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Game Of Nine Is A Thriller Horror Story

- GAME OF NINE is a thriller-horror story. The script has a familiar setup with the idea of a group of friends going up against a deadly stalker in a contained setting. However, what sets the script apart is the idea of the assailant playing a game called Game of Nine. The idea that he plans to stab the victim nine times within a deadline is a clever way of setting up an organic ticking clock. This helps to build suspense and anticipation. The goal is clear and the stakes are deadly. There are solid themes about survival, learning to forgive, and moving on....   [tags: Present, Time, Serial killer, A Story]

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The True Amittyville Horror Story

- ... In the course of the interview Ronnie admits to being an alcoholic, stating that he began drinking scotch at the age of 15. We also learn that about 5 to 6 months prior to the murders he was drinking up to a fifth os scotch a day. While at the same time being using drugs such as heroin and LSD. All these being symptoms commonly found in people with personality disorders. On several occasions throughout his life Ronnie showed several signs of reckless regard for the safety of self or others. One day while on a hunting trip with some friends, during one of his outbursts Ronnie grabbed a shotgun and pointed in one of their faces....   [tags: murder, antisocial, shotgun]

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Edgar Allan Poe and the Horror Story

- “’Villains!’ I shrieked, ‘dissemble no more. I admit the deed. –tear up the planks. here, here. - It is the beating of his hideous heart!’”(Poe). Edgar Allan Poe, a brilliant writer and poet, is well known for his creation of the horror short story and mystery novel. He has written suspenseful short-stories such as “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” where in both stories it has the reader on edge till the very end. For example, “The Tell-Tale Heart” is about the main character taking care of an older man and begins to despise the old man’s bad eye....   [tags: literary analysis, the tell-tell heart]

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American Horror Story By Ryan Murphy

- American Horror Story was created by Ryan Murphy. The series, which is still airing to this day, aired on October 5, 2011. This series uses crude comedy that is full of adult innuendos. In each season, the viewer experiences a different theme and setting. The first season is centered on a man, his wife, and their home. The second season is centered on an insane asylum and its patients. The third season is centered on a coven of witches in New Orleans. The fourth season is centered on a circus. The fifth season is centered on a hotel and vampires....   [tags: American film actors, American television actors]

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American Horror Story Television Show

- Tate Langdon was a main character in the first season of American Horror Story. Tate was a ghost residing in the murder house. He first appeared in the first episode as a patient of Dr. Ben Harmon's. Tate had other brother and sisters but he is the only one of which not burdened by some sort of mental or physical defect, although he was shown to be psychologically disturbed. This is due largely to his father's absence and his mother's neglect as a child. Tate reached his breaking point in 1994 when he set his mother's boyfriend, Larry Harvey, on fire for murdering his brother with a pillow and then afterwards committed a mass shooting at Westfield High, taking the lives of 15 students (Wikia...   [tags: Tate Langdon, character analysis]

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American Horror Story Television Show

- In my diagnosis paper, I wrote about the character Tate Langdon, who was a main character in the first season of American Horror Story, a television show of FX. The disorders that I diagnosed Tate Langdon with are antisocial personality disorder and schizophrenia. Antisocial personality disorder is a disorder in which a person, typically a male, in which they exhibit a lack of conscience of wrongdoing. Antisocial personalities also inhibit impulse and they feel and careless towards family, friends, and their actions....   [tags: Tate Langdon, character analysis]

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How WW Jacobs Creates a Sense of Horror in The Monkey’s Paw

- Jacobs creates a sense of horror in ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ by using a variety of literary techniques. As ‘The Monkey's Paw’ was written in 1902, Jacobs makes the story scary in ways that are very different to modern horror films and books. We can tell that the story was written in the early twentieth century as it contains many details that would have been common in Victorian literature. One of the most obvious features from ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ that tells us that the story was written over a century ago, is the old-fashioned language that Jacobs uses....   [tags: Horror Story, Literary Techniques]

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Frankenstein is perceived as a horror story.

