Horror Film Essay Outline

Horror Movies Essay

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     “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. Horror films are a way for people to exercise their violent emotions with out hurting anyone.

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Byers was shot and left a quadriplegic. She later died of cancer. Her relatives say the couple that robbed the store was incited by watching “Natural Born Killers.” The lawsuit accuses the film's director Oliver Stone and the producer, Time Warner Entertainment. It says they intentionally incited copycat crimes (Crabb). I believe this lawsuit is stupid. It is sad that someone was shot and later on died. But everyone knows the horror movie is a just a movie. The couple that shot Patsy Byers had a choice whether they were going to rob the convenience store or not . The horror movie did not force them to go rob. They had freewill.

     Horror films provide people with an outlet for their violent feelings they have inside. When someone people watch horror films they imagine doing harm

to their evil boss at work. But they just imagine this, they know if they acted on these emotions they will end up in jail or even worse, the death penalty. Even when I watch a horror film I imagine killing the bad guy in the movie, because of the awful crimes the bad guy commits in the movie. But I know killing people is wrong. The movie does not influence me to act on these anticivilization feelings that I have. The horror movies are a fantasy for some people to let out violent emotions.

     I believe that if society did not have horror films to watch , then some people would

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People have enjoyed a state of fear since a long time ago, but only the appearance of the cinema made depiction of fear as real and graphical as the real life can be. Over the course of the 20th century the horror movies of all kinds, from crudely primitive to rather intellectual have been extremely popular and remain to be so in the 21st one. But why?

The main reason, in my opinion, is that, no matter what people say about modern world and how terrible it is, the fact that the life of the majority of people is much safer and pleasanter than it used to be in the ages passed is certain. A couple of hundred years ago an average man had enough problems and fears of his own to be interested in additional adrenaline received from artificial ones.

In addition to this, people seem to be showing a tendency to love to be afraid. The regularity with which public consciousness creates new and new global scarecrows, like annual deadly pandemics and ends of the world, global warming, Large Hadron Collider and so on, shows that humankind is simply bored and wants to create distractions.
While not being an actual scarecrow, horror movies serve as an excellent short-span adrenaline stimulator, so it is no surprise so many people are fond of them.

All in all, horror movies seem to be a…

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