I don't generally watch truly unpleasant movies. I have no interest in seeing Hostel, or the various Texas Chainsaw movies, or the Saw sequels (although I hear the first movie is worth seeing), or generally anything where the main focus of the movie is horrible things happening to people, with no redeeming other qualities. Not that I object to gore, violence, etc. in my movies - Bad Taste is one of my favourite movies ever, and I have a massive soft spot for the first two Hellraiser movies, I'm just not a fan of torture for its own sake.
Anyway - my confession is this. I have no interest in seeing these movies, but I do find myself irresistably drawn to reading their synopses on Wikipedia. It's like a car crash, I find myself reading the plots to The Human Centipede and A Serbian Film, and then wishing that I hadn't*.
I don't really understand why, either. I don't get anything out of it, except that it quells my curiosity and makes me feel vaguely nauseous.
If I work out how to stop it, I'll let you know...
*And, if you haven't already read the synopses to these movies, then I also suggest that you don't.
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