Why We Crave Horror Movies Essay

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In Stephen King 's essay "Why we crave horror movies" he discusses why we urge ourselves to go to events such as movies that make us uncomfortable. People often feel the need to prove ourselves to society, or other people, by showing we aren 't afraid. But this is not the main point of King 's essay. King believes that we are all mentally ill to an extent. With this I agree. Some people more than others, but nonetheless everyone has something that sets them apart from other individuals. We are all abnormal in different ways; some of us are just better at hiding it. Nevertheless, experiences and other factors cause us to be the way we are. We do things like extreme sports and other activities that could end our life in a second. Consequently, we continue to do these things simply for the thrill. Why? Why would we put our lives in jeopardy just for something as irrelevant as thrill? Simply put, to give ourselves an output for all we continually hold in.
When King states that we are all crazy, the question is what level of insanity we are, and how we react with it. Some people may go out and do terrible things like kill or steal. We automatically say that those particular people are insane. But others do the same exact thing except on a video game. The difference is one is doing the killing in real life while the other is just playing call of duty. These are completely different but do the same job. Society doesn 't let us act upon our insanity so we take it out on things that…

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