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    Films that have high levels of tension and viewer relevancy while maintaining minimum unrealism will attract those who enjoy watching horror films. On the other hand, these characteristics could be the exact reason why some do not enjoy horror films. Watching horror films has both positive and negative effects on its viewers’ mental health, thoughts, creativity, and actions and reasons for watching them or not may vary. Some would compare it to a roller coaster ride. Heart rate increases, palms sweat, skin temperature drops several degrees, muscles tense, and blood pressure spikes as adrenaline runs through their veins while watching a horror film. Some viewers enjoy the adrenaline rush they get from watching violent entertainment. The same act of watching violent entertainment is also a way of coping with actual fears or violence. Most viewers can distinguish between possible real and unreal events in horror films. It is not as easy to do so in films that are based on true stories, which instills fear into viewers. The adrenaline rush and violence could also be a reason why people do not watch horror films. For those who watch horror films for this reason their fear is not real. Some are able to face nonrealistic fears that horror films portray. Unfortunately for other, particularly those who do not enjoy such films, those fears are real. Many people will not watch horror films because they associate real fear with the events of such movies. Watching them could trigger…

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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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    successfully come out of the shadows has altered the genre of horror films. For the most part, such changes can be attributed to bigger societal movements such as the Second and Third Wave Feminism. The influence of these important societal movements can be witnessed just like the changing space of women in horror movies. The arguments in this article are presented logically, with ample evidence that supports the arguments being made by the author. Some of the points presented in the article are…

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    knockings, or possessing the body of a living human. The word “poltergeist” originating in germany translates to “noisy spirit”. In germany, the word poltergeist is used to describe many different phenomenons such as spontaneous movement of objects around the house without a rational cause. This activity is studied and analyzed by specialists called parapsychologists. However, due to modern sciences and far-fetched speculations of ghost and spirits, parapsychologists are taken very lightly in…

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    People from the country are shown as being dirty, slow, and most of all, poor. “In horror, country dwellers are disproportionately represented by adult males with no ascertainable family attachments...when we do see country families, something is always terribly wrong with them” (Clover, pg. 125). These country families are often used to comment on capitalism and poverty. Two films that show these families are The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes. “Hooper presents his…

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