When I recently attended a very late showing of Dead Silence, I was amazed, appalled, and annoyed that a couple had brought in their baby. A baby. I wasn't annoyed that the baby cried now and then, I was annoyed that they thought it's okay to bring a baby to a horror movie.
It's not. Even if a baby isn't fully conscious of the action on screen, he or she can still hear it. And many horror movies, especially R-rated ones, are very loud and filled with unsettling music and noise that's simply not healthy for a baby or young child to experience.
Dumb and dumber doesn't even cover the mindlessness of parents taking babies and very young children to horror movies, let alone R-rated ones.
When I read this Arizona Daily Star article on the subject, I couldn't help but think how scared that 4-year old boy was, and probably will be for a long time. It's judgment-impaired parents like these that give horror movies a bad reputation.
It's obviously true because young kids hates horror movies very much.
Posted by: Spike Enriquez | October 23, 2007 at 03:30 PM
Perhaps the parents were conducting a bizarre experiment to see if they could condition the kid to withstand such horrible images? That way, the kid might be less prone to nightmares due to scary movies. I've known people over the years who've watched horror movies from a young age -- generally 6 years old -- and it helped them enjoy the movies much more as they grew up.
On the other hand, what kind of screwy parents take a 4 year old to a supposed gory horror movie?!
Posted by: Mr Chin | April 02, 2007 at 02:14 PM