The main point of the article “Why We Crave Horror Movies” by Stephen King, is that many people enjoy reading and watching horror stories for many different reasons. One main reason King gives is that people just want to overcome their fears, show that they are brave. Others go just to have fun. But not the happy, playful type of fun rather fun that is dark,full of death and suspense. Many people enjoy this type of fun while others, like me, do not.
Also, by Hitchcock using short cuts for his camera angles and not by filming the actual murder it leaves the audience curious about what is happening. It leaves the audience with the thought of the murder happening rather than seeing it happen. Robb goes on the describe the use of music in the movie “Psycho” and how it was a huge eye opener to the audience and other movie producers in the making of films. After Hitchcock used frantic and high-pitched panic sounding music during the killing of Marion, this made the audience react in a frightened way. This is something movie producers started to use to attract their audience and draw them in so they would have a
In society, monsters are not to control because they are different from the norm. Humans beings want to be welcomed by society because if they are not they would become an outcast. The monster recalls,” I viewed myself in a transparent pool! At first, I started back, unable to believe that it was indeed I who was reflected in the mirror.”(Shelley 130) The monster finds himself hideous and could not accept the way he looks when he first sees his own reflection. The monster’s appearance also made many people assume that the monster would behave ruthlessly and immorally.
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.
In Philip Pullman’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ , it clearly shows that he encourages the audience to feel more sympathy for the Monster and not Frankenstein. This is because of the way people describe the Monster and say extremely violent things to him, such as death threats. The Monster states things in the story so the other people understand the hardships he has had but not everyone believes that it is worth feeling sorry for because of the way he is different to man. So it makes the audience have sympathy for him because they know what the Monster has been through and they know he has had gone through more exclusion from the public than what Frankenstein has. The Monster tried to do everything he could possibly do with other humans right, but they just didn’t accept him.
When the reader can imagine and picture the scene while reading the story because of the vivid detail and suspense, you know that the what you are reading is a work of art. These wonderful qualities are present in every line Edgar Allen Poe 's horror story, "The Tell-Tale Heart". Imagine you 're watching a horror movie in 3D, Stories like "The Tell-Tale Heart" by authors like Edgar Allan Poe have the same effect, by making it so easy to visualize the scene, he makes us feel like we are in the story waiting for the suspense to finally break. By explaining just how slowly he was going made the reader start to worry what would happen when he was finished, "It took me an hour to place my whole head within the opening so far that I could see him as he lay upon his bed." lines 29-31 of "The Tell-Tale Heart".
If people were as frightened as they claimed to be, don’t you think they would have stayed as far away from the “demon” as possible? Well there was something satisfying watching someone take their last breath against their will, and watching there bodys shake and twitch in mid air. Today, we don’t have that dramatic public lynching anymore, so instead we turn to horror movies to receive that type of excitement and emotions. Some people may argue that as soon as we see a person become hurt when his or her becomes injured, people still choose the risk of watching, knowing the fact they might witness a painful altercation, and enjoy the minor scratches and bruises until the big injury
“The Skin I Live In” Looking from the film title “The Skin I Live in,” and the film poster which presents a gentleman behind a bald woman looks frightened covered with mask, the first image of this film that I got is a cliché horror-thriller film selling disgusting scenes—cutting the body and showing blood splashing which have in general horror film. However, it does not like my expectation; likewise, it is totally beyond what I have expected. The director Pedro Almodovar can make audiences feel creepy without these things. First of all, I will defend that I am a person who is always attracted by picture; that is why I love the pleasing pictures and composition in this film. Pedro uses blue tone to cover all along the film is not only raising
In the book author use word “simple and obvious” for horror movie.Horror movie will not give you instant scream or shock as roller coaster but it makes you scared mood in few hours or few days. Also when we watching horror movie we got feeling that someone is watching me or feels like someone is next to me. The author write “when we exhibit these emotions, society showers us with positive reinforcement, we learn this even before we get of diapers”. It shows we always know the feeling before things happen.Horror movie always have sick joke or dirty job or something that impress people, this help people to watch their movie because you cannot get those feeling when you stay normal in real life. People always want something special in life, that’s why they travel around the world and try to find something that other people don’t have.
This shows that people always use the power of conformity to please others. Another example of conformity, is on friendships. For example, in my own experience with my friend, she likes to go to see horror movies, but I don’t because I wanted to please her I go. Conformity is used to all people,
Have you ever seen horror movies that introduce scary, and crazy serial Killers? When you think about it, murderers don’t just kill to kill, there is a reason to their acts. Most have a traumatic backstory that changed their life. The content the authors decided to use for the theme of the stories are how isolation affect people, the society against mental illnesses, and the mistreatment of women. Authors Charlotte Perkins and William Faulkner both adopt this macabre style to portray how insanity affects people with “The Yellow Wallpaper” & “A Rose For Emily”.