Global Warming Is Changing Horror Movies Or Something

Is this why so many are pretty bad? (there is video at the link)

How global warming is changing horror
We’re seeing the growth of a new genre

A new genre of horror has begun to emerge over the last decade: eco-horror, stories in which the planet itself is the monster. Prior to the early 2000s, when Nature was the monster in a horror movie, it was either animals run amok, like Jaws or The Birds, or plant-creatures, as in Invasion of the Body Snatchers or Little Shop of Horrors. (snip)

But that’s been changing since 2006, when An Inconvenient Truth was released and raised climate change awareness across the planet. Since then, we’ve seen more and more eco-horror, such as The HappeningThe Ruins, The Last of Us, The Girl with All the Gifts, and Annihilation. Each of these movies involves deadly plants that are … just plants. They’re not aliens come to destroy us; they’re just terrestrial species that have evolved to target humans.

Eco-horror represents the new existential dread we feel about the irreversible damage we‘ve done to the planet — and the knowledge that Earth is increasingly less hospitable to us on a basic level. Watch the video above to learn more about the evolution of this new existential dread.

Just more movies that tend to fail in the theaters. Because they’re bad.

I saw Annihilation. Mildly entertaining. Nothing to do with ‘climate change’.

If you want a fun horror movie, check out Happy Death Day. I didn’t have a lot of hope for it, but, turned out to be a fun movie. As they say, a cross between Groundhog Day and old school slasher films. Not a lot of gore and blood, heavy story based, the jump scenes are mostly ignored. Fun, like a lot of the late 70’s into 80’s slasher films.

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2 Responses to “Global Warming Is Changing Horror Movies Or Something”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    “The Day After” and other end of the world movies demonstrate something that I suspect the writers didn’t intend. They take Cold War models of national defense and extrapolate them into scenarios where thee is no survival. So. The world is coming to an end, and the elites in each country are in on it and everyone else is left in the dark so that they continue to pay their bills and work hard. Mostly because the Elites need them to work hard so that the Elites can survive. They have to build that cave in the mountains or that lifeboat rocket ship that can only carry 200 people, or that fleet of arks to carry the world’s arts and treasures, even at the expense of leaving people behind. That is the real world run by the Elites of today. The world is just a big game of Sim City to them with them calling all the shots. Job number one, make sure the Elites survive. Call it “continuity of government, even when there is no population left that needs governing.

  2. formwiz says:

    Somehow, nuclear weapons or mad scientists were a lot sexier.

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