Do commercials for scary movies go too far?

Do commercials for scary movies go too far?

Falsepast Falsepast
Do you think commercials for scary movies are starting to go too far with scaring people? I think so.
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Yes
22  (28%)
No
50  (62%)
Other
8  (10%)
Total votes: 80
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10/02/2012
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MzGreenEyedLady MzGreenEyedLady
I think that they go too far. Because you really like what you see, but when you go waste $10 to see it, and it isn't anything like what you thought.
10/02/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
I'd say that it depends. If the movie is proportionally scary to the trailer, then no. If they show that the trailer is GHERIOTEFHOWIEFDORFIWH BREIFVN terrifying, but you get to the movie and they showed the only 3 parts in the trailer and the rest is stupid... Then I don't like that.
10/02/2012
panthercat23 panthercat23
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Originally posted by Ryuson
I'd say that it depends. If the movie is proportionally scary to the trailer, then no. If they show that the trailer is GHERIOTEFHOWIEFDORFIWH BREIFVN terrifying, but you get to the movie and they showed the only 3 parts in the trailer and the ...
I agree, if the movie only has like 1 scary seen and that is what the trail is then it pisses me off. Don't misportray the movie.
10/02/2012
satinlady550 satinlady550
Quote:
Originally posted by Falsepast
Do you think commercials for scary movies are starting to go too far with scaring people? I think so.
They are just trying to lure people into the movie theater
10/02/2012
Mwar Mwar
Some movies do, I think.

I know I'm a chicken, but if a preview can scare me, I only imagine what it does to a 5 year-old.
10/02/2012
llellsee llellsee
I think they feel its getting harder and harder to scare people.
10/02/2012
Beck Beck
It's Halloween time, all the scary movies come out about now. There is a horror festival and everything. That is why there are so many "scary" movies and trailers.

I don't think they take it to far at all. I love scary movies. I like gore. I watch it on a daily basis. I've watched some super gory stuff that there is no way it would have ever been in the theaters.

It's a parents job to make sure their 5 year old isn't sitting around watching horror movies or the trailers. I've never seen a horror movie commercial on cartoon network. Which is likely what the 5 year old is watching. Honestly, my 3 year old watches some stuff. He knows exactly what zombies are, vampires, and the Exorcist. It's fake and even he knows that. I think people get carried away with what we need to protect out children from. You don't want to protect them until the point that they have no idea what they should fear.
10/02/2012
Jimenko Jimenko
Most of them are fine, but there have been a few that push it a bit far for me.
10/02/2012
SelectZen SelectZen
I think they are trying harder but failing more. I mean almost all trailers just cut from one image to the next and flash a lot. I personally don't find it scary but maybe if you were younger or easily scared.
10/02/2012
Shayla Shayla
Quote:
Originally posted by Falsepast
Do you think commercials for scary movies are starting to go too far with scaring people? I think so.
seems like they put the best and scariest parts of the movie in the trailers...then you watch the movie and your like "what the ****? i thought this was supposed to be scary?"
10/02/2012
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
*shrugs* I don't watch commercials.
10/02/2012
Billie Bones Billie Bones
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
I'd say that it depends. If the movie is proportionally scary to the trailer, then no. If they show that the trailer is GHERIOTEFHOWIEFDORFIWH BREIFVN terrifying, but you get to the movie and they showed the only 3 parts in the trailer and the ...
Right??? Totally agree with this.
10/02/2012
Badass Badass
I think if the movie is gonna be scary, the trailer should depict that.
10/02/2012
Lavendar Lavendar
I think they go too far sometimes
10/02/2012
Boyfriend Boyfriend
I don't think so
10/02/2012
Leopard Kittie Leopard Kittie
no, i dont think they go too far. if im going to pay to see a movie, id like to see what its about, and if its actually going to be good. On the other hand, they do play these commercials durring the daytime, so kids are able to see them- which may not be such a great thing...
10/02/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I just hate the ones that say there based of a true story or claim to be the scariest movie ever.
10/02/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Falsepast
Do you think commercials for scary movies are starting to go too far with scaring people? I think so.
Always bores me.
10/02/2012
sugar&spikes sugar&spikes
Quote:
Originally posted by MzGreenEyedLady
I think that they go too far. Because you really like what you see, but when you go waste $10 to see it, and it isn't anything like what you thought.
i agree
10/02/2012
Sinfully Sinfully
Nope.
10/02/2012
Modern^Spank^Anthem Modern^Spank^Anthem
its always been about the sex
10/02/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I do but I hate scary movies
10/03/2012
GONE! GONE!
It's hard for me to say, because I'm not easily scared by movies.
10/03/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Quote:
Originally posted by MzGreenEyedLady
I think that they go too far. Because you really like what you see, but when you go waste $10 to see it, and it isn't anything like what you thought.
This...I hate it when they do that.
-_-
We rented some scary movie that had a kick ass trailer off our on demand a few months back and literally ALL the good parts were the ones in the trailer.
It's really disappointing actually.
10/03/2012
Leather & Lace Leather & Lace
No, it depends on the movie.
10/03/2012
Falsepast Falsepast
I really hate some of the new movie trailers. I gotta change the channel or mute it and look away cuz they are just too scary
10/03/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I don't think so. I hate trailors that show all the good parts and then the rest of the movie stinks.
10/03/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Quote:
Originally posted by Falsepast
Do you think commercials for scary movies are starting to go too far with scaring people? I think so.
Not at all
10/03/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by llellsee
I think they feel its getting harder and harder to scare people.
Many people are still sensitive, mainly because they avoid things like graphic horror movies, torture movies and slasher movies.

I know I can't stay in the room when commercials for "Saw" type movies come on. I'm sensitive and I have only seen one slasher movie in my life and it was horrible and scared the shit out of me. Being a nurse, I know that pain hurts and that some of the scenes in they types of movies would cause excruciating pain in people and some people tend to forget that the movie is depicting these horrible things being done to other human beings. I don't see how this can be entertaining. I don't find the suffering of other people entertaining. I've witnessed REAL people in REAL pain and it hurts my heart. I don't understand watching people in pain for entertainment.

My children are likewise, sensitive people and these commercials scare them as well.

Not everyone has intentionally desensitized themselves to violence, torture and graphic scenes of gross stuff. Many people still have empathy for other people and do care that these commercials go too far, especially when they show them during the day or during Prime Time television when younger children are still in the room.
10/03/2012
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