The Horror Of Horror Films

1228 Words Dec 8th, 2015 5 Pages
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. Horror has been around for years, instilling fear into individuals. It makes us scream. It makes individuals feel as if they are going to die. Horror Films has a story behind their twisted, sick fantasies of monsters, murders, demons, and beast including ghost stories. All of these fictional charterers have a historical representation behind them. The main historical moments behind the horror movies we encountered as children all had a relation to what was going on in the world. Horror films, filtered the horror of history subliminally by reiterating the problems that were happening in that time period. In the 1980’s the AIDS epidemic broke out and affected about 33 million people. () In horror films human on human violence was depicted. There were major figures in horror films in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They were dominating personalities such as Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers. These characters were a direct reaction against the sexual revolution. Freddy, Jason and Michael all preyed on teens the way many believed sexually transmitted infections might, and served as warnings of the dangers of giving teenagers sexual freedom. For example, Freddy attacks you in bed, Michael attacks you while you 're babysitting and your boyfriend is over, and Voorhees died because camp counselors were too busy kissing and cuddling to hear a…

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