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Thursday, May 25, 2006

 

Exorcism of Emily Rose

I met the writer and director of this movie, Scott Derrickson, in LA a few weeks ago. He's a Christian who makes horror movies.

He said, "The level of violence in movies reflects our human need to see ritualistic sacrifices to atone for our own sins." Interesting.

He also said, "If someone doesn't believe in God, show them the devil."

I like that. I've always felt like a sicko for enjoying scary movies. No more!

Here's the clip he showed us.

Comments:
He said, "The level of violence in movies reflects our human need to see ritualistic sacrifices to atone for our own sins." Interesting.

This has kinda set off my bs detector, although I can't pinpoint exactly why. Maybe the use of "human need to see ritualistic sacrifices." SEEMS KINDA SILLY.
 
I am with Matt on this one. I just kinda rolled my eyes.

I hate scary movies...because when I am alone in the house, I can't be sure that one of them isn't going to actually happen!

That probably makes me the silly one.
 
Ok, ok. I forgot to mention that he said this tongue-in-cheek. It doesn't strike me as BS, though. I strikes me as about as good an explanation as any for why I like to see violent movies.

You wouldn't think I would enjoy seeing other people die--except that it reminds me how I have escaped for one more day.

And isn't that what ritualistic sacrifice is about? An animal or a person is sacrificed so the community can escape .

I stand by my admiration for the writer of Hell Raiser IV!

(I always enjoy y'alls comments.)
(Matt, do you have a blog?)
 

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