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British Board of Film Classification Gets All Wussy Over Horror Films

by | 13th, January 2014

American actors Bruce Davison (left) and Ernest Borgnine in a scene from the horror film "Willard"

 

WITH cinema a feeble force in today’s world of Grab What You Want, When You Want It media, it seems those in charge are determined to make it all even weaker.

Cinema’s make you leave the house, sell you lousy food, half deafen you with badly mixed bass tracks on films, stink up your nostrils with bleach and, worst of all, force you to watch films with dreadful chattering strangers. All for a million pound per viewing.

Why, it isn’t any wonder that people would rather sit at home and watch Netflix or get films from torrents.

With that in mind, one thing that is consistently fun is watching horror films at the cinema. They’re designed to be loud, brash, assault your eyes and ears and you can have fun being part of a crowd all scared witless at the same time. Going to the movies, it seems, is designed for horror.

However, the British Board of Film Classification is to look more closely at the psychological impact of horror films under new guidelines to decide on movie ratings. They want a tougher stance on who they let in to watch frightening films, meaning young people won’t get their character built by watching appalling horrors

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