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Why We Crave Horror Movies by Stephen King

- Stephen King wrote a very brief essay titled "Why we Crave Horror Movies", in which he explained some of the reasons that people choose to go to horror movies to be entertained. In his essay, King goes on to explain that we as a people need horror movies as a sort of release; to feed the darker elements within all of us without having to sacrifice our humanity (also, civility). King does this by comparing people based on their levels of sanity whereas some societal "eccentricities" are completely acceptable, while some will get you thrown right into the loony bin....   [tags: Why We Crave Horror Movies]

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Horror Movies : The Genre Of Horror

- The Genre of Horror Why are individuals drawn to things that scare them. Perhaps the adrenaline rush or even the sense of fearing the “unknown.” A good horror movie is usually full of suspense, where one is on the edge of their seat worried about what is going to happen next. Not all horror movies have to contain blood and gore, but they all have the same goal which is to be scary. Sometimes, the result of fear from the movie can cause the audience to dread leaving or may relieve them when it is over....   [tags: Horror film, Slasher film, Scream, Halloween]

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The Horror Of Horror Movies

- It is an attractive idea that as humans live our lives out rationally, making decisions based on our logic and reasoning. Underneath our consciousness lies our primal instincts that originate back to when our ancestors and earth both primitive. These instincts are what shape our emotions and the actions people take, whether good or bad. Horror movies reflect our fears and our irrational thoughts, giving us a method in which people can experience these emotions. Whereas in our daily lives no such stimulation exists....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Horror and terror]

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The Horror Of Horror Movies

- For many people, horror movies are a frightful experience. If this is true, then why is horror such a successful movie genre. Do people like to be scared. In this essay, the answer to this question will be investigated, as well as what businesses can do to enhance the movie experience based on the answer. Why do people like horror movies. There are 2 main reasons: one is to experience fear that others must face, and to experience chemical rushes. Fear is a feeling that we are only half- aware of since the fact stands that the majority of Americans lack exposure to traumatic events....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Horror and terror, Slasher film]

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Analysis of Why We Crave Horror Movies by Stephen King

- Not only is Stephen King’s essay, “Why We Crave Horror Movies”, a biased sample, but it also appeals to population and emotion. To further explain why we crave horror movies, King argues that “we are all mentally ill” (345). He expresses that we all make an independent decision to buy a movie ticket and sit in a theatre. King goes on the to explain our mental insanity through examples, such as, “sick jokes” (347). According to King, these “sick jokes” prove our insanity and our need to release that insanity through watching horror films....   [tags: Why We Crave Horror Movies 2014]

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The Horror Of Horror Movies

- Over the years horror movies have become a big part of cinema business. Teenagers and adults like to watch scary movies because of the adrenaline rush. Every scary movie includes unexpected scenes that make the movie interesting and frightening. It is very terrifying that, parents are allowing their children to watch horror movies. This can be very harmful for children’s mental health. Watching really scary movies and cartoons, and even playing scary games, has many lasting side effects on children....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Slasher film]

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The Horror Of Horror Movies

- Joy and excitement of watching a horror film is a incredible feeling. Many people ask what is the point of watching a horror movie if the only thing it does is scare you and not make you happy. That is not true people love to watch horror movies because they entertainment a scary movie has is always fun to enjoy. Everyone from teenagers to adults enjoy scary movies, because scary movies are the ones that tend to keep your attention the whole time you are sitting in a movie theater. There is also a lot of excitement when watching horror movie, because you never know when something will happen when the movie starts to play....   [tags: Film, Horror film, Slasher film, Entertainment]

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Movie Review : Horror Movies

- There is a great assortment of movies that are made each year, and all different genres to choose from. Movies are a massive part of the entertainment area in today 's society. People from all over the world have different opinions about each genre, such as which is their favorite or least favorite. Since the movie selection has such a wide range of genres, it can make for a difficult decision on which one to choose. When picking a movie to watch, a couple of the options are laughing to tears watching Adam Sandler or being scared to death by Freddie Krueger.   Horror movies are supposed to be scary and adrenaline pumping with the purpose of frightening the audience....   [tags: Film, Horror film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off]

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People and Horror Movies

- Lots of people today enjoy watching horror movies and shows that scare them. While they are scary, people still find them interesting and it hooks them onto that show or that genre of movie. That is what makes people still watch them, these shows and movies make people feel strongly about what is going on in the program. People love to feel engaged into whatever they’re watching. 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....   [tags: horror, excitement, entertainment]

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Why We Crave Horror Movies

- In his essay, “Why We Crave Horror Movies” King attempts to bring understanding to the phenomenon of the horror film genre. He states “sanity becomes a matter of degree” eluding to the theory that sanity is relative and that all humans are relatively insane. Jack the Ripper and the Cleveland Torso Murderer were the examples of humans on one extreme of the spectrum of sanity; saints represent the other safe end of the sanity spectrum. He illustrates the thought that in order for human kind to stay functionally sane there needs to be some sort of outlet for our violent “mad” thoughts....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Horror and terror, Halloween]

