Is It Wrong For Film Makers To Lie To The Audience?

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The reason that I am looking into this is simply because it would seem that film makers have recently taken a liking to the whole “this is a real movie” theme when in fact you find out ,right at the end of the film that it wasn’t based on a true story at all and was in fact a big lie to get you scared.

In personal opinion I would say that this is a great way to terrify the audience but only if you are doing it in the right way.

For example if you announce at the beginning of the film that the movie is based on true events and scare the audience into thinking that it could happen to them only to reveal at the end that the story was a fake then I do not see a problem at all. A film that very successfully did this recently was of course Paranormal Activity which scared the hell out of me.

However, there are many other film companies that state that the film is based on true events and do not reveal that it is a fake movie even at the end of the film. To me this is just not right and I see no gain from either party in doing something like this. Recently I sat down to watch The Fourth Kind and found it to be one of the most terrifying movies I have ever seen on my life. This was elevated by the fact that they had supposedly real interviews and footage of the events that dated back to the early 2000’s and it is this that also put the scare in my girlfriend too. I was hoping for a bit of relief at the end but all I got was Mila Jovovich entering the screen once more telling the audience to believe what they want at the so called real woman crying her eyes out as you see that she has been put in a wheelchair by the alien race and that her child was still missing, presumably abducted.

It was not until further investigation into this movie that I found that all of the hard evidence (the footage from the early 2000’s) had actually been recorded by the studio themselves which meant they had led thousands of people to believe that a poor woman had been paralyzed (even if it wasn’t aliens), and that her family laid in ruins with her daughter missing. It is okay to mess with the audiences head when watching a movie but you need to tell them at the very latest, the end of the movie, that the film was a fake!

So what do you think, do you think it is right for movies to lie to the audience and leave them to look into the back story of the film to see if it is real?

Ryan is a keen internet marketer working for a company that deals with home furnishings. He loves movies but feels that they shouldn’t keep things from the viewers any longer than the end of the movie.

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