What is your stance on the matter?
- Yes, I do think there is a direct correlation between splatter films and real life violence.
- No, I do not think there is a direct correlation between splatter films and real life violence.
Most Helpful Guy
Is there anyway to actually verify it such as scientifically?
What are the patterns, or data analysis to even suggest that there is some real genuine kind of correlation?
For example, have you ever heard of any real case of serial killers copycat Leatherface and actually used chainsaws as their murder weapons?
In fact, although that The Texas Chainsaw massacre had a villain wielding a Chainsaw as his iconic or trademark weapon of choice, the real serial killer that Leatherface was based on, Ed Gein, had never used a chain saw, and no evidence suggested that he actually ever did.
If people choose to use violence and inflict harm to others then it will come back to them, at least eventually. So, if they aren't aware of that, they will be aware and learn it the hard way eventually, either really soon eventually, or sometime later in their lifetime eventually.
Most Helpful Girl
This is much discussed. I studied psychology for a year and research has shown that there is no direct correlation between the two. And even if there was, correlation doesn't equal causation.
Also I love thrillers and violent video games but that doesn't mean I'm gonna go on a killing spree. I'm actually a very loving person and I rarely kill a fly and when I do I feel guilty haha.
I do believe that people who are already mentally disturbed can get ideas from watching violent movies and video games. There will always be disturbed people so banning violent tv won't change that. These people will get there ideas from somewhere else then.