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Why We Crave Horror Movies

- Why We Crave Horror Movies We crave horror movies because of our curiousity of minds, the anatomy of the body, relief of security, how the brain and emotions work. We like to know how the human anatomy works. We sometimes wonder how the body looks like if something was broken or how gruesome it is. We have the urge to see it because we usually don’t experience it in real life. For example, when we watch “Wrong Turn” or “The Chainsaw Masacre”, these two films show the gruesomeness of humans being followed and tortured (i.e....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Emotion, Halloween]

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Horror Movies Are All the same

- Horror movies generally are all the same. They all have been based off of something that has already happened or a previous movie. Society has paid to be entertained by these gruesome stories that we all truly fear. Before movies, people would purchase books of similar traumatic events to read in their spare time for amusement. It has been said by the Filmmakers IQ's horror film lesson (2012), that writers such as Bram Stoker created graphic novels that would grab the audience's attention for years to come....   [tags: German Expressionism, Film Patterns]

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Japanese Horror Movies Are Dark And Invoke Fear

- In both Japan and America, the film industry is a big industry. Part of that industry is the genre of horror. Movies like this include the themes of an evil entity usually killing people or causing havoc and the protagonists, which are represented as good. Many cultures have their own takes on horror movies. How they’re done and the themes that they believe are evil or that they’re scared of. Ultimately horror movies are dark and invoke fear. Japan and America are two good examples of how horror movies in different cultures can be different, similar and how they can influence each other....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Ghost, Antagonist]

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Ambiguity of Horror Movies

- Contagious diseases, the blood sucking undead, villainous mutants, deadly parasites, body snatchers; Horror movies are all filled with common fears held by its audience and the public overall. These fears presented in horror movies are induced by actual events occurring at some point in history. In the past we don’t directly see Count Dracula, Frankenstein and Jason Voorhees attacking society but, reading between the lines, the villains in horror movies are present in the antagonists in real life....   [tags: contagious diseases, blood, fears]

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Stephen King Why We Crave Horror Movies

- We crave horror movies simply for “the fun of it” in agreeing with Stephen King Why We Crave Horror movies. King gave multiple examples in his story as to why we crave horror movies and I can agree with just about each and every one of them. After watching a few horror movies for yourself, you will understand why it is easy to agree with King. If you have watched movies such as the 2004 movie Dawn of the Dead, The Purge, or The Conjuring you will also be able to relate to Chuck Klosterman My Zombie, Myself “Zombies are just so easy to kill.” Klostermans theory of zombies are extremely useful because it sheds insight on the difficult yet exciting problem of zombies in the real world....   [tags: Film, Horror film, Land of the Dead]

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Discuss the Appeal of Horror Movies

- The horror industry has been virtually dominating Asian cinema over the past few years, overshadowing any other genre in consistency of production and consequent box-office reaping. Countries like Japan, South Korea and Thailand have tapped on this market, fuelling their local film industries and clearly profiting from the appeal that horror movies have over audiences globally. Yet, even as we look beyond the economic profitability of this genre, we will discover far more reasons why this genre of films has remained thrillingly popular....   [tags: Film]

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Horror Movies: An Art Form?

- Ever since the advent of celluloid films, horror movies have always held a fascination for viewers. Just why do people pay good money to be scared out of their wits. Apart from its entertainment value, the horror movie satisfies certain primordial needs in man. Through the horror movies, one is able to come to grips with one's personal demons, fear of death and other irrational phobias and in the process achieve a catharsis. Far from being morbid, such movies actually affirm life for the movie-goer, for he is able to emerge from the dark into the light, both literally and figuratively, having explored the world beyond our normal perception as well as the deep recesses of the human soul an...   [tags: Film]

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Horror Movies

- “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 imitate these murderous crimes onto innocent people....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Contrasting American and European Horror Movies

- Contrasting American and European Horror Movies A common complaint about many film critics is that they tend to fall over themselves in praising anything with subtitles, regardless of quality. For most critics it seems there is a simple equation in analyzing foreign pictures: subtitles=great moviemaking that is not exploitative. When the borderline hardcore French film Romance (1999) was released critics were effusive with their lauding of a film that deals (arguably) with sex in a realistic manner....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Why do People Crave Horror Films

- “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” a quote that sums up humanity’s unchanged love for horror movies. Over the years, as millions of people have watched horror movies the graphics, special effects, and sounds have changed for the better. While scenes have intensified yet remained the same someone gets stabbed, butchered or killed violently. It’s hard to imagine how anyone in their right mind could choose to see such violent acts. Which is the reason why Stephen Kings say’s “I think we’re all mentally ill; those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better- and maybe not all that much better after all” (405)....   [tags: horror movies, stephen king, insanity]

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Exploring the Film Genres of Horror, Science Fiction, and Action Movies

- What makes people fascinated and amused to watch movies. I think all kinds of movies are, in there own way, great. Practically the excitement of horror movies, and science and technology of science fiction movies, and action and enthusiasm in the action movies are some credits that makes people’s engrossment. Even so could all movies create an entertainment and make people experience their thoughts of imaginations in the real world. What are the most interesting things about these film genres, which could establish a fantasy world for their fans to escape to their imaginations and live with it....   [tags: movies, films]

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The Importance of Aesthetic Distance in American Horror Movies

