type of emotional relief. The theory argues that an individual needs to consider the extent that the horror movie is likely to cause adverse health impact on children before it is given to them. If you are not scared by King, then he has not achieved his objective (Kings, 529). It is good to scare with an objective and the objective should have boundaries. Scaring helps in purification according to Catharsis. It is argued that the emotions need to be purified by making the excess emotions defect. The scare of the horror movies would only be effective if there is clarification between what the movie presents and what occurs in real life situations. If film was a drug, then the violent films could actually make people confidently numb. Exposure to the media gore and blood might make individuals become insensitive to the feelings of others. It would be better for individuals to be able to fathom the differences that exist in reality and fiction. Desensitization might make individuals become less helpful to those who need their attention to be well. Desensitization has direct connection to aggression. The safety valve theory helps individuals identify the extremists in movies. They can determine how to and how not to act in real life situations. One of the major reasons why desensitization can be dangerous is because it is closely related to the pleasures of watching movies or television. Watching television is unlearned pleasurable behavior. If pleasure is combined with violent media then the individual is likely to derive pleasure from watching them. The images that symbolize violence to them start appearing normal to them. Most people who are violent are great viewers of the horror and violent movies.
Zlicha 4 They are also the ones who derive pleasure from watching television and in most instances find it difficult to adapt to what is happening in reality.
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- Fall '16
- Andrew Espinosa
- It, Media violence research, Horror and terror, Horror film