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    Fear In Horror Movies

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    Although scholars did not approve of her writing because it was “a tissue of horrible and disgusting absurdity” (Croker), many people found the book interesting because it explored scientific theories. Another science-fiction novel that first introduced gothic writing is Dracula by Bram Stoker written in 1897. This novel appeals to the fascination of vampires and scientific creatures. Because these stories gained popularity, movie producers were inspired to create films based on horror situations. Today many of the ideas in scary movies originally came from gothic writing. Georges Méliès created the first horror film, Le Manoir du Diable, in 1896. In English this means “The Haunted Castle” or “The Manor of the Devil.” Méliès is known as “The Father of Special Effects.” Maurice Babbis of the Emerson University journal Latent Images describes Le Manoir du Diable as “a large bat that flies into a room and transforms into Mephistopheles. He then stands over a cauldron and conjures up a girl along with some phantoms and skeletons and witches, but then one of them pulls out a crucifix and the demon disappears” (Jones). Although this horror film was only three minutes long, Méliès sparked the beginning of a new genre. It was not until the 1920’s that movies began using sound. Try watching a horror movie on mute. The movie suddenly becomes a lot less scary. Sounds and scary music dramatically impact the scare of a movie. Fear is an emotion that someone feels when they believe that…

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    like The Haunted Castle was horrifying, but not at all by today 's standards. Our perception of horror has changed over the years with how our lives have changed drastically. We went from handmade products to factory style production, from horse and buggy to Formula One Racing. Our perceptions of reality have changed and horror has evolved to adapt to our new mindsets. In the late 1800s technology was starting to speed up, early automobiles and “flying machines” were being produced. Early…

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    Most Popular Film Genre

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    Films can cause an array of emotions to stir up within a person. The many different genres of film can allow a person to choose what they want to feel while watching. The most popular film genre when searched is comedy. Within that there can be romantic comedy, action comedy, suspenseful comedy and more. The number of films that one can enjoy is endless. Each genre contains a handful of emotions that the viewer will be feeling. The genre that can be described as both loved and hated is the…

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