PS: Irish Horror Films Create a Green Scream Wave
Ireland's 'Green Scream Wave' is the expansion of the Irish horror movie genre by its latest generation of talented storytellers. Both old and new Celtic mythos are related to the masses via the popular medium. Deeply rooted, the telling of Irish horror stories sretches back many millennia. Its mythical creatures include the Dearg Due (vampires), the Faoladh (werewolves), the Deamhan (demons), the Fomori (water demons), the Sluagh (malicious spirits), the Bean Sidhe (wailing ghosts), the Dullahan (headless horseman), the Merrow (mer people) among others.
Generally, the horror genre creates feelings of fear, dread, repulsion, and terror. Besides delivering thrills to its audience, scary stories teach us that life is not all sunshine and rainbows. Further, the genre better prepares us for the horrors of life by teaching us how to cope. Such cautionary tales are intended to mold young minds into making wise choices. Likewise, we are taught bad choices have consequences and are used to enforce societal norms. The implied message being if we don't, a supernatural force or gruesome creature will make us wish we had learned the tale's lesson in the first place.
Which of these 21st century 'Green Scream Wave' movies is your favorite Irish-produced horror story?
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See the list of Irish produced or co-produced horror genre films here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls538776940/