Money Monsters: The Scary Economic Truths Behind Horror Movies

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In The Red
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Earlier this week, American Student Assistance, a nonprofit group that works to help college grads deal with debt, released "In the Red," a seven-minute horror film that explored the terror of college loans. While it was probably the first movie to transform student debt into a monster, the film was only the latest in a long line of movies that connect ghastly terrors to economic miseries.

With that in mind, I decided to put together a list of horror films that draw a direct line between the monster in your closet and the hole in your wallet. In some, like "The Amityville Horror," the underlying economic terror is clear; in others, like "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," the connection is a little more tenuous. Overall, though, one thing is clear: In America, having an empty bank account is one of the most frightening things imaginable.



Bruce Watson is DailyFinance's Savings editor. You can reach him by e-mail at bruce.watson@teamaol.com, or follow him on Twitter at @bruce1971.

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Iselin007

I have seen serious mistakes in printed circuit boards so keep that in the back of your mind.

May 15 2013 at 5:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

If your new love tells you no you can just print one that says yes!

May 15 2013 at 5:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

Wait until the printed drones come out by the enemy. Printed missiles what were they thinking? Printed robots and printed exact replicas of Inflatable Dolls. Can you say printed trouble? Enjoy the return to the draft with the all new printed Draft Cards. Printed decoys! Wow the demand for materials for these printers will make HP ink Cartridges look like a bargain!

May 15 2013 at 5:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

Title for a new Movie " Print me" hahaha!

May 15 2013 at 5:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

I can't wait to see the patent fights over the new printing manufacturing. You can't just print something that is patented. Go ahead print up a storm then find your products seized for being a knock off etc.Watch your products seized as evidence and labeled exhibit"A".

May 15 2013 at 5:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

If you didn't believe this mess was coming think about this the predictions were on the AOL "Discuss the State of the Job Market" back 2003 until it ended. If you are in doubt beg AOL for the records.

May 15 2013 at 5:18 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

Since 1987 the stocks have plunged and soared like dope addicts is this time any different?
You have to look at this from the job market prospective which is what most people really look at because any gains you have will go toward spending to replace lost income and debt not to mention your interest payments wh9ch are higher on your credit mess.

May 15 2013 at 5:10 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

I guess it's like 4 rth generation you don't get to see it until the military gets the new stuff.

May 14 2013 at 9:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

Some of these directors and producers never got the awards they certainly earned. Anyone that can take about a 5 minute scene and stretch it out for 45 minutes is a genus!

May 14 2013 at 9:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

The plots in some of these movies were better than the plots in a grave yard.

May 14 2013 at 8:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply