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.
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
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.
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.
Science-fiction stories captivate human minds because they explore the dangers of the unknown, yet modern society discounts the ominous themes of science-fiction stories in favor of curiosity. Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, which developed the science-fiction genre, conveys its message by telling the somber story of Victor Frankenstein and his monster. Victor abandons his creation when he sees the monster’s disfigured physical appearance. The monster learns to understand his need for compassion and creates hell on earth for Victor and his loved ones because of his rejection from society, afterwords justifying his actions as a result of his misery. The warning that attempting to change the forces of nature will ultimately result in universal
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).
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
For instance, the very first sentence of Hollinger’s essay starts off with this quote, “As Stephen Neale suggests, an intimate relationship seems to exist among the filmic presentation of the horror monster, the castration anxiety it evokes, and the cinematic representation of the female form.” (Hollinger pg. 243 of the Monsters book), in which she uses to intrigue the reader and to give the reader an idea about the work. Hollinger tells the reader that Neale thinks that the usual origin of a monster in a film is due to a relationship that went wrong and also claims that men are more vulnerable to certain anxieties. The placement of her reference to Neale’s essay allows the reader to conduct an idea of what the essay is going to be about and makes the reader think about what is more threatening between feminine monsters or masculine monsters. I think it was creative of her to reference a well-known philosopher and that she was able to use it to have the reader thinking about movies they’ve watched and figure out whether they’ve actually seen any movie at all with a feminine monster and if they did, then they’d compare them to the masculine monster causing the reader to think even more!
“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
The tragic ending of this story that is a kind of thriller, where Moorhead seems to represent sex drive (Libido), so does Stella death drive, is caused because she had believed his opinion. She should have ignored (burned) the theory maintaining the real existence of impulsive aggression. However, the question now arises: Freud discussed humor from the viewpoint of defense mechanism, that is, “the super-ego is actually repudiating reality and serving an illusion” for mental defense. In other words, the humorous attitude is optimistic escapism. For example, L. Slavin regards the following scene in Burn after Reading
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