- Frankenstein is perceived as a horror story. When we analyse the monster, however, the story becomes much more complex. Discuss this statement with close reference to Shelley’s presentation of the monster in the novel. Frankenstein is a novel with great hidden depths and a whole new outlook on life itself. Frankenstein was written in 1818 by Mary Shelley. The novel was a deep insight to a number of things, this including the gothic period. In her 1831 introduction to the novel, Shelley declared her desire to ‘curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart’ This was the first of many signals to the reader that Frankenstein should be placed in the genre of the gothic Frankenstein wa...   [tags: English Literature]

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A Horror Story - Original Writing

- A Horror Story - Original Writing It was a windy night. John was home alone,because,his Mom and Dad had gone out to dinner.John was doing his homework,because,he was bored. After a half an hour John rang his girlfriend up.He asked her to come over and bring her girlfriends with her,because,his friends are coming too.His girlfriend(Mary) said; 'okey,I'll come and I will bring my friends with me too'.What Mary did not know was that John had an plan.Not just a plan but an evil plan....   [tags: Papers]

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American Horror Story From A Black Latex Suit

- Darkness is often associated with evil, monsters, violence and the ugliness that exists in the world; this is problematic when it becomes linked to the representation of black individuals in pop culture. When looking at American Horror Story from a distance it is about a dysfunctional white family who moved into a place referred to as the Murder House, where the previous 20 white residents were murdered and live as ghosts. This becomes a problem with the portrayal of the security guard Luke, who happens to be black because it has deep roots in systemic racism and perpetuates the stereotype that all black men are criminals all while remaining the hierarchical structural idea that white people...   [tags: Race, White people, Black people, Racism]

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Opening to a Horror Story

- Opening to a Horror Story They told him the house was haunted. They told him the house was strange. Five families had moved in, and never made it out. Alive anyway. He had already survived two days with his family. His second night in his new home, what could possibly happen. A whispered name. The boy stirs in his sleep. A pale, vaporous moon lights the room. Shadows are deep. He twists his head, turning towards the window so that his face becomes a soft mask, unblemished, colourless....   [tags: Papers]

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Gothic Horror Story

- The rain was deafening. I peered around through the rain, desperately searching for some shelter, I was drowning out here. The trouble was, I wasn’t in the best part of town, and in fact it was more than a little dodgy. I know this is my home turf but even I had to be careful. At least I seemed to be the only one out here on such an awful night. The rain was so powerfully loud I couldn’t hear should anyone try and creep up on me. I also couldn’t see very far with the rain so heavy and of course there were no street lights, they’d been broken long ago....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]

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Mainstream Horror Story

- The sun was climbing up into the sky as a group of cars arrived at Braunfel Highschool, home of the Unicorns. Out popped Beau, Missy, Cal, and Viola: they flew to each other like bee’s to honey. Beau sought Missy’s attention, yet she turned to Cal her eyes looking at the outline his glasses made on his superlative face. But Cal stood entranced by Viola, her guitar case hanging in her delicate hands, Viola on the other hand nearly drooled over seeing Beau Hot damn, Beau looks good today. They stood there staring at each other as Style walked up....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Why is Dracula such a great horror story?

- Why is Dracula such a great horror story. In my opinion 'Dracula' is a great horror story because it is highly entertaining in its idea of vampirism, its atmospheric descriptions, powerful characterisation and the horrific death of Lucy. The novel is also interesting because of the religious perspectives, such as the use of garlic, holy water and the crucifix as weapons against evil. Jonathan Harker's journey to Count Dracula's home is described in great detail. The atmosphere not only adds to the dangerous ride to Dracula's Castle, but also comes alive as we're reading it....   [tags: English Literature]

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English Horror Story - Original Writing

- English Horror Story - Original Writing I was driving for about three hours when I realised I had taken the wrong turning and was hopelessly lost. I pulled over to the side and found my mobile phone in order to phone for help. Surprisingly, the battery had run completely low and I began to feel a sense of panic as it was rapidly becoming darker. In the distance, I saw the outline of a house and I thought that I could detect smoke coming out of the chimney. I decided that I had no option but to make my way to the house and ask for directions and for the use of the telephone as my family would be getting worried about me....   [tags: Papers]

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Witches, Witchcraft, and Wicca, Oh My!: American Horror Story Coven

- What images come to mind when you think of witches. Many people immediately imagine a black pointy hat, bubbling cauldron, green warty skin, and Halloween. Usually the image that comes to mind is something scary and evil. Real witches do exist. Most modern witches go by the label Wiccan now. Wiccans practice Wicca, which is a nature-based religion with many different branches or denominations. The basic tenant of all Wicca is called the Three Fold Law. The Three Fold Law states that whatever you do will come back to you times three, good or bad, so do not cause harm or, in other words, “harm none”....   [tags: Nature Based Religion, Hex Girls]

