5 horror movies I will never watch

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Introduction 

We’ve all seen blog posts about the horror movies everyone should watch this year, along with blog posts showcasing what is on someone’s list; even I’ve written a blog post about the spooky shows and movies you should watch this month

I wanted to get involved with this blog post idea again, but with a twist! Today, I will share 5 horror movies that I will never, ever, ever watch. This blog post isn’t about picking each movie apart. Instead, I want to explain why I just can’t stomach some horror movies based on previous experience or just a fear. 

Enjoy! Feel free to share any horror movies you wouldn’t watch, for whatever reason, in the comments. 

5 horror movies I will never watch 

I will briefly explain each movie, based on a quick search on my streaming services or Google, and then explain why I will never watch each film. 

Prepare for some stories! 

Arachnophobia 1990 

This creepy-crawly film shows James Atherton as he captures two spiders from a new aggressive species of spiders. Chaos ensues as the fertile male spider escapes to Canaima in California, where it mates with a house spider. Hundreds of lethal spiders are produced, and this could be deadly for the town. 

I don’t care that this is classed as a horror-comedy; I am still not watching a film where spiders take centre stage. I genuinely thought I would grow out of the fear of spiders, but nope, it hasn’t happened. The moment I see a spider, I am out of the room. 

When I was younger, my dad would just grab spiders and release them outside. You read that right; he would just grab them with his hands. In those moments, Superman had nothing on my dad. 

I still scream/shout when I see a spider now. Recently, I saw a spider on my laundry basket in my bedroom. I ran out of the room and called for my partner. The spider ran under the bed, and I was fully convinced I’d be sleeping on the couch, as there was no chance I would sleep in a room with a massive spider. Luckily, my partner found it, but unfortunately, it did not make it outside. 

Please tell me someone else in their twenties is terrified of spiders? 

47 Meters down uncaged 2019 

This survival horror film is a standalone sequel to 47 Meters down (2017). The film follows two teenagers, Mia and Sasha, who are stepsisters. Sharks, drama and survival tactics follow as the girls battle to survive. 

Photo by Mile Ribeiro from Pexels

My reason for not watching this film doesn’t revolve around the horror aspect. Instead, it revolves around the water survival trope. For some reason, films involving water add a new level of anxiety. Plus, there are too many horrors involving sharks to count. 

Insidious: Chapter 3 2015

Insidious: Chapter 3 is a supernatural horror film that I will kindly pass on. While this film does not focus on the Lambert family, who were at the centre of the previous films, it does feature a new family. Quinn Brenner takes centre stage in this film, and after an accident, she experiences paranormal situations. 

I watched the first Insidious movie in 2010. I was around 14-15 years old. I’m 25 now and still have moments where I have to switch on the light as I remember the creepy red and black monster. The jump scares creeped me out, so there is no chance I will be watching any more Insidious films. 

The Descent 2005 

This 2005 film is described as a British adventure horror film featuring six thrill-seeking women struggling to survive in a cave system. Unfortunately, being trapped in a cave isn’t their only problem. Humanoid creatures reside in this unexplored caving system. Will they escape, or will the predators feed? 

While the concept of this film is intriguing, I could never watch it. The combination of tight spaces, dark caves and the fear of getting crushed, no thank you. I will pass on this jump-scare horror. 

Annabelle 2014

This 2014 supernatural horror features a rate vintage porcelain doll. The doll is presented as a gift from John Form to his pregnant wife, Mia. The doll in question is placed in the nursery as a gift for their first child. 

Unfortunately, a peaceful night does not ensue, as their neighbours experience a less than relaxed night. An attack takes place that changes the course of John and Mia’s life. A series of paranormal activities follow, and they all seem to revolve around the doll. 

Porcelain Doll
Photo by James Sutton from Pexels

When I was younger, my sister and I had these decorative porcelain dolls in our room. Each one had a little victorian outfit and a bonnet. Their blank eyes starred into your soul, no matter where you stood in the room. Safe to say, they freaked us out. When I visit my parents, some dolls still remain. 

The funny thing is, it’s only in recent years where my mum told us that she finds those porcelain dolls creepy, and she only kept them because she thought we loved them. It’s time for a clear out I think. 

I have attempted to watch Annabelle, but there is just something about the doll that I can’t stand. 

Summary 

Even though there are a few horror movies I will never watch, I still enjoy others. For some reason, I just can’t bring myself to watch any of these. 

I hope this post was entertaining and even made you laugh at certain points. 

Is there any horror films that are on your do not watch list? 

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      1. I love the silly parody shows like the Naked Gun series, Airplane and Austin Powers. Wayne’s World, and the Back to the Future movies are also some of my favourites. My all-time favourite movie, though is Forrest Gump which I suppose is more of a drama.

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      2. Wayne’s World and Back to the Future movies are great! I remember always watching the Back to the Future movies with my family, as my dad absolutely adored them.

        I also remember watching Forrest Gump at school, and I’m not sure for which lesson but, it was a memorable movie.

        Thank you for sharing. 😊

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  1. Haha cue a list of some of my favourite films (lol) I LOVE horror.
    Though I do totally get why people wouldn’t like them. I hated Arachnophobia, I’m terrified of spiders, and yeah, it didn’t go down well. (Though I did watch it with my Auntie who is also terrified of spiders and we laugh about it to this day!)
    I OWN three of these. And will probably watch them this month!
    I do like some non-scary Halloween viewing, today I watched Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie! 😀

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    1. I enjoy some horrors; I just can’t stand these ones, especially Arachnophobia. Any film that focuses on spiders is a big no for me. 😬

      My friend and I are having a horror movie marathon next weekend, but none of these movies will be on the watch list. 😂

      I love Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie! Most movies by Tim Burton are a hit with me. 😊

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  2. Love this TYD – I really enjoy my horrors (you’ve probably guessed by now) and there aren’t any on my “wouldn’t watch” list but I’m sure there’s some out there! I’ve only seen the final three on your list but I understand why, they’re all extremely jumpy! There are lots more I could recommend you don’t watch, but what would be the point in that?!

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    1. Thank you, Thomas! While I do like horrors, I wanted to mention some I just can’t stomach, especially the spiders one. 😂

      How about a different question – what is your favourite horror movie so far? 👻

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  3. I honestly love The Descent, but DO get people not wanting to watch it. It is usually the first thing that comes to mind when someone asks for a REALLY scary horror movie. It just feels and looks utterly uncomfortable, that when the horror element really starts to kick in, it is absolutely terrifying.

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