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Re: Do YOU have any movie squicks?
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2012, 02:54:46 PM »
I forgot throat stuff. I suddenly become very conscious of my throat and have to cover it up.

Especially deep throat stuff. AAACK!!!
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Re: Do YOU have any movie squicks?
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2012, 03:12:09 PM »
I forgot throat stuff. I suddenly become very conscious of my throat and have to cover it up.

Don't watch Roadhouse.

Also, I don't understand not wanting to watch sex scenes. Half the time it's the only reason worth watching a movie.
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Re: Do YOU have any movie squicks?
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2012, 03:32:58 PM »
I forgot throat stuff. I suddenly become very conscious of my throat and have to cover it up.

Especially deep throat stuff. AAACK!!!

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Re: Do YOU have any movie squicks?
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2012, 06:02:23 PM »
Sex scenes are like action scenes - potentially pointless but fun in the moment.  Plus, you know, boobies.

I don't think I have any "squicks." I've seen plenty of films that trade in all manner of depravities that hasn't bothered me.  It's a movie, so I always have that layer of distance away from what's happening on screen.  Shit like Faces of Death though, that makes me mad.


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Re: Do YOU have any movie squicks?
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2012, 01:32:27 AM »
I don't think I have any, I'm not a fan of those 'guy is humiliated and beaten up for the whole movie but gets the girl in the end' comedies like There's Something About Mary or Forgetting Sarah Marshall because I just feel sorry for the person but that's probably it. 

I do often find the jokes about dead things funny (but I don't remember any specific ones from riffs) and I don't find animals being hurt any more or less disturbing than people being hurt but it's down to the movie and tone of the scene I suppose, again can't think of a movie where an animal was hurt that bothered me

I think these films likely could influence the behaviour of the already-deranged, so that's probably why I find them bothersome.

I don't let my dog talk to the neighbours for the same reason.
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Re: Do YOU have any movie squicks?
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2012, 10:14:07 AM »
Killing off children, there's enough of that on the news, don't need to see it in movies.

I'll never watch Alien3 mostly because the lazy writers killed off the little girl from Aliens, I almost stopped reading the book because of that.  How much more compelling would it have been if she survived the crash and needed to be protected throughout the film?  Would have made the ending much better that's for sure.

It's also the reason I can't understand people who gush over Pan's Labyrinth, people say it's so beautiful and great.  I found it dark and ugly, and that was before the ending that made me really hate that film.


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Re: Do YOU have any movie squicks?
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2012, 12:58:33 PM »
I can watch people getting killed left and right and it doesn't bother me.  But hurt an animal, or to see an amimal die, it's horrible.

That's why I refuse to watch Warhorse.

And Dragon Tatoo was horrible, and the newest Straw Dogs also killed a cat.  I guess its the filmmakers way of showing just how evil a character is by hurting a defenceless animal.
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Re: Do YOU have any movie squicks?
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2012, 05:24:53 PM »

And Dragon Tattoo was horrible, and the newest Straw Dogs also killed a cat.

Thanks for the warning.  And thanks to all of you who answered this thread.  I don't feel like such an oversensitive mental case anymore about this. Seriously, this has really helped me psychologically to know I'm not the only one who has this issue.
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Re: Do YOU have any movie squicks?
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2012, 05:28:49 PM »
I forgot throat stuff. I suddenly become very conscious of my throat and have to cover it up.

For some weird reason when I'm reading a book and this stuff comes up if the word "throat" is used it's scary, but when it's referred to as a "windpipe" it's squicky for me.  I guess it has something to do with the reduction of a human body to parts like plumbing instead of being something living...
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Re: Do YOU have any movie squicks?
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2012, 05:56:28 PM »
Physical suffering usually bores me, but intense emotional suffering tends to give me empathetic discomfort.


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Re: Do YOU have any movie squicks?
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2012, 06:21:46 PM »
Seeing little kids murdered in a movie is awful too and it bothers me.


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Re: Do YOU have any movie squicks?
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2012, 06:37:27 PM »
I don't think I have any, I'm not a fan of those 'guy is humiliated and beaten up for the whole movie but gets the girl in the end' comedies like There's Something About Mary or Forgetting Sarah Marshall because I just feel sorry for the person but that's probably it. 

