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Lunchtime Poll: Cinematic “Don’ts”

I’ll admit it: I can’t watch awkward comedies. The embarrassment factor seems to be a bit too much for me. I also can’t watch many action films, because they tend to stress me out. Considering modern conventions in movies, this severely limits my movie going – hence why I often simply say, “I don’t like movies.”

What are some cinematic don’ts that are deal breakers in your movie and TV watching?

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I can’t watch 99% of horror movies. I love the Resident Evil series and the Alien and Predator series but that’s because they aren’t actually scary. I really consider them action horror that are pretty light on the gore. And that’s what really irks me, gore. The Resident Evil series and zombie comedies are the only zombie movies I can handle. I tried to watch a George Romero movie and watched a zombie attack a guy’s wrist and I howled and clamped onto my hand like he’d done it to me. So yeah, can’t do horror. (I’m super picky on comedy. I’ll watch awkward comedy and I share in the embarrassment as well and usually look away)

I can’t do a lot of gratuitous horror movies or the Friday the 13th ones or anything like that. Like how can a zombie killer person keep coming back? All you’d have to do is get a Catholic priest to take care of that and be done with it. I just can’t do horror or stupidity.

Spooky horror movies are good, though. But there always has to be that factor of reassurance for me, or else all bets are off.

I too get awful secondhand embarrassment watching movies and TV shows. As much as I wanted to support a mostly female cast, I couldn’t sit through Bridesmaids and I’m sorry, I can’t sit through much of Arrested Development. It was the same with Seinfeld back in the day (I actually kind of hate that show).

Also, I absolutely can’t handle horror, especially with spiritual connotations (thanks evangelical upbringing).

I forgot horror movies! I can’t watch them anymore, I get too creeped out.

And the embarassment comedies…. I’m glad i’m not the only one. I do not react well to those. It just makes me think of either all the embarassing things I’ve done, which is uber stressful. Or I think of what I would do in that situation, which is also stressful. Overall- I do a lot of covering my eyes and not a lot of laughing :)

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