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    Richard Matheson, an acknowledged writer of the 20th century, may seem as a simple horror artist who creates stories to scare his target audience. However, many of Matheson’s stories contain meaningful topics that relate to modern day issues. This can be seen through the works “Button Button”, “Nick of Time”, and “No Such Thing as a Vampire”. In the short story “Button Button”, Matheson expresses the important idea that people let their greediness change their views of their inner morals. This is

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    Richard Matheson 's Button, Button," is an enlightening short story fiction of man versus self, conflict. The wealth of the family will increase substantially by pressing this button on this box. However, pressing this button will surely cause the death of another human being, someone unknown, somewhere in the world. An individual may consider pushing the button. Pushing the button can be considered murder. Matheson’s Button, Button expresses a man versus self, conflict when faced with a morality

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    I am legend

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    utopia that they imagine. Richard Matheson, the author of I Am Legend, brings this dark idea into life by writing a story narrating Robert Neville’s life as the last human on earth. I Am Legend is often connected with the actor Will Smith, and his incredible representation of Robert Neville, the protagonist in the novel. However, most people don’t give enough recognition to Richard Matheson for creating the storyline and being the writer of the original novel. Both, Richard Matheson’s post-apocalyptic

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    The Last Man on Earth is a 1964 science fiction horror film directed by Ubaldo Ragona and Sidney Salkow. This film was adapted from Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel I Am Legend. The filmed was set in Rome, Italy and was released in theatre in the United States by American International Pictures and the UK in 1966. Through Morgan (Vincent Price), Ubaldo Ragona and Sidney Salkow are able to convey the horror and the despair of the last man living on earth that was infested by zombie like vampires resulting

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    With a firm belief that people are all mentally ill, Stephen King, a well-known horror novelist, composes his essay, titled “Why We Crave Horror Movies,” to elaborate on the popular appeal of these types of films. Within the essay, King studies the human race and claims that all of mankind needs to release their insanity. With many years of experience in the field of horror, he believes that horror films lets individuals release the bad that lives within themselves in a safe and socially acceptable

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    Do you ever wonder why you or other people like horror movies? What makes them so interesting? Why does the general society enjoy entertaining themselves with the horror genre? Well, Stephen King might have the answer to that. Mr. King strongly agrees with the idea that we might all have a little craving for watching such morbid scenes or reading about them, and creating our own gruesome scenario. Stephen King believes that humans crave horror for the purpose of facing our fears, to reestablish

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    Hate to Love Horror Movies One of the newest upcoming horror movie that just came out is IT. IT is the rendition of Stephen King’s classic killer clown story “Pennywise the Dancing Clown.” I honestly have mixed emotions about this movie; two polar opposite sides of me are telling me two different things. One is saying “Go watch it now. Feel the thrill. You will love it” and the other side is begging me “No, no, no, please don’t watch it. You will hate it. Seriously out of anything why did it have

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    “Horror films don’t create fear. They release it.” – Wes Craven. Considering the nature of horror, enjoying horror serves as a paradox. If horror is revolting why is it enjoyable? However, many people take pleasure in the thrills and suspense of horror. In the genre of horror, the quality of work is dependent on whether a book/film succeeds in scaring people since fear is an emotional response. Readers and viewers of the genre horror experience fear from an author's ability to provoke emotional responses

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    I feel as if all of these pictures describe me well. There’s a variety of different items on here that many may be surprised to see are for me. For instance, I’m a huge geek for the paranormal, so on the poster I put the “Ghost Adventures Crew” and a card from “Kansas City Paranormal”. “Kansas City Paranormal” is a ghost hunting team that I went on a ghost hunt with last October. I’m easily amazed by the paranormal and am a firm believer in ghosts and spirits. Along with the paranormal, I like anything

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    The appeal of horror film is effective due to the traits of the human mind. Filmgoers of horror leave theaters with a positive train of thought, yet the negative nature of the content presented points to psychological factors which cause their enjoyment. Answers are found by looking at the psychological factors, how an individual processes emotional arousal, identifies with issues that they consider relevant, and perceives reality, help to explain why films presenting such horrific imagery excites

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