Horror films are so popular due to the fact that it sparks curiosity, it allows one to release repressed feelings, it allows one to face their fears, and because it allows one to feel better about their own life. In many cases people are drawn to horror films because it relieves one’s repressed feelings caused from childhood trauma. A quote from the Intro to The Beauty was: “I fell in love with horror because what the best horror does, is make us look at the most frightening aspects of ourselves”. Although horror films are essentially fictional, it also has a real world effect. The happenings in a horror film are often real world situations which creates a sense of connection between the characters in the film and those of the audience.
Two major film genres with increasing popularity in the film industry and the younger generations are horror and comedy. Each genre has its own unique style for captivating viewers and makes them eager to return to the movies once more. Both comedy and horror attract people from different backgrounds and what entertains certain viewers may not suit another societal group. Horror and comedy each require parental awareness, unique acting styles, and individual enthusiasm. Before heading to the movies, viewers should do research to find which genre and title best suits their interests and preferences.
When watching a scary movie some people like the feeling that the horror movie makes there body get. One of the effect is has would have to be the brain like Sharon Begley explains in “ Why our brains love horror movies” “We seek out something that’s going to be exciting for us, because our nervous system requires periodic revving, just like a good muscular engine,” a example to what Sharon said was that when we watch a horror we usually go to close our eyes or we try to cover them with the hands. And its not that we are thinking about doing it our brain takes it as a extinct to cover the eyes to avoid watching the scary scene that comes out in the horror movie. Another big effect it has on the body will be that scary movies make heart beats go faster and it makes people breathe harder and that’s because the person is getting scared and doesn’t have a clue what’s going to be the next thing that pops up in the movie. Now for the physical effect horror movies have on people will be the way everyone jumps up from the seats once they get scared but not only that people also scream from the top of their lungs when they become
It feeds the soul some kind of feeling that no other can. The order that the ideas happen in the movie it makes it very intersecting and has the viewer wondering what is going to happen next. The sublime theory of Burke is used in many horror movies because it gives the audience what they are looking for. By using the all of the elements of the sublime theory is gives the reader or viewer what they want and each one helps the other one be better. Yes it does give the movie more of an appeal by using these
With horror movies becoming more realistic; it has allowed for the audience to become more intrigued and interested. According to an article published by The British Psychological Society on the “lure of horror”, it suggests that people like to scare themselves when watching horror movies because “it allows us to rehearse possible threatening scenarios from a position of relative safety.” With CGI making horror movies appear more realistic, it has steadily increased the immersion of audiences by allowing them to see some terrifying monsters on their television screen. Another effect that has helped to increase the immersion of audiences have been the use of practical effects. According to an article published by Stephanie Pappas, a senior writer for LiveScience, Clement told LiveScience that “people really like the tangibility of practical effects.” Including with its use of makeup for many characters, practical effects have also helped to cause the immersion of many audiences to horror movies by giving them more realistic sounds such as the gunshot wounds or the collective audience gazing at a mummy’s evil laugh. But to summarize, the increased immersion of the audience in horror movies has been caused by newer digital technology giving filmmakers much more options to increase the quality of movies and make them more immersive to
King’s argument has elements that are both agreeable and disagreeable. On one hand he is acceptable when claiming we like the thrill and excitement that comes from watching horror movies; however, his views regarding that the fun comes from seeing others suffer cannot be agreed with because the human condition is not as immoral as he claims it to be. King is right when he argues that people like the sudden excitement of watching a horror film. The horror genre keeps us on the edge of our seats and has us entranced with the overstimulation that comes with them. When he says “To show that we can, that we are not afraid, that we can ride this rollercoaster” he is implying that a horror movie is similar to riding a rollercoaster (King 1).
Genre Criticism of Stanley Kubricks The Shining The true measure of success for any film lies in its ability to establish a relationship with its audience. Perhaps more than in any other genre, the horror film must be aware of this relationship and manage it carefully. After all, the purpose of a horror film is not necessarily to invoke thought, but rather to evoke an emotional reaction from its audience. Horror films of all types have used frightening images, disturbing characters, and thrilling sequences to inspire fear. Within the genre, 'tried and true' methods have become staples in evoking this response from the viewer.
They do a good job in this movie with this particular opening scene because after the trailers,... ... middle of paper ... ...l in our society today. With these aspects in the movie, he allows people to see certain flaws in the movie industry and celebrities from a different perspective. It also was a way for the movie industry and those celebrities to see themselves in this way. This movie used comedy as a method of showing these flaws and as it could have encouraged more people than offended. Even with that being said, some people may learn and change, but there will surely always be those absurd celebrities out there.
People also have the ability to access and watch what they want to wherever they want to. This ability makes us more versatile and we can enjoy our scary and exiting needs anywhere. These movies make people so excited to the point where they want more and that’s why people find it addicting. The aspect that makes us addicted also has to do with how we relate to the characters in the show or movie, and how we have relationships similar to them, even though we live in a different world. People’s normal everyday lives aren’t that exciting and that is why they look to TV shows and movies to further entertain their needs and excite them with different worlds where we can see how certain characters and types of pe...
PREVIEW MAIN POINTS: today I will discuss, some of the reasons we are interest, the chemicals in our bodies that are set off when we watch them and ways to be less afraid when watching these horrifying movies. BODY I some of the reasons we are attracted to horror films is because: A. “Some researchers suggest that they are the man's way of experiencing fear in a controlled setting. Such an experience may prove enjoyable, since the fear can be controlled, and is limited to a fictional form of escapism that lasts for a couple of hours” (Elli-Christensen, 2014). 1.