Yeah, haven’t we felt it?
That everyone around us is a psycho at some level. Think about your ex-girlfriend/boyfriend. They would ve all either behaved psycho themselves or think you did so with them.
I recently felt one in me.
I’m on night shift. I would come back and watch all my favourite violent psycho movies. I watched Fight Club, Natural Born Killers, Reservoir Dogs yet again over the last coupla days.
I’m soon gonna be watching American Psycho, Killing Zoe, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Pulp Fiction, the Silence of the lambs trilogy.
I ve seen most of these movies already. But I don’t know, I kinda like the violence. After watching Fight Club, I felt violent enough to slaughter a baby… Boil it in hot water, scrape off its hair with a kitchen knife like you peel off potato skin, slice its arms and chop off its fingers into fine pieces so that they go well with tomato gravy…
He he! Kidding! That was just to freak you guys out.
But I do think violent movies give us violent tendencies and thoughts. You feel like you wanna smash your fist into the first dumb face that comes to your mind. It’s a sort of a release of your most violent thoughts.
Remember the scene where The Bride stomps over eye-ball jelly in Kill Bill 2? Or the bit when Mr.Blonde cuts off the cop’s ear in Reservoir Dogs? We’re talking about unforgettable imagery here. The violence is gruesome and gory to the extent of giving the faint hearted a definite, certain, instant death. But these films are cult classics. How did they become so?
Great writing and imagery. The writing makes even the rawest of images seem stylised. The reason a Tarantino employs expletives or Fincher sprinkles his narrative with style and lines is to alienate the audience and sort of create a dark comic book effect. Just to emphasise to your subconscious that this is not real. This is fiction. This is larger than life, though it seems like an extension of reality.
As I said before, there is a lil curious psycho in all of us that wants to know what a head minus a ear looks like, what it would be like to watch an eye ball getting squashed, what it would be to use expletives 24×7. Because, these are forbidden in the society we live in. Don’t we all like to explore forbidden territory? These violent pyscho films give us that escape. They are a gratification of our deepest darkest desires, a side that has been kept suppressed. It’s the same reason why we like action films – we see the angry young man kick evil butt. Things we always wanted to do, but couldn’t. But the magnitude here in violent psycho movies, however, is a little greater.
So let that lil psycho in you find his release through violent movies. Else, it’s all gonna be pent up and suppressed. And, suppression makes that lil psycho grow up!