Media Data Corp (MDC) thought it might be timely to take a look at the frequency of certain acts of violence â€“ 13, to be exact â€“ in 100 horror films released since 1975.
So what are the "certain acts of violence" they were looking for? Here we go: bite injury, charred skin, decapitation, decomposition, disfigurement, electrocution, entrails, impalement, protruding object, severed limb, skeletal remains, transmogrification, twisting body part.
Not bad. The study concluded that 1) Impalement is the number one pain inducer, 2) Freddy vs. Jason is the most grusome movie ever (and not just because of the script), and 3) Doing a "study" on horror movies is a great excuse to sit down and watch all the Halloweens, Childs Plays, Jaws‘, and Nightmare on Elm Streets back-to-back-to-back-to-back. Happy Halloween indeed.
Check out the full list HERE to help you figure out what to rent tonight.