I am just a little curious as I do not know. Would they be prohibited for buddhists or would they be allowed to watch?
In short, yes, Buddhists are “allowed” to watch horror films.
The more detailed explanation requires an explanation of Buddhist ethics. In Buddhism there are no “rules,” in the same sense as in other religions. In particular, there is no concept of sin, meaning that one does not commit infractions against a code enforced/created by a divinity or institution. Actions carry a moral weight in and of themselves, but only insofar as they result in certain fruits that either hinder or help liberation. There is no punishment for “breaking” the “moral code.” There are only consequences, so one is encouraged to develop wisdom, to be able to tell apart bad decisions and good decisions. Ultimately, one is responsible for one’s own actions, so one does not ask for permission, nor does one offend an institution or supreme being by breaking the precepts, but one does harm other beings and oneself by performing evil deeds.
So, in general, when approaching any situation in life, Buddhists are encouraged, as the Buddha encouraged his own son, Rāhula, to ask themselves, “Will this action result in harm to myself or others?” So in that line, will watching a horror movie result in harm to myself or others? The answer, depending on one’s tastes and whether one considers being afraid as harmful, is that probably not.
Buddhism is about cause n effect or karma or consequences of an action
Here is some pro n con https://www.healthline.com/health/how-do-horror-movies-affect-your-mental-health
If u have kinda insomnia or just a lay Buddhist, better watch Tom n Jerry
I'm sorry for the down vote.
We aren't here to attain freedom for our selfs, we are here to bring world peace - except in Hinayana wich isn't wrong.
Please let me reframe this.
If you have doubts about what your school is teaching you must ask your guru. I think it would be for best. Guru is guru.
I don't see anything wrong in a horror movie for a person with bodhicitta that feels that her/she should go. But I see that we can also drink alcohol, eat meat if we are offered meat.... karmamudra...
No. You can see it as Chod. Chod is a common practice...
I think if you put your mind into benefiting beings in no matter situation even if you don't do it you can also extract life experience and wisdom to help them anyway.
Sometimes if it's to save the world you should do something wrong no?
Just sharing thoughts
If you think it's would benefit all beings "Just Do It".