As often happens when tragedy strikes our nation, many people are looking for a scapegoat. Yesterday, Donald Trump suggested that we might have fewer acts of mass murder in this country if kids played fewer violent video games. Previous tragedies have attempted to shift blame onto heavy metal music, gangster rap, and, of course, horror movies.
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It’s the perfect time to remember Wes Craven’s seminal meta-slasher Scream is actually about. In no uncertain terms, the franchise states that media has nothing to do with violence. For a brilliant rundown of how the film makes this point, give the video by Tommy Ross a spin below—and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the Comments section!
Official Synopsis: The Scream films are known for their smart, meta self-awareness, but nobody seems to mention one of the greatest messages of the franchise–the films talk about how violence in the media (movies, tv shows, video games, etc.) is not the cause of real-life violence. People who inflict violence upon others are psychos in the first place and are not turned into psychos by violent movies they see.
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