[Random Cool] An Old “20/20″ Report On The Dangers Of Horror Movies!

I like the, uh, gore!” So do I! And this is amazing! We were made aware of this video via Fright Rags and it’s a great look at the culture’s response to horror movies in the mid 80′s. It’s a segment called “VCR Horrors and it’s a hilariously shameful bit of fear-mongering on the part of “20/20″. They interview kids about horror movies, and make adults (gasp) watch a slasher – and it’s treated like some sort of new drug or disease epidemic sweeping the nation. It makes me kind of nostalgic for the days when we had to literally invent sh*t to worry about. Forget 9/11, anthrax, rogue nukes, dirty bombs, chemical warfare, the sinking economy, government corruption, plastic islands disappearing species and bath salts. The real enemy is Evil Dead 2!

Source: Bloody Disgusting
  • DarkestKnight

    That video was hilarious. The shots in the video rental stores were incredibly nostalgic and I about pissed myself laughing when they had the parents watch Cannibal Ferox and told them it was a typical slasher movie.

  • Evil-White-Male

    I remember watching this 20/20 episode when it originally aired.

  • Joe-Banger

    I think not only this is article is funny but the whole concept of going to war is even funnier! Experiencing the horrors or killing other people or watching other people die first hand is ok but watching horror movies is wrong?! Something is wrong with society.

  • djblack1313

    Joe-Banger, i agree. what’s even MORE fucked up is that (nowadays) people think it’s perfectly fine to watch people getting decap’d, gutted, getting their throats slashed, etc (i love movie gore too!) but yet sex/sexuality/nudity (some people) is seen as horrible or %100 taboo. lol. so messed up. lol.

  • Boonraiser

    Move over America’s War on Drugs, VHS horror rentals are here! And what’s with the comments about how all victims are female? Funny watch though.

  • Joe-Banger

    djblack1313, our government is run by hypacritacal over grown children! Thats why we live in such sensative times! You stated some good points I had’nt thought to put in my first comment.

    • EvilHead1981

      Now so much more than ever. I kinda miss that whole “pollitically incorrectness” that was more “there” in the 80s. Sure, some adults were still conservative and anal, but there WERE some things you could get away with back then that now, everybody’s too damn sensative about. Sad to say, I think we got even more sensative since 9-11.

  • Skratchy

    Yeah! Let’s throw a gross out party!

  • WalkingDeadGuy

    Haha, that was hilarious. I think ‘Scream’ said it best, “movies don’t create psychos, movies make psychos more creative”.

  • EvilHead1981

    Damn, love this video. It’s funny because they seem to be stressing the “fact” that mostly ALL victims are solely female. Last time I checked, the ratio of men and women deaths were pretty near each other. I mean, first A Nightmare on Elm Street, 2 guys die, 1 girl dies. Hell, I’d go on to say, guys have it worse. If you are a guy, in a horror movie, chances are that you won’t survive. If you’re a girl, you still have that chance of being a “final girl”. ESPECIALLY in slashers, it’s almost a cardinal rule that a girl survives. Violence against women… LOL. In a way, it’s almost pro-feminist empowerment. Dudes get the short end of the stick!! LOL!

  • Benatar01

    HA!!! All the while I was watching this, I was wondering what all those kids look like now and what their lives are like. :o

    • zaglewiz

      Ahhhh the good ole days. Watching the scenes in the Video Stores really takes me back to a time when going out to get a movie was fun as hell.

  • Joe-Banger

    Your damn right EvilHead1981, 9/11 has made US more sensative and paranoid than! So what was the point of this article? Oh well anyway Im happy you brought it to our attention Evan! We need more comedy like this for times we live in.