If you are dating a horror movie lover, Or are a horror movie lover dating someone that does not like horror movies, things can get a little awkward when thinking about watching a movie together. That simple activity can actually spawn resentment between you and your mate, But there are some things you can do to calmly warm up to, or get your significant other warmed up to some types of horror movies.
The first thing to do is figure out why you or your partner can not stand horror films, they may be because you find them boring or have no interest in gore, or maybe even do not like the very idea of people making horror pictures. If the dislike happens to be something deeply rooted into the psyche of the person, such as a personal trauma, you may not want to continue with this experiment. But if you do, here are some things to help you.
Find out what movie got you or your partner hooked on horror movies, chances are it was something old and not to gory. You might want to watch that movie with your partner and see what happens. It might make the person who does not like horror finally see what the attraction is behind it, or it might make the one addicted to horror reevaluate his or her taste in movies, since they probably have not seen that film in a long time and it might reset their likes.
If the horror film that started the love of the genre cannot be found find something that is not to gory or to bloody that you can watch together, also try to incorporate the likes of the non horror lover in the motion picture. If the one who does not like horror likes science fiction you might want to start with a film like Alien. If they like foreign films you might want to start with something like the classic Godzilla, and if they like dramas you might want to start with the original the Hills have eyes. In fact older horror pictures are usually a good start, as they have more stories and less gore involved with them.
Another thing you might want to look for is shock and anticipation without gore, as most people who are not horror lovers do not like horror because of the gore. The great feel of suspense might make one a bit anxious, but it can also bring up some buried emotions and fears deep inside of us that feel great to let out, and without the gore, they do not add new traumas to the person.
If all else fails do not push your partner to hard one way or the other, There are other activities you can enjoy together besides cinema, but remember, if things do not work out between you and your partner it is for the best.