Some try it for the first time and are hooked, while others retch in disgust and leave the scene before it gets to crazy. So for whatever someone may watch a horror film, experiencing horror within safe confines is an important part of every culture. Horror films help us understand what really terrifies us and make bold statements about the world we live in. Because horror films are not real, we can enjoy them. In all reality, the chances of seeing a murderous clown waving at you or a large man with a chainsaw and “leather” face is most likely, slim to none.
In the article “We’re All Dirty Harry Now”, Riegler says that “violent movie genres fed on political and social turmoil” (18), using societies fears to their advantage. Basing the horrors in horror movies off current events only frightens the audience more because it makes them feel as if these fears could come to life and attack. In the late 1960’s, Night of the Living Dead was not only terrifying to its viewers because images of the fl... ... middle of paper ... ..."What Popular Films Teach Us About Values: Locked Inside With The Rage Virus." Journal of Popular Film & Television 41.2 (2013): 61-67. Literary Reference 8 Night of the Living Dead.
These directors created an intense, fabricated reality to which its audience can escape and relate to. These directors were immortalized by their fil... ... middle of paper ... ...realistic. These symptoms affect a large amount of the population, and create a serious problem. Horror movies are supposed to make its audience’s palms sweat and heart beat fast; however, the intention is not for its audience to experience chest pains. In truth, it shows the affect horror movies have on its audience.
Though both genres will frighten the audience, it will happen in two different ways. Whether the horror thrills or the thriller horrifies, a scare is always incorporated. Horror movies attempt to make the audience experience fear, dread, disgust or terror. The plots often involve the supernatural and fantasy world giving the audience the reassurance that what is being seen is not truly existing. Horror movie plots are often than not, predictable.
Why is this so? People are addicted to the synthetic feeling of being terrified. Modern day horror films are very different from the first horror films which date back to the late nineteenth century, but the goal of shocking the audience is still the same. Over the course of its existence, the horror industry has had to innovate new ways to keep its viewers on the edge of their seats. Horror films are frightening films created solely to ignite anxiety and panic within the viewers.
There are two types of people in this world, those who watch in awe as a man on the big screen slashes the teenage girl’s throat, and those who quiver and hide behind their seat in fear. Stephen King states in essay, “Why We Crave Horror Movies,” that no matter the type of person, everyone feels the need to watch horror movies. According to King, the reasons why people watch horror movies can range from simply thinking that the movies are fun, to expressing feelings that people cannot express in real life. While many people may argue that the horror genre is not for everyone, King makes compelling claims that everyone needs a way to let out negative emotions that comes with the human condition. To begin with, most people go to horror movies in order to feel better about themselves.
1. When watchers experience a horror movie they are usually in a theater or the comfort of their own homes. Although the killings can be a bit frightening the viewer’s know that that what they are seeing is not at all real. 2. the terror is temporary because... ... middle of paper ... ...ctims are paid actors and actresses they aren't really getting killed and the blood and guts you’re seeing on the screen isn't real either. B.
When you’re with your friends, one fun way to pass time is to watch a movie. But you probably have a long debate about which type of movies you want to watch. Some like romance some like comedy and others like horror movies. Horror movies are the latest trend amongst teenagers. Every while a horror movie is released in the theatres and they all make big hits, grossing a lot of money.
The expansion of horror not only pays those who produce but it also pushes the special effects industry. Nowadays you cannot have a successful horror movie without pulling off a few impressive special effects tricks. The better the tric... ... middle of paper ... ...t, CT: Praeger, 2005. Print. 8.
Its simple humans crave them, we enjoy horror but why? In this essay Stephen Kings thesis “I think we’re all mentally ill; those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little bit better” (405). In that statement he provides a twisted example of “Why we crave Horror Movies” claiming it’s mainly because of our mental state. King explains there are many reasons for going to see them, he says we go to have fun, we go to dare the nightmare and we go to re-establish our since of normalcy. All of which I find are strong arguments were he states his case.