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    show how horror film are a payback for people’s failure towards feeling responsible for social, economic, political, and ecological horrors that they themselves inflict on other people, and the world around them. This offers a unique way to analyze the audience of horror films, and understand how horror film elicit guilt by dividing alignment from allegiance or, visual ‘identity’ of people from their moral ‘identification’. The author does present the alternate view regarding how and why horror…

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    Horror fiction has been a part of pop culture since the 18th century when it presented itself as Gothic horror, but the concept of mythical creatures and monsters is no modern day invention (Mullan para. 3). In fact, stories of horror and mythical creatures date back to the earliest of civilizations, like the Utukku of 2400 BCE Syria and its vampire like tendencies, believed to walk the earth dead but unburied, or the later borrowed Hebrew tale of Lilith, believed to hate the children of Adam…

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    It’s without a doubt that horror films that are made in modern times, like most forms of art, are definitely not what they used to be. The majority of movies in Hollywood today rely heavily on CGI and special effects, which is convenient for the film to look visually appealing, but inconvenient when the story is poor or unrecognizable due to the film makers relying too much on special effects to drive the movie. This is unfortunate,especially for the horror genre because whenever a movie lacks a…

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    identified that induce fear and portals of fear around the world. Fear can be represented in media is a number of different ways. An example being horror films that provide an externalization of fears through echoic and iconic sensory stimuli, regardless of the realism of the potential threat being portrayed in the film. Horror movies such as “the Amityville horror” based on the mass murders in 1974. Use realistic events that have occurred to portray a more dramatic and frighting story. This…

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    have a large impact on film. This can be seen most clearly in Science Fiction and Horror Films. Films are often based on real-life events, or in some cases, fears. Two examples of this are Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The Cold War and fear of the spread of Communism led to the creation of films such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Psycho and Texas Chainsaw Massacre were both based on the crimes of Ed Gein. Some common themes in these films are paranoia,…

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    Effectiveness of special effects in horror Special effects have been around for quite some time now, and they have been used in many different ways. In horror, special effects serve various purposes. Special effects in horror can show all the blood, gore, and disgusting things shown, it can be a transformation scene, or sometimes simply effects done with a camera and no other outside work. These effects add entertainment and understanding to the workings of the story. It adds to the story, but…

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    The horror film genre is big in the entertainment industry. It is an attraction to see films where viewers know that it will bring fear. This fear is a type of adrenaline rush from skydiving. There is an aesthetic distance that allows the viewers to experience his/her own fear as an object of enjoyment. This type of experience is a frame where viewers know there is a limit and they will not get physically hurt. This paper will explore the emotion of fear when watching horror films. The paper…

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    Why We Crave Horror Films

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    Horror Film Sub-Genres Over 29 million tickets have been sold just this year on horror movies alone. “When we pay our four or five bucks and seat ourselves at tenth-row center in a theater showing a horror movie, we are daring the nightmare.” said Stephen King in his article “Why We Crave Horror Movies”. People like the excitement of being scared. This is the same reason people go to haunted houses in the fall or tell scary stories by a campfire. Whether it be Creature Features, Slashers, or…

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    the paper as it explains the historical context of horror films, and how women have been depicted in horror film over the course of last few decades. It also delves into the way women are related to the genre of horror films as a whole. This source is different from the claims made in other sources, as it offers a unique perspective on the feminist movements of the 1970s, 80s, and 90s and links them to the way women have been portrayed in horror movies. The way Mehls traces these historic…

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    Join the ranks of horror legends John Carpenter, George Romero, Eli Roth, and David Cronenberg who all got their start by writing, directing, and producing low budget horror movies. Low budget horror movies are some of the most sought after scripts in Hollywood. These types of films have a built in fan base and are generally considered to be a low risk investment compared to high concept action movies or dramatic period pieces. Think about movies like Paranormal Activity or The Blair Witch…

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