I’m game for Phoonk 2

Bollywood Horror director Ram Gopal Varma has offered $10 000 to the person who can sit through his new film Phoonk 2, alone, till the closing credits, hooked up to medical equipment and a camera rig.  Although it seems he’s tried this publicity stunt before (read more here) with questionable intent, his film is certainly making news. You can watch the trailer here.

To me it doesn’t look all that different from the spate of evil-adolescent-ghost films we’ve seen coming out of Japan in recent decades. But it got me to thinking – what would make me stop watching? Where’s my limit?

So I’m curious: have you ever walked out of or tuned off a horror film? Which one?

Share your stories with us!


10 Responses to “I’m game for Phoonk 2”

  1. As long as it isn’t like this – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wouG4GpL1-I
    … you watched it, you can’t unwatch it….

    I walked out on Friday the Thirteenth, when I was 12-ish over a friend’s slumber party. Mind you, it was my first horror movie.
    I stopped watching a movie on SBS which had one child accidentally and then on purpose killing another child – because it was too realistic. Don’t know what it was called.
    I don’t watch realistic violence or tortureporn – I have problems watching parts of the new Spartacus series which is very gratuitous.

    I like horror, but I don’t like gore – especially if it’s realistic. The more modern the movie, the more medical research they seem to put into it unfortunatley.

  2. Ok that clip is truly scary! Is there a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to My Little Ponies (SPCMLP)? There should be!!

    Like most viewers I also have particular likes and dislikes when it comes to horror. I don’t mind gore (the sillier the better!) but I don’t like tortureporn either (this is not to say that Saw doesn’t have its strengths as a narrative – it just isn’t my cup of tea).

    I think it all goes back to the story for me – if the gore or violence is driving an interesting narrative then I’m ok – if it’s just for the sake of it – I don’t see the point. I get bored easily!

  3. Ok, this is me remember. I have enough trouble walking into a horror film, let alone out but I had to step out of the Cell and get some fresh air. It wasn’t the horror so much as the child abuse implications that I couldn’t stomach.

    I still stand as having the high moral ground over the boys. After being teased about not going to see mirrors with them, they both walked out. Ha!

    • I remember you mentioning this before (assuming your non d’plume is for this person).

      I bought the Cell DVD – not because I liked the horror elements or thought the story was well done (or that the film was actuall a goood film) – but because of the visuals and the potential use of it in an FMV at some later point (fan music video).

  4. Mirrors is still on my ‘to watch’ list – and not just because Kiefer Sutherland is in it – though that helps!

  5. I nearly walked out of Irreversible because of the graphic rape scene. Also Reservoir Dogs was hard to watch (it was shocking at the time, but has become pretty tame now) and left me from sore arms from gripping the seat too tightly. I broke my glasses during Arachnaphobia due to swatting away an imaginary spider.

    But I always make it through to the end. That’s a matter of pride.

    • I found that scene in Reservoir Dogs a bit hard to watch myself at the time.

      More recently I had difficulty watching Pathology (which stars Milo from Heroes) -http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0964539/
      Story was good, but it was a bit too gorey.

  6. I have to admit to really liking Reservoir Dogs – but I know the scene you’re talking about and it is quite confronting. I think of it every time I hear the song that was playing in the background…stuck in the middle with you….

    • I do like the dichotomy in horror (and other movie/tv shows) of music and visuals that crops up now and then. Such as musak and zombies, or classical music and explosions.

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