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Do Graphic Horror Films Lead to Violent Crimes

The aim of this article is to come to a conclusion about whether a particularly graphic or violent horror films affect modern society through desensitization.

If you’re writing this subject matter, I highly recommend checking out the history of A Clockwork Orange. Kubrick was harassed and abused by the media for the rest of his life after this one because of the number of young people who claimed inspiration from his film, which they wrongly interpreted. White power critics called Kubrick a creator of "crank" culture in Britain and America and stalked him the rest of his life, largely inspiring Eyes Wide Shut. A Clockwork Orange had nothing at all in it that would obligate viewers to follow him, and criticisms like this, even with criminal confessions of being inspired by Kubrick, when held up to scrutiny, largely demonstrate the same pattern of violent outbreak and public panic that groundbreaking filmmakers like Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, and Quentin Tarantino supposedly "inspired." All of these filmmakers are considered legendery, especially Kubrick, despite "inspiring" some of the most publicized violence and criminality associated with its misinterpretation; and you can backtrack all of those claims and find stories associated with each filmmaker like this.

  • Read Stephen King's short but sweet article "Why We Crave Horror Movies". He explores this topic in a historical and funny way. – Liz Watkins 7 years ago
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