Nightmare on Elm Street: The Relation of Theater and the Nightmare

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The most common example of this I would say is the idea of imaging you were in the shoes of the victim and how scared you would be. The horror genre comments on all kinds of fears people have and dream about whether it involves being chased, coming across a mad man or monster, being alone, or plainly being killed...
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A Nightmare on Elm Street embodies all of these traits. For example, the scene in which Freddie is chasing our protagonist with his arms outstretched. I believe this relationship between the viewer and the substance entices people to see horror films. They can watch a horror film and be scared out of their mind imagining how it would be being in the victim's shoes, but when the film is over they can simply walk out of the theater unharmed and laughing...
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