Horror in kids colouring book.

page: 1
8
<<   2 >>

log in

join

posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 10:07 AM
link   
I couldn't find this on the search function,apologies if already posted.
Check out the below links concerning a colouring book aimed at kids...
You couldn't make this up-


Tesco has apologised after a horror-themed colouring book featuring gruesome pictures of blood, knives and screaming victims was marketed at children as young as five.
The book, called Colour Me Good - Arrggghhhh!!, features graphic drawings to colour in taken from famous horror films, including the man with nails in his head from Hellraiser, the woman holding a knife by her face from Misery, and a straitjacketed Anthony Hopkins in The Silence Of The Lambs.


www.dailymail.co.uk...

This had to be a sick joke I thought,but it actually was for sale aimed at 6year old kids!!!
Look at some of the images:







Most of the images are from classic horror films,which of course are all only for over 18s,but somehow someone thought it was a great idea,and so did some publisher,and then so did Tesco!
They have since removed the book from sale,but I have to wonder what goes through the minds of some people who thought this was acceptable to begin with.

What do you folks think-Just some wholesome fun,or something which may traumatise kids,and even cause some to try to replicate some of the images in school or at home?
I would go with the latter.
It sure seems along way from the winne the pooh/space ship/dinosaur coloring books I had as a nipper...
Shame on Tesco IMO.




posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 10:10 AM
link   
Whoa....WTF? That is nuts. I can't believe they even let this get to print. I can't imagine it is a big seller but for that to be marketed at 5+ yr olds is seriously twisted.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 10:19 AM
link   
I'd buy them...for myself! I love coloring and horror flicks!



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 10:20 AM
link   
scenes from fatal attraction, Carrie and Misery.

is it any worse than magazines like fangoria which are in full color?



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 10:23 AM
link   
I'm afraid I'm a bit concerned about the person that thought this was a good idea to market to kids. What the heck were they thinking?

I would think you could make plenty of money marketing this to adults, fans of horror. Why kids?
I would think the bunny would be the most traumatizing of those three, they probably wouldn't get the other two.

Idiots.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 10:26 AM
link   
reply to post by Silcone Synapse
 





What do you folks think-Just some wholesome fun,or something which may traumatise kids,and even cause some to try to replicate some of the images in school or at home?


Yes, surely that was the plan all along......

5 and 6 though, I agree that's a little young for that type of stuff considering the rating those movies get, but really with the violence in color and video kids can get access to online and on tv, who cares? it's a coloring book. In fact, I'd be surprised if the kids even really noticed what they were coloring.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 10:29 AM
link   

Originally posted by Crakeur
scenes from fatal attraction, Carrie and Misery.

is it any worse than magazines like fangoria which are in full color?


But is Fangoria aimed at 6 year old kids?
I wouldn't have thought so.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 10:33 AM
link   

Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
Most of the images are from classic horror films,which of course are all only for over 18s,but somehow someone thought it was a great idea,and so did some publisher,and then so did Tesco!
They have since removed the book from sale,but I have to wonder what goes through the minds of some people who thought this was acceptable to begin with.


Right, lets get some persepctive on this instead of going bat-sh*t crazy ranting with only half the facts presented


The designer of these books creates them for the alternative scene, adults with a sense of humor. These WERE NEVER INTENDED FOR KIDS.

That's fact one out of the way.

Secondly, the publisher covers all kinds of content, not specifically kids books. So, blaming a publisher for actually publishing something is completely irrelevant.

Tesco have also apologized that these were found in the children's section on their site. They have stated clearly that this was an error by a third party site management company who added the coloring book to the children section without realizing it wasn't for kids.

Then, as a final little facepalm moment, how many kids do you know with credit or debit cards doing the weekly shopping on the Tesco site? Yeah, I'm betting not many.

So, before people start with their completely irrational and predictable "won't someone think of the children!!!!!!111111" posts, get some damn perspective and realize that even if this was a real story deserving of some debate, parents are STILL RESPONSIBLE for what they give their kids, like it or not.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 10:37 AM
link   
reply to post by Silcone Synapse
 


see the post below yours for an explanation as to the marketing of such books.

As far as I know, 5 and 6 year olds don't purchase things on their own so the idea that these were being marketed to tots is silly. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a parent that would see this book and buy it for their child.

Well, maybe Dexter would.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 10:38 AM
link   
Carrie and Misery are scenes for a 6yr old Coloring Book?! Carrie was a freaky movie when I saw it as a teen and still is one I have to be in the right mood to leave on, even in passing.

