Another true horror fan here! I love, love, love to watch and read it. My mom, very reluctantly started letting me watch them at 11. My best friend and I would beg and beg her to rent us a horror flick. She'd finally give in assuming that we'd be terrified and wouldn't be able to sleep. She finally just realized that we loved getting scared in a safe environment. We'd scream then crack up. At fifteen, I had a New Year's Eve sleepover where we rented horror flick and watched them all night. Dad, Mom, and her best friend left us for a short time to go out to eat - they came back and snuck in the back of the house - waited for a scary part of them movie - then put their jackets over their heads and came running into the room yelling. We cracked up for twenty minutes after we all stopped screaming! I have the coolest mom ever. But I digress.......
Bonfire of the Vanities - just a really, really bad book
Amityville Horror - I love horror, but this was supposedly based on a true story, and I just got creeped out. If it had been all make believe - I'd probably have loved it.
The Red Tent - Everyone I knew loved it, so I kept reading it - waiting for it to get good - it never did.
Beloved - This movie was poorly done. It was painful to sit through. I was so looking forward to this movie when we went to see it. It was so awful.
Payback - Dh and I (and sil and bil) got to go to a free screening of this movie. We got to watch it and then give our opinions of it. We totally trashed the movie - it was horrible. So, then, of course, after the movie was actually released - we had to go see it to see what had been changed. The entire ending was different, but it was still a horrible movie. Nothing but gratuitous violence - and we saw it TWICE. Aaaahhh.
Wishmaster - The only movie I have ever seriously considered walking out of. The premise of the movie is very cool. It's based on the legend of the gin (gen?) or genies. You get three wishes, but you don't see the awful consequences of the wishes. Basically you wish for something good, and you get what you wish, but only because something awful happens. The movie was nothing but gore. I've never seen so many people walk out of a movie before.
Cape Fear - An awful, terrible, disgusting, worthless movie - another one that I had to see TWICE. Went to see it with my boyfriend (now dh) - hated it. Then, made him a romantic dinner, got all dressed up, and what movie did he take me to see? You guessed it. I have never let him live it down.
Eyes Wide Shut - Really, really long and boring. Might have been good if it was an hour shorter.
p.s. I actually read all 23 pages of this thread!!!!!!!