Why We Crave Horror Movies Essay

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Stephen King’s “Why We Crave Horror Movies” discusses factors that persuade people to watch horror films to help their mental state. He first explains that people watch movies to show that they are brave and can witness unpleasant scenes. He compares this sense of bravery to the sense of riding a roller coaster, they may get scared at first but they continue on doing it. Secondly, he talks about how watching horror films restores the sense of normality, which is trying to find your place in society. An example, he presents is although people aren’t as pretty or successful as actors and actress, they aren’t as ugly or evil as monsters and villains played in horror films.The example shows how people fit into society just like everyone else. Lastly, he…show more content…
He suggests seeing how this is the more civilized way to keep these thoughts from going any further or causing harm is just keep watching the horror films. As discussed in King’s article watching horror films help out mental state but I’ve come to the conclusion that watching exploitative reality tv helps to improve our mental state. One reason to why we watch exploitative tv shows is to live someone else’s life vicariously. For instance, watching Keeping up with the Kardashian’s can be an indirect line to their life of luxury. As presented in the show Kylie Jenner, who is 19, lives a life of glamour attending fashions shows, creating cosmetic lines, and designing clothes.We can picture ourselves living her life because we witness everything she does in the show. Another Example, is Rich Kids Of Beverly Hill who also live the life of luxury, traveling to exotic countries and shopping at high-end stores. The two exploitative tv show us a life people want to live and in a way we able to do so. We see the teenagers going to paris and fashion shows while facing a crisis and yet we still want to live their life because it's so luxurious compared to our normal, boring lives. In addition
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