I don't understand the fascination with watching other people get mutilated. Can anyone shed some light on this? ...perhaps, those of you who do enjoy this particular genre. Most horror movies don't seem to be rich in plot or suspense, just sensless gore and violence. There must be somewhat of a demand for these films or they wouldn't be so successful in the entertainment industry. What does this say about our society? In Rome, bloodsports seemed to be quite appealing in their culture. I have to question the mentality of someone who enjoys watching others suffer, in reality or in fantasy. Violence is popular in video games, as well. When I was younger, I thought boys were supposed to like violence so I pretended to enjoy horror movies and war movies, but what is so entertaining about them? I wonder if people who enjoy watching violence would have a different perspective if someone they loved had been a victim of torture.