throughout the night, but the odds are that you probably closed your closet door and checked under your bed, at least once.

The whole idea of horror movies are one of those ‘in the moment’ things where it’s fun while your watching it but afterwards, not so much. They will constantly have you yelling at the screen screaming “no turn around!” to the protagonist of the movie who probably has a mass murderer behind them.

Not only do Horror Movies cause lack of much needed sleep and create a habit of being housebound but also can cause a long lasting image in your mind that isn’t so pretty.”

It’s even worse that the genre demonstrates situations that could actually happen in real-life which will only add on to your all-nighters and most likely lead to you choosing to be less outgoing to avoid the frightening situation in the movie.

Not only do Horror Movies cause lack of much needed sleep and create a habit of being housebound but also can cause a long lasting image in your mind that isn’t so pretty.

Whether it’s a gory death scene or some sort of exorcism shenanigans, events so terrifying can really leave an imprint in your brain that’s hard to rid of. Your sleepless nights will carry on for weeks even months in advance, as the gory images keep replaying through your head.

Let’s not even start about watching a Horror Movie alone. Say goodbye to your own space and hello parents’ room for the rest of the month.

All this added stress watching a Horror Movie can cause is very unhealthy, and as your health is the key to living, why would you intentionally risk it to watch an hour or two of a frivolous motion picture?

All in all, if you are one of the select few people who can handle a horror movie without being affected whatsoever I really appreciate you, but for the rest of us, I can’t help but stress enough how dumb of an idea watching a Horror Movie really is as the indefinite consequences really aren’t worth it.