I don’t like horror movies, nor horror TV shows, nor any visual media with graphic violence. I don’t really like any movies rated above PG-13 and for this reason I don’t often go to the cinema and I don’t watch a lot of TV. There’s just too much graphic violence. Any time I see a human body splattered with blood, I have to turn away. I can’t watch that stuff. My stomach just can’t take it. Granted, The Creature From The Black Lagoon hardly qualifies for horror by today’s standards. But as a child, even those types of movies frightened me enough that I would have to cover my eyes or leave the room.
Here is an excerpt on the subject from gotquestions.org –
“Movies are a powerful medium, and they have a profound impact on culture. And the sad truth is that many movies these days, including those outside the scary “horror” genre, are either completely antithetical to Christian values or at the very least are at odds with God’s divine standard of holiness. As for most horror movies, their “entertainment” value often lies in their ability to titillate our youthful desire to be scared witless. The gruesome means by which moviemakers attempt to shock our consciences usually involves an abundance of carnage and bloodshed. The problem is, however, that it takes more and more to shock seared consciences these days, which means the level of depravity is continually on the rise to accommodate our increasing desensitization to hard-core gore and evil. All things considered, true Christians would likely find it difficult to enjoy the majority of today’s horror movies.
As we mature in our Christian walk, sin and evil should bother us more and more all the time. We are to be beacons of light in an ever-darkening world, striving to live a life that is holy and pleasing to God (Romans 12:1; 1 Thessalonians 2:12). Scripture tells us to be moral and pure, abhorring what is evil and to have our minds focused on things which are noble and pure, lovely and admirable, excellent and praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8), and that “whatever [we] do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). These verses should guide us daily in everything we do, including the movies we choose to see. How can it be possible to “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5) when we are at a horror movie laden with murder and mayhem and, essentially, being entertained by the very sins that Jesus Christ died for?”
You can read more at: http://www.gotquestions.org/Christian-horror-movies.html#ixzz3SaxPJCX2
I’m not trying to make anyone feel guilty, but simply trying to jar your thought processes. What movie would you feel comfortable inviting Jesus to come along with you to see?
My mug is full and raised high. Here’s to a new day of grace and peace!