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    A remake is essentially the reproduction of an older film, but with newer technologies added to enhance graphic quality to compete with modern films. Yet, this isn’t the case between The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and its 2003 remake. Based on multiple critics, the remake did not at all match the level of horror of its predecessor; nonetheless, it did contain even more gore, bones, and severed limbs that many viewers found highly disturbing (Ebert). The film in its entirety became “the formula of a Dead Teenager Movie” that incorporated more uneasy scenes than actual horror compared to the low-budget, yet highly terrifying original (Ebert). Despite the higher focus of gory content, the film producers remained consistent with the original plot…

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    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, apocalyptic thinking, and family values. Films from 1950-1980 can now be seen through a historical lens that shows what 20th century Americans were truly scared of. The main difference between horror…

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    Cult Horror Film Analysis

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    idea should be at least the basics that we use to identify a cult horror film and with them we can start to form a list of films. I believe based on what Everman proposed Texas Chainsaw Massacre should headline the list or at the very least be in the top three. Everman acknowledges that the term cult horror film is almost synonymous with “bad horror movie.” He identifies that most films deemed as cult horror are bad. It is true that most films that are labeled as “cult horror” are bad and it…

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    A vegan is defined as a person who does not eat any food that comes from animals and who often also does not use animal products (Merriam-Webster). The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) use videos such as Paul McCartney’s Glass Walls and other forms of media to push their agenda onto the world. Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s transgressive exploitation of the human body through shocking, strange images that parallel with slaughterhouses to push the vegan agenda onto its…

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    The Abject In Horror Film

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    It may seem as if this type of film has nothing to offer other than violence and gore. For example, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre tells the story of five teenagers that get stranded in rural Texas at their grandparents’ old house. All of them end up wandering to the house next door, which harbors cannibals that end up killing all but one of them. However, most of these deaths are short and do not occur until the latter half of the film. Yet because this film manages to encompass the abject,…

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    Ulrich Seidl’s new documentary, “In the Basement”, is mordantly funny, creepily outrageous, and boldly raw. The film gathers a set of suburban Austrian people, who expose themselves by allowing us to peak on what’s going on in their basements. Clearly, the whole is weaker than the sum of the parts, however, my voyeuristic side was awaken by the intimate little secrets it keeps unveiling, even if a couple of unnecessary scenes are there only with the purpose of shocking the viewers. The idea and…

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    Night of the Living Dead, released in 1968, directed by Gorge A. Romero and Carnival of Souls, released in 1962, directed by Herk Harvey, are two popular movies in the horror genre. Both low budget and filmed in black and white, captivated audiences with their filming techniques and psychological impact. Night of the Living Dead better represents the horror genre than Carnival of Souls because of its use of characteristics, stereotypes and technical components throughout the film. A typical…

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    In 2000 Keenen Ivory Wayans directed Scary Movie which brings a comedy aspect into horror. In this film Six friends are being stalked by a serial killer who's after them because of an accident that they caused last Halloween. This group of teenagers accidentally hit a man when driving, and disposed of the body, but now the killer they are being stalked by has a very recognisable mask. The body count has already started and the friends are going to have to escape from both the killer's clutches…

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    Critics: Movie Criticism People from children to adults criticize many things as they get older. In the world of film production, criticizing movies happens daily. Whether a viewer decides to dislike a particular scene to disliking the entire movie, critical approaches in literature will help us determine what type of criticism is taking place. In the movies such as Halloween, 300, and Frozen, criticism is done through description of scenes and by the judgement of the viewers. In Halloween, the…

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    Prison Movies

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    Generally, movies tend to depict what people want to see. To name a few, some people want to watch tear jerker movies, others want to see chick flicks, some want to watch movies that have strong women roles, such as Charlie’s Angels, and others want to watch horror movies such as, Texas Chain Saw Massacre; as a result each movie is catered to different types of genres based on public demand.. On the other hand, it is believed that the majority of people want to watch action movies that involve…

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