Are You Scared?

Fear is an interesting trait that all of us exhibit sooner or later.  When people are scared, they experience a very unique feeling that compels them to shudder and cower away from the evil element.  What I mean is that there are a plethora of fearful things that haunt us during the day or during our dreams.  Fear and danger cause an adrenaline rush and enacts the fight or flight response.  There are those that run away when they are scared and then there are people that face danger head on and show courage to battle whatever demons exist within their soul.

The entertainment industry has always capitalized on making movies based upon fear, or more specifically death.  Movies such as Saw IV have been created to evoke a heavy amount of terror for the audience.  Watching scary movies has always been an age-old tradition for adults where they jump up out of their seats because they are absorbed in the film.  It is interesting to see that even though moviegoers know that the gory sights and sounds are not real, the movie nonetheless seeps into his or her imagination and strikes with a bang.     After people allow themselves to fully be fully immersed in a movie that is based on fear, they leave the theatre feeling like they just went to war with evil.  It makes their outlook on their own simple lives seem so much better.  After watching such atrocious human behavior, the outcome for the audience is collective intellectual thought and humanistic, character development.   Everybody knows that life in the real world is not a game or movie.  Once we are done trembling from horrific scenes and the movie is over, we can truly appreciate the fact that we are safe and sound. Horror flics are always going to exist to spark innovative thought about one’s real life.  The distinction between a work of art (scary movie) and actual existence in the real world should always take precedent or else the consequences are very grave.  In other words, just because you see something in a film that is grotesque doesn’t mean that you should mimic or live by that credo.

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