My husband is watching Silent Hill. This, and another movie he watched recently, The Rapture (not exactly horror, but I found it horrific), had me thinking “I don’t like horror movies that feature children.”
So I’m not sure what bothers me about some movies and not others. To be honest, I really didn’t watch either movie — I was just in the room while they were on. Maybe if I’d actually been engaged in the story, the children in peril wouldn’t have bothered me so much, or the fact that it bothered me would have been a good thing because it made me think and react to the movie.
But right now, I’m just feeling like I do NOT want to see children in these traumatic situations, even if it’s not real.
UPDATE 7/24: OK, now he’s watching some Alien/Predator thing, and there’s a nursery full of babies and a woman about to give birth. I think it’s time for bed.