Horror Films Essay

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  • The Horror Of Film Films

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    The genre of film, found footage, is looked down upon in today’s society. Although the genre has a large following, since some if its top movies are the infamously popular Paranormal Activity series. Some believe the genre is taking the art away from making the movie and replacing it with jump scares all from the view of a handheld camera. Others believe it is a new way to make films cheaply and be able to still deliver the same amount of excitement or even more than your traditional film. Found footage

  • 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

  • The Consequences Of Racism In The Horror Film

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    the other race. What does it take when Horror film takes fear of racism? It can be unsettling when we can see clear dichotomy between good and evil and the obscure fear we create on. And so Horror films are used to guide those people who are discriminating black people on how they feel. Black characters in the film are often offer subtle difference on how we deal with the matters of race. Jordan peele, a director of Get Out, has done a great job in the Horror genre of showing the fear of being black

  • The Evolution of Horror Films Essay

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    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

  • The Horror Genre Of Horror Films Essay

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    The horror genre has become a popular genre among the movie industry. It has become a popular genre since it has been evolving throughout the years it has been around, but one of its major climax points was when the subgenre of zombies came into the mix. The zombie genre became very popular in the year 1968 when it was first introduced in George Romero’s film Night of the Living Dead. Night of the Living Dead is one of the most prominent zombie films till this date especially since it has introduced

  • Horror Films And Gothic Horrors

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    HORROR FILMS In this paper, I will be discussing reviews on horror films and gothic horrors using the movie mama as my main example. My aim is to analyse the horror genre and the emotional effects it has on different people. My objectives are to identify and analyse the generic elements of the horror genre, gather people’s opinions about the horror genre and to find out the reasons for these opinions. To aid my research, I have prepared and shared out questionnaires with open and closed ended questions

  • 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 Shining : A Horror Film Review : The Shining

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    The film The Shining is a horror film that shows the breakdown of the mental state of main character Jack Torrance, played by actor Jack Nicholson. The character Jack Torrance is a writer who takes on a job as caretaker of an isolated hotel named “Overlook”. Jack’s young son, Danny, possesses a psychic ability called “the shining” in which he is able to see things from the past and future, such as the ghostly apparitions that inhabit the hotel. Soon after settling in, the family is trapped in the

  • The Horror Film : The Influence Of The Horror Movies

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    A horror movie is a film that looks to inspire a physiological response, for instance, an elevated heartbeat, using dread and shocking one's audiences. In the start, authors like Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, and Edgar Allan Poe have inspired horror films to exist as a genre for over a century through their literary work. These films frequently intend to encourage nightmares, aversions, and fears of viewers. Common elements in the horror film incorporate phantoms, vampires, devils, torment, malicious

  • The Importance Of Horror Films

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    Horror films have slowly but surely become one of the most popular and beloved film genres. Due to the genre’s widespread popularity, it would be assumed that there is a clear identified reason that people are so dedicated to this specific industry, but that is not the case. The truth is there are a multitude of reasons. According to Maggie McCutcheon’s “Too Disturbing, Too Shocking”, one reason for horror movies is it allows the viewer to be “scared without the fear of mortal doom” following them