I just wanted to talk in brief on how in some monster horror films that aren’t apocalyptic, there’s always that lone surviving human that makes it out alive.
Because yes it is fiction, but think about it, after the human dealt with a monstrous force of unknown origin with a bunch of other humans that died, that one human made it out alive.
You can’t tell that person isn’t mentally losing their shit over the lost of their family or friends after coming into contact with something monstrously non-human?
Then that person escapes to lead a happier life. Dude, just lost their family or friends and has to go through life knowing that crazy shit happened and it was outside their powers.
Like this one movie, The Ritual, one of the guys lived while the others died.
How is he going to explain that to his family and the family and lovers’ of his friends? He either has no choice but to not tell them even though they want to know what the hell happened.
It soon becomes a matter of the person who survived that saying “I’ve seen some shit, I’ve been through some shit, and I don’t want to talk about the shit.”
I know, I know I am reading way too much into. I actually like monster movies where nobody lives and survives after it all. Then some other people come to figure out why and what happened only to meet the same twisted fate.
Don’t get me wrong I love the Ritual and The Void (cosmic horror) greatly. It just bugs me how the one or two survivors have to in a sense move on from dealing with a type of craziness that humans are even capable of dealing with.
Anyway, what are some of your horror movie gripes? Things in horror films that bug you and causes you to overthink… a lot or enough.
Generally I hate when the parents don’t believe the children or are concerned for their mental stability in movies like Grimmcutty. Even if there isn’t a scary creature running around the neighborhood killing people and traumatizing the surviors, the callous attitude doesn’t make sense.
I don’t watch a bunch of them because I can’t stand jump-scares and gore isn’t scary, it’s just gross.
My gripe would be instead of the “white family buys a haunted house and just lives with it because they be dumb” why isn’t some slum haunted, somewhere where people cannot afford to get away as it takes over their neighborhood.