- The Importance of Aesthetic Distance in American Horror Movies What then do we make of American horror movies. In the canon of horror pictures they almost always come second in respect to foreign horror movies and any American horror film that is considered to be artful is the one with the most aesthetic distance. Upscale slashers like Johnathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs (1991) or David Fincher's Seven (1995) are both gruesome and bloody borrowing many of the same shock techniques as their lower budget counterparts (for example, Russell Mulchahy's Sevenish thriller Resurrection (1999)), both focus on the body and its violation, either through sexual means or violent means, and bot...   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Reasons for Watching Horror Films and Scary Movies

- SPEAKER CREDIBILITY: I love horror flicks, in fact I’d rather watch a scary movie than any other genre there is. There’s something about the spine tingling chillers that get me excited and wanting more blood. I am charismatically enticed by horror flicks and simultaneously disgusted by them. I have been watching in various forms monsters chase young victims through dark homes and alleys, with knifes, chainsaws, drills, axes, and other weapons for years. The violence is so foreseeable, that I often know when the bad guys will appear, who will die and in what order....   [tags: Fear, Thrill]

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Slasher Movies: Female Victims or Survivors?

- Slasher Movies: Female Victims or Survivors. “[Scary movies are] all the same. Some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can’t act who’s always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. It’s insulting,” claims the character Sidney, in the movie Scream (1996). This stereotype is what many movie fans and critics believe when the topic of slasher films arise. Slasher films normally include a psychotic killer (either real or supernatural), a number of victims (often female), and usually the only person alive at the end of the movie is a female....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Horror Movies Essays]

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Motion Picture Industry: Torture Porn

- Since the beginning of the motion picture in the early 20th century, horror movies have been recognized as a genre of movie for those who seek a good source of thrill and nail-biting entertainment. From the time when horror movies had begun as new and upcoming source of entertainment to the current day, many subcategories of these horror flicks have diverged. Some examples of those subcategories are supernatural, horror-comedies, psychological, suspense, and monsters (Vantrepotte). One of the more prominent types of horror films could be illustrated as a sadistic tortuous blood and gore fest, otherwise known as “torture porn.” The producers and directors in the cinematic world argue that the...   [tags: horror movies, friday the 13th]

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Comparing Dark Water and The Mothman Prophecies

- Audiences love to be scared. Horror films attempt to find some sort of trigger in the audiences mind, and develop it to create horror. Preceded by the great horror novels such as Dracula, and developed in the early nineteen twenties and nineteen thirties in Germany. From slash movies, to the post-modern psychological thrillers, horror films have evolved into an art form. This genre relies heavily on the basic horror conventions. These have been adapted from the early twentieth century, and have developed a whole series of genre conventions into a familiar variety of scary settings, iconography, and stereotyped characterisation....   [tags: Movies, Film, Horror Genre]

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Horror Movie : Horror And Horror

- What is a horror film and why do so many viewers adore being terrified. Horror is a genre that has a goal to petrify their audience, making one feel nervous and realizing their fears. Several of us have a dark side whether we know it or not. Those who tend to fall in love with horror do for many intentions; however, countless fans refuse to watch scary films. Horror has several meanings; therefore, if you enjoy twisted situations you fall under the select group that lives to watch scary films. If not, you may dislike it due to your younger years, bad dreams, or even anxiety....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Horror and terror]

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Movies : A Strong Impact On Society

- Movies have a strong impact on society, especially movies that are terrifying to watch. Most people do not like to miss out on the lasted movies that just come out in theaters, so the desire to watch new movies is to be highly pleased. Scary movies more than any other genre, has the tendency to spike the adrenaline on a person. With the curiosity of knowing how affective the amount of horror in the film will set upon an individual is one of the reason why scary movies are most often seen. Although scary movies are set to have a negative effect upon individuals; they also consist of providing small amount of benefits upon an individual....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Insomnia, Slasher film]

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Movies Are Downright The Best?

- There are many ideas in this world that you can turn into separate categories. Examples are types of teachers, types of books, and more. In this essay the reader will be able to learn the differences between three types of movies. These types of movies include, romance, horror, and comedy. Now, there are many upon many romance movies but how do we distinguish them from one another. Is it the sex scenes, the lovey dovey affections we see between the characters. We cannot know for sure. Horror movies are downright the best (just kidding, people prefer other types rather than horror), yet again, how do we distinguish these movies from others....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Film genres, Love]

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Violence against Women on Television and in Movies

- Violence has made a home in American society. Since TV shows and movies provide a large source of entertainment for Americans, networks and Hollywood find themselves constantly competing for viewers. As the competitions heat up, so does the content shown on the screen, but some of that content as struck a nerve with people. The large amount of violence, and more specifically violence against women, portrayed on TV and in movies has people taking action to clean up the screen. Violence: The Facts and Figures Americans have experienced a great increase of violence on TV and in movies throughout the years; unfortunately, violence against women has escalated more....   [tags: horror film genre, entertainment]

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Types Of Films Movies Are Everywhere

- Types of Movies Movies are everywhere. They are a part of everyone’s life. Think about it, how many movies do you watch in a month or a week or even a day. Too many to even remember. Whether they watch them at the movie theatre, or in their own home, they will find a way to watch a movie. Today electronics plays a big role as well. People can watch movies on their phones, laptops, and tablets. There are hundreds of different movie genres and types....   [tags: Film, Horror film, Actor, American film actors]

