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Do Violent Movies Really Mess With Your Mind??


( there is a scene from the famous Alfred Hitchcock movie psycho in it!)

Violence this has been one of the many problems into days world. Many parents are trying to keep their child from explicit content from television shows, songs, movies to video games violence is every where and no one can stop it. Violence isn’t something that’s made up it happens everywhere from shooting to bombing. No child is safe from getting exposed to it but do you believe that violent movies are the key reason to some people’s behaviors. I’m not sure myself but I’m going to search a bit and find out.

Violent Movies, from “Goodfellas” to the “God Father” they are everywhere and some people love it. I asked brother and sister  Margaret Gillooly  who likes violent movies to Conner Gillooly who thinks violent aren’t are necessary.

Margaret explains why she loves violent movies. “I think violence can be done tastefully and um it depends on how the director  and how the shot is set it up.”

While Conner explains why he doesn’t. “I think film is a artform where we go to see movies for escapism to get away from violence and all the crazy things that happen.”

I asked them both if they believed that a violent movie affects a person’s behavior. Conner believes that it does while Margaret believes it does not.  I decide to ask the question to 20 people if they thought that violent movies could influence some ones behavior.  11 said yes while 9 said no. I also thought it would be interesting to see what genders agreed and disagreed on the topic.

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this shows what gender agreed and disagreed?

this shows what gender agreed and disagreed?

Going back to my chart I posted last week on what movies people would rather watch. I just noticed that the people actually rather watch two movies that could be considered violent action movies.


I remember a friend telling me that after watching the television show Dexter her mood changed she wanted to go out and get everyone that did her wrong. But could this really change a person’s way of thinking.

There was a study was a study done at Virginia Tech, they did a experiment with 53 males and 40 female college students  and found out shocking revelations when showing them violent movies.  These people were no way provoked but their attitude seem to change they were shown movies like “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Little Man Tate” to violent movies like “Universal soldier” and “Excessive Force”

A big shooting that no one would ever forget is the midnight shooting at a Batman movie.  James Holmes with a Ak-40 took it in to a theater and shot many of innocent people.  When asked why he did it he said the Joker( in the batman movie) inspired him to do it. Many don’t believe that is the case that this man was already deranged. While other believes that violent movies are the case of this. Writer Alissa Henry explains it well.

I can’t remember my attitude ever changing after watching a movie. But I do know when I hear a certain song my mood does change from happy to anger from sad. So what do you think, Do you think violent movies can influence a person’s behavior?  I want to hear what do you think.