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Analysis Of ' The Bell Witch Myth And Is Influenced By American Horror Story

- She Who Lives Again She Who Lives Again is a fictional graphic novel set in a fictional southern United States during the pre-Civil War era. It loosely based on the Bell witch myth and is influenced by American Horror Story (TV Series). The story explores the implications of racism and revolves around an African American woman and a White man in a relationship that is heavily looked down upon by society. She is eventually hunted by extremists and killed in front of a crowd. She returns as a ghost, drives her most powerful enemy to insanity and kills through controlling a bull....   [tags: American Civil War, Southern United States]

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Typical Horror Story in Lamb to the Slaughter and The Speckled Band

- Typical Horror Story in Lamb to the Slaughter and The Speckled Band There are many different types of horror e.g. comic horror, gothic horror, and mystical horror. In a murder mystery, there is usually a mystery, victim, villain, weapons, secrets, cliff-hanger endings and a detective. These create the typical mood of uncertainty which is present in a typical horror story. The facts in the case are not revealed until the last minute creating a mystical atmosphere. The Speckled Band is set in the Victorian era and includes a cold-blooded killer which fits the genre of the time where there were many such incidents such as with Jack the Ripper, suicidal, disgusting a...   [tags: Papers]

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Influence of Romanticism in the Contemporary Shows True Blood, American Horror Story, and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

- ... True Blood is a perfect example of the ideas behind Romanticism because any human that is intimate with a vampire in the show experience intense and unfamiliar emotions that keep them hooked and desperate to come back for more. There is a scene when Eric (vampire) is worried about his maker, Godric. Sookie then says, “You have a lot a love for him” and Eric replies “Don’t use words I don’t understand”. This dialogue is particularly interesting because vampires are creatures of death and darkness lurking for fresh blood to drink constantly, why should vampires experience an emotion like ‘love’....   [tags: Freedom, Liberty]

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American Philosophy Story

- Plato's concept of true knowledge is portrayed through Violet Harmon's thoughts and actions in "Piggy, Piggy." In this episode, Violet begins to rely exclusively on her reason as she strives to discover the truth about Tate's existence; this occurs all while she displays Plato's concept of true knowledge. As Plato described, true knowledge is that which we experience through our reason rather than our senses. He believed that our senses are an unreliable means of receiving information. By his logic, the only way to access true knowledge is to properly utilize your reason: "[W]e can only have inexact conceptions of things we perceive with our senses, but we can have true knowledge of things...   [tags: American Horror Story, tv show]

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Horror in China in the Case Study, A Chinese Ghost Story

- National Identity is the notion and cohesive whole of a nation. It’s the particular way factors such as culture, language and tradition build a nation. In this essay I will examine how Hong Kong (HK) horror is empirical to the nation’s identity. My case study will be ‘A Chinese Ghost Story’ (1987) as well as other supportive substantiations i.e. Books and websites. The integrity within Chinas national identity is said to be ephemeral changing since the archaic China. After The Treaty of Nanjing (1842-1997) was signed to end the first Opium war, HK became a crown colony of the Great British Empire (GBE) on a lease for 99 years....   [tags: betrayed, intruder, violence]

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Suspense In The Red Room

- The Red Room’ written by a famous writer H.G Wells. He was a science fiction writer who lived in the Victorian times. People in the Victorian times believed in science and also believed everything they were told. I will be explaining genre, the structure, setting, language, imagery and atmosphere in order to create suspense. The Red Room is based on a gothic horror story. This type of fiction existed in the late 18th and 19th centaury, gothic stories are mainly based inside big, dark, ruined castles or abbeys and featured mystery and horror, it would also feature ghost haunted rooms, secret stairways and underground passages which would create tense and drama....   [tags: h. g. wells, horror story]

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Edgar Allen Poe 's The Cask Of Amontillado

- In any good horror story line you have to have certain aspects or traits to be categorized as a good horror story. What do the readers look for in a horror story you may ask. Well the primary ingredients for making a fearsome, shuddery, monstrous story are foreshadowing, fear, suspense, mystery/surprise and imagination of course. Without every single one of these elements, the reader would not be involved and wouldn 't even continue to finish reading the full story. Nathaniel Hawthorne, Phillip K....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story, Horror fiction]

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The Tell Tale Heart By Edgar Allan Poe

