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Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This essay will focus on the people using and are involved in, and have a large interest in the horror film genre. The purpose of this essay is to find what urge these people to continuously watch horror movies and how they believe to be acknowledge by the society in a modern sense. Our study is mainly based on two separate interviews and therefore, mainly from the users perspective. This essay is also complemented by earlier research on this topic. In context of stigma, violence debate, exclusion we found that the users truly can be found in a rare type of alternative sphere, besides the public sphere. But this is also in relationship with age and gender of the user.
Our stands in all this is that horror movies should be accepted as an escape from reality, not a genre that twist people to become violent, and that users can see the difference between reality and fiction and using horror movies should not be considered a deviant behavior in a modern society.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 49 p.
Stigma, violence debate, public sphere, alternative sphere, horror movies
skräckfilmsbruk, skräckfilm, våldsdebatt
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-93288ISRN: LIU-ISAK/KSM-G- -13/05- -SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-93288DiVA: diva2:624013
Subject / course
Culture, Society and Media Production, C-level
K2, Norrköping (Swedish)
Grandin, Ingemar, universitetslektor