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  • Watching Horror Films
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    "Natural Born Killers", Psycho", Friday the 13th", and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" are all horror films. In these films there is always some crazy person or monster-like character that goes around and slaughters innocent people. And usually, but not all the time the killer is killed at the end of the movie. The media publishes or broadcasts stories that say that horror films influence people to imitate these wrongful acts of violence. I believe that these movies do not influence people to imit...
  • Modern Day Horror Movie
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    In the essay, "Why We Crave Horror Movies" by Stephen King the author tries to prove that the modern day horror movie is are relief of violence, are fix of adrenaline and fun, and also something that can dare the nightmare. In a lot of ways these things can be related to real life situations. My relief of violence is playing video games, and my fix of fun and adrenaline is when I play football, and something that dares my nightmare is when I challenge my brother. In the essay, "Why We Crave Horr...
  • Movie Transcend The Typical Horror Film
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    Marisa Bell Patrick McKercherWriting 110 March 1998 Scream: Not Your Typical Horror Movie Dracula. Frankenstein. Godzilla. These monsters no longer strike fear into the hearts of viewers as they once did. Formerly the villains of the classic 'monster movie,' these relics, who now represent all that is archaic in horror film history, move aside to make room for the newcomers. The monster movie of the past makes way for the thriller or slasher movie of the present, while the monster villain gives ...
  • Movie Appeals To The Different Genres
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    Scott SpeakmanEnglish Project April 18, 2000 The Crow Reviewed Throughout the history of movies, movie companies have tried to do it bigger better and more exciting. They bring in bigger stars, better special effects and more convincing stories, which causes the masses to flock to the theatres in eager anticipation of each movie. The audience usually gets what the audience wants-more violence and more action the world over. "The Crow" has elements of different types of movie genres the horror, a...
  • Horror Movies
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    For years people have been scared by horror movies and they continue going back. Alfred Hitchcock once said, "drama is life with the dull bits left out". Why do people like to watch other people get hurt and die while being scared enough to make them jerk in their seat Movie goers like horror movies because people in general have dull lives. Males just use it as a opportunity to get close to their partner, while females like to get scared while in the presence of their "man". Every day people si...
  • Movies Horror
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    Horror films have always been designed to frighten and invoke the audience's worst fears, often in a terrifying or shocking way. Yet at the same time, horror films are suppose to be entertaining, despite, or in addition to the scariness. They deal with our most primal nature and its fears: our nightmares, our vulnerability, our alienation, our terror of the unknown, our fear of death, or loss of identity. Horror films have developed out of a number of sources from folk tales with devil character...
  • King's Why We Crave Horror Movies
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    May 2001 English 115 - In today's society, popular culture is often accused of having a negative effect on individuals. In Lee Ballinger's Rock and Rap Have Never Been Better and Stephen King's Why We Crave Horror Movies, the authors express their opinions on the inaccuracy of this statement. Both Ballinger and King believe that pop culture is something that is beneficial to society; however, they convey their ideas in different ways. Ballinger presents his view on how today's music is the best ...
  • Mainstream Horror Flick Movies
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    Scream is a movie created by Wes Craven (creator of A Nightmare on Elm Street) is a turn of the tables on the typical horror flick. The problem with today's slasher movies is that the character's are all one-note stereotypes, the plots are ridiculous, the action always follows the same dreary pattern, and the only creative effort is in the new bloody makeup effects. Wes Craven changes all this. He reinvents what makes going to the movie such a thrill by scaring you all over again. The killer in ...
  • Horror Movie
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    As writers and producers saw the amazing popularity and success of the movie Scream many other copy cat versions were made. Movies such as I Know What You Did Last Summer and Urban Legend all followed the same teen slasher format. Nothing is being left up to the movie viewer's imagination anymore. Everything for the past thirty years was spelled out and given to the viewer, leaving the identity of the killer as the only form of mystery. The genre of horror was losing a very important battle. The...
  • Dr Frank N Furter
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    For my reaction paper I chose to go watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Allen Theater on Friday night. I found the movie to be very interesting and hilariously funny. It is a spoof of monster, horror, and sci-fi flicks. The classic movie includes famous actors such as Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick, Meat Loaf, and others and is definitely worth seeing. The movie begins with a woman named Janet accepting a marriage proposal from her boyfriend Brad. The happy couple drives away f...
  • Old Horror Movies
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    Essay 4: Synthesis Activity #2 How often do you hear a person refer to a movie as a horror movie these days Now that you think about it, you don t hear it very often. Usually, when you hear a person describing a movie categorized as a horror they refer to it as a scary movie. While working on this project I came to the conclusion that there is a noticeable difference between the two. Last week I invited some friends over for a night of scary movies. The first movie that we watched was Wes Craven...
  • 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...
  • Horror Films
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    I think that An American Werewolf in London is too funny to be just a horror movie, even though Dave's story is too sinister to be in a comedy. Firstly, let's think about the title. Most horror films have one or two word titles e.g. The Omen, The Ring etc. to help build up suspense, but this film, An American Werewolf in London, its title is almost a whole sentence. There's a bit of mystery in it - why would an American werewolf be in London? - but it doesn't really sound scary because the title...
  • Say About The Film
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    Everybody has heard it before, but few know what it means. "Those were the good ol' days". An ancient saying passed down from generations to describe "the world as it used to be". It is hard to believe that there was a time in history when people could leave their doors unlocked without fearing a robber. Or a time when drugs were used distinctly for curing illnesses. Let's face it, the word as we know it is nothing like this image. It is distorted in all possible ways. As human beings, we are na...
  • 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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