Insanity In Stephen King's Essay Why We Crave Horror Movies

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In Stephen King’s essay “Why We Crave Horror Movies,” King is conveying that because we are human, we are insane. We may not be in asylums, but that does not mean we are not insane, it just means we hide our insanity better than others. By watching horror movies we are just asking to have the constant nightmares. However, we watch horror movies to prove to others that we can watch them, and sometimes we watch them so that we feel normal compared to the people in the film. Other times we watch the movies for enjoyment, which is a very weird enjoyment since we are watching people get killed. Horror movies are a “fairytale” to us and allow us to “ become children again, seeing things in pure blacks and whites.” Insanity is a matter of degree.

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