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From the beginning of cinema to the present day, Hollywood has had a morbid fascination with the dark, shadowy side of society. This is reflected in many films of the past, inherently most evident in the German expressionistic films of the 1920’s and 30’s. In a sense, society’s fascination with the macabre stems from their fears and anxieties. Thus, allowing filmmakers and storytellers to toy with their fears and horrify them like a terrible nightmare that comes to life. Most people in today’s society have a fear of the unknown, this can stem from natural factors like growing old and dying to such terrifying abnormal factors that may be real or not. The boogeyman is one figure that haunts our children’s minds and nightmares, this mythical imaginary creature has no real appearance, thus the imagination takes hold and our fears and anxieties are placed onto the images of the unknown. Many directors have scared the living daylights out of us with films that make us a spectator of macabre stories and images. We decode the images that the director encodes into the mise-en-scene and this …