In Stephen Kings essay “Why We Crave Horror Films” He claims we are all mentally ill. And he is correct. Some of the people in this world merely have more mental ailment than others. However, some people are only thrill seekers constantly looking for a new way to be thrilled. When there is a new horror film to be seen it is all the rave, it is all over the news and movie posters. King compares the modern horror film to a public lynching.
People are always curious about mystery story. Curious is a natural part of being human. Mystery story is a common component in the horror movie. The viewers are curiosity to see how far things can and will be taken. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself ”, many viewers want to know more about fear.
Usually the innocent person is killed by the evil creature in a gothic horror story. Fear, supernatural and the macabre were also essential elements in gothic horror The horror genre remains very popular with cinema audiences even nowadays because the special effects today make creatures look even more terrifyingly realistic and it also means that you can film stunts or scenes like somebody turning into a werewolf for example, much more easy to film and much more effective. The advances in technology give modern horror films an edge over classics and a modern audience expects a lot more from a horror film nowadays. Modern horror films consist of old and new tricks of filming to keep the audience on the edge of their seats. They consist of much more varied and clever plots and storylines.
Advertising and the Exploitation of Female Sexuality Carlos Parson Grand Canyon University Abstract Magazine, Newspapers, TV, and Internet advertisements have been increasing the use of sexual image with women in the last century. Research indicates that media, advertising in particular, can create and sustain unrealistic images and stereotypes, especially of women. It is important to examine some of the reason why this is happening without any control of the media authorities. Of course, the use of sexual imagery in advertising is nothing new. One mechanism to explain how this happens is that the constant exposure to these themes and behaviors make them more accessible from memory (Shrum, 2003) – and when asked to make judgments in real life, those who are more exposed to certain mediated constructs are more likely to use them (Rhodes, Edison, & Bradford, 2004).
The idea of all of this even being able to occur at night while we are usually in bed is intriguing to a lot of people. Nobody knows exactly what it is that a horror movie makes us FEEL, but most people definitely love that anonymous feeling. When you are watching a horror movie and there’s that moment when everything is silent and you hear that suspenseful music, you know somebody is about to die. Your heart starts to beat a little bit faster, and you’re expecting him, but still yet when that psycho axe murder jumps up out of nowhere and chops somebody’s head off we’re shocked. The suspense of knowing it’s going to happen and not knowing exactly when or even HOW just gives us a rush.
Each of which has boasted its own brand of violence. The most notable eras are the following: the wild westerns of the 1950’s, the mafia-inspired Godfather style of movies of the 1970’s, the street action and ghetto/hood movies of the 1980’s, and the use of increasingly graphic images of violence that was made possible by manipulating the technology available to produce life-like special effects in the 1990’s in movies such as The Matrix. Here in the twenty-first century, there has been a tendency for film makers to use computer generated imagery (CGI) in order to produce the most extreme and graphic images of violence ever possible. According to Andrew Trent, though; all violence in movies is not necessarily bad. In an article he wrote for VersaGlobe.com he explains that violence in the movies can really be divided into three different categories: 1.
Rape culture can be found around the world, especially in India as the article mentions. Most people realize that rape culture is ultimately caused by men’s inability to suppress their urges. But there are people who say that is the women’s fault. E.J. Graff asks, “Why was she out so late at night, provoking men into rage by being openly female?” People blame women for being out so late and night, and it seems like women want men to enjoy them.
Not only has “sexting” transitioned to name calling and bullying in high school, but also teens younger than 18 could be charged with child pornography and sent to juvenile jail. Worst of all it has lead to death. Now that teens and parents are becoming more familiar with these stories about “sexting,” concerned parents, schools and anyone who really cares is trying to take a stand. Most times teens are into watching MTV, so what better television station to get the message across about the dangers in “sexting”? MTV aired a half hour special called, “Sexting In America: When Privates Go Public.” They say, “it’s a good reminder for teens that taking and sending nude pictures is never a good idea” (Magid 1).
Some of the earlier Hollywood films such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Monster and Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde show the aspect of the unusual and fictional characters which are portrayed as monstrous figures to show the theme of being possessed and acting violently which became popular throughout the 1900’s. | 1930 – 1949 | In the early 30s American film producers had a wild obsession for horror films and produced films such as 1931 Dracula and Frankenstein. These films had a theme of monsters which was becoming a very popular style for horrors in these times. Other films were collaborating with the horror genre, such as The Invisible Man in which had many elements of the sci-fi genre. During the 1940s films such as The Wolfman and Cat People showed how man and animals are connected to create a “half-human half-animal” figure which links into many sci-fi elements of being unusual.
This is a genius way to artistically express a feeling and a state of mind that most people are aware of but don’t have enough understanding to be able to empathize with. Drag Me to Hell is an allegorical horror movie on eating disorders because it portrays the protagonist’s issue with her body image, frightening images that relate to bulimia nervosa, themes of starvation, and the demon symbolizing the protagonist’s internal demon. Throughout the film, the protagonist Christine Brown is reminded of earlier years of when she use to be fat. This really exposes some of her self-hatred and the pressure she feels to stay skinny. In one scene, she comes across an advertisement of a picture of her preteen self-labeled, “Pork Queen,” standing next to a pig and looking much different and heavier than she does now.