I agree with this, though I think sometimes it is a dealbreaker.  There's something that really bothers me about a guy who not only gets it handed to him left and right, but then either digs himself in deeper trying to fix it, or keeps getting blamed for doing absolutely nothing wrong.  On the one hand, There's Something About Mary didn't bother me, but Meet the Parents pissed me off in ways I can't even describe.  Everyone told me how funny it was, when all I saw was Ben Stiller trying to be a good guy and getting screwed because the people around him were total unlikeable assholes.  And it doesn't have to be live action; I remember the segment of Animaniacs about the hero dog who kept saving the baby from danger and then getting blamed when he didn't deserve it really rubbed me the wrong way.  It doesn't make me cover my eyes or anything, but it is something that I can't stand in movies.

As for anything that makes me go, "Agh," I was thinking nothing really did these days...my big thing used to be people's faces melting or peeling off, but now I almost watch those just to spite my old fear of them (I've since gone on to watch and enjoy Return of the Living Dead numerous times despite running out of the room when I first saw the Tarman zombie before the age of 10).  But I will admit, any time an eye is in trouble does make me cringe.  For reasons even unknown to me, I can't even put a contact lens in without my eye clamping shut at the thought, so seeing things like, say, the one woman in Lucio Fulci's Zombie get her eye pulled slowly into a piece of wood gets to me...as did Final Destination 5's Lasik surgery bit (though mostly on the lead-up, since the actual zap was fairly laugh-inducing).

Animal violence doesn't bother me in films, and I say this having loved, cared for, and grown attached to numerous cats and dogs in the house over my life.  Anytime I see it happen now, all I can think of is that, in a movie where we see numerous people blown apart, murdered, maimed, or otherwise destroyed beyond measure, one dog dies and that's the death that's supposed to affect us most deeply.  But, on the other hand, there's usually a karmic bent to this, when somebody who does terrible things to a pet gets something even worse happening to them in return (Snakes on a Plane, anyone?).
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Re: Do YOU have any movie squicks?
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2012, 08:23:57 PM »
Animal violence doesn't bother me in films, and I say this having loved, cared for, and grown attached to numerous cats and dogs in the house over my life.  Anytime I see it happen now, all I can think of is that, in a movie where we see numerous people blown apart, murdered, maimed, or otherwise destroyed beyond measure, one dog dies and that's the death that's supposed to affect us most deeply.  But, on the other hand, there's usually a karmic bent to this, when somebody who does terrible things to a pet gets something even worse happening to them in return (Snakes on a Plane, anyone?).

This is one reason why I thought there must be something bent in my head to see people die in films with less squick-factor than cat death (although I do get just as squicked by human torture) - but when I think about it, the reason cat killing bothers me so deeply is that nary a cat in my life has ever done me wrong or run away from me. People, on the other hand, I have serious trust issues with.  I won't assume that none of this is my fault, and I'm not a yellow bellied blamestormer, but I've been abandoned and hurt by people, nearly killed by one once (though my survival instincts kicked into gear just in time) and in general the only unconditional love I ever received from a human being was from my mother.

But cats have been faultless and wonderful friends all my life.

There's also the factor that excepting Faces of Death and other vile snuff films, human murder is always fake, but there are movies - mostly older films, and foreign ones, now that the SPCA and ASPCA have clamped down on the film industry's treatment of animals - in which the cat deaths were not fake.
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Re: Do YOU have any movie squicks?
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2012, 08:41:13 PM »
I also think it has something to do with the fact that many of us have become so completely desensitized to fictional (and to some extent real) violent human death, whereas constant exposure to violent animal death (both real and fictionalized) is limited to a comparatively small segment of society.
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Re: Do YOU have any movie squicks?
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2012, 09:30:30 PM »
I don't like animal torture and death in films, especially against cats and dogs.

I used to really not like people's necks getting broken in films, especially with the cracking sound.  But then I learned that the foley guys use celery and other inanimate objects for the neck-cracking sounds, so it's not quite as bad.  Though I still am not the biggest fan of it.

Violence against teeth makes me very uncomfortable.  Especially that scene in Marathon Man where Babe gets his teeth drilled.  Yuck.  It makes me sick just thinking about it.

But the one thing that I hate and will not watch is physical, mental and sexual abuse against the physically and mentally disabled.  That is something that I cannot stand.  And to put it into a movie plot for cheap exploitation is unconscionable.  It's bad enough that people put it in films for shock value, but to think that people in real life take advantage of other people because of their disability/disabilities is just too disgusting and upsetting for me.