I tend to avoid gender differences like the plague, but this one has always intrigued me. Why do women love horror films so much more compared to men? I`ve probably... Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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please enlighten me on this gender difference

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2 months ago - Sunday 9/17/17 - 9:27:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
I tend to avoid gender differences like the plague, but this one has always intrigued me. Why do women love horror films so much more compared to men? I've probably said before that I work in male-dominated environments so i'm a bit skewed, but take the IT film. Every guy I asked almost scoffs when I ask if they are going to see it and all the women I know can't wait. I could just count this as a one off, but when I ask about horror films in general I get a lukewarm answer at best from men, and some women I know their eyes light up when I give them a chance to discuss some grizzly murder plot. I could just put this down to the individuals being who they are, but this feels very much a male/female thing.

I admit my sample size is ridiculously small, so be good to know if this is complete hogwash.
2 months ago - Sunday 9/17/17 - 9:31:10 AM EST (GMT-5)

I want to see IT.

But nobody else wants to go. Pussies.

2 months ago - Sunday 9/17/17 - 9:32:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
might just be your sample size

anytime a new horror movie comes out, the demographics do seem to be skewed more towards women, but never by very much
like it's audience was 51% female
the new annabelle was 52%
2 months ago - Sunday 9/17/17 - 9:56:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm surprised by that tbh. In my experience it's very much even.
2 months ago - Sunday 9/17/17 - 10:47:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
Safe adrenaline rush. Women tend to be survivors amd kick ass. Snuggling while watching?
2 months ago - Sunday 9/17/17 - 11:23:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
Watch littke girls at play (not too closely) They love screaming, being chased. Maybe it stems from how Daddies play games with their daughters. Pretending to be a monster and such.
2 months ago - Sunday 9/17/17 - 11:36:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 9/17/17 - 10:47:07 AM WonderLand42 wrote:
Safe adrenaline rush. Women tend to be survivors amd kick ass. Snuggling while watching?

This is an interesting angle.
2 months ago - Sunday 9/17/17 - 11:37:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
this is also not my experience
2 months ago - Sunday 9/17/17 - 12:37:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not my experience either.
2 months ago - Sunday 9/17/17 - 12:44:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Women like drama.
2 months ago - Sunday 9/17/17 - 1:00:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Maybe guys are more worried about showing fear so prefer to just not take the risk?

But again, in my experience it's very even.
2 months ago - Sunday 9/17/17 - 1:04:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it's more associated with youth than gender.

Again, depends the kind of horror. The gore/jump scare ones or the psychological one.
2 months ago - Sunday 9/17/17 - 1:29:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
mfw people say you can understand women.
2 months ago - Monday 9/18/17 - 12:51:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
im addicted to horror and i have three horror friends. two are male and one is female. i also follow horror folks on insta and i think most of the ones i follow are men.
2 months ago - Tuesday 9/19/17 - 11:27:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
1 month ago - Sunday 10/1/17 - 1:23:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
This has been a question that I have had for yeaaaars. Every woman in my family is into horror. None of the male members in my family like horror. The majority of my friends who are male, tend to stay away from horror, whereas I can't get enough of it, the scarier the better.

I read an article once that tried to possibly explain this? It stated that men are taught to be fearless, unafraid. So why would they put themselves in to a situation to feel fear? Whereas women are not taught that, and derive a sort of pleasure from it. Its psychological. The cerebralness of it all, for us. Men rather not go in that deep.
1 month ago - Sunday 10/1/17 - 1:46:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
I've seen it the other way, mostly.

Maybe because the crowd I ran with in my teens and twenties were the guys who liked punk, industrial, metal music. The kind who wore black and dyed their hair black. They all worshipped horror, maybe for the tinge of safe suburban satanism to go with their edgy lifestyles.

And I still know plenty of "regular dudes" that love horror movies too.

Based on anecdotes, I think it's probably 50/50 and just depends who you know.
1 month ago - Sunday 10/1/17 - 1:48:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
Another point, about IT:

I was hanging out with a group of 30 something year old guys last week and they were talking about the movie. Most mentioned that they weren't interested because they had nostalgia for the original movie and didn't want to spoil that with a new version.

1 month ago - Sunday 10/1/17 - 2:44:52 AM EST (GMT-5)

I still can't get anyone to go to see IT with me.

My daughter is coulrophobic, everyone else is just not interested.

I'm NOT going with another man.

Should I ask Roberta?
1 month ago - Sunday 10/1/17 - 3:51:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 10/1/17 - 2:44:52 AM Spratacus wrote:
. Should I ask Roberta?



No...
1 month ago - Sunday 10/1/17 - 4:51:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
Go with a dude and leave the empty bro seat space in between
1 month ago - Sunday 10/1/17 - 4:59:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
men don't go to the movies together? is this a thing?
1 month ago - Sunday 10/1/17 - 4:59:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah...you use that seat to put your popcorn
1 month ago - Sunday 10/1/17 - 5:03:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 10/1/17 - 4:59:39 AM j2moneyj2d2 wrote:
men don't go to the movies together? is this a thing?

masculinity is a fragile, delicate little thing
1 month ago - Sunday 10/1/17 - 9:05:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
My group of guy friends have always gone to movies together. My father in law and husband together often.

My husband and I both love horror. He can stand the super cheesy kind, I prefer the psychological thrillers. When we want t to watch a movie it's our go-to genre. Neither of us are into romantic movies and comedy has to be a certain flavor.

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