Essay on Evil : Horror Or Hoax?

893 Words Oct 25th, 2014 4 Pages
“You know evil from experiencing it” (“Amityville: Horror or Hoax”)

George Lutz made a very convincing statement about his experiences facing an “evil” presence that tormented his family which he spoke very in very great detail on an episode of History’s Mysteries documentary show when they featured the show “Amityville: Horror or Hoax. Although it is logical to assume that the force of evil “is diabolical and preordained reflects a view of the world in which mysterious, unseen forces are locked in a battle to shape and determine human behavior” it is also a unique method of bringing some sense of understanding to its existence (Hollander 49) . Evil is definitely a force that has been written about and described more than quite a few times by different authors, but how a person perceives the effect of that “evil” presence depends very much on the individual experiencing the force be it internally or externally. According to an article written about the subject of “evil” in the Catholic Encyclopedia it describes it presence as, “With regard to the nature of evil, it should be observed that evil is of three kinds — physical, moral, and metaphysical” (“Evil”). It is the elements of both the physical and moral experience to this “evil” presence that can bring forth the manifestation of this malevolent and primal force that can truly influence people. Andrew Beard would argue in his dissertation “Horror Begins at Home: Family Trauma in Paranormal Reality TV that, “Although…

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