Scary turns to gory in recent movies

By Katie Clark
November 10, 2006

In the past month, there has been a variety of scary movies that have been on television and new scary movies have been coming out in theaters.

The older movies have a more mental scare factor to them, while the newer movies just add some suffering and gore to make things scary.

Since technology has increased throughout the years, editing movies has become a lot easier.

Technology has decreased a director’s ability to actually think up a scary movie plot.

Instead, they think of the most gruesome things and make it into a movie.

These types of movies are not scaring the audience; they are grossing them out to the point of being scared.

Most of these new films have turned horror into suffering.

In the past few months, I have seen many new scary movies. I saw “House of a Thousand Corpse,” “The Devil’s Rejects,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” plus many more.

I am a huge scary movie buff; however, I get very scared while watching them.

After seeing these movies that have been nothing but gore and violence, I’ve noticed that I am not as scared anymore. I am still deciding on whether or not to see “Saw III.” I am scared of how gory it will be. I find myself closing my eyes because I am disgusted by the gore, not because I am scared.

Even though I knew these movies were going to be mostly all gore and suffering, I still choose to see them because sometimes there is a good story line be hind all of the killing and suffering.

It is just that these films should not be labeled as horror when they are really just action packed films with lots of killings.

The human suffering within a lot of these new films is becoming more and more realistic due to newer graphics within technology.

I know the producers are producing these films for entertainment purposes only, but sometimes there are scenes that are just too gruesome to watch.

I think one of the most gruesome and human suffering movies I have seen would be “Hostage.” The movie shows numerous amounts of the most gruesome human suffering.

It was so bad that the guy friends I was with had to cover their eyes in disgust.

Basically the way the human suffering that is conveyed in these films may be taken too far in some cases.

Like me, many of my friends are huge scary movie buffs. They have also seen many of these types of films. We always seem to go to them not really thinking about how gruesome it will be.

When I asked them their opinions on this topic, most of them began to notice how true it is that the violence in these movies has become more gruesome and popular within other movies.

These new horror films have been very successful in the theaters, but I don’t think most people are going there in the hope of seeing a scary movie; instead they are going to be entertained by violence.

Don’t get me wrong, I have seen numerous amounts of these gruesome films, but I have been noticing how much more violence is being used in the “horror” films.

It is a very frustrating thing for me since I love to be scared by movies and these types of films are just not cutting it for me.

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