The Horror Of Horror Films Essay

1293 Words Apr 27th, 2016 6 Pages
Horror films have become a staple in the entertainment business of today, designed and produced to frighten and thrill people. The horror films that were produced in the early 19th century are nothing compared to the films being shown today. As the film industry has grown, the movies and films it produces seem to have grown with it, as technological advancements such as sound, color and special effects have been incorporated into the production of these films. To add to the terrifying experiences of horror, many monsters and paranormal beings have been added to the original works of producers to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
The idea of frightening people through films and writing began before the 19th century with gothic literature and gothic horror ("A Brief History of Horror"). These types of films have been popular since the beginning of cinematic entertainment, but gained much of their early popularity in the beginning of the 20th century from George Méliés, a French film producer ("Horror Films"). "Horror films effectively center on the dark side of life, the forbidden, and strange and alarming events. They deal with our most primal nature and its fears: our nightmares, our vulnerability, our alienation, our revulsions, our terror of the unknown, our fear of death and dismemberment, loss of identity, or fear of sexuality" ("Horror Films" AMC). Many producers create good films with the objective of causing panic and alarm. Much of this fear that is created…

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