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28 Jan 2015

Hollywood horror movies haven't gone far at all in recent years. To think about this in terms of going to far, is ludicrous and idiotic to say the least. The majority of horror releases in the last ten years have not been gorey, nor have they been relevant in the form of arguments. If anything, the horror genre continues to be saturated with lackluster pg-13 films and horrible unrated versions on DVD. Hollywood overall has not released a hard rated R horror film for a while, and it has not gone too far whatsoever. Yes, some of them have been brutal, but none of them have reached the gore amount 1980's. In fact, the most gorey horror films produced on American soil aren't even major contenders for just about any awards, nor have they had official or lengthy releases not in the DVD market. With Japanese horror movies, remakes, and political thrillers, Hollywood may be missing from the horror arena in relation to gore. To say they have gone too far is just stupid. five night's at freddy's


The Japanese, if anyone, should be blamed for exceeding expectations of horror cinema. They have continually pushed the realms from the unreal, and in American releases the flicks get toned down a great deal. The American versions of Japanese films are often only scary if you are scared by exposure to noise. There is little, to no gore during these films. Compare "The Ring", "The Grudge", or "Dark Waters" with their Japanese counterparts, and you see two different films. The American releases are given Pg-13 ratings and teenagers go in droves to see them. These films aren't scary, do not concentrate on blood spill, and deal more with ghosts than anything truly horrifying. five night's at freddy's

The remakes of horror films can be seen as updates towards the original stories. However, these films are simply as gruesome and horrific since they were when they were originally made. Contrary, the newer updates to those films use modern techniques, cg, make-up and more sophisticated direction than their older counterparts. This is especially seen in the Halloween remake by Rob Zombie. Sure it had been gruesome and bloody, although the original "Halloween" film did not need any gore, this film only pushed the envelope to distinguish itself from the original. Should you rewind time a bit and compare the remake of "Psycho" by Gus Van Sant with all the original Hitchcock masterpiece, you will see that a frame by frame remake is not a substantial benefit to viewers and fans of the original film. The Van Sant version, although done frame by frame as well as in color is a boring trot through what you've already seen. Hollywood can only push the envelope expecting getting viewers, and also the generational gap of horror movie fans only proves that Hollywood hasn't gone too far.

Political thrillers are never pointed to in regards of going too far. With strong criticisms from the government, the Middle East, and terrorism, the political thriller hasn't gone into the scrutiny that horror films get. People need to take a closer look at things such as political thrillers and their content, before saying Hollywood Horror films have gone too far. The majority of Horror films cope with fiction, and even those based on real events are fictionalized to an extent that they are fantasy in comparison to films that discuss the current state of the war, the oil crisis, or movies that aim to show the death from the president.

Do not get me wrong, I am not trying to say that Hollywood should stop making politically aimed movies. I'm proclaiming that when comparing Hollywood movies, one must consider that horror is fiction most of all. For those that believe that Horror has gone too far in recent years, maybe they need to see non horror films like "Mysterious Skin", or "Mean Creek", both depict the death of innocence amongst children, before pointing the finger at horror films like a genre.


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