Reasons for Watching Horror Films and Scary Movies

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SPEAKER CREDIBILITY: I love horror flicks, in fact I’d rather watch a scary movie than any other genre there is. There’s something about the spine tingling chillers that get me excited and wanting more blood. I am charismatically enticed by horror flicks and simultaneously disgusted by them. I have been watching in various forms monsters chase young victims through dark homes and alleys, with knifes, chainsaws, drills, axes, and other weapons for years. The violence is so foreseeable, that I often know when the bad guys will appear, who will die and in what order. The arrangements of killer pictures are familiar, but nonetheless disconcerting. At night, after watching a horror film from, I switch on an extra light to help ease my discomfort, at times I've even resorted to sleeping with my mother and putting on a happy cartoon. THESIS STATEMENT: There are a number of theories as to why people like to watch scary movies. PREVIEW MAIN POINTS: today I will discuss, some of the reasons we are interest, the chemicals in our bodies that are set off when we watch them and ways to be less afraid when watching these horrifying movies. BODY I some of the reasons we are attracted to horror films is because: A. “Some researchers suggest that they are the man's way of experiencing fear in a controlled setting. Such an experience may prove enjoyable, since the fear can be controlled, and is limited to a fictional form of escapism that lasts for a couple of hours” (Elli-Christensen, 2014). 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. Try not to get so emotionally involved 1. instead of yelling run girl every time the killer gets close try laughing at the little white girls who are always tripping over nothing or the ones who stand still and scream when the could have ran from the killer who’s really taking up time by walking 2. try to get some kind of enjoyment out of the characters death CONCLUSION (Thesis restatement) There are a number of reasons we like horror flicks. There are also various roles our body chemistry play in how we react to our fear of scary movies. (Clincher) Weather its thrill seeking, a confidence boost or just a companionship you’re looking for those spine tingling thrillers are always there for the fear and excitement you need
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