It's not just anime I'm talking here. I'm getting sick of it in American horror movies, too. It seems like loads and loads of good horror movies and anime and OVA and shows are ruined by random tits that don't need to be there.
I get sex appeal. I mean, I understand it. Half of the world thinks with their penises, and roughly ninety percent of that likes boobs. That is a garunteed forty-five percent of the population that will appreciate a pair of boobs on the screen. Go ahead, do the math, I know I'm right... unless you happen to know the statistics on boob-and-butt men and want to break it down that way. Or hell, even if you want to throw asexuals into the mix. Or lesbians. There are loads of factors that make my statistics wrong, but let's just assume none of those are there, and that this is a perfect scenario.
I'm really showing off that AP Statistics class now, huh?
But it has no place in horror. When people watch a horror movie, they do it for one of three reasons. 1 — they like seeing gore; 2 — they like the thriller/psychological movie pacing; 3 — Paris Hilton dies in it. Or your actor/actress of choice dies in it. Or is the killer. Or is just in it for .23 seconds. Anyways, it revolves around actor/actress related.
But you know?
None of them are watching it to masturbate. I have yet to see anyone watch a horror movie because they want to see boobs. Or butts. Or sex.
There are better places to get that.
Sure, guys are more likely to want to watch a horror movie if the main character is a chick. They sympathize more with girls. They want to protect her or feel worse for her when she's hurt, and feel the success in the movie all the more when she survives her serial-killer induced plight.
But they do not need to see their boobs. They'll watch the movie anyways.
Hostel? Every dude I know agrees that there is too much sex.
Interlude (... the actual reason for this rant...) did not need that one chick with the face-magnet boobs and the grabbable. butt. Nope. She was completely superfluous, except for the ecchi angle, and the 'ooooh jealous girlfriend angle.' And probably the 'we needed a whiny voice in here somewhere' angle.
Highschool of the Dead would have been like, twenty times better without the damn panty shots and ecchi.
I'm not sure why horror and ecchi... or even porn... get mixed in together. It seems to me that someone who wants one would invaribly not want the other. Blood is kind of a boner-killer, at least for most guys (... if not, then I am now a lesbian, srsly)... and a guy who is in the mood for stabbings and tortures is barely going to pay any attention to the sex scenes, except maybe for, "I saw something move outside their window, they're dead," or, "Horror movie rules, both of them are going to die."
To be fair, maybe I surround myself with males that don't always need to think with their dicks. Maybe it's because I'm a girl and I don't understand the mentallity for a guy picking a horror movie and picking the only one on the shelf with seven inches of combined cleavage on the cover.
But honestly, I think people appreciate movies where they actually take time to develop the characters and relationships, even for the characters that are obvious slash-fodder, rather than just sloppily being like, "EH, they fuck and they fuck and they die and she lives." Sex is not auto-character development. You can show two people are close without it.
And how many people go to cabins paired up and have sex parties where they can all basically lean to the side and see each other fucking? Is there some sort of sex rite-of-passage that I'm unaware of? Am I not a lady until I go to one of those? I don't even have a friend with a cabin...
And I'm probably a rarer breed than I think I am... a female that heavily enjoys horror. Most girls probably don't watch as much of it as I do, or enjoy it as much. So males are probably the main horror demographic. So tits have a place in horror, I suppose... just so long as they're attached to a decent female character whose 'character development' is not just having sex with her boyfriend.