Ok, a bit of background... Halloween coming up, as i'm sure we all know. And i'm sure that i wont be the only one going to see a scary film on halloween, its all part of the day for those of us too old to get away with trick or treating... Anyway, the bad bit. My girlfriend is making me go and see Saw VI... Basically, i'm fine with general scary movies, even horror type stuff... but have a problem when trying to watch sadistic or torturous pain, particularly when done by someone else, or forced to be inflicted upon oneself... and Saw in particular (though this extends to the likes of Hostel, and a few other films), as anyone who has seen it knows, that this is exactly and precisely what it is all about. And while my previous attempts at watching such things, have been at home, able to walk out at any time, shut my eyes, try to distract my attention with something else... in a cinema full of other people (who most, i'm guessing, will get enjoyment out of such things), it will be much harder to do... and in particular, the trailer for the new film (the non gruesome one), makes me relate a heck of a lot to one or two particular dreams i have had... now to see one of these things, and then have nightmares influenced by them is one thing (and my reaction from these dreams, as anyone who has seen me after one of them knows, is really awful, self harming, even suicidal, general lack of control of my head or my actions)... but the other way round, having a dream, something in my head, which was not what i had seen in these things... and then have it put forward as a film, and being in a position where i am almost forced to watch it... i'm not sure how much worse it will make me. And because the girlfriend is effectively guilting me completely into going with her, despite my feelings (which i have told her, but she has dismissed, because she wants to go)... i can't not go. So what i wondered i guess, is does anyone have any tips on how to try and reduce how this will effect me, any techniques, any ideas (have tried reading through the film online, what happens and stuff, hoping that being able to know in advance will help, and it may a little, but haven't got any more ideas than that)... it also means that i can kind of see the reaction coming, i can see being totally screwed up in my head, keeping it all inside till i'm locked in the room alone, then... well, flipping into a very dangerous mindset.