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The Blair Witch Project

- The Blair Witch Project 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....   [tags: Film Movies Horror Blair Witch Essays]

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Horror Films in Popular Culture

- ... Norman Bates is the unassuming antagonist, caring for his mother (Derry 164). Psycho was different in that “traditionally, acts of horror took place in old dark houses with lots of shadows; although psycho presents a dark house, the most horrible act takes place in the whiteness of a shower stall” (Derry 164). This movie made horror not specific to dark, cliché spooks, but the modern world. Other movies followed the example: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. (1962), Strait-Jacket (1964), Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte (1964), and Pretty Poison (1968) (Derry 164)....   [tags: Fear, Movies, Scary]

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Types Of Movies I Highly Recommend

- Types of Movies I Highly Recommend Watching movies is a great way to spend a Sunday night with my family, but to make it a successful movie night we must choose the perfect movie. We usually narrow it down to comedy, horror, romance, drama, and war, and then we decide a movie from these genres. My favorite movies that we have watched have come from these three types of movies: comedy, horror, and war. Comedy movies always fill the room with laughter, smiles, and happiness. If I am feeling upset or having a bad day, I can always count on a comedy to bring a smile to my face or brighten up my day....   [tags: Film, Horror film, Film genres, Halloween]

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The Horror Of Horror Films

- In most countries, horror movies are beloved and popular genre for certain group of people who are eager to have different types of feeling and emotion. It usually delivers wired, freaky, uncanny, fearful and uncomfortable feeling to its audiences. There have been thousands ways of expressing fearful emotion to the horror film lovers, however, most horror film have something in common that provokes fearful emotion by using particular context, such as gender discrimination and trauma of wars. Without understanding such a context, foreign horror films are understandable to other nations audiences, which means that the process of feeling threatened and fearful does not need to rely heavily on c...   [tags: Horror film, Film, Horror and terror]

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The Horror Genre Of Horror

- Penetrating into your subconscious, causing suspicion in mystery. Horror will encompass one 's mind, affecting their subconscious. Every horror genre does this through the psychoanalytic theme’s they implement into their films. Psychology is a major factor used in these films due to its easy ability to penetrate the viewer 's mind. The films tend to target; anxieties, fears, and fantasies which impose intruding thoughts and feelings into audience. The horror genre commonly exemplifies paranoid feelings through religion, mythical fiction, and relevance in our daily lives....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Horror and terror, Fear]

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Horror : Horror And Comedy

- Horror & Comedy In society today, there are thousands of genres in the world that can be used in a plethora of ways. Probably the most common and most popular genres in this current generation are horror and comedy. These genres are found at the opposite end of the spectrum but it is not rare to see them side by side in movie theaters or even some libraries. Horror and comedy are known for their fictitious storylines along with some semblance of a lesson to be learned. Although in most cases lessons that are taught in horror films or novels are more likely to stick then in a comedy situation....   [tags: Film, Horror film, Horror and terror, Fear]

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Gianluca Di Muzio and Stephen King on Horror Films

- Movies are a favorite past time recreation among individuals. The following two authors Gianluca Di Muzio (2006) and Stephen King (2007) present opposing views towards the horror genre and its impact on society. Di Muzio article on “the immorality of horror films” and King’s article on “why we crave horror movies” are great examples on ways the horror genre affects society. Di Muzio (2006) presents the negative messages placed in horrific cinema, whereas King’s (2007) communication is about the positives....   [tags: Movies, Genre, Point of View]

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Techniques Used in Producing the Stunning Horror Movie "Scream"

- Until 1996, American horror films had become disgustingly sad, desperately looking for a kick-start, yawn-filled predictability was the best we could expect. Then finally, we were able to leap out of our seats and gawp at Scream. It’s witty, clever, dangerous and fresh. With that giving hope to the horror movie genre, it was adhered by an amazing sequel. Who can forget the amazing one time prequel to the stunning trilogy of scream. Back in 1996 it came to haunt us… The brilliant director as we know of, Wes Craven; the maker of ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’; the horror movie maestro; the punch-back ultimate thriller; the complete package to your nightmare, came forward with the horrendous starter...   [tags: movies]

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Cinematic Strategies Of Modern Movies

- Before 2000, we had titles such as “Scream”, “Fright Night”, and “The thing”. Now we have titles such as “Don’t breath”, “It follows,” and remake after countless remake. As the year 's progress, it seems as if creativity has been thrown out the window. What did all these movies have in common, before 2000 the idea of computer-generated imaging (CGI), computer generated music, and breaking the illusion of the fourth wall were almost unheard of (Film Styles). It is because of these cinematic strategies that modern movies fail in comparison....   [tags: Film, Horror film, Computer-generated imagery]

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Gender Depiction in Horror Films

- Gender Depiction in Horror Films There has been a large variety of horror films produced throughout the last fifty years. People are always going to be frightened and scared by different types of horror films. But, what type of horror film scares more people, and were men or women more frightened by these horror films. Each one of the horror films had its own agenda to frighten its audience using several different methods of horror. Some of these methods were more so directed at the female audience than the male audience....   [tags: Movies Film Analysis Gender Sex Essays Papers]

