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Have You Ever Watched a Horror Film Alone?

I was just asking you guys if you go to the movies alone, and here we have some news about that very thing. Only this news is way more bizarre than just taking in a Saturday matinee by oneself. A 30-year-old man in India, Pavin Ponanna, bought all the seats to a showing of the horror film Phoonk, just so he could watch the movie alone. Why? Apparently the film's director, Bollywood producer-director Ram Gopal Verma, claimed his movie was so scary, nobody could watch it alone. So, Ponanna set out to prove him wrong.

In preparation for the big scary night, Ponanna visited a temple and asked the cinema staff to have a doctor on call, but when the film was over Ponanna claimed, "I never felt scared, not even for a moment. I took just 10 minutes to settle down." The whole thing cost him 47,000 rupees ($1,160) in tickets. You can check out the trailer for Phoonk here.

Have you ever seen a scary movie alone? Have you ever watched a scary movie alone to prove to yourself you could do it?


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jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
all the time
hailebop hailebop 8 years
No, but I'm not a big fan of scary films anyway. I have very occasionally watched grim episodes of Criminal Minds whilst I'm alone, but I've also started watching such episodes, realised they start with a woman alone in the house with some creepy stalker/murderer/rapists lurking there to get her, and have turned off the tv 2 minutes into the episode. I am admittedly a bit of a wuss, but there's no point watching if I'm going to be up half the night.
lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
Actually, all the time. My husband HATES them. I LOVE them. I watch them late at night when he's asleep, it's like I'm testing myself. ;)
Pirate33 Pirate33 8 years
I almost always watch scary movies at home by myself. Generally because everyone else is too creeped out/scared to watch them with me. The best kind are the b or c-list horror movies...the ones that rental stores only stock 1 copy of when they are a new release. Horror movies aren't fun for me in the theater because there are too many people reacting to the movie and it pulls me out of the moment.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
i've started to watch the film, but had to call my friend to come over and be with me :))) it was The Ring i think, or Fear.Com. But i sat through all of the shinning alone once... tried to develop my braveness :D never again.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i rarely watch horror movies, and i rarely watch movies alone, so no but one time my roomate and i were so scared to watch The Ring that we turned all the lights on in the house and talked to each other the entire time so we wouldn't get too scared...we would talk loudly, laugh, and eat for the full two hours so we didn't get "too into it" haha, it worked!
DecemberBaby DecemberBaby 8 years
I always think I'm this big tough girl so I try to watch scary movies all the time but there are two movies that I tried to watch alone that really scared me. The first was House of Wax. The second was Amityville Horror. Every time the house creaked I had a small heart attack.
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 8 years
I'm only 17 now, but when I was 15 I watched When A Stranger Calls home alone, by myself, at about 1 o'clock in the morning. Very, very, very bad idea, even though it was a pretty s**t movie.
italianblonde italianblonde 8 years
Yes. Stupid idea. I watched The Exorcist and Silence of the Lambs alone when they were on tv one night. I'm easily scared, so I also have to mention that I watched Disturbia alone and the final scene creeped me out that night, but then I was over it. And Ghost Dad when I was little...hahahah I was scared of Bill Cosby for awhile.
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 8 years
I've watched horror movies alone and it scares me whether I'm alone or not. If I was alone in a movie theatre then I would leave because that is too creepy. I've watched movies, but usually old ones alone. Either way I still get creeped out unless the movie is really bad.
MandeeLei MandeeLei 8 years
I've seen tons of horror movies alone. Not in theaters.. I've actually never gone to a movie alone in a theater for any movie though. I love watching a good scary movie at night with all the lights off.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
What a waste of money just to prove someone wrong. Anyway, I've never watched a movie alone in the theaters but I've seen a couple of horror/thriller movies alone at home. I watched Poltergeist when I was home alone on Halloween, while handing out candy to the neighbors, and I think I've seen a couple of other ones but I don't remember...I typically don't like horror films.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i've watched scary movies in my house alone but never gone to the lengths of that guy. wow - i think that it's really impressive that someone would pay that much money just to prove a point.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
I watch most horror movies alone, if anyone does watch them with me it is mainly because they were bored and decided to join me,lol.
Kazagirl Kazagirl 8 years
Ok I would hope that a movie you made yourself would not scare you. Anyways of course I have seen a horror film alone. It is not that serious and the films are not real.
marseilles-rose marseilles-rose 8 years
Most of the scary movies I've ever watched I've seen alone because my family's too chicken to watch them with me. If it were a movie like Saw I'd definitely need someone with me because I heard those movies are sick.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
The only scary movie I've ever had a problem watching alone was Saw. I HATED the part where he was walking around the apartment with only a camera flash as a light. It made me sick to my stomach for some reason. I stopped it after that; I was just too freaked out.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
yes. I watched 28 Days Later alone and it really wasn't a wise decision. Now, if I had watched it during the day... no problem. But at night... never a good idea.
xrawk_starrx xrawk_starrx 8 years
I've seen plenty of horror films alone.
sugoionna09 sugoionna09 8 years
I have but it's usually after months of preparing to watch it. I hate horror flicks in general so I really don't watch them. But when I do I usually watch them alone so I can be paranoid without judgment.
pinkflats pinkflats 8 years
i've never watched a scary movie in theaters alone but i have at home...most of the times. i watched "The Ring" at home down in the basement. NOT the best idea, let me tell you. i basically had to b/c my relatives were over the house and took control of the living room so i retreated down in the basement. the part were naomi's character discovers the well under the small cottage was the moment i bolted upstairs.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I watched Ju-On alone, on purpose. Bad idea.
soulight soulight 8 years
Heck no! I can't even watch a scary movie with my boyfriend! I basically fell apart during Saw III! :-D
Mary_Sofi Mary_Sofi 8 years
I've watched plenty of horror films alone. The Exorcist among them.
t-and-co t-and-co 8 years
I watched Wind Chill and Disturbia by myself, but those aren't very scary movies. Come to think of it, Wind Chill wasn't a very good movie period. lol.
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