Why Horror Movies Are The Best Social References

So many movies have a metaphorical underlining message in them, as I pointed out yesterday. If you find the underlining meaning, it can be the basis of many great conversations between your group of friends. One of the many fantastic horror movie series which Blumhouse plays tribute the idealism’s that misperceptions can lead into. Which one of my favorites is “Culture Shock,” which tells the tale of immigrants who fall into the trap of the potential evils that is the “American Dream” which has many immigrants trapped in a simulated world that is backed by an evil mastermind that involves human trafficking and fitting stereotypes that is a science experiment that is made to be used on the American Population, which is a dark version of the matrix that is controlled by the Government. Which in this day in age, you can never guess what the real intentions of people are.

Considering the fact that horror movies play on social norms, it also uses popular trends like Hulu’s “Bad Hair” did. Which uses a common stigma that African American has on the need for normal hair and how these stigmas began in the early ’80s with the sew-in revolution of hair extensions and the need to blend in with social norms in the perception of hair. I genuinely think the natural these women have are extraordinarily beautiful. But I’m a true believer in doing things that make you grow into the true you. And hey, if you can afford it, do you. But I do encourage you to rock that natural hair. Because of baby girl. It’s fabulous.

At least every genre of horror plays into using real-life scenarios to relay messages or something to think about. TasteofCinema.com gives some of these moral meanings (http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2017/10-great-recent-horror-movies-that-are-metaphors-for-real-life-horrors/) which here are some to name a few:

  • It Follows – Growing Up
  • Musarañas – Political and social change
  • Get Out – Racism
  • Kill List – PTSD
  • Train to Busan – Xenophobia
  • Goodnight Mommy – Parental neglect

Recognizing these things points out another thing common in horror movies, as many of the stories begin with a traumatic event that leads to the events that occur throughout the film. If you look back at the movies like “The Grudge,” “Halloween,” and “Friday the 13th,” it all begins with a sense of trauma that ends up having these antagonists start their killing spree, which all leads to vengeance or wronging the rights that were wronged. Where in others are just the evil intentions of those wanting to cause harm like in “House of 1000 Corpses,” “The Shining,” “Scream,” and “Saw” which begins with someone’s act of “self-righteous” and “free will.” While others like “The Forest” and The Blair Witch Project” had people searching for answers that, in the end, just ended up bad.

You might say that this is just “fiction,” but how many of us got into situations that just ended up being a “hot mess,” which thankfully many of us didn’t go through anything traumatic that is a making of a horror movie. But not all of us are so lucky as many live real-life horror stories such as those victims of human trafficking as this is a horror storyline that has become our social norm in this era. Many point the finger at others who are innocent using bandwagon and gaslighting so the antagonist can buy more time to finish the master plan. But think of horror movie scenarios, where this is always done in a classic storyline, where when indeed deceived. Puts those face to face with the horror antagonist, the possibilities being the lady time you see the time of day.

Published by Frieda Lopez at Frieda the Writer

Frieda López is the writer for Journey of an Unraveled Road who was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. Through her professional career in Customer Relations and Retail Management, she has utilized her experience and interactions with the behavioral patterns, which was used to start her personal journey with Journey of A Unraveled Road as her debut novel. She has completed philosophy, psychology, and theology courses at San Antonio College as well as creative writing courses. Frieda López has been a lifelong writer since 2nd grade. A survivor of childhood trauma, childhood abuse, and domestic violence, she wrote this piece, which started this book as her personal journey; works from home in San Antonio, TX.

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