I want to be scared, but not grossed out.
October 25, 2010 1:51 PM Subscribe
What are some horror movies that are scary, but not gross?
posted by threeturtles to media & arts (78 answers total) 92 users marked this as a favorite
I've always liked scary movies, but I'm also a wimp. I like classic horror movies and suspense, but I can't gore fests. Anything featuring graphic harm to the human body, at least in a way that shows the inside of the body is completely out of the question. (I have to hide under a blanket during surgery scenes in medical shows, too.)
For an example, I really enjoyed The Ring for the suspenseful creepiness without really any gore. Violence in and of itself doesn't really bother me. Kill Bill is one of my favorite films. But it's the destruction of people's bodies as horror that I can't stand. And I hate being spoiled for movies, so I tend to avoid all horror films since I'm afraid I'll be traumatized by something unexpectedly. An example of a movie that traumatised me: Seven.
So, since it's timely, recommend me some movies I might like.
(More favorite movies: Psycho, Jaws, Alien, 28 Days Later)