A case of “pernicious normalisation?”

Posted: March 24, 2010 in Culture, Movies

“…Kick-Ass is not alone. Right across the cinematic spectrum we are seeing a pernicious normalisation of the abuse and degradation of children. The burning alive of a child in the opening of the recent Hollywood vampire movie Daybreakers, for instance, or the killing of child zombies in the comedy-horror Zombieland, are once unthinkable moments that have become almost tedious. Everywhere you look in mainstream horror, demon children are being smothered, stabbed, burnt and kicked to death on camera…” Here.


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