Why We Crave Horror Movies By Stephen King Analysis

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Hungry for Horror: Based on the Works of Stephen King
What aspect of horror makes it such a popular genre of story and film? Are the large viewing crowds attracted to mysterious plots or maybe the bloody special effects? Or is there an ultimately deeper reason for the intrigue? In Stephen King’s article, “Why We Crave Horror Movies” he accurately asserts that it is the fear-facing elements, the establishment of normality or safety, and the peculiarly evil sense of satisfaction that is derived from horror that humans crave.
To start off, Stephen King rightfully insists that humans crave the thrill and fear that is induced by horror. He uses “Strawberry Spring” to provide the reader a rush to show “that we are not afraid” of whatever grim scenes
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King reiterates this point by stating how “we are still light-years from true ugliness” by which he is referring to how the unfortunate or frightening aspects of our lives do not compare to those of the characters in horror stories (King, “Why We Crave…” 2). Given the iniquitous nature of the actions and events of the horror story, when compared to reality, “Strawberry Spring” makes the world one lives in much less chaotic and vile. He uses his descriptiveness to portray the narrator as having a hidden demented nature with clues being his fascination with the “lovely creeping fog” and “lovely shadows” (King, “Strawberry Spring” 5). Such psychotic thoughts and actions displayed in the story with such a character when compared to the “normal” person, would appear to fall under the label of a psychopath with his odd interest in the dark fog in which he happens to lose memory. With use of such a character, Stephen King allows the reader a sense of relief by knowing that such people and actions are not among most everyday

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