abnormal sexual desire

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The movie dead girl was very disturbing, abnormal and very sick. For me, this is a type of movie that I will surely only watch once. This is because of the ideas that it tackles which were sex (necrophilia), objectification of women, and the manipulation of corpses.

Based purely on the movie title, I thought the thing that will terrify me would be the dead girl. At first I think I was right, this is because the dead girl can be identified as a monster or somewhat abnormal. She has the same characteristic of a dead human being, having a cold body and rotten smell. But what is scary is that she cannot “die” because she still moves even though she is considered dead. Moreover, she will attack anything (humans and a dog) that she sees if given the chance to. But as the story progresses, the level of scare that I have from the dead girl somehow decreased. What happened is that I became more terrified on the things that the human characters have done to the dead girl.  Several characters had sexual intercourse with the dead corpse (necrophilia). Moreover, they did not only have the deed once, but many times. They treated the dead girl as their sex slave. This is very horrifying because you can see how insane these people are. They have succumbed to their sexual desires. They do not recognize anymore what is right and wrong.

What also shocked me in the movie is the ending. The ending was a surprise for me because of the revelation that the movie had on the character Rickie. In the movie, Rickie was presented to be as a character that can control his sexual appetites. He even tried to save the dead girl from the hands of JT. But at the end it was surprising that these ideas that were presented were entirely wrong. Like JT and the others, he gave in to his sexual desires; he made Joan his new girl. He turned Joan into his sex slave.

The movie can also be said to following the format of horror movies which is equilibrium-disequilibrium-equilibrium format. At first, the movie showed that the characters (Rickie and JT) are living a normal life in high school. But when they saw the dead girl there was a complete complication in their life causing disequilibrium in their ordinary life. At the end of the movie, after all of what happened with the characters and the dead girl, it seemed to be that the life of Rickie became in equilibrium again. He learned how to cope up with what happened. But it should be noted that his life was never the same like his life before encountering the dead girl. It can be seen at the end where he visits Joan, the new dead girl.

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Different Perspective

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            The movie cabin in the woods is somewhat a good horror movie for me in a sense that it used a different approach in presenting what is horrifying. In the movie, it can be seen that it uses different point of views to produce horror.

In the movie, it was presented that there were indeed real monsters (e.g. zombies, ghosts, big snakes and etc.). In the view point of the teenagers in the cabin, it can be seen that they were very scared of the monsters, in the form of zombies, due to the fact that they had never encountered these monsters and also these monsters were trying to kill them. Another thing that scared the people in the cabin was the feeling of being trapped. It was seen in the face of the girl (Dana) during the scene where they were driving away from the tunnel and back to the woods. In that scene she realized that they cannot go anywhere and that they cannot do anything about it. This scene was very striking for that she somehow accepted the fact that she cannot do anything. She accepted the fact that whatever they do, they will end up getting killed by those zombies.

On the other hand, the people controlling the release of the monsters were not so much afraid of these monsters. For me, I thought that the people treat these monsters as somewhat like animals. They were not scared at all of these monsters. This may be caused by the fact that they were used to seeing these monsters that it became normal to them. Also they have control on these monsters; these monsters do not pose threat to them, they have power over these monsters. For me I somehow consider these people the real monsters because they do not have any care or what so ever with the lives of the teenagers. They were even betting who will die first. This was very horrifying because they treat the human life as nothing.

The thing that I do not like in the movie is the quick shift of events at the end. At first, the movie was all about monsters and killing the group of teenagers in the cabin. But at the end of the movie, it was so surprising that the killing, as explained by the chairman, was all about saving mankind from the ancient gods. From a plot line of a typical horror movie, the plot then suddenly changed into saving the world. This for me was very weird because I think that the element of horror was gone in the end. It somewhat confused me if this movie is still about horror. For me, instead of being scared on what has happened to the group of teenagers at the end, it turned out to be somehow a comedy because of this kind of ending.