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    Default torture scenes in movies

    we're watching the movie Senseless (2008) right now and watching it is making me downright queasy... there's something about torture scenes, even when they aren't real, that's really unsettling (not to mention my unfortunate habit of imagining sensations )

    I don't get it... why are there so many movies about torturing people anymore?! what's the point? do people get their kicks out of watching someone else experience physical pain?

    Anyone have any insight?
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    UGH. No insight.


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    Nope, can't help you there.
    WT is squeamish. I have to close my eyes when there's something gruesome in the movies. Someone has to tell me when it's safe for me to open my eyes.
    Plus they give me nightmares.
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    yeah... I don't get it... I guess other people don't have as graphic of imaginations or something... the movie wasn't my choice! I popped out of the room and came in to see some dude getting his tongue burned by an iron... I SO didn't want to see that
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    even reading about it made me tense up..
    rrrrr i can't do these either, ever!
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    yeah... I have the bad habit of covering my eyes, but then I'm too curious and peek between my fingers and then feel compelled to shreik about it

    I just saw some dude get his eyeball scooped out... I no longer want a snack

    WTF is wrong with people?!?!?
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    Those scenes are designed to make you feel distressed and I think that's a good thing as it allows you to go deeper into the movie when your emotions are tied into it.

    I dislike stupid violence in movies though. It has to serve an actual purpose for me.
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    yeah... this whole movie was about some guy being captured and tortured... that was the point of the movie! Unfortunatly, I've seen all of the Hostel and Saw movies and things of that sort... at times I think my friends are crazy

    if it's one incident and it works with the plot, it's ok, but for the whole fucking movie... :horor:
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    Yes, movies like Saw and whatever like that are not interesting for me.

    I bet you secretely want to scoop someones eyes out now!
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    But it will at least be poetic, I suppose...

    Hmm... But what if it does end well?
    Then I suppose it will be a different sort of poetry, a preferable sort...
    A sort I could become accustomed to...



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    Yes, movies like Saw and whatever like that are not interesting for me.

    I bet you secretly want to scoop someones eyes out now!
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    This will not end well...
    But it will at least be poetic, I suppose...

    Hmm... But what if it does end well?
    Then I suppose it will be a different sort of poetry, a preferable sort...
    A sort I could become accustomed to...



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