November 26, 2012

To his girlfriend...


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  1. I don't know about f**cked up horror movies, but everybody I knew who was a fan of the old Universal Studios horror movies turned out to be a pretty good person.

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    1. Yes. Tim Burton even made a nice short animated movie about you.

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    2. ....Oh, read too fast. Thought you were the fan yourself. Now I'm all disappointed (and my nice joke falls apart).

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  2. I have often had thoughts similiar to this, but not with straight up horror movies. I think kids need to watch much worse stuff than that. Stuff like The Brave Little Toaster and The Secrect of Nimh. Nightmare fuel that was MADE for kids.

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  3. Okay, I admit... that really would be kind of cool.
    Someone should make a really fucked up horror movie about that!

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  4. Yeah... I'd stop well before "effed up stuff" but I totally let my kids watch Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, Gremlins, Zim, Doctor Who and any other "kid friendly scary stuff" I can find...

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  5. Let's see now, what's more "fucked up", so called horror movies or these children stories:
    • An old woman luring children into her home so she can eat them
    • A young girl breaking into a home to eat their food and use their beds only to be chased and (possibly) eaten by the home's rightful owners
    • A young girl taking a perilous trip to her grandmother's home only to be attacked (and possibly) eaten by her grandmother's tormentor

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  6. Never take advice on raising kids from someone you wouldn't want your kids to grow up to be like.

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  7. Sears Poncho11/26/2012 1:16 PM

    Yeah! 'Cuz I hate it when little kids aren't 'cool' enough!

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  8. Paging Human Caterpillar... Human Caterpillar to the nursery, please.

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  9. Hey, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a classic! The sequel is just as good!

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  10. I grew up on Troma movies. I'd say I'm well-adjusted (maybe a teensy weensy neurotic, but that probably would have happened anyhow). I'm engaged to be married and am quite successful in my early academic life. However, I don't think it made me any cooler.

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    1. It didn't.

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    2. Thank you, anonymous. Your contributions to this comment thread are very valuable and I'm looking forward to hearing your opinion on future topics.

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  11. He looks like the sort of person you'd expect to hold that opinion.

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  12. I watched a ton of horror films when I was really young (I was describing events in the F13 and Halloween movies on the playground in the third grade and I was already a well versed veteran by then!). The key difference in my case is that my parents didn't "force" me to watch them. I loved them, but my nine year old daughter doesn't. Making children watch something that they don't want to watch is cruel, pure and simple.

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