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 Lopez is a Texas Native, born in the heart of San Antonio's West Side Community. Frieda attended Lanier High School and primarily attended Memorial High School where she graduated with the class of 2001. Raised in a blended family dynamic, Ms. Lopez gained her noble character from the women she admired and loved the most, her grandmothers. Frieda attended Alamo Community College where she majored in Liberal Arts primarily studying on biology, sociology, philosophy, psychology, and creative writing and shortly attended University of Incarnate Word. She gained a MBA from AIU and has actively participated in local fashion shows until she moved to Houston returning back August 2019. She began her career in healthcare, where she gained the skill of being able to not only resolve conflicts but reach out and engage in the community through her time serving as health care relations customer care and outreach representative. After being let go from her employer which she last served as a Customer Relations Representative for DentaQuest, she began her journey in retail where she came part of the leadership team a month of working as a part time representative for MarketSource and build a relationship with her local Target team. She later served five years with Amtel T-Mobile as a Store Manger after moving to Houston to pursue a management position with unfortunately ended in adversity which opened the opportunity of writing her first book "Journey of an Unraveled Road" will be releasing her second book a fiction based series titled "The Rideshare Chronicles" with the first book to the installment titled "Destination Destiny."

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