Both Stephen King and Chuck Klosterman believe that many people watch horror movies for the thrill and excitement, however Klosterman uses horror movies as a metaphor while King uses horror movies as a sense of relief. Horror movies have always been such a popular genre that people watch. The horror genre is one of the top genres to watch other than comedy and romance. Many people may enjoy horror movies, while many others may not enjoy horror movies. Horror movies are always so intense and suspenseful, the music slowly playing in the background making you more anxious for that one scene that is about to scare you out of your chair. You know you’re
Based on a true event mixed with some fiction "Who Killed Christopher Goodman" written by Allan Wolf is based on a murder. Christopher Goodman the new kid from California that everyone likes, yet was murdered the night of Deadwood Days. The book is set to be late summer in a Virginia town in the year of 1979, everyone was excited for the upcoming Deadwood Days, but who would have thought that the night of the first day a high schooler would get murdered. Days before Deadwood Days Christopher moved into town and got to know Doc Chestnut, Squid Kaplan, Hunger McCoy, Hazel Turner, and Mildred Penny, he impacted each of the characters life one way or another. Goodman was the nice kid, even though he was a bit strange, he wore some crazy bell bottoms and would love to say the word "ennui", also he was always willing to lend a hand to whoever needed it.
Gordon Smith wrote the book, Lockdown : Escape From Furnace. I really enjoyed reading this book for a few reasons. One reason that I really enjoyed about this book was how well Gordon Smith explained certain aspects of his writing with great emotion and detail. Another thing I liked about this book was that he never ended a chapter without having me thinking what was going to happen next. He continually kept me engaged and interested throughout the whole book. Throughout the book, I also enjoyed the characters that take place in the story.
In “The Fall of the House of Usher” the tone gives off an eerie and bizarre feeling. This is similar to many of Poe’s other short stories but this piece the most. The tone is gloomy compared to “The Black Cat” that Poe has also written. The author starts off the story with immense details of the setting. The readers get a dark vibe from these details.
It is a terrifying yet wondrous experience to see the aftermath of what our words and actions can bring one person to do. This book does so much with what it is trying to do and say and it completely nails it. I can’t think of a single thing I would ever want to change. Violent Ends left me feeling haunted, feeling a sudden fear of “what if?”. I can’t think of a better book to read if you are looking for something that is going to make you think. It certainly rocked me to my core in a way that I will never forget. I don 't even know what else to say, just that you need to find yourself a copy as soon as
Unwind by Neal Shusterman -a New York Times Bestselling Author of The Schwa Was Here- is an interesting read. It’s about a boy, Connor, whose parents want to have him unwound. Unwinding is when a person between the age thirteen and eighteen is cut apart, but is still alive; these parts are given to people in need of a new body part. The novel covers Connor’s journey as he runs from the police to avoid being cut apart by the government. This book has many things to like, things to dislike, and connections to discover, although in my opinion few would enjoy it.
Tis the season to be Jolly, even for William (Billy) Edwards who lives at Clark Sanitarium, planning his escape on Christmas Eve to come back to his childhood home. Only to find a group of sorority sisters are currently living their. How can Billy resolve this problem so he can have a Merry Christmas.
Luke, the main character in Chris Wooding’s horror novel Malice, lives in modern-day London where he tries a ritual in a comic book called Malice that makes a person named Tall Jake come and take the person, that did the ritual, away from the real world into Malice. Everyone who’s heard of the book believes that it’s a rumor and wouldn’t happen but Luke disappears the next day, leaving his friends Seth and Kady wondering if the rumor is actually true. Seth and Kady go to Luke’s house to see if there’s any clues that could help them find Luke. While looking around Luke’s bedroom Seth finds a copy of Malice but the pages were blank and Kady discovers that Luke has last searched up a location of a comic book store, so they go there to get a copy of Malice without blank pages. At the store they meet the owner of the store but whenever Malice is mentioned, he insists that he doesn’t own any copies of it. Seth finds many copies of Malice which are hidden in a room and steals a copy, as Kady distracts the owner; they hurriedly walk back to Kady’s house to read Malice, in which they realize that Luke is in the book.
There are a few things that made this book good. First, I liked how the author used real people that survived Hurricane Katrina as his characters. I liked this because it really showed what all differnt people went trough when the storm hit, and the months after. Second, the author drew out a good timeline on how all the events occurred. Third, even though though this was a graphic novel it still was easy to read and follow the story line. As I read the book I enjoyed the author's style of writing, it was very informational, easy to follow, and interesting. This book really showed how real people handled Hurricane Katrina and how it affected New Orleans. I didn't think a Graphic novel would be able to show all the events and details that occurred, which surprised me. As I read the book it was very shocking on how many people didn't think the storm was going to be very big and thought it would turn east like they normally did. Also, it was shocking to see how many people had nowhere to go so most people ended up at the superdome. Where they thought they would be treated properly but law enforcement did not help, people were dying from dehydration and starvation and no one would help. Also, after the storm had passed it was crazy that it took over 2 months to get the power back on, and for people to start coming
Why do people choose to go into haunted houses? It is because they want to know what happens inside. Haunted houses maintain this mystery and intrigue in order to create an element of suspense. Edgar Allan Poe uses this same element in “The Black Cat” to keep the reader interested. Poe develops suspense through three events: the hanging of his black cat, Pluto; the finding of the second black cat; and the killing of his wife, Virginia.
The family unit is typically seen as a group of people who are strong, and who stick by one another; however, when horrendous things happen to people inside of the family, what impact can that have on them? The well-known horror author, Stephen King, answers this question in many of his books. King is known for having the ability to inflict fear on his readers; making them afraid of things which lurk in the dark or under the bed. However, in his books Pet Sematary and IT, he doesn’t just attempt to scare his readers with a menacing ghost, but rather he hits closer to home by attack the beloved family unit by showing his readers the things that happen when a family is presented with unimaginable horrors. King tears the family to pieces when they cannot bear to deal with their problems, and forces either the adults or the children to deal with the supernatural beings that are the cause of the horror with the hopes of bringing the family back together. Stephen King shows that not all families are strong, and that sometimes, no matter how hard the protagonist tries, there are certain horrors in the world that can tear a family apart and keep them apart.
An author has the freedom to create their own worlds. Some are realistic worlds with a dark twist, others are just complete nonsense. What if the world of an author came to life? Specifically, how would the World of Edgar Allen Poe be? Most of Edgar Allen Poe’s stories have a similar theme. This essay will be focusing on the world where his story “The Black Cat” takes place. This world of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Black Cat” is unnatural, with heavy themes of violence. Characters in this world behave unnaturally with violence and cruelty, and murder is commonplace.
The maze runner is a young adult, science fiction and post-apocalyptic book that has the purpose of introducing the reader into a fantasy world where things can get a little out of control and surviving remains the main focus. The story starts mysteriously with the title character named Thomas, a teenage boy, who wakes up with no memory after arriving with a moving box into a Glade surrounded by a Maze. The book explores different psychological stages of the characters and help up understand how it is like to live with no memory and surrounded by people you do not know. The author, a young man also, has a particular interest in adventure and survival plots due to their excitement upon readers.
The book of The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1719) by Daniel Defoe is usually viewed as contained of modern values, compared to the chivalric values in previous age. The change of language, style, characterization, and the essence or idea interests people of the age to this newness. And the book becomes regarded as the 'novel ' because of its innovation. Anyway, the novel is noticeably worth to study not only from the aspect of its newness, maybe it leaves more the word 'novel ' but also the effects on the later age, in Romantic literature. Many Romantic tropes seem to be founded beforehand in The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of