Friday Question #89 What's Scarier? Books or Movies?

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What scares you more? Reading a scary book or watching a scary movie?

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Movies are scarier, because it adds the music and lighting which you don’t get with a book. But, I will have to admit, sometimes (rarely) the movie is better than the book. I always try and read the book first before watching the movie.

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Movies - I think visually seeing the scary parts of a book cause more fear in me.

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Movies are scarier. Books take longer to read so things are spread out. In the movie, it all happens quickly, with scary music adding to it. I love to read horror novels, but I hate to watch the movies. Lol

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I think I’m too desensitized for movies to scare me even with special effects, so I’ll have to say books because I have a vivid imagination and can picture the scenery. I love a good scary book.

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Movies scare me more because my eyes don’t have to picture what is going on they can see the images, hear the music, and also hear what they are saying. With books I have to picture in my mind what to see, and how to imagine what might be going on.

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Movies for sure. It’s that scary music gets me everytime. I am usually leaving the room by then, lol.
Books you can Skip The Page…,

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For me it’s definitely movies. Seeing the actors experiencing situations along with the soundtrack really adds to the feeling.

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Movies. With books, I can choose to imagine a scene completely or register it as minimally as possible. With movies, those choices are all made for me. I hate seeing violence (throat slitting is particularly horrible) or gore, but I can read those scenes all day long without flinching. Did you ever read The Gargoyle? I loved that book, but so many readers couldn’t get past the first scene, in which a man is horribly burned in a car accident.

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Movies are scarier for me because of the jump factor and music. When I read scary books, the movie playing in my head doesn’t have a sound track LOL.

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definitely the movie…because of the sound effects and the ability to have a something seem to jump out at me

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Books are scarier because of the way I imagine the scenery in my head. Scary movies make me laugh because they don’t seem real.

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