Misery!? REALLY!? Oh they've got to be kidding me. What is next? I mean, really? Lets drop the porn buying age to 5 years old and just eliminate all restrictions of any kind on ALL violent content. Why R rate movies? You have one of the signature scenes from one of the most disturbing movies of all time in a 6yr old's coloring book. It defeats the whole purpose.

I swear...I hope the people pushing to have absolutely no morals, no values and no limits enjoy the society they have in the end. Even Mad Max had personal limits of conduct. Kids learning brutality before their alphabet and times tables sure won't.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 10:42 AM
link   
reply to post by Rocker2013
 


OK,so it seems it was more of a mistake on tesco's behalf when they put them in the kids colouring books area.
Fair enough-I am glad it has been removed,and I hope no kids got one by mistake.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 10:42 AM
link   
reply to post by Silcone Synapse
 


The Fatal Attraction one is my favorite. I enjoy starting off my day with a good ole fashion chuckle.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 10:46 AM
link   

Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
reply to post by Rocker2013
 


OK,so it seems it was more of a mistake on tesco's behalf when they put them in the kids colouring books area.
Fair enough-I am glad it has been removed,and I hope no kids got one by mistake.



Reminds me of some Extreme Anime or Animated Porn it eventually ends up in the wrong section on purpose I think...
edit on 3-7-2013 by abeverage because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 11:02 AM
link   

Originally posted by phishyblankwaters
\it's a coloring book. In fact, I'd be surprised if the kids even really noticed what they were coloring.


That's actually what makes it harmful. If you don't get a chance to explain these type of things to your children, they make their own conclusions.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 11:07 AM
link   
Funny thing is, I was drawing blood and guts pictures at that age, and I was supported by my parents to develop that talent.


Now I can draw very well.


I tattoo.

I photoshop.

I make comics for my nephews.






Gore is fine for kids who aren't scaredy cats.



They have to be told it isn't real.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 11:13 AM
link   
reply to post by Unrealised
 


That's well and good....and the worst horror movies we could imagine are probably ones a fair number of young children would have no issues with.

Others...would have night terrors for weeks and be profoundly impacted for years.

If we're marketing things to very young children through their parents now on the basis that "most" should have no problem with depravity and brutality FAR beyond their years to put in perspective? The what are we doing? Flat out writing off the % who can't coldly compartmentalize torture, suffering and slaughter presented as entertainment?

It's not that kids never see it..Of course, they do. I did. We all likely did. It's that it was never MARKETED to them as the whole point, in past times.

I understand completely what others have pointed out which is that this is marketing more to adults to buy for their kids ..since most 6yr olds aren't carrying a wallet with cash. It's still a question of whose little hands the book ends up in and whose little fingers have the blood red crayon to color the blood and gore flowing across the image.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 11:28 AM
link   

Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
reply to post by Rocker2013
 


OK,so it seems it was more of a mistake on tesco's behalf when they put them in the kids colouring books area.
Fair enough-I am glad it has been removed,and I hope no kids got one by mistake.


How would they get one by mistake?
I don't know any child who does shopping. If a parent chooses to give their kid something like this, even if I think it's wrong personally, why is it anyone else's business?

This is a non-story, put out there by people who want to rant about child protection in that usual bombastic and out of control way.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 11:30 AM
link   
reply to post by Silcone Synapse
 


That is funny. Those are some really scary pictures too.

But ya know what is funnier than that?

Bambi is one of the Top Horror Movies of All Time. In addition to Snow White and Dumbo.

So naturally when I read the headline I thought it was about a Babmi coloring book.


Go Figure.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 11:32 AM
link   
Children love gruesome stuff, the brothers grim fairy tales have stories about people getting killed, cooked alive, eaten by witches and wolves , poisoned .. the list goes on. These are some of the most famous fairy tales ever written.

edit on 3-7-2013 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 11:36 AM
link   
reply to post by ShadellacZumbrum
 


I'm thinking Misery exceeds Bambi by just a little bit....The Sledgehammer crippling scene is one of particular horror to remember, I'd think. I'm surprised they didn't have it as coloring scene. You know, seeing his foot 90 degrees from his ankle would surely make for a great one to color in. eeeek...



Next thing ya know, Pulp Fiction will have a Toddlers version to get the tykes ready to meet the real world on it's own terms.





new topics
top topics
 
8
<<   2 >>

log in

join