If “we imagine no worse of [the actors]”(5.1.213), then they might be the best themselves. Furthermore, imagination also removes fear of the unknown, for when the ladies think that the sword is not real. Another instance is when Puck removes the fear of the audience by saying if they have been scared by the act, think of it “no more yielding but a dream”(5.1.419). Reality may be filled with anxiety and discomfort, but imagination and deception are what make the unknowns in life comfortable enough to
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.
King states that horror movies keep the “hungry alligators” under control. What he means by this is that horror movies keep us, humans, from committing crimes or violence. King assumed that people who watched horror movies and the horrible things that are shown would satisfy them and they would not want to commit a crime. I disagree with him because if this were the case our crime rate would be lower. His argument has no evidence he is just stating biased arguments.
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).
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
When the reader can imagine and picture the scene while reading the story because of the vivid detail and suspense, you know that the what you are reading is a work of art. These wonderful qualities are present in every line Edgar Allen Poe 's horror story, "The Tell-Tale Heart". Imagine you 're watching a horror movie in 3D, Stories like "The Tell-Tale Heart" by authors like Edgar Allan Poe have the same effect, by making it so easy to visualize the scene, he makes us feel like we are in the story waiting for the suspense to finally break. By explaining just how slowly he was going made the reader start to worry what would happen when he was finished, "It took me an hour to place my whole head within the opening so far that I could see him as he lay upon his bed." lines 29-31 of "The Tell-Tale Heart".
In the book author use word “simple and obvious” for horror movie.Horror movie will not give you instant scream or shock as roller coaster but it makes you scared mood in few hours or few days. Also when we watching horror movie we got feeling that someone is watching me or feels like someone is next to me. The author write “when we exhibit these emotions, society showers us with positive reinforcement, we learn this even before we get of diapers”. It shows we always know the feeling before things happen.Horror movie always have sick joke or dirty job or something that impress people, this help people to watch their movie because you cannot get those feeling when you stay normal in real life. People always want something special in life, that’s why they travel around the world and try to find something that other people don’t have.
This shows that people always use the power of conformity to please others. Another example of conformity, is on friendships. For example, in my own experience with my friend, she likes to go to see horror movies, but I don’t because I wanted to please her I go. Conformity is used to all people,
Today, thanks to them, you can stay happy all the time” (Bradbury 55). He explains to Montag that censorship is the trick to a happy and ordered society. The advancement of entertainment technology aided in the censorship by distracting the population with entertainment. Montag’s view towards books is opposite to the views of Beatty, which makes Montag rethink whether or not his comrades are a positive effect on society. Additionally, Montag’s horrific experience of watching a woman die for her books, makes him wonder what books truly contain.