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  • Elements Of The Sf Genre
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    Analysis of the Hounds of Tindalos Textual Analysis The Hounds of Tindalos The Hounds of Tindalos is a short science fiction story containing many and varied elements that have been long associated with the genre of science fiction. This essay will identify these elements, examining their placement within this short text and also the interchange of these elements with the characteristics of other genres, more specifically, horror. Belknap Long, the author, was clearly intent of incorporating the...
  • Gruesome Horror Films
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    In the course of the 20th century, film audiences have come to regard being scared out of their minds as one of the best forms of entertainment. This love affair with horror starts with the fantasy films of France's Georges Me lies. His trick-photography shorts, filled with witches, devils, wizards, imps, and mad doctors, were both spooky and funny, and audiences flocked to them internationally in the 1900's. More deliberate attempts at horror soon began appearing in America: Robert Louis Steven...
  • Essential Archetype In The Gothic Horror Genre
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    The term Gothic is significant for the understanding of the origins and development of the horror genre. Both of these genres differ, whilst Gothic literature is the text that explores the frightening extremes in mankind, horror focuses more on the unknown. The Gothic horror genre has changed over time and retains importance because it is the antecedent of the horror genre. Factors such as the definition of the word Gothic, the archetypes of the genre, and its social and historical contexts, hav...
  • Only Genre
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    The Skeleton Key Movie Review There used to be a big stigma against name actors appearing in horror pictures -- especially the lower-budget kind that tends to get released in the dog days of August. Stars would only appear in them on the way down, when they couldn't get anything else. But these days horror is the only genre that regularly works at the box office, actors actually compete to be in them and -- as Bruce Willis and Nicole Kidman proved in "The Sixth Sense" and "The Others", respectiv...
  • Main Function Of The Horror Genre
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    " Why do horror and terror exert such a fascination on us? It is sufficient to have a look on the TV program or on the bookshelves in any library to figure out the extent to which the horror genre is appreciated by a large audience. Why is it so? What makes this genre so appreciated by a broad public? Why are we so fascinated by the horror genre? The fascination is due to several reasons that are linked to human nature. First of all, it seems that the main function of the Horror genre is the fun...

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