Women And Stereotypes Of Horror Movies

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Throughout the course of the past 100 years, there have been many horror films made. According to Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein, a professor of social and organizational psychology at the University of Utrecht "People go to horror films because they want to be frightened or they wouldn't do it twice.” What Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein meant by this is that people love horror films and they keep going back to watch them whenever a new horror film comes out is because people love to be frightened. For a film to be classified as a horror film it usually means that someone or multiple people in the film die. This would be an understandable reason why people would not enjoy watching this type of film. One population that would be understandably unwilling to…show more content…
In the horror film “Contracted” directed by Eric England, this film is extremely gruesome towards women or to be more precise a girl named Samantha. In this film, a girl named Samantha is going through a rough period in her life where she has just broken up with her girlfriend. She decides to go to her friend’s party, where she accepts a drink from a stranger she has never met. Because of this she gets drunk and ends up in the backseat of the stranger’s car. the next day after this incident happens Samantha starts experiencing changes in her body. At the restaurant where she works, Samantha has trouble eating and is overly sensitive to noise. When she bleeds heavily from her vagina, she visits her doctor. Despite her protests that she is a lesbian who has not had sex with men for nearly a year, he is suspicious that she has contracted a sexually transmitted disease from heterosexual intercourse because of a rash that has developed in her groin.
Samantha’s symptoms continue to get worse. Her eyes turn bloodshot, her hair falls out in clumps and when she is called into the restaurant on a short-notice shift her fingernails begin to fall off. Samantha flees the restaurant and returns to her doctor who advises her to avoid contact with other people until tests can determine what disease she has.
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