Name Course Lecturer Date Rhetorical Analysis: Why We Crave Horror Movies Stephen King’s ‘Why We Crave Horror Movies’ contains lots of ideas regarding the issue of horror movies. Human beings are unique creation; their behaviors are varied from one to another. Humans tend to go to the extreme and conduct themselves in inhumane manner. He describes lots of matters that constitute the life of a person and what makes him or her tend to have some behaviors. He associates different animal characters with that of the human beings and puts more force into it in terms of what pushes people to be close to horror activities.
Spooky things exist to feed off people’s emotions. People normally view these spooky things using a set rules or scale to judge these type of monsters. This is how people are aware of the situations that they are in. In order to escape this situation, people must think about it to themselves. Due to these situations, people of our community watch horror movies in order to simulate the idea of spooky things for the future.
For entertainment and joy, people see horror movies, but the fun is morbid. The horror film is used to tap into the childish behavior of simplicity and extinguish the civilized behavior of an adult, King argues. “If we are all insane, then sanity
Do you know how to define a horror story? Some people define it as a story with monsters, others define it as a scary story. In the story “What is the Horror Genre”, Sharon A. Russell decides the best way to define the horror genre is using the structure (suspense and setting), organization (parallel worlds, supernatural, and “ the fantastic”), the source of the horror, and one of two themes (good vs. evil or forbidden knowledge). Sharon A. Russell also explains three different ways suspense creates horror. Those three types are: suspense that is intensified by knowing it’s a horror story, the control of when and where we get our knowledge creates suspense, and our advanced knowledge creates suspense since we can anticipate future events.
How do you define the horror genre and it’s characteristics of what it contains? My perspective of how the genre of horror is categorized. Many people describe the horror genre as being related to monsters, well that’s not so, all of the horror genres contain the five elements of the horror genre, but not all deal with monsters. Like the monkey’s paw and the tell-tale heart, most horror genres contain the elements; fear, surprise, suspense, mystery, and spoiler. These elements give the horror genre a great sense of horror because whoever reads or watches horror will have a sense of sitting on the edge of their seat.
Dracula Sucks While the image of vampires has become vastly distorted through the commercialization of the horror genre to a more comical and tacky depiction of a once-feared fictional monster, Stoker’s use of gothic elements in a Victorian environment, the masked theme of xenophobia that is weaved throughout the novel, as well as the combination of multiple different types of terror frightened Victorian readers and, in some parts, frightens us still today. According to Stephen King in Danse Macabre, there are “three types of terror”: the “gross-out”, comprised of gore and and blood; “horror”, or the supernatural fears like the undead and unnaturally large insects; and “terror”, which is the fear of strange happenings that are disturbing or unsettling without a known cause. (cite) Stoker mainly uses horror to incite fear in his readers over the course of Dracula; the novel’s plot is centered around the existence of a vampire disguised as a Transylvanian nobleman. Stoker also utilizes gross-outs often to adhere to the gothic theme of the
Similarly, a mask is only as good as the person who uses it. There are several cultures with rich history involving ceremonies with masks; meanwhile, masks have gained a negative connotation after years of popular culture’s misuse. In horror movies and dystopian novels, the usage of masks to symbolize mob mentality is common. This holds true even in Lord of The Flies, where Golding uses physical masks, i.e. camouflage, to express the children’s innate savagery and submission, whereas
Because of this, film affects the world just as much as the world affects film. Films can be thought provoking, and may inspire action in some individuals, whether positive or negative. However, there are many films that exist whose sole purpose boils down to mere entertainment, rather than making a statement about sensitive but necessary topics. One of the more controversial types of films belonging to this category are those that are defined as exploitation films, which, more often than not, fall into the horror genre. With an abundance of violence, nudity, and
If the emotions were not able to roam free then there may have been a more severe level of insanity within the community. The build up of emotions may have led to all of the people killing one another. There are various ways to express the variety emotions. Horror films bring out the frightful emotions within everyone. The answer to “how is lynching a lot like horror films today?” is quite simple.