Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : IELLH
Source : IELLH, Volume 7, Issue 6 (2019)
Url : https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/8815
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Arts and Sciences
Department : English
Year : 2019
Abstract : Horror movies create the feeling of fear in the viewer. In such movies around the world, we see that the element of religion is almost always present. Horror movies have evolved and their popularity has increased in the past few decades but the use of religion and religious symbols remain a constant factor. The present paper intends to analyze this consistent link between religion and horror films with reference to the movies that are part of the Conjuring Franchise (2013- ) in English and the 2017 Malayalam movie Ezra. The plot and different scenes from these movies shall be examined to understand how religion comes into play in horror movies. The argument that horror films have become mouthpieces of religious propaganda shall also be considered.
Cite this Research Publication : Mahesh Menon B. and Varsha K., “The Element of Religion in Horror Movies with Reference to the Conjuring Universe and Ezra”, IELLH, vol. 7, no. 6, 2019.