City of Horror
Why I Picked Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Film My Horror Movie…
The city of Philadelphia ranks as one of the most significant cities in The United States of America. Pennsylvania is intrinsically important to the American society. Within history, Pennsylvania, originally a British colony, occupied a leading role in two American great wars. The two wars are The American Revolution and The American Civil War.
The foundation of American society was solidified within Pennsylvania and today this state represents a symbol of freedom for the American people and persons around the world. The city was influential especially during the American Revolution when the rebels were fighting to break away from the tyranny of Britain. The city was enormously influential during the American Civil War when it stood as a vanguard for freedom.
“…another trait that this influential and iconic city is recognized for is the hosting, producing, and filming a plethora of horror and slasher films.”
Some iconic representations of the city are the Philly Cheese Steak and the Liberty Bell. These two cultural icons are renown throughout the United States. Millions travel to the city to partake of the Philly Cheese steak and to see the Liberty Bell and the many other cultural icons which this state has to offer. Besides food and symbols of freedom another trait that this influential and iconic city is recognized for is the hosting, producing, and filming a plethora of horror and slasher films.
Due to Philadelphia’s iconic history, it seems fitting that the city would serve as a critical location of horror films in the United States. The film industry of Hollywood is naturally drawn to this location. The film industry needs to be able to communicate mental impressions of death, gore, amputation, slaughter, psychological horror, towards its audiences while they are watching terror screenings and this city remains a place for this to occur.
This city has truly lived up to its terror-based reputation. The grandest iconic day of the year that the above attributes can be expressed is during Halloween. Halloween delivers a thriving story to relate within this city, and many of the stories circulate with themes of persons with disabilities. It has been suggested that this day produces at least $9 billion a year in revenue throughout.
“In the past, asylums and other state based institutions that assisted persons with disabilities were seen as significant tourist attractions.”
Movies as Beloved created by Oprah Winfrey. The Sixth Sense brought to life by the great Bruce Willis. These movies portray persons with mental disabilities. One is directed by a guilt ridden, murderous conscience during slavery and the other is identifying deceased individuals. Both are questionable in the state of their mental health.
Speaking of mental health, asylums constitute a fundamental reason why these types of movies are hosted so much in this iconic city. In the past, asylums and other state based institutions that assisted persons with disabilities were seen as significant tourist attractions. Places to perceive the other.
Seeing the other and functioning as the site of two major American wars is why, today, this city serves as a major hub of terror based movies in American society.
“Stayed tuned for more horror to be produced in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from writer producer, Paul R. Tucker.”…And its name is ‘Irene…’“
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