According to King, these “sick jokes” prove our insanity and our need to release that insanity through watching horror films. Although King does offer valid points and relative evidence that support his arguments, the points only pertain to a certain portion of the population. What about the people who don’t crave horror movies, or the ones who do not fit into the, we, of Why We Crave Horror Movies? There are many individuals who would object to the insanity of watching a movie that could possibly keep them from sleeping at night. Such individuals may be quite disturbed reading this essay, wondering how they got dragged into this stereotype of these human beings.
The actors also are very unrecognizable because of the possibility that these actors are killed off in the movie as it progresses. Horror movies cause people to do many things no other type of movie can deliver. Horror movies make viewers jump, they make them scream, and they make the viewers want to cover their eyes. All of these aspects make horror movies a heart-pounding and enjoyable form of entertainment. Criteria Horror movies have to follow a certain formula that makes them successful and entertaining to the general audience.
Horror films play an important role in helping people satisfy a need to express evil thoughts in a controlled manner. Stephen King explains this excellently with his description of how everyone is to different degrees insane. That as people share common civilization emotions such as love, friendship, loyalty, and kindness; people also share and harbor anticivilization emotions. (Stephen) And although people are free to and are encouraged to express our civilization emotions in society, our anticivilization emotions are shunned and kept withheld as they are deemed to be dangerous and harmful to society. Emotions such as rage, fear, and hate do not contribute to a healthy society yet they still exist in all of us.
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.
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.
The Genre of Horror Why are individuals drawn to things that scare them? Perhaps the adrenaline rush or even the sense of fearing the “unknown.” A good horror movie is usually full of suspense, where one is on the edge of their seat worried about what is going to happen next. Not all horror movies have to contain blood and gore, but they all have the same goal which is to be scary. Sometimes, the result of fear from the movie can cause the audience to dread leaving or may relieve them when it is over. Even though people realize that they are watching a movie, their brain reacts by believing that they are in the situation happening on the screen, which causes dismay and fright.
This is why when watching a scary movie at the theatre, the moments that pop-out at you scare you the most, because you have no control over it. However, the moments that scare you when ... ... middle of paper ... ...around and stands as a guideline of morality. If you do something wrong, he will get you. Hollywood knows that this fear of not being able to control something is a fear that lives in the hearts of most of us. Hollywood will continue to make horror films that feed off of this fear and people will go back for more, because they enjoy it.
Cause and Effect of Comedy and Action Movies In our world today, scary movies are everywhere, people crave watching someone getting killed or watching someone who is possessed, I don’t get why people enjoy that ? It’s just not fun for me. I don 't “crave” watching those types of movies just as Stephen King said in his article.. I think it’s because since there is a variety of movies, we can choose other genres. maybe.
According to Alan Jones, author of The Rough Guide to Horror Movies, fear is “… what we feel when anything frightens us or promotes terror or fear” (Jones, ix). Andrew Tudor disagrees. He presumes that the attempts of explaining horror’s appeal are not specific and do not explain all the reasons a mixed population enjoy horror (Tudor). Personally, I credit horrors charm to the thrill it provides the audience. Though inconclusive, many people believe that the main reason horror is so popular is because people actually like being scared.
Contrasting American and European Horror Movies A common complaint about many film critics is that they tend to fall over themselves in praising anything with subtitles, regardless of quality. For most critics it seems there is a simple equation in analyzing foreign pictures: subtitles=great moviemaking that is not exploitative. When the borderline hardcore French film Romance (1999) was released critics were effusive with their lauding of a film that deals (arguably) with sex in a realistic manner. Even respected guys like Roger Ebert confessed to "not really enjoy[ing] it, and yet I recommend it." Apparently Ebert was not aware of the fact the movie uses filmmaking techniques similar to hardcore porno (the editors cleverly cut away from scenes before the "money shot" can occur) and follows the trajectory of many pornographic films in which a nubile young lass goes from man to man in an effort to find orgasm.