- “The Tell – Tale Heart” was one of several short stories that Edgar Allan Poe has written in his lifetime. Poe was born in January of 1809 to two actors; which he inherited the family legacy. His dad was an alcoholic and later abandon his family after the birth of Poe’s sister Rosalie and the death of Poe’s mother which she died of tuberculosis. At a young age a wealthy family took Poe into their house and raised him as their own. Poe and his foster father didn’t get along to well. When Poe enter his first year of college he was doing good, but he was drinking a lot and he had gambling debts....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Horror fiction, Short story]

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The Pit And The Pendulum

- “In the deepest slumber- no. In delirium- no. In a swoon- no. In death- no. Even in the grave all is not lost. Else there is no immortality for man.” A central theme in “The Pit and the Pendulum” is that even when faced with death all is not lost. The narrator’s situation is as grim as can be yet in the end it resolves itself just as the theme states possible. “The Pit and the Pendulum”, written in 1842, tells of the menacing terrors of the Spanish Inquisition back in the 1400s. Unsure of his fate, the narrator cannot differentiate between reality and some self-made delirium during his sentence....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story, Horror fiction]

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Character Analysis Of Edgar Allan Poe 's The Body, Carrie And The Shining

- In a writer 's composition, their works are entirely impacted by their own particular lives, their general surroundings. Generally, it is simpler to know about a writer 's experience to peruse a writer 's bit of work. When you read a bit of work you can comprehend it by knowing their experience, their lives, and what they go though. Additionally, a writer 's way of life and the era they live in can impact their written work. Both Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe have likenesses and contrasts inside their readings....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Horror fiction, Short story]

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Edgar Allan Poe 's Use Of Literary Devices

- It has been said that one cannot be truly great until they have experienced hardships. This perhaps was why Edgar Allan Poe was an excellent horror, suspense, and mystery writer of the eighteenth century. His life was not sprinkled with tragedy, but completely drowned in it. His use of literary devices and different techniques makes this writer unique to American Literature. As mentioned before, Poe had an unusual way of writing which illustrated the evil in humans. Poe’s childhood was dark and full of misfortunes....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story, Horror fiction]

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The Lottery, By Janet M. Ball 's Analysis Of Shirley Jackson

- An author’s contributions to the world of literature are many times welcomed as a brilliant piece of work or a genius accomplishment. However, during the life of Shirley Jackson, her stories were many times received poorly due to their dark nature or their pedestrian humor. Even her most famous work, “The Lottery”, was met with outrage and criticism by Americans and literary critics. During her time, horror and humor were seen as minor writings that no one took much notice of. In Janet M. Ball’s analysis of Shirley Jackson, she states that, “Because Jackson chose to handle unusual topics, such as psychosis and ghostly apparitions, some literary critics relegated her to minor status.” (1)....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Literature, Horror fiction]

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The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

- ... When Kathy is checking on her children, as a mother, she takes notice and remembers the sleeping position of all three of her children. So when all three of them are lying on their stomach, Kathy says, “That was the first time I could ever remember the children sleeping in that position – particularly all three on their stomachs at the same time” (49). Details make up one’s memory. In the story, Father Mancuso remembers his urge to call the Lutzes (56) because he “kept envisioning a room he believed to be on the second floor of the house....   [tags: memories, story analysis]

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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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Father of Horror: Edgar Allan Poe

- Notably, he was a thrilling poet, and a writer of dark narratives, this is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe’s life was overrun with tragedy. Just like many of his famous works, Poe's entire countenance suggests a hard life that meets a mysterious end. Aspiring writers and literature majors study Poe to get a better understanding of this particular genre. Many teachers refer to Poe, while teaching poetry. Many famous poets now refer back to Poe as an inspiration for their love of the poetry.The work of Poe is a clear indication of his mastery of language,along with his preoccupation of the dark side of human nature....   [tags: detective story, horrific writing style]

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Psychological Horror : Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- Psychological horror is characterized as horror literature which “relies on the character fears, guilt, failings, evil, and mental instability to build tension or further the plot (Howells 410).” Many stories can be defined as psychological horror, including the short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates. “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” revolves around the story of Connie, a fifteen year old, who through her own mistakes, allows herself to be stolen from her home by a stranger, Arnold Friend, who gained an obsession with Connie....   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates, Short story, Fiction, Mind]

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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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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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Themes Of Horror, Irony, Domestic Tranquility, And Convention

