The Horror Of Horror Films

1360 Words Nov 19th, 2015 6 Pages
“Horror Films are unsettling films designed to frighten and panic, cause dread and alarm, and to invoke our hidden worst fears, often in a terrifying, shocking finale, while captivating and entertaining us at the same time in a cathartic experience.” Horror films have been to Hollywood since the early days of cinematography. Horror films are very interesting to watch because horror movies are scary and we don 't know what is going happen next. That kind of suspense in the movies makes us watch more about them. In todays date critics have given a new term for horror movies which is “torture porn” meaning, “a genre of horror films in which sadistic violence or torture is a central aspect of the plot”. The above term does make some senses because horror films have all kinds of shocking and terrifying activities going on in there. People are being killed brutally in the movie; chopping off people’s heads, their arms and legs. Giving them too much pain, this is what torture is. And obviously there is some kind of sexual activities always going on in Hollywood movies no matter what genre they are categorized in. Most of the horror films are rated PG-13; meaning movies contain some sexual/nude scenes and strong use of languages. Films like Saw(2004), or Human Centipede have been critically and morally reproached for their graphics and realistic illustration of torture and violence. Despite all the negative critics and extreme gore, I think torture porn is a good development for…

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