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The Horror Of The Movie The Purge

- The movie The Purge is built on many elements from Burke’s theory about the sublime. The main ones that are seen more than once in the movie is terror, obscurity, power, and the violence. The sublime theory is used in many of the horror movies, because it makes the people feel an emotion that they can’t express. When people watch The Purge it has them on the edge of their seats to see what is going to happen next in the movie. The use of the sublime theory in the horror movies is to give the public what they want....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Violence, Horror and terror]

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Horror Movie - Original Writing

- My hands were clenched tightly around the armrest of my couch, ten minutes in to my first horror movie. I was in middle school as a 7th grader, brand new to the world of sleepovers, late nights, and scary movies. My best friend invited me over for a sleepover on a Friday night to pig out on candy, and watch a movie that would surely leave us with nightmares for a long time. I did not show it and neither did my friend, but I was apprehensive whether or not this was a good idea. I could hear my mom in the back of my head at the time saying, “scary movies are for adults, and you will regret it if you watch one.” We both acted like the movie we were about to watch, wasn’t a bigger deal than it a...   [tags: Horror film, Film, Horror and terror, Halloween]

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The King of Horror: Stephen King

- Stephen King is one of the greatest American authors who was greatly influenced by history and it is clearly shown in his work. Throughout the 20th century there have been many world events that have influenced American culture today; many of these controversies in which America has been involved include: Russia’s Red Scare, The Cold War, and the Vietnam War. Historical Background Russia’s Red Scare was a period in history where every American was afraid of communist Russia. After World War II the U.S....   [tags: american authors, horror]

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Stephen King : The King Of Horror

- Who Is Stephen King Writers have changed the lives of many people over the years. In times of situation that people do not want to be in, times of wars, poverty, near death experience causing one to be immobile, or even just to get out of this world the works they create gives people those opportunities to do so. Stephen King is a big contributor of his published works to people in every on every continent. He is a writer of both novels and short stories, a film director, actor and even screen writer of most of his novels that turn into movies, but is he mainly known because of his works in the genre of horror....   [tags: Stephen King, Novel, Horror film]

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Movie Analysis : Horror / Gore Films

- The topic I have chosen for my investigation is horror/gore films. The hypothesis I am trying to show is the desensitisation audiences have adopted from films such as Carrie and The Human Centipede. What I have noticed over the years is the competition within the film industry over who can produce the most thrilling, spine-tingling and downright mortifying horror films that will still attract audiences. There are always reams of people who are dismayed by the copious amounts of blood and gore they find in most horror/thriller films, so why are productions like these still being made....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Horror films, Time]

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Horror Films: Things That Go Bump in the Night

- ... All fears will eventually be overcome but it will only happen once the individual has enough strength to destroy the anchor that has been holding them down. Last month I finished a phenomenal series by Rick Yancey called The Monstrumologist, which focused on the grotesque urban myths that Yancey beautifully, gave life to in his stories. Although his stories are meant to focus around the creatures in this new realm of society, he also addressed fear quite a bit. One quote specifically caused me to ponder the concept of fear....   [tags: horror genre, the monstrumologist, fear]

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Movie Review : Why We Crave Horror Movie

- In the essay “Why We Crave Horror Movie,” Stephen King describes that horror movies are beneficial for the people because we are all mentally ill. King explains that horror movie is a sort of release because everyone has a dark side in our body, so watching horror movie can keep the hungry alligators under control. People watch horror movie because they want to prove themselves that they are not afraid of a horror movie, and they are normal people too. King describes horror movie like a roller coaster, so people have enough courage to sit through the whole ride....   [tags: Horror film, Fear, Film, Slasher film]

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Movie Review : ' It 's Haunted House Movies ' And ' They Couldn 't Stop With Just One

- Atop the list of the most impressive, satisfying haunted house movies created in the last decade is Insidious (although the sequel, Insidious: Chapter 2, essentially tainted it). The back-to-back stories set forth in the Insidious films focus on the Lambert family and their connection to the spirit world, which they reluctantly navigate through with the help of a team of paranormal investigators. And, like the vast majority of successful horror films, they couldn’t stop with just one. Director James Wan takes a break from the series, giving way to Leigh Whannell (feature length debut) – who also happens to be the writer and creative mastermind of all three Insidious films (not to mention Saw...   [tags: Horror film, Film, Ghost, Halloween]

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New Classics of the Horror Film Genre

- 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. The monster movie of the past makes way for the thriller or slasher movie of the present, while the monster villain gives its role to the deranged, psychotic serial killer. Friday the 13th series, Nightmare on Elm Street, Copycat and Seven have become the new classics in the genre of the horror film....   [tags: Pleasures of Horror Film Viewing]

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Movie Analysis : Movies And Movies

- Entertainment can be found in many sources, one of the main sources of entertainment by today is films and television drams. Movies can take viewers to many levels of emotions, such as happiness, sadness, anger and fear. Since the early days film industry was able to invent new ideas as well as convert books in to movies with the time. Which made the movies to genre in to deferent categories such as western, comedy, musical, war, gangster, horror and some popular topics of the time of the movie has made....   [tags: Film, Film director, National Film Registry]

