A girl runs frantically through the woods trying to escape an axe wielding villain. The defenseless victim suddenly trips and collapses to the ground. The villain laughs wickedly as he lifts the axe above his head. The girl releases a final scream as the weapon quickly ends her life, causing the audience to go silent as they watch the villain drag away the lifeless body. Death, blood, guts, suspense, screaming, and terror are all just a few things to expect when watching a modern day horror film. What is horror? Horror can be defined as an intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust. (Wilson) The description of horror is not very pleasant, but for some reason horror films are extremely popular. Why is this so? People are addicted to the
Comedy has been used throughout the history of horror films for numerous reasons. It is
This movie was sorrowful and some parts terrifying, for example, when the Jews getting killed for no reason, just because they were Jewish. These aspects were affective in the movie because it helps the movie look more realistic and more historical. The creators do a good job capturing empathy because the audience knew who were the characters and knew what was going on, most of the audience were hooked on it.
I believe that the movie Dead Man Walking impacted my life greatly. It was a very emotional and moving movie. This was an excellent movie because it portrayed the feelings of both the families of the victims and the murder himself. It shows how much pain and suffering the families had to go through with all the sadness and hatred against Matthew Poncelant. The movie also showed how that the families' hatred did not go away after Matthew was executed. The greatest emotional part of the movie was when Matthew confessed that he did kill the teenagers and that he was truly sorry. From there, he was able to at least die with dignity and also he asked the parents of the teenagers for their forgiveness for him. This movie also showed how the
A sixteen-year-old boy sits on the couch and watches a horror movie. Suddenly, a scene where a man stabs a woman emerges on the television screen. The boy is not distressed by this scene because he is used to witnessing a great deal of violence before. He just learned a new idea and increased his criminal expertise. As a result, horror movies inspire copycat crimes. Copycat crimes are defined as those that are “inspired, motivated or modeled after acts that have occurred before in the media” (“Understanding”). The crimes themselves either mirror the inspiring acts or are simply based upon them. Violence and criminal behavior shown in horror movies affect people psychologically and physically. Watching violence in the media desensitizes people to the world around them and enables them to become more familiar with violence and crime. One may conclude that horror movies do not affect them because they watch horror for fun, however, people are unconsciously affected by watching horror movies. Although most people believe horror movies do not impact them, horror movies inspire people to commit copycat crimes in real life because the violence portrayed in the media psychologically damages people and makes them more aware of violence.
The first scene in the movie I thought was powerful was the scene where kids with HIV were forced to leave school due to the fear of the parents and the ignorance they had back then about not understanding how HIV were transmitted. Dwayne Maori a 12 year old hemophiliac infected with HIV from Tennessee was forced to quit school due to the fear of other parents and the ignorance that they had about AIDS. In this particular scene the parents were protesting outside the school with big poster boards, when Dwayne Maori left in the car there was a parent shouting out loud that he is trying to kill everyone but the parent is not going to let him kill her baby. Others were shot or got their houses burnt to the ground. I think that this scene is important and powerful because this scene tells us how one person’s word can lead to so many fears in the society (when president Reagan re-enforces that AIDS can spread by casual contact). This scene also showed us how scared people were about this new virus. At the same time, this scene tells us that HIV doesn’t only affect the person infected by it, it affects their families as well. This scene is effective because it allows us to learn that when these new
However, what I found to be even more powerful were the facts at the end of the movie that really open your eyes to the very real world of human trafficking. The graphic images did a great job of really drawing your attention to the film and feel for the girls who were being abused and pretty much considered slaves to these men. I thought it was absurd how awfully these women were treated. My direct reaction to the scenes of violence toward women was disgust. Those specific scenes that really depicted exactly what these girls were going through on a daily basis was tough to believe but thats exactly what the movie wanted you to see for the primary reason of exposing this degradation and violence to the
Hi Jamuna, thank you for your sharing. I read all our classmates' responses, and I decided to come back to comment your response because you picked one of my favorite's horror movies. I like the way you describe the poster very details. The main colors of the poster are dark gray and black. The little girl wears a white dress, hold a doll, which is Annabella, and carry a lamp. The background is also dark and dull with a house and a tree. That build the movie's story and creates a fear to audiences because that is not a good idea to see a girl on the outside of the house in the midnight. I agree with you that the filmmakers try to reflect the horror shape to the poster, and it works. I do not know I cannot open your link. It maybe dead, I guess.
From the start of the movie, I knew I was going to enjoy it because I always love myself a good Sci-Fi / Supernatural movie. Going into the movie I had no idea what it was about other than the description Netflix gave me. I did not even know what genre it was until freaky stuff started happening at the start. I was told that I could not talk to anyone before I watched this film, so I came into this movie knowing something was up with it. I knew Bruce Willis was a ghost as soon as the wife started cheating on him because a wife that loves her husband that much would never even get that close to another man like she was. I was already anticipating something to happen so that affected the way I watched the movie to where I was trying to always be one step ahead of the movie so it would not blindside me because I hate being out smarted in a way that I couldn’t predict or see coming.
The world is a scary and dangerous place, and that night I finally realized it. This film changed the perfect world I lived in, to a harsh reality that not everything is safe, and bad things do happen. It opened my eyes to all the things I could have stopped, but chose not to get in the way. Most importantly that film made me realize that change won’t happen unless you do it
In Human Harvest: China’s Organ Trafficking we see an example of the audience having to witness the horrific removal of organs from a live human being, one of our own species. We are forced as an audience to watch the pain and terror in the prisoner’s eyes while they are bleeding out. Ethical issues similar to this are found in many more horror documentaries.
This movie speaks to me on many personal levels, I hardly know where to begin- and almost didn't. It's easy, with my abandonment and bullying issues, to assume its attraction for me. I admit these are a factor, but it's not the whole.
The fascination with fright is an obscure idea to those who have no interest in watching a horror movie on a lonely Friday night. Moreover, even someone recommending watching a horror movie at a movie theater spikes fear in the eyes of certain moviegoers. Why might that be? Fear, itself, is an unpleasant emotion that makes someone feel uneasy. It is a psychological response that can be caused by the sense of danger or the infliction of pain. There are moviegoers who rather spend their time laughing than inflicting fear on themselves. However, there are some people who crave the primal instinct of what fear is. Horror films capture the fear and tension created by the suspense and gore, and make it alluring to fans of the horror genre. Due to this, fans seek out recommendations on what to watch and what are the best type of movies.
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself, " famous quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt. The single human mind isn't always born with several outrageous fears, but they are incorporated in during the journey of life. There are numerous ways to obtain fears, but a majority is acquired through the horror genre. Unfortunately, as middle school students age, the horror genre is becoming more and more popular for them, therefore, them wanting to participate in this trend and lead up to them gaining certain mental health complications because of it. Some such as anxiety and phobias, insomnia, and aggressive behavior.
Why is it that some people enjoy a scary movie and others think that they are too scary or gruesome? Horror movies have been around since the 1960s. Some of those movies actually come from a story that was made up to scare little kids. People would make up a scary story and the parent’s would tell their children the stories to keep them from doing something they didn’t want them to do, but not all of the stories are made up. Some of these stories actually are based off of a true story or something that happened in real life and the characters were changed so that they wouldn’t reveal identities of the people involved.