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    And last but not least is the villain in these movies. Most of the killers in these films are portrayed as mentally deranged and/or has some type of facial or bodily deformation and who have been traumatized at an early age. Even though these characters terrorized and murder people they have taken on the persona of anti-heroes in pop culture. Characters like Halloween’s Michael Myers, A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger and Friday the 13th’s Jason Voorhees have become the reason to go see

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    lead to a sadistic lifestyle in one of his studies and critiques on the horror film Texas Chainsaw Massacre, whereas views conveyed by King (2007) towards the genre are simply recreational and meant for adrenalin addicts. Ear piercing screams, blood splatters, loneliness, violence and isolated surroundings are only a handful of the themes mentioned in the analysis by Di Muzio in the movie Texas Chainsaw Massacre. These themes haunt the viewers significantly and especially children. The movie starts

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    Gender Depiction in Horror Films

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    too, but are not shown as being so defenseless. Females are commonly shown getting killed slowly and getting carried off into the night screaming. On the other hand males will be killed quickly with fewer struggles. For example in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre when the men go into the house where the butcher lives, they are killed with one smash of a sledge hammer with the camera at a distance. Where as, when the first girl goes in she is seen grabbed and put on the shoulder of the butch and carried

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    The Art of Horror Films

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    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 tramatic events to read in their spare time for amusement. Writters such as Bram Stoker created graphic novels that grabbed peoples attention for years to come. But the horror movie, The House Of The Devil(1896), was noted as being

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    Horror is not a highly respected genre in the film industry. Even other not so famous genres like romantic comedies or westerns have numerous films that break the barriers of their respective fandoms and targeted audiences, and have been accepted as good art or cult classics, in fact. There have been certain horror films that do find support among film critics and interpreters of pop culture, however, as a whole horror films are seen as cheesy, goofy entertainment. They thrill audiences with violence

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    into the slasher category, but also to provide a window into the culture that they cater to. In order to present a specific example of each archetype, I have chosen four films that are exemplary of the overall sub-genre. Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) tells the story of a van full of traveling teenagers and their run-in with a family of backwoods cannibals. John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) has killer Michael Myers strangling baby-sitters on the night of said movie title. Sean Cunningham's

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    Slasher Movies: Female Victims or Survivors?

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    Halloween, for example, the majority of victims are female. But in Friday the 13th and Graduation Day the victims are as often male as female; in Happy Birthday to Me all but one of the killer’s victims are male. (90) In movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) and Nightmare on Elm Stre... ... middle of paper ... ...a Hill. Dir. John Carpenter. Prod. Debra Hill. With Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence. Compass, 1978. Nightmare on Elm Street. Written and Dir. Wes Craven. Prod

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    The True American Horrors Throughout time, Hollywood has both influenced and awed modern day society. However, no part among the stars has inspired us as much as the genre of horror. Consequently, it has the ability to evoke within its audience both fear and creates a new perspective of the world and its darkness. This subculture was both created and inspired by masterminds of infinite accomplishments; many of the movies and stories that the general public has come to thoroughly enjoy are based upon

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    The film American Psycho has strong references to the American consumer culture of elitists in the 1980s. However, the film main reflects popular culture among elitists in the time period but it also applies to a broader spectrum of the population. The main character is personally obsessed in a way with pop culture to be able to emulate others and apply that to how he should act. According to imdb.com this film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival on April 14, 2000. At the time it was called a

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    Women Portrayed in Horror and Film Noir Films Works Cited Not Included Horror films have always been more attractive to the male viewer than to the female viewer. Why is that? Usually horror films mainly present the audience with very graphic mutilation and the raping of females, more so than their male counterparts. Horror films have always depicted females as either objects or as the victim of a horrible act. In Linda William's essay 'When the Woman Looks,' she says that 'there is not that

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