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The Return of the ALL-WEEKEND OPEN THREAD DANCE PARTY, Part 2

 

Now here’s a bar  – the one in the video clip above – that probably could benefit from having a ladies’ night once in a while.  (I rather doubt the ladies would really benefit, though.) That’s why it’s Ladies Night here at the second weekly WEEKEND OPEN THREAD DANCE PARTY! It is also Men’s Night. Everyone comments for free! Post about whatever the hell you want to post about, link to stuff by people you like, link to your own stuff, go wild!

The dance sequence in the video is taken from the dark and wonderful Belgian horror film Calvaire. Which brings me to the questions I’m going to use to start off the thread: Do you like horror movies? Why or why not? If you do, what are some of your favorites?

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Johnny Pez
9 years ago

Can’t stand them. Horror movies are totally not my bag, baby.

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
9 years ago

Horror movies are fun! I like psychological horror myself (gore is fine), and from this scene alone I can conclude that Calvaire might be my kind of movie. Course, it also reminds me of a Discovery Channel documentary about the agressive behavior of Penguins… soo…

The only movie that comes immediately to mind is The Shining (Kubrick) which made me fall in love with Jack Nicholson. That one scene, where the camera just zooms in on his face while he stares blankly into the distance, not blinking an eye? Instense.

Sarah
Sarah
9 years ago

Guys. Guys. I have had a pretty fucking crappy night. Some guy who I’ve been seeing, and who I REALLY REALLY LIKED, is apparently trying to break up with me by ignoring me. THIS PISSES ME OFF! And hurts my feelings. (Well, the whole situation is more complicated. But that’s what it comes down to.)

Why are people/feelings/relationships so hard? =[

To make me feel better I will post pictures of my hair looking totally rad.

I’m bald!
A bonus snake! =D
Pink and long! This one is old.
Blue and silver!
Orange and black!

Guys, make me feel better and tell me how awesome my hair is, kay? Thanks! =D

Sarah
Sarah
9 years ago

Oooh, I borked my html, lemme try that again.

I’m bald!
A bonus snake!

ozymandias
9 years ago

I’m currently freaking out because I’m going viral and now I am convinced that someone from my (very tiny) school will know who I am, read my posts on the guys I have crushes on and think I’m a creepy stalker. 🙁

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
9 years ago

Wow, Sarah, I’ve never seen so many hair-styles on one person before. That is quite impressive.

Also *massive comfort hug*.. I’ve only been through one breakup so far (out of two), and it sucked hard… Before the actual breakup there was a period of ignoring as well… I actually had to ask her friends what was going on before I found out. -_- Hope things work out one way or the other.

Sarah
Sarah
9 years ago

I wouldn’t worry about it too much, Ozy. I don’t think anything in your blog is too creepy/stalkery. And your school is supposed to be really liberal and hippy, right? I’m sure people will understand! And if they don’t, fuck ’em. Everyone has crushes! And get’s obsessed with them! And does dumb things about them!

ozymandias
9 years ago

You make a fair point. I did delete the post where I talk about all of my (honestly not that interesting) secrets, though, for reasons of paranoia, and I’m probably going to run through and edit anything really creepy, just to make myself feel better.

ozymandias
9 years ago

Also, Sarah, your hair is awesome, and anyone who breaks up that passive-aggressively deserves to not date someone as cool as you are. 🙂

ozymandias
9 years ago

Also (because I’m spammy tonight) it’s kind of amusing how many of the Boobz from the sidebar have taken up residence in my comment section…

Molly Ren
9 years ago

Oz, when life hands you traffic, put up blog ads. 😀

If y’all are sitting around as bored as I am, I found something I wrote a while back making fun of a PUA post on sluts. Also porn.

ozymandias
9 years ago

Hey, I made fun of that! So did Holly! This just gets passed around like a bad case of herpes…

Molly Ren
9 years ago

Oh, dang, did she? And here I thought I was being original… >< (Though this was probably before I started reading either of you with any frequency.)

