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Autor: anton • August 31, 2010 • 648 Words (3 Pages) • 870 Views
"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 their 8 year-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 were 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. I believe this lawsuit is stupid. It is sad that someone was shot and later on died, but everyone knows the horror movie was just a movie. The couple that shot