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27th Apr '16 2:07:57 AM erforce
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** Considering that the director, Creator/WesCraven, is a man who made his name with [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet violent]] [[Film/TheLastHouseOnTheLeft horror]] [[Film/TheHillsHaveEyes movies]], it's hard not to see this as [[TakeThat his response]] to [[YouCanPanicNow fear-mongering]] MoralGuardians.

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** Considering that the director, Creator/WesCraven, is a man who made his name with [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984 violent]] [[Film/TheLastHouseOnTheLeft horror]] [[Film/TheHillsHaveEyes [[Film/TheHillsHaveEyes1977 movies]], it's hard not to see this as [[TakeThat his response]] to [[YouCanPanicNow fear-mongering]] MoralGuardians.
24th Apr '16 6:32:19 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* John Hinkley, the guy who shot UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, was obsessed with ''TaxiDriver'' (specifically JodieFoster) and the assassination attempt was a re-enactment of a scene in the movie. It should be noted that Hinkley was completely batshit insane, and the scene in question didn't involve [[spoiler:Travis Bickle]] actually shooting his target.

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* John Hinkley, Hinckley, Jr., the guy who shot UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, was obsessed with ''TaxiDriver'' (specifically JodieFoster) ''Film/TaxiDriver'' (specifically
Creator/JodieFoster)
and the assassination attempt was a re-enactment of a scene in the movie. It should be noted that Hinkley Hinckley was completely batshit insane, and the scene in question didn't involve [[spoiler:Travis Bickle]] actually shooting his target.



* ''Film/AClockworkOrange''. A gang sang "Singin' in the Rain" during a rape, arguably as a result of the film's influence. Apparently, it also inspired a murder known as "The Clockwork Orange Murder", where a boy killed his best friend in his backyard. Indignant over the allegations, Kubrick had Warner Brothers [[CreatorBacklash withdraw the film from distribution in Britain]] until after his death.

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* ''Film/AClockworkOrange''. A gang sang "Singin' in the Rain" during a rape, arguably as a result of the film's influence. Apparently, it also inspired a murder known as "The Clockwork Orange Murder", where a boy killed his best friend in his backyard. Indignant over the allegations, Kubrick Creator/StanleyKubrick had Warner Brothers [[CreatorBacklash withdraw the film from distribution in Britain]] until after his death.



* ''Film/NaturalBornKillers'', so much that Website/{{Wikipedia}} has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_alleged_Natural_Born_Killers_copycat_crimes a whole list]] of crimes allegedly inspired by the film, including the UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} massacre (the killers having been huge fans). The {{irony}}, of course, is that the main theme of the film itself concerns how [[IfItBleedsItLeads media sensationalism]] can lead {{Attention Whore}}s to commit violent acts in the name of FifteenMinutesOfFame, with its {{Villain Protagonist}}s being an OutlawCouple whose spree of murder and robbery turns them into celebrities.



* Both John Hinkley Jr. and Mark David Chapman were fans of ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'', and it probably doesn't help that Holden Caulfield refers to having a "people shooting hat". Though in Salinger's defense, the people shooting hat was a one time joke.

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* Both John Hinkley Hinckley, Jr. and Mark David Chapman were fans of ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'', and it probably doesn't help that Holden Caulfield refers to having a "people shooting hat". Though in Salinger's defense, the people shooting hat was a one time joke.
8th Mar '16 2:18:19 PM MorphinBrony
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However, [[SocietyMarchesOn the more widespread acceptance of video games as a medium]] [[TimeMarchesOn thanks to those who grew up as video games were becoming a major industry now having children of their own]], combined with some games like VideoGame/{{Hatred}} embracing the idea of senseless violence and bombing, as well as the fact that video games are protected as free speech in the United States as of a 2011 ruling by the Supreme Court, has all but rendered this trope [[DiscreditedTrope discredited.]]
23rd Jan '16 9:41:58 AM nombretomado
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* The reason why you can't find the StephenKing novel ''Rage'' in print anymore (It's still available as part of ''The Bachmann Books'' anthology) is because he voluntarily pulled it after several school shooters mentioned it has having influenced them to commit the acts.

