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  1. Oct 2020
    1. The horror genre stands out asoffering innumerable examples. Most horror stories, if they were stopped at theclimax, would correspond to a nightmare.

      Horror movies can be like a nightmare come to life.


    1. The aftermath models assert that people endure negativeexperiences in search of the relieving and joyful conse-quences that emerge as soon as the exposure to the un-pleasant stimuli is over.

      Negative feelings and reactions after they are over.


    1. “For a long time it was only a certain quarter of people on the internet who would be willing to do this,” Ms. Coleman said. “It was very much hinged on certain geek cultures, but there was an extraordinary quality to the Charlottesville protest. It was such a strong public display I think it just opened the gates.”

      It sounds like it has gotten more common place and natural to do this to people and when it becomes more normal to do things like this, many more people want to join and be a part of what is happening because it seems like a natural thing to do.

    2. professor from Arkansas who was wrongly accused of participating in the neo-Nazi march. And some worry that the stigma of being outed as a political extremist can only reinforce that behavior in people who could still be talked out of it.

      This sounds like a very harmful way for people to be wrongly accused. When it happens on the internet, it never really goes away.

    1. Image-based memes are easy to create and easy to spread, though whether they will go viral is never a given. If you create or post one, remember to pay attention to the source of the image. Your best bet is to start with an image or clip that is already labeled for reuse or is in the public domain, meaning out of copyright protection altogether. Google Images search tools provides such a filter, or try the Creative Commons search for work licensed for reuse via Creative Commons licenses. When you see a meme going around, give a thought to the subject of that meme image, whose life may forever be changed.

      They are so easy to create that I think people forget that the images they use are not their own and the result can really change someones life. For good or bad.

    2. When memes or the subjects of a meme are used for commercial purposes without permission, the meme creator may sue, as the effect of the commercial use on the market value of the original meme usually prevents a finding of fair use. In 2013, the owners of the cats featured in the “Nyan Cat” and “Keyboard Cat” memes won a lawsuit against Warner Bros. and 5th Cell Media for respectively distributing and producing a video game using images of their cats.

      I think companies who use meme's for advertising need to make sure they get permission to use others works before beong able to make a profit off of it.

  2. Sep 2020
    1. The relationship between children and horror is fraught with tension, with children typically assumed to be vulnerable, impressionable, and in need of protection from horrific media lest they become "corrupted" by it. Despite this, a number of horror films intended specifically for the child demographic have been made since the 1980s. This article situates the children's horror subgenre in a generic and industrial context and addresses the key issues that its existence raises: the development of children's horror as a subgenre in Hollywood; how children's horror films, which, due to their target audience, must be inherently "less scary" than adult horror films, mediate their content, and negotiate issues of censorship in order to be recognizably of the horror genre while remaining "child-friendly"; and what pleasures the subgenre might serve its audience. The discussion concludes with analysis of the theme of "acceptance" in relation to the films Para Norman (2012), Frankenweenie (2012), and Hotel Transylvania (2012): acceptance of monsters, of other people, and of the consumption of the horror genre as a valid children's pastime. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

      Why there are childrens horror movies.

    1. Fans of horror movies were less prone to negative mental states (PsyArXiv, doi.org/d2x7). This "suggested to us, maybe with horror it's about emotion regulation", says Scrivner. Watching scary movies "allows me to give myself the experience of being afraid and then conquering that fear", he says. This may be one underlying reason why people are drawn to scary stories.

      Interesting research

    1. Terror may have been the first feeling that human beings ever experienced, in a world that threatened their very survival. The horror genre is a way for humans to revisit that primal fear, to turn it into pleasure, the pleasure of being safely scared. Horror lets us die vicariously, producing an artifical orgasm of mortality. Horror films came in with the very birth of the movies.

      Horror and why we like it.

    1. A horror movie 'monster' represents the repressed elements of an average human being, and this is why they are unsettling. There has to be enough that is identifiable or relatable about a monster to make it truly disturbing."

      Why horror movies reflect real life situations.

    1. Something Horrid Is Coming Episode 1 of Horrid, a podcast about the history of horror movies, releases on August 10th. The trailer is out now! https://linktr.ee/Horrid #HorrorFans #HorrorFam #MutantFam #PromoteHorror #SpreadtheHorror #PodernFamily #FindHorror #HorrorCommunity

      Podcast horror history

    1. 2017 has already become the biggest box office year ever for horror.

      Collected $733 million in tickets in 2017.

    1. AUG 10, 2020 Dawn of Horror Dawn of Horror The first episode of Horrid is dedicated to the very beginnings of horror in film. Doc Manson discusses the very origins of the film medium in the context of the first filmmaker to direct a horror movie, Georges Méliès. A brief biography of Melies is presented, as is a summary of the first horror movie, The House of the Devil (Le Manoir du Diable), from 1896. You can watch Méliès' historic film by visiting the transcript page for this episode on www.horridpodcast.com. email@horridpodcast.com www.horridpodcast.com Music: Dark Intro by Sascha Ende Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/265-dark-intro License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 19 min Skip Back

      podcast for history of horror

    1. “The FBI has testified the bureau allocates its resources almost exactly backwards than the problem would suggest,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) said. “Devoting 80 percent of field agents to stopping international terrorism including Islamic extremism and only 20 percent to stopping domestic terrorism including far right and white supremacist extremism.”

      I find these a little surprising. I think these two issues should be either equal or reversed than where they are now.

    1. But I end up coming back to this simple stuff because I can’t shake the feeling that digital literacy needs to start with the mirror and head-checks before it gets to automotive repair or controlled skids. Because it is these simple behaviors, applied as habits and enforced as norms, that have the power to change the web as we know it, to break our cycle of reaction and recognition, and ultimately to get even our deeper investigations off to a better start.

      I think it is a good idea to fact check sources before they are shared to see if they are real sites. I like this quote because it only takes a short time to check then to share something fake.

    1. According to a 2004 paper in the Journal of Media Psychology by Dr. Glenn Walters, the three primary factors that make horror films alluring are tension (generated by suspense, mystery, terror, shock, and gore), relevance (that may relate to personal relevance, cultural meaningfulness, the fear of death, etc.), and (somewhat paradoxically given the second factor) unrealism. Walters made reference to a number of psychological studies to support his argument. For instance:

      Alfred Hitchcock was wonderful at suspense

    1. Every culture has some form of horror. [That is why] ghosts exist in every culture; it’s tapping into something that is unconscious,”

      They tap into what is most hidden in our minds.