Stephen King Why We Crave Horror Movies Essay

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Stephen King, a talented horror fiction writer, published an article in Playboy magazine called “Why We Crave Horror Movies.” The author tries to prove modern day horror movies are a relief of violence and also can calm the negative nerves in the mind. In several ways these things can be related to real life situations. My relief of violence is dancing around in my room and reading my bible and horror movies allows us a chance to indulge in that sick imagination of ours so we do not act on them, as well as cage that “hungry” part in our brain. Stephen King’s main career is writing and creating the some of the best bone chilling, gruesome, and horrifying scenes. Yes, there does seem to be some biases assuming and generalizing society in the article. King takes no time jumping into his thesis: “When we pay for our four or five buck seat ourselves at tenth-row center in a theatre showing a horror movie, we are daring the nightmare.” To summarize that sentence Mr. King says that horror movies are human’s method of connecting to their inner …show more content…
Yes, Stephen King created descriptive visuals of gory fantasies, but is it credible to speak for everyone? For example, growing up I was only permitted to watch “PG” rated films. One day I go to the movie theater to watch my very first horrifying movie. I can recall the countless times my parents and I arguing about this simple and strict household rule. The experience I went through proved my parents point after so many years of fighting the issue. As I was sitting front row in the movie theater, I was horrified by all the violent killings. As I sit there in my seat, my eyes full of tears, I start to sweat and my throat makes me gag. I see others around me staring at huge screen in amazement of all the

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