Horror Movies: The Evolution Of The Genre Of Horror Films

There are many genres of television films like, crime, adventure, comedy, chick flicks, war stories, and many more. The horror genre of television films has to be the most unique of the genres. Many television watchers view horror films to be a negative genre because it plays on peoples fear. Like clowns, vampires, zombies, and home invasions. Most people would rather watch a positive film that can make them optimistic and not want to go to bed having nightmares and new fears. That’s why horror movies isn’t for everyone. The genre of horror started hundreds of years ago in actual theaters in Europe. But horror started in the early 1900’s on television. As stated in the article A Brief History of Horror, “Monsters, murderers, demons and beasts …show more content…
Nowadays people can think of Frankenstein to be friendly or Dracula to be funny. Even zombies were just dead people who walked way too slow and groaned too much. Now there are movies like Dawn of The Dead where the zombies can climb and even sprint! Horror movies back in the late 1900’s started to be more serious and gory, completely changing the scene of horror. That consisted of a lot of gore and slashers like Texas chainsaw Massacre. Slasher films predominantly consisted of one particular serial killer who the hunt to kill any victims, the deaths were often very brutal. For the real horror movie addicts, the best horror films back in the day, because of the goriness were Friday the 13th, Child’s Play, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Halloween, the classics. Horror movies today have a completely different theme than the monsters and the gore. Now the current dominating subgenre of horror is that of paranormal hauntings. In the article Horror Films: Then vs. Now, Jace Komminsk states “Horror movies today focus a lot on the supernatural aspect of horror. Movies like “Paranormal Activity,” “The Conjuring,” “Insidious” and “Silent Hill” all involve the supernatural. Found footage films also are big in today’s horror films. A found footage film is played through an ‘amateur’ camera, and it makes the audience believe that the film actually

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