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Technology Is Killing Movies

- A car peels into a dark road. The sound of thunder and rain scare the passengers inside the car. The driver reads a map drenched with water as the paper falls apart. The passengers are convinced they are lost, but the driver refuses to admit it. He ignores his gut feeling and he takes a road down the wrong path. They head into a world of darkness, mystery and the unknown as the car disappears into the night. This premise sounds similar to the tropes seen in a horror story. If this were in real life, the story would be cut short, and we would not explore the rest of this story....   [tags: Technology and Movies]

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The Horror Of The Zombie Subgenre

- The zombie subgenre, unlike many other branches of the horror movie genre, adapts completely to fit the audience of its time. For instance, in the slasher subgenre, both the killers and the victims have shared common characteristics since the very first film. On the other hand, the torture porn subgenre of horror changes, but does not adapt to the audience. Although new concepts are fashioned, there is not a correlation to the fears of the audience. Specifically in the zombie subgenre, particularly when examining the origin of zombies, it is clear that directors and film writers adapt to fit both the desires and the fears of their audiences....   [tags: Horror film, Film, George A. Romero, Zombie]

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This Is The Horror Show

- Do horror films mirror our society’s fears and social problems. Horror movies gives audiences a jolt of fear as the most frightening scene takes place on screen, but is that scene of horror connected to the horrors of our everyday life. The problems we fear everyday are coming alive on the big screen. Creators of these films are cleverly disguise our society’s fears and anxieties into their films. Throughout the years of film history movie monsters have mirrored our social problems and fears; as our society changes through the years so do the monsters on the big screen....   [tags: fear, social problems, godzila]

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Gender in the Modern Horror Film

- Horror movies have been part of mainstream cinema since the early 1930s when films such as Dracula and Frankenstein were created. As the horror genre evolved, so did the stories in the films. Friday the 13th (Marcus Nipsel, 2009) is a very good example of this evolution. Even though it is a remake, Friday the 13th changed the way horror movies were seen by the audience. The ideas and theory behind this slasher sub-genre of horror films can be summed up in a book. Carol Clover, an American professor of film studies, wrote a book in 1992 entitled Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film in which she described the horror film genre....   [tags: Film Review]

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The Evolution of Horror Films

- A girl runs frantically through the woods trying to escape an axe wielding villain. The defenseless victim suddenly trips and collapses to the ground. The villain laughs wickedly as he lifts the axe above his head. The girl releases a final scream as the weapon quickly ends her life, causing the audience to go silent as they watch the villain drag away the lifeless body. Death, blood, guts, suspense, screaming, and terror are all just a few things to expect when watching a modern day horror film....   [tags: terror, fear, anxiety, panic, audience, industry]

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The Art of Horror Films

- ... The film also took credit for being one of the first to example story board and having a twist ending. Once the film had been created it lead people to explore the posibilities of the art of horror. Following the creation of The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari was the making of The Golem. This film continued to be remade over the years. It started with a man by the name of Paul Wegener. He was fascinated by the legend of the Golem. The story spoke of a giant clay monster that saved Pragues Jewish citizens for an emperor that believed they were ritually killing children....   [tags: movie genres]

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Women Directors of Horror Films

- Women love gore too. Since the beginning of time people have always been intrigued by storytelling especially ones that scare them. Stephen King the master of horror once said people love watching horror films simply because it keeps their sanity. “It may be that horror movies provide psychic relief on this level because this invitation to lapse into simplicity, irrationality and even outright madness is extended so rarely” (King). When people see a slasher film it gives them a chance to kill off “Annoying Bob” from the office in their heads....   [tags: cinematography and gore]

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The Horror Hitchcock Built By Hitchcock

- The Horror Hitchcock Built “Art is emotion. The use of film, I say, putting it together, and making it have an affect on an audience is the main function of film,’ said Alfred Hitchcock, in the CBC interview. (Hitchcock, A Talk with Hitchcock.) The movies have been a big part of culture since it was invented. Though, every film is not good, all may be somewhat impactful. Alfred Hitchcock, a man that has directed many big movies, couldn’t have known the impact of one of the most shocking and controversial movie ever....   [tags: Psycho, Norman Bates, Alfred Hitchcock]

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Horror Movie Trauma

- Horror movies today are a part of our culture, and different cultures around the world. This genre of movie may be a hit or miss with people, but it sure does have some devoted fans. People crave adrenaline; and scary movies can be very satisfying. The only problem is, some argue that seeing so many terrifying images can harm your psychological state and your health. In some cases this is true, but in many other cases people tend to handle fear quite well and learn to overcome it. Neuroscientists have long been doing research on how fear and strongly emotional experiences tend to make a longer impression on one's memory....   [tags: Film]

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Modern Horror Autor: Stephen King

- Stephen King is a famous writer who is well known for his horror novels; he is considered a successful writer of modern horror fiction nowadays. “His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide and many of them have been adapted into feature films, television movies and comic books, including Stand by Me, Misery, The Green Mile, and Dreamcatcher.” King, (460). He has received many awards, such as Bram Stoker, World Fantasy, Bristish Fantasy since 1970. “Why we crave horror movies” is one of his writings that I would like to discuss....   [tags: fiction, fantasy, mentally ill]