- Widely acclaimed as Jackson 's masterpiece, "The Lottery" combines elements of horror, irony, domestic tranquility, and convention. The suburban setting of "The Lottery" is important. It was modeled after the Vermont community in which Jackson herself spent much of her adult life. The town in which the lottery takes place is described as an ordinary and pleasant community. The children were more than excited to play with each other in the upcoming summer. They tended to gather together quietly for a while before they broke into boisterous play....   [tags: Short story, Stoning, Irony, Rajm]

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Psycho By Alfred Hitchcock : Horror Movie Genre

- Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock is a horror film that debuted in 1960, starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh. (IMDb) This horror film changed the horror movie genre, helping to develop it into what it is today. This film tells the story of a woman who runs off with $40,000 stolen from her boss. On the run, she checks into an abandoned motel for the night where she dines with the owner, a young man with an overbearing and controlling mother. She never checks out. Her family and friends embark on searches for her, and come across the abandoned hotel where she checked in, under a false name....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Psycho, Slasher film]

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Horror Stories by Stevenson and Greene

- Horror Stories by Stevenson and Greene Horror stories are an excellent traditional genre. This genre has been around for almost as long as stories have been told. In this generation there is not much that can really scare us, but what does actually make a good horror story. Horror stories need to have a good and intimidating storyline, it needs to play on people's fears, it also needs to give its audience a real thrill and send chills down their spines. The horror story may be based on phobias, superstitions, murder or science fiction....   [tags: Horror Stories Stevenson Greene Essays]

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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 Horror Of Horror Films

- There are people in today’s society that are always looking for a source of adrenaline, a thrill. They could find this source from jumping out of a plane and opening a parachute to watching a scary movie. The genre of horror has become a major part of the film industry some films even have a cult following such as the film series Paranormal Activity. Horrors films are built to scare the audience watching the film and are made through the uses of suspense and/or gore. These films have become a large part of today’s culture and what is being represented in horror films takes influence on society....   [tags: Gender, Masculinity, Woman, Man]

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Stephen King and Horror Films

- ... These categories are the basic building blocks used in today's horror media today. This topic here will cover the general types of horror we see often in video games which are the “Psychological horror” and “Survival horror”. First let’s start with psychological horror. Originally stemming from the traditional Japanese horror film genre, it focuses on the use of a disturbing atmosphere and narrative in order to create fear. Whilst differing from the other two horror types, psychological horror works more on a mental level....   [tags: japanese horror films, pyschologicla, survival]

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Edgar Allan Poe 's The Castle Of Otranto : A Gothic Story

- The genre of English literature known as Gothic first appeared widespread in the late seventeen hundreds with the publishing of “Horace Walpole 's The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story” in which the Genre received its name. This novel quickly grew the popularity of the genre and brought it to the masses. Throughout the rest of this century, many new authors emerged and gained popularity by writing in this genre. At the turn of the next century, a new author known as Edgar Allan Poe completely revolutionized the genre by exploring different aspects of the "dark" side of the imagination....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Gothic fiction, Horror fiction]

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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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The Hangman's Horror: Roger, Sadism, and Psychopathy in Lord of the Flies

- ... Roger’s arm was conditioned by a civilization that knew nothing of him and was in ruins” (Golding 56). Roger throws the rocks at Henry aiming to miss, unable to bring himself yet to actually throw the stones at Henry to deliberately hurt him, a playground bully not fully committed to his cause. He understands that there is a boundary that he cannot cross, the “taboo of the old life,” almost like a shield around Henry that stops Roger from actually hurting him, the invisible but still there and still influential “protection of parents and school and policemen and the law,” and Roger’s mind and his arm were “conditioned by a civilization that knew nothing of him and was in ruins...   [tags: William Golding's novel, story analysis]

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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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Analysis Of The Story ' The Coffin Of Amontillado '

- In the short story The Casket of Amontillado, author Edger Allen Poe, takes the reader on a chilling tale of a man who murder a close friend out of revenge fifty years ago. Although the story is told as a flashback, it is obvious that Poe like all of his short stories, created the piece in a first person point of view (POV). Most will say Poe only created the piece as first person to add dramatic flair to his story. However, Poe could have chosen this POV as a way to express to the audience that all humans have a desire to enact revenge on the ones that have done them wrong....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story]

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The Horror of "The Fall of the House of Usher"

- The Horror of "The Fall of the House of Usher" What is a horror. What does it mean to be terrified. The definition of a horror fiction is "fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle, or horrify the reader." Since the 1960s, any work of fiction with a morbid, gruesome, surreal, or exceptionally suspenseful or frightening theme has come to be called "horror" (Wikipedia) . "The Fall of the House of Usher" is a great example of a story on the basic level of a gothic horror, in which the element of fear is evoked in its highest form....   [tags: Fall House Usher]