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* The reason why you can't find the StephenKing Creator/StephenKing novel ''Rage'' ''{{Literature/Rage}}'' in print anymore (It's still available as part of ''The Bachmann Books'' anthology) is because he voluntarily pulled it after several school shooters mentioned it has having influenced them to commit the acts.
17th Jan '16 1:47:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* The low-grade thriller ''Film/HuntingHumans'', in which [[EvilVersusEvil two serial killers play a cat and mouse game with each other]], gained a lot of notoriety after [[http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20179728,00.html a copy of the film was found]] in the possession of convicted murderer Adam Leroy Lane.
29th Dec '15 6:37:22 PM R1ck
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MoralGuardians' attempts to blame the ''New'' Media often overlook the fact that it's only our [[NostalgiaFilter misty watercolor memories]] that make it seem like murder sprees and school shootings only started happening after the release of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''. In fact, prior to the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre, the deadliest school shooting in US history was the University of Texas at Austin massacre in ''1966'' (a school ''bombing'' in 1927 was deadlier than either). Also, the rate of violent crime has gone ''down'' since the widespread adoption of video games in the '90s, for reasons that are complex and poorly understood but most likely have more to do with [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2013/01/03/how-lead-caused-americas-violent-crime-epidemic/ the phaseout of leaded gasoline]] than with video games.

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MoralGuardians' attempts to blame the ''New'' Media often overlook the fact that it's only our [[NostalgiaFilter misty watercolor memories]] that make it seem like murder sprees and school shootings only started happening after the release of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''. In fact, prior to the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre, the deadliest school shooting in US history was the University of Texas at Austin massacre in ''1966'' (a school ''bombing'' in 1927 was deadlier than either). Also, the rate of violent crime has gone ''down'' since the widespread adoption of video games in the '90s, for reasons that are complex and poorly understood but most likely have more to do with [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2013/01/03/how-lead-caused-americas-violent-crime-epidemic/ the phaseout of leaded gasoline]] social conditions than with video games.
24th Dec '15 1:39:02 PM Sammettik
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* Mentioned in VideoGame/TroubleInTerroristTown in the after-round achievements. If someone got more than six headshot kills, they get mentioned as having "applied their murder simulation training and got X headshots".

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* Mentioned in VideoGame/TroubleInTerroristTown ''VideoGame/TroubleInTerroristTown'' in the after-round achievements. If someone got more than six headshot kills, they get mentioned as having "applied their murder simulation training and got X headshots".



* The game ''VideoGame/{{Hatred}}'' has you playing a violent sociopath out to murder as many people as he can before he dies. It's either a parody of a Murder Simulator, or an actual one. As one can probably guess, the MoralGuardians are already all over it.

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* The game ''VideoGame/{{Hatred}}'' has you playing a violent sociopath out to murder as many people as he can before he dies. It's either a parody of a Murder Simulator, or an actual one. As one can probably guess, the MoralGuardians are already all over it.
15th Nov '15 11:50:07 AM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'', when Dave programs an Atari game where the main character has to impress Creator/JodieFoster. One of the objectives is to assassinate President "[[RonaldReagan Ray-gun]]." Three guesses as to what happens next.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'', when Dave programs an Atari game where the main character has to impress Creator/JodieFoster. One of the objectives is to assassinate President "[[RonaldReagan "[[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Ray-gun]]." Three guesses as to what happens next.
15th Nov '15 11:49:58 AM nombretomado
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* John Hinkley, the guy who shot RonaldReagan, was obsessed with ''TaxiDriver'' (specifically JodieFoster) and the assassination attempt was a re-enactment of a scene in the movie. It should be noted that Hinkley was completely batshit insane, and the scene in question didn't involve [[spoiler:Travis Bickle]] actually shooting his target.

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* John Hinkley, the guy who shot RonaldReagan, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, was obsessed with ''TaxiDriver'' (specifically JodieFoster) and the assassination attempt was a re-enactment of a scene in the movie. It should be noted that Hinkley was completely batshit insane, and the scene in question didn't involve [[spoiler:Travis Bickle]] actually shooting his target.
2nd Nov '15 3:50:34 AM StFan
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* Parodied in a panel of ''ComicBook/CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' set in ancient times, in which a child playing chess triumphantly captures a rook. His mother laments, "These action games are ruining our youth!"

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* Parodied in a panel of ''ComicBook/CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' ''ComicBook/TheCartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' set in ancient times, in which a child playing chess triumphantly captures a rook. His mother laments, "These action games are ruining our youth!"



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