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Stephen King: Not Just an Author of Horror

- Stephen King is best known for his graphic horror stories, whether they be novels or short stories. Many say that he is not one of the greatest authors of all time even though he has a fan base spanning from three generations and has written over fifty books. Although he is best known for his novels, he also has many bestselling short stories and numerous movies. King does not necessarily have to use gore and horror to get people to buy his works. His short stories in “Everything’s Eventual” is a good example of this....   [tags: short stories, novels]

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Super Natural Horror Movie: The Conjuring

- Last year of 2013 my friends and I went to the cinema to watch one of the most scariest movies called "The Conjuring". The movie, The Conjuring is an American, supernatural horror film based on a family who experienced increasingly disturbing events in their farmhouse. Prior to watching this film it provided information on the type of content and material that was going to be present in the movie. For example, religion became a primary factor affected because it dealt with supernatural power, christianity, and faith....   [tags: christianity, faith, trigger warning]

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What Do Humans Expect to Watch in a Horror Movie

- “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” a quote by Albert Einstein that helps sum up humanity’s love for horror movies. Millions of people go watch horror movies each year. The graphics, special effects, and horror scenes have intensified over the years enhancing their experience. Do humans expect something other than to watch someone get stabbed, butchered or killed when they sit down for a horror movie. If changes aren’t expected, then why would anyone in their right mind choose to watch another one....   [tags: fear, pathos, mentally ill, stephen king]

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Horror Theories in Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2

- Horror movies are based on humanity’s disturbing, inner thoughts that are kept hidden by sophisticated and civilized facades. The fact that people pay money to go watch their own race be slaughtered shows that civilization has two sides. There are many theories as to why humans act the way they do, such as Steven King’s “beast within” and “potential lyncher” theories and Stanley Solomon’s “exploration” and “romantic isolationism” theories. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 does a fantastic job of displaying these theories about the horror genre if one knows what they are looking for....   [tags: Psychology, Entertainment]

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Alternate History Of Amityville Horror

- The Amityville Horror, written by Jay Anson was without doubt a great piece of American literature. It has inspired many to write bestselling books, and others to create many excellent movies. Perhaps the most surprising thing about The Amityville Horror is its staying power. There are many possible explanations as to why The Amityville Horror was so popular during the 1970’s and it is no surprise that it is still in print today. The most shocking part of this books history is that it was based on a true story....   [tags: Jay Anson]

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J-Horror: An Expression of Change in Japanese Culture and Tradition

- Horror movies have become a staple in the movie industry. In theaters worldwide, but primarily Hollywood, the women of horror are often portrayed as the damsel in distress, usually lacking independence and often victimized. This portrayal of women in horror is not internationally acknowledged. Japanese horror (aka J-Horror) has gone to great lengths to make the wrath of the female feared amongst all audiences. As a country known for its “slow progressing cultural movements” (McRoy 54), Japan has used film as away to express the changes in traditional and cultural practices....   [tags: Film, Gender Studies, Japan]

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Friday the 13th: Jason Voorhees, a Horror Icon

- He drowned as a child, neglected by camp counselors. It was a terrible loss, and the start to a horrific series of killings. People have tried to escape. It was only a matter of time though, they were either curious and died early or hid and it was only a little longer before they were slain. I believe the main character in Friday the 13th, Jason Voorhees, is insane because for one, he was born mentally disabled, but also because of his mother’s actions. Also I believe this horror icon has endured as a popular Halloween outfit, and because the producers just won’t let the series go, finally they have improved the quality of the films over the years....   [tags: mental disability, revenge, vengeance]

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Similarities and Differences Between the Movies Sorority Row and The Blair Witch Project

- Sorority row is a movie about theta pie, when some girls from theta pie make a plan to take revenge on a boy that cheated on Megan (one of them girls). The girls make a plan, but the plan goes horribly wrong and Megan gets killed for real by Garret. This is how it happened. When the other girls and Garret take her to the hospital, she died on the way to hospital (she didn’t really die), so to bury her they stop nearby at a mine shack. But to throw her in the water they have to puncture her lungs so she doesn’t rise to the surface of the water....   [tags: movies, films]

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and the Dark Shadow Within

- The horror genre is synonymous with images of terror, violence and human carnage; the mere mention of horror movies evokes physical and psychological torture. As remarked by noted author Stephen King “the mythic horror movie…has a dirty job to do. It deliberately appeals to all that is worst in us. It is morbidity unchained, our most base instincts let free, our nastiest fantasies realized.” (King, 786). At manageable intervals, we choose to live these horrific events vicariously through the characters in horror movies and books as a means of safely experiencing the “what if”....   [tags: Horror Films]

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Why Comedy Movies Are So Great

- There are many forms of expression inside of everybody; however the most common form is laughter. The sound of laughter can be heard all around the worlds every second, it helps us relieve stress and makes us feel better about ourselves. Comedy movies play such an important role in helping us laugh. There are many forms of movies out there today. In spite of the recent incline in action and horror movies today, comedy movies has always been my number one choice because it gives people an opportunity to look at humor in life, it usually has a pointless, useless moral that we can relate to, and it allows you to look at things in a new light and possibly expand your horizon to become a more op...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Appeal of the Horror Genre

