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Cat O' Nine Tails

Introduction Movies are a huge part of many Americans’ lives. Everyone has a particular genre that they like the most or a particular actor. There are many genres to choose from such as action, romance, drama, musical, documentary, horror, comedy, and children’s movies. This is always attached with the cliché ‘Everyone’s a critic.’ Movies will only want to be seen if someone else says that the movie is good. They trust that advice so that they will spend anywhere from an hour and a half to three hours watching a motion picture. This form of entertainment is driven by the viewer. Horror movies however, are designed by the same chronology: introduction, conflict climax, resolution. Horror movies also have many actors that do not show up in the sequel. The actors also are very unrecognizable because of the possibility that these actors are killed off in the movie as it progresses. Horror movies cause people to do many things no other type of movie can deliver. Horror movies make viewers jump, they make them scream, and they make the viewers want to cover their eyes. All of these aspects make horror movies a heart-pounding and enjoyable form of entertainment. Criteria Horror movies have to follow a certain formula that makes them successful and entertaining to the general audience. Firstly, horror movies have to be scary. This is usually the whole point of going to these types of movies. The argument that horror movies are enjoyable begins with how much the movie makes someone jump as well as how creepy the movie is. Secondly, these movies have to have gore. From the classic slasher movies to the zombie movies, gore has always been fused to the horror genre. This condition also almost always determines if the movie will be rated R or... ... middle of paper ... ...movie. The other characters in this movie also did well in portraying themselves as panicked by the killings that were going on in the movie. The directing in this movie, however, was really poor. The props, murders, and camera direction left much to be desired. The director Dario Argento was highly decorated throughout the 1960s, but he really showed his bad side of directing. This movie had such high potential but he really destroyed that potential. Conclusion Overall, this movie Cat O’ Nine Tails was not a very entertaining movie. The story was an interesting one to follow but the props and directing were subpar. The acting, however, was excellent and was the saving grace of this movie. I would not recommend this movie to anyone who is a regular moviegoer or who is a fan of Dario Argento because his directing is so bad. As a horror fan, this movie was an OK one.
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