The Horror Of Film Films

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The genre of film, found footage, is looked down upon in today’s society. Although the genre has a large following, since some if its top movies are the infamously popular Paranormal Activity series. Some believe the genre is taking the art away from making the movie and replacing it with jump scares all from the view of a handheld camera. Others believe it is a new way to make films cheaply and be able to still deliver the same amount of excitement or even more than your traditional film. Found footage is always being criticized for all the movies seeming the same. Not as in the plots of the movie are similar but the camera techniques and angles are relatively all the same. People are able to guess when most of the jump scares are about to happen which ruins the scary and surprising aspect of the film. The Paranormal Activity series, for example, is widely known and considered to be some of the biggest movies in the genre today. They are also famous for all of their movies having basically the same plot, setting, and storyline. The genre has gone from being well liked among the public to becoming boring to watch because of the mass production of these found footage films. The audiences are getting bored with all the ideas the directors of these films have and are beginning to resort to other films. However, this was not the case earlier this decade. The horror film industry was in a slump and the found footage genre helped to lift them out of this slump. The quick

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