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Evolution of Horror Films

What I am interested in reading about is how horror films have evolved over the past century. The original horror films were primarily based on suspense. Later, the slasher films of the 70s and 80s reigned supreme, and more recently, torture films in line with the Saw series of films had their time. While it is easy to trace what types of horror films have come and gone over the years, what are the cultural backgrounds that tie to the rise of different sub-genres? Do these films comment on society or are they the product of society? Both?

  • I RECOMMEND DISCUSSING THE POPULARITY OF GHOSTS AND DEMONS IN RECENT YEARS VERSUS SLASHERS AND CREATURE FEATURES – Joseph Manduke IV 6 years ago
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  • I would suggest looking at the frequency with which horror movies have spawned sequels. They have become less concerned with making a social point and more concerned with making money. – Widdicombe 6 years ago
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