Horror and Comedy

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In movies, plot structure helps project the tone of the movie. The generalization of movies usually commences passively, and gradually builds into a climactic scene. Then, it dies down to its peaceful way once more, but usually not in a horror or comedy. Throughout the history of horror and comedy movies, the plots usually ended on that climactic scene and had most of the movie be the foundation for that climax. As time went on, plot structures of the two genres started to develop and one could see that they help convey their tone similarly yet differently at times.

The History of Horror To most people, horror is the genre that makes them become gregariously incautious, meaning that they treat others without respect. The majority
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It built up on the theme of universal guilt and the mirror shows that you can't hide from yourself. This was also the first movie to bring about the scheme of a serial killer. It is said that no movie has ever topped Hitchcock's genius approach. Today's modern horror is just based on blood and guts. At the time of its release, "Psycho" was not favored. As time went on, Psycho received more and more praise and suddenly just burst out to take the title as the "Most Brilliant Horror Movie to be Made". By the late 1960's gore was starting to become the standard route for the horror genre. A movie called "2,000 Maniacs" was made and it had a scene with a guy rolling down a hill with a barrel full of spikes. A French film in 1965 was made and it was a psychological theme that presented the character through hallucinated images. In 1968, a movie which became a paranoia classic was "Rosemary's Baby". Polanski, the director of the film, portrayed the devil-worshippers as cartoons and this was the path that cleared the way for the seventies horror plan. The fifties and sixties really blew out the horror genre with the exception of "Psycho" and "Rosemary's Baby". The seventies kicked it back up again when in 1973, "The Exorcist" was created. The reaction to "The Exorcist" was certainly unreal and it opened audiences' eyes everywhere and made them think twice about the devil. The movie haunted some

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