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The Role of Horror in the Gothic Writing

- English literature in the Romantic period can be characterised as emphasising on free and natural utterance of authors’ feelings as the reaction toward the world. Romantic authors stress on the influence of feelings over rationality and mind over body—they admire the potential power of human’s mind to engage in the external world emotionally, reflect on it and envisage a spiritual and idealistic one through imagination. In Gothic writing, an important genre in Romantic literature, authors try to evoke readers’ fear and anxiety, cultivate their sensibility and explore human’s mind through presenting horrible myths and supernatural....   [tags: Romanticism, Gothic Writing]

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The Horror of The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson

- Once upon a time there was a little village. In this village three hundred people happily farmed and played and went about their business. The children went to school while the men cut wood or farmed, and the women cooked and cleaned. Every summer in June each of villagers took part in the traditional lottery drawing and one villager was picked for the prize – a stoning. In 1948, Shirley Jackson published this short story known as “The Lottery,” in The New York Times. The story’s plot shocked readers all over America as they learned of the horror happening in such a quaint town....   [tags: The Lottery Essays]

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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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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 of The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

- Winning vast amounts of money can make anyone slaphappy, but unfortunately this type of wager won’t be discussed in Shirley Jacksons “The Lottery.” Jackson catches the reader’s attention by describing a typical day by using words such as “blossoming, clear and sunny skies” to attract the reader into believing a calm and hopeful setting which eventually turns dark. In this short story Jackson tells a tale of a sinister and malevolent town in America that conforms to the treacherous acts of murder in order to keep their annual harvest tradition alive....   [tags: The Lottery Essays, Literary Analysis, Review]

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The Horror Of Frankenstein By Mary Shelley

- As shown in the Bible, Adam committed a huge sin by eating the apple from the forbidden tree and when he got caught by God his creator he tried to blame Eve for the evil actions that they committed although both of them were at fault. In the horror-science novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley writes a story of a man 's ambition to play the role of God and tries to create another human being instead he creates a monster that acts like a human that faces many human trials. Mary Shelley relates this to Frankenstein, and in real life, in that, you can not abandon and mistreat things because it does not turn out or look how you wanted to because that may lead to consequences that you were not expecti...   [tags: Paradise Lost, Frankenstein, Abandonment]

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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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Zombies As An Infectious Horror

- How many times have you been scared awake by zombies after watching shows or reading comics. Zombies, a particular group of survival horror, are basically dead people who come back to us in an evil way. From novels to Hollywood films, we look like cowards who are repeatedly scared by zombies. How can we still get shocks in this age of scientific society. The answer is that zombies come back with cultural messages in stories, which express our extraordinary fears. Such a horrible story was created by Kirkman, in The Walking Dead he depicted zombies as a horrible metaphor for xenophobia by combining fear of otherness with infectious disease; as a result, fear of contagion fuses with our fear...   [tags: Infectious disease, Infection, Disease]

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History of Horror Films

- Nosferatu is a widely inspirational horror, originally made in 1922 it can be interpreted as a stepping stone for cinema not only horror. The story is based loosely on a Dracula theme and in its day it was truly terrifying. As horrors have adapted this production no longer has the same effect in evoking terror within an audience however it has created an outline of which other successful horrors have followed on from. It uses the key element of fantasy characters, ghouls and ghosts aren’t real yet they appear frequently in horrors....   [tags: Nosferatu, dracula, film analysis]

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Comparing the Greek Story of Prometheus with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

- Stories have been told to all who will listen for thousands of years and they are passed down from one generation to the next effecting each in a different way. The ancient greeks used this technique and believed the story of a god named Prometheus and that he stole fire from the gods in Olympus and gave it to man. As a punishment for this action, Zeus causes him to be chained to a mountainside where he must suffer an eagle to eat out his heart, in some versions it is his liver, the organ will then regrow over night only to be eaten out again the next day....   [tags: literary/story/character analysis]

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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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The Landscape of Horror: Exploration of Genre and Setting

- The Landscape of Horror: Exploration of Genre and Setting Setting is an integral feature of literature, but the hierarchy of narrative mechanics varies depending upon genre. In tragedy the conflict could rank as the greatest element based on the conflict’s ability to incite emotion in the reader. In horror fiction the setting is greatly fundamental because outside forces (i.e. elements, landscape and the unknown) incite fear in the characters and readers which in turn accelerates the plot; Also the setting plays a hand in molding the atmosphere, tone and theme of a piece....   [tags: literary elements, litrerature]

