“Why We Crave Horror Movies” Not all of us are mentally ill. Stephen King on his essay “Why We Crave Horror Movies” asserts that we are indeed; mentally ill. He states examples such as paying for a ticket to watch a horror movie at a theater, talking to ourselves, making disgusting facial expressions when we assume no one sees us, having fears, our reactions to sick jokes, and what we conceal deep down inside. Furthermore, King explains how we are all capable of lynching. Stating the fact that horror movies appeal to the worst in us, and that our instincts crave morbidity for “we have” spiteful fantasies. First, society does not react comfortably to gratuitous violence.
Underage drinking is illegal yet very popular. There are many different reasons why teenagers drink. Some teenagers drink to appear cool, while on the other hand others drink for stress related issues. It has now become a rampant activity being done by many teenagers of today’s generation. Some teenagers sneak and drink at parties and other places without their parents even knowing.
The more confidence people have, the more success they achieve. Most parents take that value and teach their kids to be more and more confident in any situations to gain success. However, parents may do opposite wat with what they believe. Slasher movies increase children’s fears of ghosts, evils, monsters, and daemons. Thus, somehow parents bring up to children the value of horror films which is gaining fears.
The people who make horror movies really know how to get to the root of our fears and course that makes sense because scaring the wits out of us is their bread and butter. Whether they’re playing on our insecurities about own lives or bringing our darkest nightmares to life, we can’t get enough of horror movies. The truth is that we love the feeling of being afraid, it’s thrilling and gets our blood pumping, but we also want to feel that way in a safe environment i.e half hiding under the blanket in our bed at home. Now we all have our favorites when it comes to horror movies, some of us enjoy supernatural or religious themed stories while others like slasher or gore flicks, but I think we can all agree that when child actors appear in horror movies it makes them even more terrifying. Maybe it’s because we associate children with innocence so seeing one possessed by the demons or climbing out of tv screens really grabs our attention.
We were meant to be afraid of the dark and to be curious, but we brought stories of hauntings and chilling ideas of what can be lurking in the supernatural. Since there is so much uneasiness from ghosts and its horrors, we tend to find pleasure and reassurance of watching them. Through movies like Paranormal and Insidious, we experience our fears through the screen but to be eventually resolved by the protagonists. Watching these movies exploits our deepest fears, only to find reassurance at the end that they can lead to safety and awareness that it can be
Education is a virtue in our society. The growth and development of a successful civilization depends on an educated populace. Schools were created to serve this purpose, to educate the youth and prepare them for their professional and personal lives in the future. However, while we do learn mathematics, history, literature, and art – all of which are important skills and subjects – the real importance of school lies on a different spectrum. The most important lesson that schools teach children is the truth about society and the real world.
He provides multiple examples explaining why people watch horror movies; ranging from simply wanting to show that we’re not afraid, to truly enjoying the sight of watching people being tortured and killed. Many people disagree with King’s ideas because of how mind boggling the concept of desiring fear is, but that is just because they don’t understand how cruel our human nature can be. We’ve all heard the sick jokes. The ones that are twisted and cruel but yet people still laugh. Why?
Stephen King’s “Why We Crave Horror Movies” discusses factors that persuade people to watch horror films to help their mental state. He first explains that people watch movies to show that they are brave and can witness unpleasant scenes. He compares this sense of bravery to the sense of riding a roller coaster, they may get scared at first but they continue on doing it. Secondly, he talks about how watching horror films restores the sense of normality, which is trying to find your place in society. An example, he presents is although people aren’t as pretty or successful as actors and actress, they aren’t as ugly or evil as monsters and villains played in horror films.The example shows how people fit into society just like everyone else.
Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.” To learn is to acquire, to gain, knowledge or skills, be it through study or by experience. For some, it is an interesting and fun process in life, for others, not so much. Thus, some may find it a bore or a chore and others may find it difficult when learning. However, if a student were to understand and master the difficulty of a particular skill or subject, the skill/subject would certainly gain some interest and confidence from the student when learning, from then onwards. With a little interest, learning can be easier and a lot more fun.