Master of Arts (MA)
Primary Subject Area
Cinema; Mass Communications
Film, Horror, Quantitative
Wheeler, Jason Duane, "Holy Horror: A Quantitative Analysis of the Use of Religion in the Yearly Top Grossing Horror Films From 2000 to 2009" (2011). Masters Theses. Paper 189.
The yearly top-grossing films from 2000 to 2009 were analyzed to see if correlation exists between overt religious content and box office success. Also, the films were analyzed to see if correlation exists between overt religious content and IMDb.com user ratings. Neither box office success nor IMDb.com user ratings were found to be correlated with over religious content.