- ... Norman Bates, the central character in the film, was an awkward, gently-spoken young man reluctantly running the declining family motel and caring for his abusive, invalid mother. This was far from a monster the audience were used to seeing on screen. As the film progresses the audience are asked to see it from his point of view and Hitchcock toys with their sympathies in a way mainstream horrors hadn't done before. Psycho is credited with launching the "slasher” movie and re-inventing the genre, giving birth to the modern horror and moving the location of scary castles to everyday locations and changing the killer from monsters to humans....   [tags: suspense, theater, violence]

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The Exorcist Defines the Horror Genre

- ... It wasn’t until The Exorcist was released in 1973 that movie goers were hit with believable special effects that would have been thought impossible a mere half decade before. As a result of these revolutionary special effects, The Exorcist was regarded as “the scariest movies ever made” for much of the late 20th century. Compared to modern day special effects, The Exorcist’s rotating head, levitation, and beds that seem to be tap dancing, the special effect seem a bit silly and tame. With careful attention, however, any critic cannot help but regard it as a titan in the industry of special effects and even film making as a whole....   [tags: cinematography, film analysis]

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The Increase in Violence In Movies

- By now, you’ve all probably seen a PG-13 movie with violence in it. You could have not even batted an eye at the violence. Violence in movies is common these days. We’re used to it. A recent survey done by professor Brad Bushman, at Ohio State University even found movie violence has doubled since the 50’s and for PG-13 movies gun violence is shown to have tripled since 1985. Some say this is going to have a negative impact on our society and that the MPAA should change their ratings system so that violence is a theme that is only allowed in R-rated movies....   [tags: ratings, crime, aggression]

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Stephen King : A Of Horror Stories

- Stephen King is a famous author, he writes a lot of horror stories. Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947 at Maine general hospital in Portland. His Parents names are Nellie Ruth and Donald Edwin King. He has an older brother named David. Donald left the family so Ruth took over raising the family with help from relatives. As a kid King had a recurring nightmare where he entered a room and saw a suicide victim hanging from a ceiling. He later incorporated the scene into a n early book called Salem’s Lot....   [tags: Stephen King, Novel, Tabitha King, Naomi King]

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Is Jaws a Horror Movie?

- Is Jaws a Horror Movie. First, I will intend to take you on a brief journey through the horror genre and the conventions that have been associated. Second I will show you how these conventions are used in the film Jaws. Let’s take a closer look at the history of the horror genre. To get started we are going to start with the first era or as it’s called the silent era. This era was based on monsters such as Frankenstein (1910), Dracula (1912) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). The horror was all about the make up and the clever use of lighting, to add thrills....   [tags: Film Review]

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Paul Walker's Life and Movies

- “If one day speed kills me, don’t be sad because I died smiling” Born in California in 1973, Paul Walker made his debut in the 1986 horror spoof Monster in Your Closet. After appearing in a couple television shows in the 1990s staring Charles in Charge, Who's the Boss, The Young and the Restless, Walker gained attention with a role in the film Varsity Blues, and his TV days were officially in the past. After working in movies like She's All That and The Skulls, Paul got his role in 2001 with The Fast and the Furious, which would become his star vehicle and keep him busy through four sequels....   [tags: paul walker, fast and furious, speed]

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Do Horror Films Mirror Our Society’s Fears and Social Problems?

- Do horror films mirror our society’s fears and social problems. Horror movies gives audiences a jolt of fear as the most frightening scene takes place on screen, but is that scene of horror connected to the horrors of our everyday life. The problems we fear everyday are coming alive on the big screen. Creators of these films are cleverly disguise our fears of isolation, change, and the unknown into their films. Or do we as a society have a sick need to have these fears scare us. Throughout the years of film history movie monsters have mirrored our social problems and fears; as our society changes through the years so do the monsters on the big screen....   [tags: film analysis, frightening scene]

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Television Viewing Paper : The Drama / Horror Show ' Penny Dreadful '

- TV Viewing Paper For my first attempt I selected the drama/horror show “Penny Dreadful”. I had heard previously that it makes great use of imagery and cinematic shots, so I was hoping that would help give me a greater understanding of what was going on in the show – I was most definitely wrong. I think the most obvious problem I had with it was due to its horror elements. Most horror shows use music/sound effects to warn you of oncoming jumpscares, but without sound I wasn’t prepared for the images of heavy gore and terror that would suddenly flash onto the screen....   [tags: Television, Film, Television program]

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Classification of Zombie Movies

- I have determined that there are three different types of zombie movie. First, the movies that showcase the slow, but still startling zombies, like Night of the Living Dead. Night’s “zombies are slow, the humans just get themselves into trouble by reacting stupidly, or not paying enough attention to the problem.” (G.A. Romero) Next, films like Shaun of the Dead, which portray the sometimes amusing but still creepy zombies. And finally, movies like Day of the Dead (2008) which introduce the completely terrifying, gravity-defying zombies....   [tags: Classification Essay]

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