This research focuses on the influential nature of the horror film industry on its typical young viewers in the realm of romance. An analysis of five films was done through the lens of John Alan Lee’s Six Love Styles theory. The results were used to determine if the typical horror films present healthy or unhealthy relationships. The importance of the findings is discussed, with an emphasis on the idea that parents and older viewers can use this study as a springboard to start typically difficult conversations about romance with teens and young adults.
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McQueen, Emilee, "Screaming for Love: An Analysis of the Horror Film Industry Through the Lens of the Six Love Styles Theory" (2023). Honors Theses. 962.