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The genre of horror films are disturbing films that are designed to create fear and panic and create a sense of anxiety, warning and summoning the most unknown and worst fears in the audience. In this article, we will examine horror films and their history with Stay with FilmoTime.

Introduction

Often the end of the film is extremely scary and shocking, creating an emotionally draining experience while simultaneously entertaining the audience. Horror films effectively focus on the dark side of life, the forbidden, the strange and the alarming. They deal with fear and depict fears such as our nightmares, our vulnerability, our alienation, our fear of change or our sudden reactions, our fear of the unknown, our fear of death or amputation, or our loss of identity.

The first horror film genre in cinema history: The House of the Devil in 1896

In 1896, a French filmmaker named Georges Melis made the first horror film in the history of cinema, which was called Le Manoir du diable, which means the devil’s house. Because the film contains well-known elements of the horror genre, such as a scene where a bat turns into a human, the film is categorized under the horror genre. Of course, this movie can also be considered a comedy because the intention of its production was to create excitement and entertain the audience. Among the actors of this film, we can mention Ceyhan de Alessi and Jules-Eugene Legris.

Reasons for watching the horror movie genre

Curiosity :

Human curiosity in discovering the unknown and finding out about things beyond

projection:

Man puts his anger and projection in the place of fear factors and achieves the excitement he wants

Drowning by the person himself:

Fear is one of the natural characteristics of every human being, due to the lack of recognition of their own nature, they seek to relieve themselves by reconstructing external factors, so they try to relieve themselves by watching horror movies. Magnification of what does not exist or is not accessible is always a cause of fear.

Psychopathy :

In severe cases, the reason for liking horror movies can be related to sadistic, antisocial, and masochistic disorders.

Conclusion

Whatever is shown in the horror movie genre; No matter how dark or scary it is, it can attract the audience and alienate them at the same time. Horror movies are often mixed with science fiction. When the threat or monster is related to technology, or when Earth is threatened by aliens. The fantasy and supernatural genres do not necessarily mean the horror genre, although thrillers may have some connections to them, especially when they focus on the outrageous and terrifying actions of a killer or madman.

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