Sarah
Sarah
9 years ago

Yay! Thanks Kirby and Ozy for the support! =3

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
9 years ago

@Sarah

Any time

@Molly Ren

But but but… How is can a woman stay so slutty if she continually buys all the many, many men she sleeps with lots of gifts? Wouldn’t that get expensive? I never knew being a slut was so costly…

Molly Ren
9 years ago

Also, I second Kirby’s comment on Sarah’s multiplicity of looks. I’d love to dye my hair someday, except I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to take time to give it the extra care it’d need afterwords. Maybe someday I’ll get extensions put in?

hellkell
hellkell
9 years ago

I’m OK with some horror, but not a fan like my husband. I saw the Exorcist at 10 and that pretty much scared the shit outta me and turned me off the genre.

Sarah, that dude is a tool, ignore him right back.

I caught a cold from someone at work, gonna turn in early (total life in the fast lane here right now). Have a great Friday night!

katz
9 years ago

Sarah, I’m sorry things are going so crappy for you.

Your hair is awesome, though! I am proud of any girl who is willing to do crazy hair stuff. I will definitely shave my head someday.

Ami Angelwings
9 years ago

Ahhh I just got home! Dx *gives Sarah BIG BIG BIG HUGS*

you alrdy know I think you’er awesome and amazingly smexy tho -_^

Hippodameia
Hippodameia
9 years ago

It depends on the kind of horror involved. I like vampire movies because vampires are relatively “safe” monsters: they have to be invited in, they have all sorts of well-documented vulnerabilities, if you pour gain on their doorstpes they have to count it all before they can go inside . . .

I like horror movies where the characters are at least given a fighting chance. I hate movies like “The Grudge” where people just have bad luck and die horribly. If I want to see that I can watch the news.

Ami Angelwings
9 years ago

@Molly Ren that “slut” list is hilarious xD Do you have to be all of these things or only one of them? o_O (the “she’s black” confused the f- out of me xD so if it’s all, that means there’s a lot of ppl who aren’t sluts, and if it’s only one, then ALL black women are sluts? o_O also the condom thing is very scarily ignorant -_-)

ozymandias
9 years ago

I thiiiink what stupid-dude meant is that the more traits of this sort a woman has the more sex partners she is likely to have. Of course, what it boils down to is “horny women have more sex” and “random sexist stereotypes.”

darksidecat
9 years ago

Maybe they don’t want a ladies night, maybe its a bar for bears, and redneck gay guys, and redneck bears…

As to horror movies, zombie films exempted (because I love those to a disturbing degree), I only like a few of them. I do not find them scary usually, so I tend to like those with a good suspense/drama plot that fall into horror more by being morbid than by fitting into the usual tropes of the genre or ridiculous B movies. The latter is why I refuse to watch horror movies based on real life stories, because I like to mock and laugh at horror movies and it makes me feel bad about myself if I do it to real people’s suffering. I often like Korean horror movies too, because they are often plot intense, unlike most US horror movies.

*mild spoilers ahead* One horror movie that did catch me off guard and legitimately freak me out was a Korean film called “Save the Green Planet”. I went into it with no expectations, and the start of the film made it seem like a slightly dark comedy and the film started out with a neat version of “Somewhere over the Rainbow”. But, eventually, the film just spiraled into gory hell after you had gotten attached to characters who turned out to be really twisted individuals. Yep, a film that starts out with Somewhere over the Rainbow and has a dog eating human flesh before it is over. That was a fucked up movie. I highly recommend it.

Molly Ren
9 years ago

My scariest horror movie experience was when I worked as a maid in a large hotel. I was doing the usual menial tasks, bored out of my gord. After being told I wasn’t allowed an iPod, I started turning on the TV. One day The Ring was on, and, unable to help myself, I watched nearly the entire thing, turning the TV to the same channel as I moved from room to room. Since it was a huge hotel, I was entirely alone for my hours-long shift, and by the time I’d gotten to my last room I was terrified a dripping wet chick was going to be behind every closet door and in every dark bathroom.

So yeah, I don’t do real well with horror movies.

Sarah
Sarah
9 years ago

I like suspense type horror fills alright if I have some to hold me while I’m watching them. But gory-type films of any sort are a big no-no for me! I almost walked out of Inglorious Bastards, it made me so sick. But I love camp type horror films! Or camp of any sort! Give me a so-bad-it’s-good any day of the week! =D

And, Molly, everyone’s hair is different so I can’t really speak to what kind of care your hair needs, but the aftercare on my hair was relatively simple! I only bleached any part of my hair once, and then I used high-quality dyes (I had to mix them together to get some of the colors I wanted. So in the end I never actually got the color I really wanted, but it always came out great!) and I bought shampoo and conditioner for color-treated hair. And then I just didn’t actually wash my hair very much, but conditioned it often. And my hair stayed surprisingly soft and nice! But after dozens of repeated dyings it was still so damaged I just shaved it off. =p

And I did all of the dye stuff myself! I’m really proud of that fact!

