know what to expect from it. Likewise, horror genre has grown to create an alternate reality in which one can not assume that what we come to expect of the real world applies in a fictional one: “[The horror genre] must posit an unnatural threat that is outside the realm of normalcy, reality, or history…[with] sympathetic and vulnerable potential victims”(Sipos).As society has grown to expect certain things from a horror film over the years, the horror genre has evolved to counteract that growth in
The 1970s represented a truly diverse time in the history of horror cinema. This was a reflection, perhaps, of how life was growing more complex in the 1970s, with competing problems pulling audiences towards different fears. Some horror films in the 1970s were revisionary, based on the fresh principles of a freer, more personal cinema. Other horrors were merely old resurrections and variations of monsters who had appeared on the silver screen, in one form or another, since the 1930s and 1940s.
Movies like these were opening a genre of movies which appealed to a young teen market who were looking for something that is sensational and graphic. Many of these teens were attracted to a counterculture that represented a broken society. Many urban youths found films like these in “Grindhouses”. The website www.grindhouse.com defines a grindhouse as The 70’s were basically the golden age of Grindhouses as the venues were a result
combating sexism, gender discrimination is still inextricably linked with culture. Sexism is still embedded in the fiber of contemporary culture. However, to further explore the ways in which sexism is intertwined with culture, it is first necessary to define culture. For the purposes of this investigation, culture refers to the corporate environment and forms of employment, as well as the different entertainment industries and canonical literary texts that are endorsed in schools and the greater society
The Changing Nature of Family Life in Contemporary Society From first attempts to transfer Horror fiction from the page to the silver screen, there have been moral panics in response to the horror genre. In 1973, "The Exorcist" (directed by William Friedkin, US, 1973) provoked outrage, and sections of the movie had to be removed in response to worldwide complaints and panic as to the overtly sexual and violent nature of it's content, not to mention accusations of religious