Researchers Find Majority Of Kicking, Screaming, And Other Forms Of Violence In Movies
By Armand McRobotface
DURHAM, NC—Citing a number of methodological and practical improvements, a study released Friday by the University of North Carolina School of Public Health found that the overwhelming majority of kicking, screaming, and other forms of violence in movies are exaggerated. “After analyzing hundreds of cinema studies, we have determined that 90 percent of the kick, screaming, and other violent acts in films are either entirely fabricated or exaggerated in some way,” said lead researcher Dr. Daniel Lutz, explaining that the vast majority of the cases in which violent acts occur are also exaggerated in some way, usually resulting from a quick, violent high-definition camera shot of a dark-haired, bloodied actor smashing his face against a brick wall. “The vast majority of the violent acts in films are also exaggerated, from the gore-filled screams of a dying child in the first cutscene of a thriller to the blood-soaked screams of an actor who is being choked to death by a gigantic creature in the second cutscene of a film.” Lutz added that the dramatic, no-holds-barred violence in films was, in fact, the highest percentage of all.