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Love Of Horror

Most people love being frightend by horror films or novels, but horror is such a broad subject with many genres. What really scares you? (Some questions allow multiple answers).
Which horror format is most able to scare you?
Film / Movie
Book
Both equally
What type of horror novel or film do you watch/read the most?
Monsters / Vampires / Zombies
Ghosts / Hauntings
Devil / Demons
Gore
The Unknown
Serial Killers / Murder
"Hide and Seek" / Being Hunted
How relevant and enjoyable is sex to a horror novel or film?
Not relevant, I don't want it
OK in moderation
Don't Care
I love sex with my horror!
The more perverted the better
Is it true that real horror is more powerful when left to the mind of the reader or viewer?
Yes
No
Don't know
Sometimes
Do you think that there is any totally origional subjects left for horror to explore, or has it all been done before?
There will always be new ground to cover
There are probably some origional themes left
Horror now is different slants on old themes
It's all been done before
Don't know
Generally speaking, are gender roles too stereotyped in horror films and novels?
Yes
No
Don't know
Would you be too scared to do a ouija board?
Yes, I'd be freaked out
No, I'd do it
I've done it
I wouldn't do it because thats for silly kids
I'm really interested in the occult anyway
I would object on religous/moral grounds
If you had the opportunity would you watch a genuine "snuff movie"?
No way would I watch it
Yes, I would watch it
Probably, but only out of curiosity
Don't know
Do you think that horror movies are too cliched.
Yes, it spoils them now
Yes, it's part of their charm
No
Which is the SCARIER film?
The Exorcist
Evil Dead
Don't Know
Which is the SCARIER film?
Rosemarys Baby
Dawn Of The Dead
Don't Know
Which is the SCARIER film?
Amityville
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Hellraiser
Demons
Don't Know
If you were a character in a horror film, what is your own personal worst case scenario?
Zombies
Vampires
Maniac / psycho / serial killer
Insects
Demons
Possession
Satanists
Virus / mutations
An unknown assailent / hunter
Madness
Being trapped
Anarchy
Cannibalism
Would you agree with the following: "Horror gives us the opportunity to vicariouly experience a situation that, in reality we may find offensive or distressing, but in the context of fiction it is acceptable to gain entertainment from it".
I agree
I don't agree
Don't know
Do you agree with the following: "There are some themes and images that should not be explored by horror fiction?"
I agree
I disagree
Don't Know
This poll was created on 2002-07-09 11:46:09 by Ed Pope