Horror Movies

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Horror Movies

"Natural Born Killers," " Psycho," " Friday the 13th ," and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
are all horror films. In these films there is always some crazy person or monster-like
character that goes around and slaughters innocent people. And usually, but not all the
time the killer is killed at the end of the movie. The media publishes or broadcasts
stories that say that horror films influence people to imitate these wrongful acts of
violence. I believe that these movies do not influence people to imitate these murderous
crimes onto innocent people. Horror films are a way for people to exercise their violent
emotions with out hurting anyone.

The media publishes ,in my mind stupid , stories about horror films that say that some
whacked out kid has just killed someone because of a horror film he or she saw. I think
that the kid blaming the movie is just a reason to get out of jail time. The parents of
these kids should not be showing there 8 years old children horror films in the first
place. That is why there is a ratings system. And all horror movies are rated R, which
means no one under the age of 17 should watch the movie with out adult supervision.

A movie that comes to my mind for a movie supposedly influencing people is the Oliver
Stone movie "Natural Born Killers." In it Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis play a couple
that go on a violent crime spree. They kill dozens of people. A lawsuit was filled against
Oliver Stone for making this movie. In 1995, Patsy Byers, was working at a Louisiana
convenience store when it was robbed. Byers was shot and left a quadriplegic. She later
died of cancer. Her relatives say the couple that robbed the store was incited by watching
"Natural Born Killers." The lawsuit accuses the film's director Oliver Stone and the
producer, Time Warner Entertainment. It says they intentionally incited copycat crimes
(Crabb). I believe this lawsuit is stupid. It is sad that someone was shot and later on
died. But everyone knows the horror movie is a just a movie. The couple that shot Patsy
Byers had a choice whether they were going to rob the convenience store or not . The
horror movie did not force them to go rob. They had freewill.

Horror films provide people with an outlet for their violent feelings they have inside.
When someone people watch horror films they imagine doing harm

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