Why We Crave Horror By Stephen King

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Why do we find evil so much more fascinating than goodness? Evil is the flip side of human existence. Additionally, we are “ morbidity unchained, our most base instincts let free, our nastiest realized… and it all happened, fittingly enough, in the dark”(King “Why We Crave” 3). In “ Why We Crave Horror” Stephen King precisely claims that our population crave horror to re-establish our feelings of essential normality, to experience a particular sort of fun, and in order to face our fears.

In comparison, we crave horror because “ we also go to re-establish our feelings of essential normality” (King “Why We Crave” 1). As humans, we all can relate to this in many ways. Whether you're a child or an adult, we have all seen the “perfect” lives that people lived. For example, they get good grades, find the love of their life, graduate from a good school, and get their dream job. Most of us can't relate to
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I believe that people crave horror in order to find an easy way to get rid of things that we've been told that aren't actually real. For example, in “Why We Crave Horror” Stephen King states that we crave horror “to show that we can; that we are not afraid, that we can ride this roller coaster”(King “Why We Crave” 2). This example goes into detail that roller coasters could be more scary than the fear that you're carrying with you everyday. In fact, if you have a fear that is just as bad as riding a roller coaster you can get over it, just like humans watch horror movies the face their fears and overcome them. Another example, in “Why We Crave Horror” Stephen King states that “horror movies may not surprise a scream out of us at some point, the way we may scream when the roller coaster twist through a complete 360 or plows through a lake at the bottom drop”(King “Why We Crave” 2). This explains that yes a scary movie can make you scared or afraid, but a roller coaster can make you feel scared but excited at the same

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