June 15, 2005

This rant would be longer but I have to go to work

What is wrong with people? I expect that the mom whose four-year old died on the Disney ride will be suing Disney for her own lack of judgment. Don't parents have any sense? Just because your child is tall enough to go on a ride does not mean they are emotionally ready to have the stuffing scared out of them!

Parents have been bringing their toddlers to see Amityville Horror. Do they want their three-year-old to have nightmares? Do they want their six year old to be psychologically scarred for life? Will they be shocked when their child needs years of therapy because they are too young now to differentiate between make-believe and reality? Are they expecting their child to grow up to be a serial killer anyway?

I. don't. get. it.

Posted by Susie at June 15, 2005 11:19 AM | TrackBack

Tell it, sister. My brother lets my niece and nephew (5 and 3, respectively) see whatever it is *he* wants to watch, and then wonders why they wake up with nightmares all the time.

Posted by: Jennifer at June 15, 2005 01:20 PM

Actually my father started letting me watch horror films when I was at a young age. It didn't have any kind of mental damaging side effect on me... that I'm aware of.

I will agree however that some parents do not excercise good judgement when allowing their kids to do various things. Like the people that live down the street who let their children ages 3-9 play in the street.

Posted by: Contagion at June 15, 2005 02:30 PM

When I was a kid (maybe 7 at the oldest) I watched The Shining with my cousin (age 12).

As a result, not one horror film I have ever seen has been able to scare me.

My boyfriend hates it.

He says I am dammaged.

I don't care.

Horror films are useless.


Now that's something worth watching.
Unless it's horror porn.

Posted by: Sarah the penguin at June 15, 2005 03:27 PM

There was a guy who brought his two kids to see Sin City when I was there...I about punched him in the face for being an idiot.

Posted by: Patriot Xeno at June 15, 2005 03:47 PM

Susie, that is the first thing that I thought of when I heard the Disney thing.

I can not believe someone would let their 4 year old go on that ride.

I get scared just thinking about that ride and I am .. umm ... older then 4.

That parent needs to be beaten.

Posted by: Machelle at June 15, 2005 03:51 PM

I started watching horror films at an early age, and it didn't have any effect on me...

None, I swear...


Posted by: J Fielek at June 15, 2005 08:09 PM

I didn't see my first horror film until I was 8.

But that was only Jaws, so it didn't really count.

I saw Friday the 13th when I was 16. Not NEARLY as scary as I thought it would be.

Posted by: Harvey at June 16, 2005 08:41 AM