ENG111 Journal #5

ENG111 Journal #5 - CGI allowed more unrealistic deaths and...

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Ryan Fessler Why We Crave Horror Movies Pg. 408 Journal #5 I agree that horror movies are a way to get away from reality and just have a good time. One of my friends always tells me, “The only reason I go to horror movies is to be scared…that’s the fun of it.” I would also agree with Stephen King when he says that the reason why we go to these kinds of movies is, “To show that we can, that we are not afraid, and that we can ride this roller coaster.” Going to see scary movies is a way for us to use our imagination. Movies are movies, they are not real and we know this. We can let our emotions run wild. I’ve never been a fan of horror movies, but I have noticed that in the past couple of years there has been more and more of these movies released in theaters. Obviously, they are quite popular, especially with teenagers. Most of my friends enjoy scary or horror movies. The popularity grew, I believe, with the development of computer graphic imagery.
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Unformatted text preview: CGI allowed more unrealistic deaths and gore in movies, which is apparently cool to teens. Even though we know movies aren’t real, they can still have an effect on us after watching them. I once saw a movie where there was a killer looking at someone in the shower. Once the person got out, the killer killed her. For about a week, I would always look to see if anyone was there. Movies such as the Saw series are now becoming a Halloween staple. Horror movies are even coming out on Christmas! I think that today’s generation is more tolerant towards all of the graphic violence on TV and in movies. My parents along with my friends’ parents don’t like any of the new horror movies coming out. Although I am not attracted to these types of movies, I Ryan Fessler Why We Crave Horror Movies Pg. 408 know a lot of people who are I think that the horror genre will continue to grow with the recent success of horror movies at the box office....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2010 for the course ENG 21508 taught by Professor Hine during the Fall '07 term at Michigan Flint.

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