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The Horror and Sci-fi genres: General Theoretical Approaches.

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  • Submitted: 21/10/2003
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The Horror and Sci-fi genres: General Theoretical Approaches

From first attempts to transfer Horror fiction from the page to the silver screen, there have been moral panics in response to the horror genre. In 1973, "The Exorcist" (directed by William Friedkin, US, 1973) provoked outrage, and sections of the movie had to be removed in response to worldwide complaints and panic as to the overtly sexual and violent nature of it's content, not to mention accusations of religious blasphemy. Similarly, throughout the 1980s, there were campaigns against so-called 'video nasties'. Although no clear definition of the term 'video nasty', was ever agreed upon, it generally

Referred to examples of horror and pornography, and led to certain infamous films being banned in Britain for over a decade. Films such as "Zombie Flesh Eaters", "Driller-Killer", "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and others suffered such fates.

Due to actions such as this, both the Genres of Horror and Pornography have suffered similar fates; the cultural tag. These tags have led to

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