Also, I am now a strong supporter of bald women. Bald chicks are hot! Shaving my head was such a fun experience, I’m probably going to do it every few years! Just not in the winter again… my head got cold…

And you guys rock as my dating and sex life support group! <3

thefemalespectator
9 years ago

DSK–you’re right about the Korean horror movies (though I have not seen “Green Planet”)! In school there was a handful of guys I would get together with on Friday nights to watch horror movies. One of my friends was Korean and would bring all these cool imports over–I have no idea what any of them were called, but they were awesome.
Psychological horror’s more my thing but I’m not against gore. Our Friday night tagline: don’t get off the highway. Because bad shit always happens when you take a detour. Bad, awesome shit. Ah, good times…

thefemalespectator
9 years ago

Sorry, that would be DSC. Cuz I spell gud.

AbominableSnowPickle
AbominableSnowPickle
9 years ago

Long-time lurker, first time poster (natch^.^)!

I’m terrible with horror movies. I don’t know if I get too emotionally invested in the characters or what, but they always disturb me greatly. I’ve screamed loudly IN THE THEATRE at two different scary movies (The Ring and Jeeper Creepers)…everyone laughed at me, but it was dark so no one really knew who it was >.< I think that's the problem, I get too into them and so when something bad happens I experience it on a deeper level than most other people. Aand, I just don't like them all that much…I like some of them, but most of them aren't really my thing. I usually stick to comedies, action flicks, and other genres.

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
9 years ago

I always wondered why, in slasher-horror movies, the main charactors are always compelled to lock themselves into a tiny room, like a closet, or always climb stairs to the roof rather than, you know.. go outside…

ozymandias
9 years ago

I can’t stand horror, because I always have too much empathy for characters. So when people are all mildly scared, I am literally crying from fear. Similarly, watching There’s Something About Mary leaves me curled in the ball in the fetal position being all “they’re being so EMBARRASSED! I feel so bad for them.”

Sarah
Sarah
9 years ago

Hahah. Ozy, that’s so cute! =3

Ami Angelwings
9 years ago

I hate horror movies -_- They frighten the crumbs out of me xD Unless it’s like… Alien… do those movies count as horror movies? o_O Cuz then I like the Alien movies :3

PosterformerlyknownasElizabeth
PosterformerlyknownasElizabeth
9 years ago

*wanders on* My Terry Jones DVD set came in so tonight is a nifty fun time of watching these wacky explanations of history.

And my new roommate has arrived so the Great Big Book Moveathon will be occurring this weekend.

thefemalespectator
9 years ago

Wow, you guys are way nicer than I am. I have no sympathy for characters in horror movies primarily because they insist on engaging in the behaviors kirby mentions (while screaming and running in high heels, usually). Oh, Blair Witch Project, that was good. Since this is an open thread: what are the movies that have made people cry? Mine are: American Tail, Frankenstein (with Robert De Niro), Shine, The Elephant Man, and The Fall (Tarsem Singh is awesome!!! I just rewatched The Cell, but I think The Fall is actually better).

Ami Angelwings
9 years ago

Honestly? >_>;;;

The end of Rocky xD When Rocky and Apollo just keep going and going.. it makes me cry >_>;; But then I’m v into sports drama xD

Fatman
Fatman
9 years ago

The last horror movie I watched was The Ring, and it scared the fuck out of me. After watching it we went over to a friends house. This friend managed the vintage clothing store where I worked at the time and so had access to a great deal of interesting clothing. Well she also had a copy of a promotional video that the studio had sent out to as a marketing thing for the film, which contained just the weird video clip featured in the film. Someone decided we need to watch it. Meanwhile in the other room a short, slim friend of ours was putting on a floor length vintage white nightgown and a black wig, worn backwards. As soon as the clip faded to static she lunged jerkily into the room in the flickering light, straight at the sofa I was sitting on. Both the man sitting next to me and I vaulted over the back of the sofa and leap to our feet in full fight or flight mode. It was hilarious once I recovered from the shock, but the incident also convinced me that maybe horror movies make me a little too jumpy.

