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    Gore and it’s morbid curiosity.

    I think back to times I have watched movies such as The Green Inferno or Terrifier and have thought to myself “what makes these so appealing to people?” I understand how gore is important to horror, examples such as Hereditary using it very tastefully (if tasteful can be used for gore) but I never quite get gore-fest movies? The iceberg is large, quite literally there being “iceberg” charts of gory and horrific movies but where does that line get drawn? Where is the distinction between horror, and a movie for that sake of depravity.

    • What exactly do you mean in your question? It's quite vague. – Sunni Ago 2 years ago
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    • Add a little clarification to exactly what you want the writer to argue. I'm not sure about the use of icebergs in your question. – Montayj79 1 year ago
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    • I get what you're saying. I am someone who is filled with morbid curiosity even though i regret it sometimes. First of all, gory and disturbing films are great for marketing. Like recently, 'Terrifier 2' has been all over social medias as "a film that is making audiences puke and pass out in theatres." Now doesn't that make you curious? Draws you into researching or even watching the film, garnering more attention... It makes people think "there's no way a movie can make me puke or pass out, I'm gonna watch it to see if it's true or not". Everyone has some sort of curiosity within them that draws them to understand what a certain media is going to show. Another way to look at it is the fact that people dont get to see gross, gnarly and gory things in their boring, daily lives. I know i dont at least... This i feel is the reason why films like these are made, to provide audiences with an experience they will never attain in real life. The line can be drawn at snuff films, which are real videos of people you know... Then there's shock value... That's a whole different subject... TyperTheCurator – Ethan Clark 1 year ago
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    • I want to hear more about this "iceberg." May I suggest building an article around it, maybe discussing things like MPAA ratings and criteria, the level and types of gore people can handle, and how it impacts the psyche? – Stephanie M. 1 year ago
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    I think “sensory deprivation” could be it’s own horror sub-genre. We got Bird Box too, as well as Hush. Suppose there is always an element that they could try and link back to, trying to make you think “imagine you were in this situation but without xyz.”

    Hollywood's Fascination with Silence and Horror

    Actors in their work have risks when coming up to elements such as method acting and abusive directors. I always have thought back upon The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and how the cast was treated, be it if that was budget, the time it was shot in, or plain ignorance. The cast endured lots of hardships and while we have a memorable movie, it is hard to forget what the cast had suffered due to that.

    When Directors Push Actors Too Far

    I really love your emphasis on the score in Halloween, not only does that help make it one of my favorites, but I think it’s what assists the movie in being genre-defining. This was a stellar read.

    How the Score Impacts a Film