Talk:2056: Horror Movies

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Horror is about my least favorite genre of film. Westerns rank around the same. I find both pretty boring, though there are some suspense films, when done right, that I do like. -boB (talk) 17:55, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

I agree about horror but the Western A Fistful of Dollars and some more by Sergio Leone are on my personal top movie list. --Dgbrt (talk) 18:02, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
Actually, I can enjoy almost any genre if its a humorous spoof of the genre. I love Blazing Saddles, for example. And there are rare examples in genres that can appeal to outsiders. I may have to give Sergio Leone's movies a try. -boB (talk) 18:13, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
Oh, from the Dollars Trilogy you should start with the third, running three hours and still the best. And for comedy horror this is a widely unknown great one: Little Shop of Horrors (film). Check the cast. --Dgbrt (talk) 19:00, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Early XKCD issues frequently referenced Randall's fear of velociraptors. There hasn't been a reference to this fear in many years though. Did Randall forget this trope? Is he no longer scared of dinosaurs? 19:55, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

It could be he hasn't encountered a velociraptor recently and has therefore lost his fear. -boB (talk) 21:04, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
It could also be he has encountered a velociraptor recently but she was friendly and assured him humans are not among her prey list and she just eats evil T-rex professors who screw around with the speed of light. 10:47, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

I understand the idea: I don't care about horrors, but I like fantasy and sci-fi movies and was never stopped by someone classifying some fantasy/sci-fi movie as horror ... like in case of Dracula, Frankenstein, The Exorcist ... or Underworld, Constantine, Alien ... wait, is Alien classified as horror or not? -- Hkmaly (talk) 22:34, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Alien is quite surely a horror movie, I would say. Aliens (=the second movie) sets a different tone and includes elements of an action movie. Sebastian -- 06:47, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
You'd like Sunshine then. Personally, even that had too much horror for me. -- 11:17, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

If we take it as reverse analogy, the title text hints he didn't liked/watched the part where Jeff tried to convince the executives to build the park in the original movie, as it was observed as a Horror part for him. --Nachuo (talk) 06:41, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

I don't think the explanation should say that Randall is the one talking in the title text. I have to assume that that is still a conversation between Cueball and White Hat. I doubt Randall is talking to himself there... 14:26, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Haha, I'm totally with Randall on this one. I just don't get horror movies. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
--Sensorfire (talk) 17:40, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, I agree too, don’t much like horror movies, but have been intending to watch Jurassic Park for the science and dinosaurs, despite the horror theme. I think the part of the book that stuck with me the most was the idea of “what could they possibly be doing with THREE CRAY 1 SUPERCOMPUTERS?!” 😜 PotatoGod (talk) 18:41, 9 October 2018 (UTC)