Horror Essays

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  • Horror : Horror And Horror Film Essay

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    Merriam Webster defines “horror” as “painful and intense fear, dread, or dismay.” A popular definition of horror film argues that horror is subjective-anything that evokes the emotion of horror in an individual is a horror film to that individual. (Horror Writers Association) This definition is far too dependent on the audience for its categorization. Although, the emotional argument being made in films is an essential factor when defining a genre, it cannot be the only device considered for defining

  • The Horror Of Horror Movies

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    people, but the one that takes it all is horror movies. Horror movies allow friends to bond, helps face fear and it is best known for its thrill. How do horror movies bond friends? Horror movies are made to scare the viewers. Some horror movies are too gore which makes the person not want to see it alone. Going in pairs or even a group allows the person to feel safer. Having friends beside them allows the person to feel secure when a scary scene is on. Horror movies not only allow friends to hang

  • The Horror Of Horror Movies

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    Having Halloween just around the corner the horror genre has been on demand. What is a horror genre? Horror is defined as being “an intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust” and genre is defined as being “a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter” according to Oxford Dictionary. Therefore a horror genre is a horror film in one of the many categories in a genre that makes the audience feel fear, shock or disgust

  • The Horror Of Horror Films

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    Horror films are alluring to viewers for many reasons. Horror movies have longed to serve a purpose which is to scare and also provide stories about the dark scary side of life. People watch horror movies to get scared, for the thrill and most of all plain old entertainment. Three main characteristics of horror films are according to Maggie McCutcheon is scaring people into creating morals, Stephen King differs and says that horror films are made to let people’s emotion and fears rein free, and

  • Horror Of The Horror Movie

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    watching horror films. I am the girl that shields her eyes, jumps at the slightest jump-scare, and cringes at the tiniest amount of gore. But contrary to what this previous information might tell you about myself, I love a good horror movie. I believe there is nothing that can bring a group of friends together like a good ol’ scary film on a crisp, Autumn night. A film that I discovered last Fall was The Babadook, written and directed by Jennifer Kent. This film is a psychological horror, meaning

  • The Horror Of Horror Movies

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    It’s not often that a horror movie is able to surprise you in this day and age. After all, stalker-slasher films have previously been all the rage, as have ghoulish haunted house flicks. In fact, it’s not out-of-bounds to proclaim that the horror genre is in a bit of a rut in terms of creativity – though it’s surely not struggling in the monetary gain column (the majority of horror movies make serious bank due to cheap budgets). Still, a handful of scary movies have left a positive impression

  • The Horror Genre Of Horror Essay

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    Introduction The horror genre is one of the oldest genres used in storytelling. It was used in old folklore stories and was commonly used during the ancient Greek plays. Horror genre became one of the first genres to be adopted into filmmaking in the 1920’s. Though the word "horror" to describe in the film genre would not be used until after Universal Pictures released Dracula and Frankenstein both in 1931. J. A. Cuddon (1984) defined horror in The Penguin Book of Horror Stories as “a piece

  • Horror Argument For Horror Movies

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    Horror Genre Argument One in four college students in a recent study said they experience lingering effects of a frightful movie or TV experience from childhood. (Bernie DeGroat) Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief the someone or something is dangerous causing pain, or threats. It is not appropriate for middle schoolers to read classic horror stories like “The Tell-Tale Heart”, because they can cause them anxiety and it can make them aggressive after watching scary movies. Horror movies

  • Horror Movies : The Horror Movie Genre

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    something. Horror movies specifically slasher movies do more than just entertain us in their way, they also warn us to be aware of what we’re doing or our surroundings. In most slasher films, there are certain scenarios that have been repeated and copied from the beginning of the genre. Because of the numerous imitations by other films in the past and the present the themes put forth in ground breaking slasher movies are continually reinventing the genre and have added significantly to horror movie

  • The Horror Of Horror Movies Essay

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    Horror isn’t a Single Genre You’re sitting in a dark room with your eyes glues to the television screen, bowl of popcorn sitting loosely in your lap. On the screen is a dark shadowy figure chasing a woman throughout a house and watching this scene is making your heart pound out of your chest. This is the feeling you get when you typically watch a horror movie, you feel like you’re about to explode due to the tension on screen. There are many subgenres of horror movies and it seems like most people