Humanity has always been fascinated by what is on the other side. People avoid and yet cannot help and try to see what's behind the curtain. We all seem to fetch this type of experience. And we are all mesmerized by the fear of the unknown.
There are three reasons why I think you may benefit from it by making up a horror movie.
But first just try to answer this question:
Why are we so fascinated by horror films? Is that the animal instinct that proves to us that we should apply a sudden reaction, to fight or flight what make us be so attracted to this kind of entertaining? This could well be some sort of training of our instincts that keep us alive... Or at least a kind of release from tension as soon as we go through the suspense and action. What if you could make things less scary and yet that would be with a lot of fun.
Why are we so fascinated by horror films?Horror movies lure us to the unknown – to understand it and make it less scary. They make us touch our fears, put them in sync with our instincts, playing with our imagination, our belief systems, how we deal with our survival kits. They are a safe place to explore and go for a good ride, just of fun. And just by getting to redirect our fears we can actually understand the mechanism that leads us to some behaviors.
“Where there is no imagination – there is no horror” –Arthur Conan Doyle So here are the three reasons why you should make up a horror film:
Like a labyrinth your brain will have to solve the puzzle. You will be lost because you were certain that something should occur as usual, but with a bit of a distortion from what it was known before, something that was taken for granted can make it more entertaining when you add a bit of a surprise on that.
Making a Movie Less Scary... Would That Make It Less Entertaining?
Take for example the movie An American werewolf in London. I'll make it less scary. The synopsis will be then:
You are the only one who wore wool in the cold winter. All the others were latex but you are a teenager in a foreign land. And you have to investigate why this is happening.
Up late you find out that some weird creatures had taken over the country and they had killed all the lambs. Was it chupa-cabra? Alien forces? A plague. The farmers could not fabricate more material to manufacture wool. The American teem now has to work with the scientists who killed the pests only to find out that it was one of the scientists, his best partner who have created a virus that killed the animals.
Take another example. The movie "The Blair's Witch Project" taken in a much lighter way, literally speaking.
We can make even a movie younger, for example the movie 50 shades darker can become 50 shades lighter and so on. Make it scary, edgy and spicy. But don't forget: first it comes light, then camera and just after that action!
Lighten up things a bit can only add to the fun of it. So now get up and play and make up something of what's terrifying to train your brain and get solutions from the scariest threats.
Originally posted on Linked IN by: Ana Claudia Antunes
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