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Old 03-06-2018, 11:27 AM
Myers (Offline)
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Horror movies aren't made to be uplifting, obviously -- but in the end, most of them are about a sense of relief when it's over -- when the one person gets away from whatever or however it's resolved. It's an emotional roller coaster ride. You leave the theater alive and well. It didn't happen to you.

Of course, they're meant to be unsettling -- but in the end, most people can separate reality from fiction. They know they probably aren't going to be attacked by a guy with a chainsaw or possessed by a demon etc. Again -- reality versus fiction.

And of course, movies have a lasting cultural impact. I'm talking about how they impact an individual. I seriously doubt that a scary or a depressing movie is going to have any lasting negative impact on anyone who doesn't already have issues of some kind.

In the end, the idea is to make a profit on the film -- to do that you have to provide an overall positive experience -- however that is achieved. So no, most movies aren't made to intentionally make people feel bad in any significant or lasting way -- or people wouldn't want to watch them.

Otherwise, this really feels like making a mountain out of a mole hill.

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