Asma shows that his article was written for an educated or specialized audience by his continual use of complex vocabulary, as well as the place of which the article was first published. Asma did an excellent job convincing his audience using emotion, logic, and ethics. Besides his use of logic, there is a large amount of pathos in his writing, which makes the reader perceive that he is writing to a skeptical audience. For example, describing how in modern films, such as Frankenstein, “we dramatize the rage of the monstrous creature…then scold ourselves…[for being an] intolerant society”(61). “The liberal lesson of monsters
I concur with King that we play host to anticivilization emotions and this explains why people can crave horror movies. There is some level of darkness in us, but, at most times, this dark side is eclipsed by the increased emphasis on civilization. King (2013) cites the case of emotions related to friendship, loyalty, love, and kindness to show how the society adore civilization and strive at maintaining the status quo. However, this does not entirely suppress the dark side in us. “Anticivilization emotions don’t go away and they demand periodic exercise”(King, 2013).
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.
In the excerpt, “Why We Crave Horror Movies,” written by Stephen King, he argues that that we all have a little bit of insanity in all of us, and we all express it in different ways, from the chills to the guilty pleasure. It’s like we are attracted to horror movies, but we never really knew it. So, King uses a variety of rhetorical strategies to support the allure of horror movies. He uses these strategies to describe what horror movies make us feel like and it’s impressive.
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.
There are multiple people who are intrigue and love horror movies without knowing the reason. In Stephan Kings essay, “Why We Crave Horror Movies” he does his best to find an answer to the question “why do people crave horror movies?” Throughout his essay he came up with certain key points to answer the question. At the beginning of his essay, he makes a bold statement that “we are all mentally ill.” He motions that people just watch horror movies to portray their fearlessness while suppressing their true emotions. He also mentions that certain people find horror movies pleasurable because they enjoy seeing others suffer. King also explains our mental insanity through “sick jokes” in which he explains jokes that are harsh although we find them funny.
He had always felt that they were a really close family and he loved his mother and father. Therefore, when they were divorced it tore him apart, he simply just could not handle it. Abagnale finally reached a point to where he had to move away from his family because he could not deal with the depression of it. After moving away Abagnale did not know what to do. What is a sixteen year old boy supposed to do in New York City, when he is all by himself?
The increased use of special effects in horror movies has led to many of its characters to appear more realistic and immersive to viewers. This has led to filmmakers to use some aspects of special effects to help enhance the storytelling of horror movies to make it more immersive to viewers and keep them interested and intrigued throughout the entire movie. Consequently, this has prompted many viewers to become emotionally invested in horror movies which can have negative psychological issues on them if they are not mature enough. And if the viewers are not sophisticated enough, it can contribute to them acting more aggressive or angrily when being confronted with emotional situations in their personal and social life. Although special effects
Horror stories by W.W. Jacobs and Edgar Allan Poe write horror stories that will keep you on the edge of your seat due to their amazing use of suspense, thrill, and imagination. The authors W.W. Jacobs and Edgar Allan Poe have become renown for their horror stories. This is due to their creativity and imagination and in the way they captivate you with their writing. In both horror stories "The-Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe and "The Monkey 's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs, they both use the cause and effect relationship to create suspense and interest in the reader, without this essential aspect of these two stories, the reader would quickly lose interest in these two writers literature. In the horror story "The Monkey 's Paw", W.W.
Horror Films Horror Films are defined as unsettling films created to scare and frighten; cause stress, alarm and dread; and to awaken the worst hidden fears that are locked away in people’s subconscious, often in a terrifying and shocking climax while capturing their ascination at the same time (http://www.filmsite.org/horrorfilms.html) Horror films are easy to identify because they have a distinguished and recognizable pattern that happens again and again. They play on the audiences’ primal fears; they deal with their phobias, revulsions and terror of the unknown. Usually, their plots often include an evil force intruding in the lives of the living, seeking revenge or wanting to take possession of someone’s body. These examples are called cycles, and this is a process in which Horror Films are remade more than once or twice or their plot becomes a basis for another one, or that one movie is made to have several sequels or prequels until they run out of steam and then they would repeat the same pattern again (http://www.filmsite.org/supernatfilms.html ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horror_film)
For example, one of my family friends had an accident at his workplace. He works as a construction worker even though he was illegal and was paid under the table. He didn 't have any family or relatives in this country and one day he got into an accident at work and his co-worker ask him if they should take him to the hospital, but he refused. Two months into his accident, he was at the edge of dying. He didn’t want to go to get medical assistance because he does not have insurance and he did not want to take the risk of going to the hospital then being deported.