@jayeless I don't want to let that stuff into my brain… I have enough trouble when some story of abuse of animals or humans breaches my shields. Re animals and humans — I am SO immensely glad others will tackle those things, because they need to be dealt with. My capabilities lie in other areas.
@jayeless I am always interested to hear about others likes/dislikes/tolerances of horror movies and such. I always have to tread carefully as certain things will stick in my head - and it doesn't have to be from the horror genre per se.
Cruelty in all its forms probably sums up what I can't deal with. So there are even things I read or saw years ago that I still can't unread or unsee.
On the other hand, I enjoy a good creepy story...
@Cheri in theory I like the idea of being scared in small doses - if only my imagination wasn't still running with it days later, ready to catch me out when I least expect it 😂
Interesting what you say about true crime. I feel very uncomfortable with the explosion of the genre. But I equally have to admit I have 'enjoyed' some true crime podcasts. Usually those which are highlighting a miscarriage of justice or similar. Or are genuinely seeking justice for someone.
If I get a sniff of exploitation or the all to common 'beautiful corpse' vibe, I steer well clear.
@jayeless I feel exactly the same. When I was a teenager I always gave in to peer pressure and watched horror movies with my friends. It would always be followed by a week of anxiety, nightmares or sleepless nights. Nowadays I simply think: I already suffer from anxiety, what's the point or the pleasure in inflicting more? I steer clear from TV during this season, to be honest.
@Cheri @strandlines I can enjoy "true crime" if the focus is more on highlighting corruption, or a botched investigation/miscarriage of justice, as well. If the focus is just on cruelty, then yeah, I find that super offputting too 😬 In fiction my tolerance level is a lot higher but I will still reach a point where I go, "No, this is just sick," and I'll be too repulsed to keep reading. It probably depends on the author's treatment of the topic, too.
@jean @Portufraise @maique Good to see I'm far from alone in not really liking the genre! There's definitely so much other good stuff to watch, no need to subject myself to horror 😛 I'll also be kinda relieved to see the back of the Halloween advertising.
@hjertnes Yeah, I know what you mean, and I feel much the same.