It is a strange world we live in, where crime and entertainment and technology all combine so regularly. In any story that has any action, there’s always going to be blood and destruction, and then there is the matter of moving the plot through that madness, and sometimes with the help of the experts who move through the mess and analyze it accordingly.
So, the next time you’re watching your favorite thriller, TV series, or exposition about modern crime weaponry, consider these mental resources – the importance of crime scene cleanup, the ever-popular zombie situation, the plot lines in all of you favorite crime scene investigations on TV, and all of the fodder available for horror films, in all of their B-style glory.
The Importance of Crime Scene Cleanup
If there is a crime scene in a film, it has to be cleaned up. Sometimes it’s part of the plot, and sometimes it’s not. But if you ever research what’s involved in crime scene cleanup, it’s actually very fascinating, and the combination of technology and gadgetry that’s involved has become particularly specific and extraordinarily effective in the last decade or so. It’s interesting to note that film plots have deepened with that progression as well.
The Zombie Situation
And what about all of your favorite zombie scenes? How many of them thread pieces of reality and fantasy together within the concepts of crime, decay, and infection. A short trip through the best zombie movies and your see the same themes reported and repeated again and again, though with different wrinkles on the same concept, and many having different outcomes based on sub-genre.
All the Crime Scene Investigation Series
Some of the most popular TV series right now all involve some sort of crime scene investigative services. They could centralize the concept of military, or police presence, or lawyers, or sports stars, but there is always the element of the kill, or of the destruction, and then the analysis that follows that brings forensics into play.
Fodder For Horror Films
Real-life crimes are often the basis of horror films as well. From serial killers to specific group events that end in tragedy, art will often imitate real life, and from there the story grows to a cinematic, if simplified version, of what happened. Even beyond the typical ‘based on a real life story’ verbiage, watch the best horror films to see they have pieces of reality threading through them so that the fear becomes even more real in the mind of the viewer. Often when producers or writers are interviewed, they will tell stories of how the stories began, usually with a brief kernel of truth involved.