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All American Horror Film: Scream

- As the decades have progressed, horror films have continued to entrance, terrify, and disturb the audiences that have been brave enough to endure them. Each new generation brings around unique attitudes, pop culture obsessions, and moral compasses which horror filmmakers play with in order to make their characters and their audiences more vulnerable to the brutalities occurring onscreen. A notable trait relating to the majority of horror films is the traditional formula that decides which character lives and which characters fall victim....   [tags: financial and historical analysis, cinematography]

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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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The Tell Tale Heart The Story Speak About A Murder

- In the Tell-Tale Heart the story speak about a murder. The narrator telling the story discusses his resolve in murdering the old man. Edgar Allen Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston Massachusetts. By the age of three his parents had passed away and he was sent to live with a family outside of Richmond Virginia. John Allan and his wife Francis Valentine Allen took Poe in as a young boy. Mr. Allan trained Poe to be a business man like him and a gentleman in the upper class of Virginia, However Poe wanted to be a poet and tried at age thirteen when he wrote a series of poetry....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story, The Tell-Tale Heart]

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An Exploration of Gothic Horror Stories

- An Exploration of Gothic Horror Stories Gothic horror is a type of romantic, horror fiction based on irrational fear that predominated in 18th century England. The term 'gothic' originated from the architectural style of the middle ages, but came to describe the dark, terrifying tales that achieved such popularity. Gothic horror can be determined by many things which exist in all gothic horror stories, for example eerie settings such as gothic monasteries, bleak comfortless castles, grave yards and cobwebbed rooms lit by guttering candles....   [tags: Papers]

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The Develoment of the Horror Genre

- 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, have altered considerably as time progressed....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Theme of Horror in the Sleepy Hollow

- Theme of Horror in the Sleepy Hollow The film Sleepy Hollow is a fantasy/gothic horror film; the rating 15 tells us it probably has some gore in it. As we watch the film, some parts could also be described as thriller. The director Tim Burton is known for his love of Hammer horror films and before starting work on this film he encouraged his team to watch Hammer horror films like "Black Sunday" and "The Fearless Vampire Killers", as this was the effect he wanted to put across in Sleepy Hollow....   [tags: Papers]

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Horror and Suspense in Bierce's Work

- Horror and Suspense in Bierce's Work A novel is divided into different chapters and usually has different plots to focus on. In a novel there are lots of characters and the time scale is constantly changing throughout. Because there is more than one theme and there are different messages coming across of combined themes, makes the novel denser and more complicated to understand and to take in all the description. Ambrose Bierce wrote a lot of short stories and some we have studied and analysed....   [tags: Ambrose Bierce Short Stories Writers Essays]

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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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The Horror of The Tell-Tale Heart

- The Horror of The Tell-Tale Heart   Writers can use many tricks to make a story seem more interesting to the reader. From the words they pick to the setting to the time of the day... the possibilities are endless. In the story "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe, the use of light and darkness, the description of the mans eye and the time frame make the story more scary than anything else. Poe also uses suspense at the end to make the readers heart beat faster. The speaker starts the story out by explaining that he doe not hate the old man that he is about to kill....   [tags: Tell-Tale Heart Essays]

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Horror The Supernatural Genre

- Horror The Supernatural Genre Horror is an ancient genre, it roots lodged in ancient myth and folklore. Since then the genre has evolved, even sometimes doing without elements of the supernatural on which the original horror stories where founded. Despite the emergence of natural horror, horror which incorporates elements of the supernatural still remains superior. While horror can be successful using only natural circumstances, horror that utilizes elements of the supernatural evokes a more effective response from the reader....   [tags: essays papers]

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Misogyny in Horror

- The horror/fantasy genre is a misogynistic place. For centuries women have been oppressed by men's ideas of what a woman should be like: domestic, obedient, married, and lower on the totem pole. Women are trapped within their surroundings. In “The Haunting of Hill House” Eleanor can't bear to be out of the house. There is an innate fear of women, which helps create these horrific stories. While there are very few stories that empower women, Gilman's “The Yellow Wallpaper” is a story that does. Gilman even says herself that this story was meant “to save people from being driven crazy.” This story is made even more of an example, because it is strongly based on Ms....   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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The Horror Genre in Stories of Stevenson and Greene

