It’s a ‘found footage’ youtube channel about slenderman. It’s just so subtle and creepy that it stayed with me. Graphic horror doesn’t affect me quite as much as shows or movies where you are aware of something sinister being present, but you don’t really know where or what it is.
It’s entirely dependent on what you mean by scary. Under the whole umbrella term of ‘scary’ movies it would probably be Silence of the Lambs - although it’s not particularly scary, it’s just a brilliant movie. Very few movies actually scare me, so I tend to go for more gripping, original movies as opposed to strictly ‘scary’ films - MarbleHornets is really the only thing that’s really got to me, although it’s not a movie.
Well then I’m glad you are too :)
I follow thedeathmerchant, and I haven’t seen her ‘worshipping’ serial killers, I think that people are quite quick to assume that an avid interest is some form of worship whenever it’s a morbid topic, and especially when the topic is handled in an insensitive manner - which I have to admit is done very, very frequently, and is not a phenomenon specific to tumblr but just in the media at large.
Yes, thedeathmerchant has made posts which I would personally find insensitive and trivialising considering the topic that her blog covers - but I would not say it’s worship and it would not say that this is because she is ‘toxic’. It’s a problem that just comes hand in hand with a serious topic that is so heavily glorified in our society. And serial murder really is glorified and trivialised in mainstream media - I mean, serial killers get nicknames, they have movies made about their life, they grace the covers of magazines and they are basically treated like celebrities. When you’re exposed to that on such a regular basis it’s incredibly easy to forget the gravity of what they have done. It doesn’t matter what age you are, or how opposed you are to violence and hurting others you may be - you are still susceptible to desensitisation and being sucked into the ‘novelty’ and ‘glorification’ that you’re constantly exposed to.
And trust me when I say that thedeathmerchant is still better than a lot of other people on this site. I have seen people actually refer to serial killers as a ‘fandom’ - but again, it’s part and parcel of the type of exposure that these types of criminals receive.
And while I totally agree that glorifying these people should be avoided, I think you really need to consider firstly whether or not it’s intentional, and secondly why people are so comfortable handling such serious topics in a trivial manner - instead of just personally attacking them.
Thank you! But don’t be jealous, most of the time I’m exhausted and look like absolute crap - sleep deprivation isn’t always the most attractive thing on a person.
No, I am not.