Horror Movies

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July 15, 2013
Horror Movies In Stephen King’s “Why We Crave Horror Movies”, King explains that we all have a mental illness. Although we may have a slightly sick imagination, we typically find a way to satisfy our cravings like watching horror films. He stated that “if we share a brotherhood of man, then we also share an insanity of man… If we are all insane then sanity becomes a matter of degrees.”
These statements are very powerful in relating to the article because of how strongly King accuses the audience of being insane. He follows with the different levels of insanity and how well we are at hiding it. It’s the difference between thinking of something horrible and actually acting on it. The author creates an eerie tone throughout the article which allows the audience to feel the strange insanity that he is discussing. Horror films are desired by many different types of people and the cravings come from an inner darkness that we all have; the measure of this bizarre craving all depends on how you choose to get your fix.
I feel that those who crave horror movies are people who are searching for an adrenaline rush. Regardless of the frightfulness that I know I am soon to encounter, I often get very excited before watching horror films. I sit with my knees curled up to my chest and hands close to my eyes so that I can hide when something jumps out. Anything involving a paranormal theme, such as ghosts and poltergeists, I will find myself saying “oh my goodness! I want to see this”. I am not however into gory, “chop me up”, crazy axe murder style movies. It scares me to think that people are sick enough to come up with stuff like that in both, real life and in films. In my mind I find this style very terrifying and can’t help but think how awful it would be to exist in that situation. The thrill of these films is truly addicting and everyone has their own…...

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