Pam
Pam
9 years ago

Ooooooooooooo, I [heart] horror flix!! And they are so versatile….. some really bad B flix can substitute as comedies, whereas really bad comedies are stuck being really bad comedies.

A few of my more favourite horror flix are Below, 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later.

@kirbywarp,
“…or always climb stairs to the roof…”
I’ve always wondered about this one, too, and it happens not only in horror flix, but action/adventure ones.

amandajane5
amandajane5
9 years ago

The only horror movie I own is The Craft, though I still have to shut my eyes for the toilet-full-of-snakes scene. I can’t stand snakes.

I cry over practically anything, though. Who doesn’t cry when Bambi’s mom is killed?

Johnny Pez
9 years ago

Who doesn’t cry when Bambi’s mom is killed?

Dick Cheney. You just know he’s rooting for the hunter.

AbsintheDexterous
9 years ago

I’m not a horror fan, but I have seen a few. The most recent one was The Wicker Man, the original one. I don’t want to watch the remake, as it sounds incredibly painfully stupid for me to watch. My boyfriend and friend love horror. Oh, Blood On Statan’s Claw was pretty great too. They loved it, my friend wrote a song based on the movie, and the video that they’re doing for the song sounds cool.

I like action films, drama, stuff like that. Well, when I watch movies, that is. I’m not a big movie person. I prefer TV shows – I can actually sit through a whole season of say, True Blood, but not an hour and a half movie. Don’t know why that is, but that’s kinda just a quirk of mine.

And Sarah, I’m not just saying this to make you feel better, but you really rock the bald look! It’s all awesome, but the bald look does look good on you.

Molly Ren
9 years ago

I cried during The Fall too!

My mom cried during the end of 101 Dalmatians once because she loves dogs.

I also get something in my eye whenever I re-watch the episode where the Doctor says his final goodbye to Rose… > >

theLaplaceDemon
theLaplaceDemon
9 years ago

“I also get something in my eye whenever I re-watch the episode where the Doctor says his final goodbye to Rose… > >”

That.

I feel pretty neutral about horror movies, usually. I don’t mind scary, but I find a lot of them to be just too formulaic. I did really like Quarantine, and 28 Days Later. And last night I watched Shutter Island and that was pretty cool (though I guess it’s more of a mystery-suspense deal than horror) and it was decent.

Plymouth
Plymouth
9 years ago

Looooove horror movies! Especially zombie and vampire movies. And pretty much anything based on a Stephen King novel (though moreso his older stuff). I don’t really like psycho-killer-slasher movies though. One of my favorite horror movies of all time is actually The Omen (the original not the remake) which I find not exactly scary but definitely freaky. But my absolute favorite movie is Videodrome.

I still haven’t seen The Ring.

Alex
9 years ago

I like movies that scare me; I do not like movies that just gross me out and wonder what the hell is wrong with the people who made it. I can handle blood, lots of blood, but I can’t watch people or animals being burned alive, skinned alive, gutted alive, squeezed through a much too tiny hole alive or boiled alive. Other than that, I love scary movies!

Captain Bathrobe
Captain Bathrobe
9 years ago

New gravitar test

Captain Bathrobe
Captain Bathrobe
9 years ago

Again?

Captain Bathrobe
Captain Bathrobe
9 years ago

I used to make amateur splatter films when I was.in high school. Good times.

Bee
Bee
9 years ago

I love unrealistic/funny horror movies, and also love scary/gross horror movies, although after seeing the latter, I kind of walk around in a daze for the next few days, afraid to look in any mirrors (for some reason), or be alone, etc.

The last good funny horror movie I saw was Jigoku, which I totally recommend for anyone who hasn’t seen it and likes hell and/or vintage Japanese horror.

zombie rotten mcdonald
zombie rotten mcdonald
9 years ago

OF COURSE I love horror movies. Zombie, ya no?

Although like David says, most of them don’t seem to be scary. Nowadays, it seems a lot of moviemakers just make it gory and call it a day.

I always found it surprising that one of the movies that scared me the most was the TV version of It. Tim Curry was so good as Pennywise. Although the ending was not so good.