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Stress is Underrated [TALKING IMAGES]

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St. Gloede
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Stress is Underrated [TALKING IMAGES]


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Is stress actually a good thing, an experience worth seeking out, even paying for? Our answer seems to be: YES! Join us as we explore the joys of stress, and whether what we lovingly dub the "Stresser" has been missing from our lives as a staple genre all these years. After all, the horror genre is huge. Fear sells! Why should stress be any different?

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What are your feelings about, well ... stress?

Do you actively seek out stressful films? If campaigns started to pop up with slogans like "The Most Stressed You'll Ever Feel" - would you go?

What is it that actually makes a film stressful to you? Are they the same things that stress you in real life?

If the genre we dub "the Stresser" develops, what tropes should filmmakers popularize? Do we already have the stress equivalent of the jump scare - and what tropes do you think we would get tired of first?

What are the differences between fear and stress to you in cinema? Do you like one but not the other?

One of the things that is often talked about are films that make us anxious or uneasy, do you think there are overlaps with stress here - or are these perhaps just different future sub-genres of "the Stresser"?

What are the most stressful films you have ever seen - and which stand out as the best?

Do you think Uncut Gems marks a turning point and that there is an audience now that is very much eager to be stressed? Has it become more bankable? Do you think that we'll get more and more stressful films? And will the genre of "the Stresser" be realized?
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Post by Dolwphin »

The most stressful movies are made by Straub/Huillet. At-least if you don't speak the language spoken in their adaptions. It feels like reading a book at 2.5x speed. :run:
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