The Horror Movie Mimesis: Red-band Trailer (Mimetic Theatre)

Consider this a social experiment.

So the guy in the movie loves horror movies and gets sucked into one to discover he doesn’t like them nearly as much. Do you know why we love horror movies, or porn for that matter? Because it allows us to experience something that we would not normally experience. People are more apt to watch a dead boby on screen without any visral reactions, but on the other hand, if they see an autopsy performed, then they will get weirded out.  We can kill on screen and participate in some pretty vile actions. Or peaceful, beautiful moments that take our emotions and use them against us. This is Aristotelian mimetic theatre.

Warning… not sure why they say red-band, but there are a few less than normative words

The many elements of mimesis are awesome!!!

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