Why We Crave Horror Movies Essays

1176 Words Nov 8th, 2016 5 Pages
For this assignment, we read and discussed four different stories including Stephen King’s, Why We Crave Horror Movies; Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s, Why Vampires Never Die; Jorge Luis Borges’, The Origins of Half-Human, Half-Animal Creatures; and Frank Miller’s, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. While reviewing these stories it was apparent that there could be connections made between Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and the other three stories we read previously. It appears that Batman’s two personalities can possibly relate to a few key points in the other stories such as the horror aspect of the Batman comic, the rebirth of the Batman Legend, and many other connections. It was interesting to see how horror movies, vampires, and creatures can make a connection with Batman story that we are all familiar with. These connections provide a different view point of Batman and reveal his more dark and devious side rather than his heroic manner.
Why We Crave Horror Movies, a story written by Stephen King, discusses how everyone is ill in some type of way, and the fact that we all love horror movies is crazy. He mentioned ideas of why we might crave horror movies. The ideas included showing off and being brave. To prove the point that we aren’t cowards. Other points include being able to put aside our civilized, adult ways and become young again. King claims that horror movies “may allow our emotions a free rein . . . or no rein at all” (Page 17). They open up the mind for…

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