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Horror Films Invade Theaters

By: Christina Vitale
By: Christina Vitale

Whether you love them or hate them, it's hard not to watch.
But the horror genre is changing. The movies are a little different from classics like "The Exorcist" and "The Shining."
Now a bloodier and more torturous films are taking over the box office.
Barry Sapolsky, an FSU Professor of Communications,
"We find that slasher films go through a cycle and I think were on an upswing and they are getting more violent."
In 2005, within a 6 month period, fifteen horror films were released and half of them opened number one in the theaters.
Some find the popularity of movies with extreme guts and gore disturbing.
Bechie Melivor doesn't care for horror films.
"We are going to see it and we are laughing about it and enjoying it. there's something wrong with that."
But others like Rachel Shiekman just can't get enough of the spooky films.
"It's kind of exciting the thrill of getting a little scared and your heart racing."
Jeremey Barnett, who also loves horror films, says,
"It's like the same reason someone rides a roller coaster. They want the thrill and it's fun to get scared sometimes.
The films "Saw I" and "Saw II" grossed an impressive 250 million dollars. "Saw III" made it's debut last week, topping the charts,
proving that thrill seekers just can't get enough to scare them away from theaters.


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