- The Horror Genre in Stories of Stevenson and Greene R.L Stevenson's 'The Body-Snatcher' and Graham Greene's 'The End Of The party' are both short stories that are a part of the horror genre, despite differing in many ways. Throughout this essay, I am going to compare the differences and the similarities between the two horror stories. I will assess the way the writers use certain aspects that are part of the horror genre to make their story have an impact on the reader and have the ability to captivate their reader and keep them engrossed in the story....   [tags: Papers]

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I Love Horror

- I Love Horror This is no fantasy. This is no fallacious delusion of a sick, twisted mind. This is the honest-to-God truth. I love horror novels. Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe are my idols. Perhaps having these two, demented madmen as my personal mentors sounds sick, but I tend to think as they do. Most of my writings are short stories of horror (usually about the length of Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Masque of the Red Death"). My friends often ask me four questions: "Why do you not publish some of your work?" and "Where do you get your ideas from?" and "What is it like writing this horror stuff?" and "Why do you like writing horror stories?"...   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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Types of Horror Associated with Media

- Rough Draft Essay Topic: What are the types of horrors associated with media. As the main topic suggests, what are the types of horrors associated with media. First off, you might want to think about what your definition of fear is, what unsettles you, and what rubs you the wrong way. Well according to Stephen King, this can be broken down into three types; which is the gross-out, horror, and terror. The gross-out in this case is what it is. It’s things we as humans find disgusting, morbid, or diseased....   [tags: Silent Hill, Video Games]

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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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The Sanction of the Victim and the Horror of Negation

- What does the story of Atlas Shrugged have to say about the relative powers of good and evil and the conditions under which one is victorious over the other. The Sanction of the Victim and the Horror of Negation “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” This oft-repeated paraphrase of a less-palatable line of Edmund Burke’s has made its way into the modern public vernacular as a call to vigilance against the eternal creep of evil. Yet the question remained: “What is the nature of this evil?” and “What action do good men take in order to prevent it?” In her 1957 Magnum Opus, Atlas Shrugged, the American novelist Ayn Rand put forward the next step in that lin...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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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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George G. Toudouze´ Three Skeleton Key - Literary Analysis

- Three lighthouse keepers, Itchoua, LeGleo, and the narrator, must fight for their lives against hordes of vicious rats, written by George G. Toudouze, Three Skeleton Key is suspenseful, telling of rats that will make your feet crawl. This literary analysis will deconstruct the story made popular in early 1950’s. The Story begins on Three Skeleton Key, where three men, Itchoua, LeGleo, and the narrator are employed at a lighthouse on a small island called Three Skeleton Key. An abandoned ship plagued with sea-faring rats slammed into the rocks of the island....   [tags: Rats, Horror]

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Movie Analysis : The Movie ' The Thing '

- The film industry suffers from ups and downs. The industry itself is always making new things happen from older ideas. The remaking of classic films has become a common thing; however, some are remade very poorly. The film industry decided to remake the film “The thing”. The film is a very unique remake because it acts as a prequel to the original film. The original film was made in 1982 and the remake was made in 2011. The original film was a very unique horror film, and so was the remake. These films both share similar stories, as well as the remakes little twist to the original story....   [tags: Film, Horror film, Horror, Psychoanalysis]

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The Ocean 's Glory And Horror

- “The Ocean’s Glory – and Horror” is a speech given by Brian Skerry that depicts the impact humans can have on the ocean and the species within it. Brian Skerry is an underwater photographer and decided that people didn’t completely understand what was occurring underneath the surface of that sparkly blue ocean that they love so much. Skerry emphasizes how the audience needs to explore these different perspectives to get a new understanding of how life beneath the ocean’s surface really works. This lecture also grabbed my attention due to the fact that it goes along with my major in marine biology....   [tags: Ocean, Marine biology, Oceanography, Rhetoric]

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The Elements of Fantasy and Horror

- The elements of fantasy and horror blend together perfectly to create an unforgettable series of events. An example of dark fantasy is Something Wicked This Way Comes, the novel by Ray Bradbury that tells the story of two young boys, Jim and Will, who discover the secret of a mysterious traveling carnival. The magical carnival has many temptations, including a frightening mirror maze and a carousel that changes one’s age. However, its allure only causes one to fall into the clutches of the ringmaster, Mr....   [tags: Literary Analysis, This Way Comes, Bradbury]

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