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    How Did Halloween Begin

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    Halloween, also known as "All hallows eve" can be traced back more than two thousand years to a pre-Christian Celtic festival known as "Samhain". Halloween (October 31st) is the night when everyone dresses up as their greatest fantasy or their worst nightmare and goes door to door saying the world renowned phrase "trick or treat". Everyone wanders the streets collecting candy on this wonderful holiday without knowing the history behind it, or how the holiday even began, but how did Halloween begin? There is plenty of misconception to Halloween. Many people believe Halloween has to do heavily with religion, witchcraft, bad doings, and even "Satan" himself. In reality the beginnings of Halloween has only a little to do with religion. The beginning…

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    Halloween is the previous evening before the holy days of all Hallows, it is also refers to as All Saints celebration. There has been controversies regarding to this event where some people link it to occult. Christians used to celebrate it but they have been cautioned from it as people believe that it is evil. There are so many religious groups in the world and it requires one to be keen on which religion they will be attached to. In this paper I will discuss about how the Halloween has become…

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    Halloween In Benjamin Bradford’s History of Halloween, he explains how Halloween or “All Hallows Eve” came about. The intentions of “trick or treat” and the influences behind Halloween. Halloween is thought to be influenced from a celtic festival called “Samhain” (pronounced “sah win”), meaning “summers end.” “Samhain ‘also thought to have been a time of communing with the dead,” according to John Santino, folklorist. Santino also stated "There was a belief that it was a day when spirits of…

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    rather than an alien or entity. It is known that people harm other people in real life, so to watch a film that is displaying real-life possibilities, can be extremely terrifying. The characters themselves must be relatable as well. If a viewer finds that they have a few things in common with a character, it makes the characters and their actions seem like more of a real-life possibility. Lastly, the appropriate sound effects are crucial in the making of a horror movie. The music and sound…

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    Caligari (1920), by Robert Wiene, this silent film revolved around an insane hypnotist using a sleep walker to commit murders. This film played on the audiences fear of death and not being in control. Another film during this period, however, played on the fear of the supernatural, Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (1922) by F. W. Murnau, which adapted Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Barsam & Monahan, 2004). This film is considered an influential masterpiece of film history. After World War II, horror…

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    think this monster would simply attract adults and teens. The truth would conclude that the adults make up majority of the crowd that engage themselves in this monster. Researchers assume we like to watch these types of movies for different reasons, which comprise getting a charge out of the adrenaline surge, occupied from everyday life, vicariously showing contempt for social standards, and appreciating a voyeuristic look at the horror from a safe distance. The sense of that would consider…

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    locations to shoot part of the film but mostly I will reconstruct the scene in a studio set as this will give me freedom to play about with weather conditions and learn how to recreate different weathers for mood effect in the film, this is something that can be very hard to do if I shot the whole film on site locations. I decided to shot my film in an abandoned building in Aberdeen suburban area and houses with some small areas shot in woodland areas this will give the film a sense of being…

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    Halloween is at the end of this month and with homecoming just around the corner. I would like to include the pros and cons of having a fall dance versus a Halloween dance. I will give some information on how Halloween started, how, when and where it changed, and how people celebrate it now. I will also say how fall is celebrated in other countries. Halloween and fall have different events and styles for different cultures. This may help one out if they are trying to pick between a Halloween…

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    Being insane is good for you, everyone should try it sometimes. This may be an unpopular idea although Stephen King, well established horror fiction writer alludes to it in his article “Why we crave horror movies.” The article written in 1981 is King’s take on why people crave horror movies as well as pointing out that we are all mentally insane it just varies in degrees of insanity. Edgar Allen Poe’s writing, “The Tell-Tale Heart,” is a fiction story in which a man unaccepting of his insanity,…

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    Honest Criticism The movies reviewed in the videos include Halloween, 300 and Frozen. They all contain different types of Criticism. The movie Halloween has two different types of criticism, feminist criticism and reader-response criticism. Secondly, in the movie 300 the type of criticism used is reader-response criticism. Finally, from the movie Frozen the type of criticism used is psychoanalytic criticism. I will provide examples of why I feel these types of criticism are used in each of…

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