Summary Of Why We Crave Horror Movies By Stephen King

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The essay “ Why We Crave Horror Movies” by Stephen King enlightens readers as to how horror movies are thrilling, relaxing, as well as beneficial for mental health. King believes that everyone is insane to a certain degree, whether it be irrational phobias or strange habits. Some people are better are concealing their insanity than others. King declares that some watch horror movies simply to prove that they’re “not afraid”, and show that they “can ride this roller coaster.” Others, however, crave horror movies because they’re oddly therapeutic. Watching horror movies allows people to “become children again,” provided that it removes all rational thought and allows temporary simplistic relief, until the end where rational thought returns. King

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