Crave Horror Movies

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Blood, murder, bloody murder… scream, don’t we all crave the feeling of seeing other people get killed? That is one of the reasons why we enjoy the horror genre. Some may think that horror films are horrifying, but people still watch them because we like the emotional release that it provides, satisfying the cravings that we have for it. In Stephen King’s essay, “Why We Crave Horror Movies,” he claims that people crave the adrenaline rush that horror gives us. He believes that humans need the relief that horror films bring. No one can live without having some hysterical fear because that is part of the human nature. While many may believe that horror films are terrifying and unpleasant, King’s ideas are accurate because the human condition seeks the negative emotions that horror provides. People like to have fun so they watch horror movies because it gives them an unforgettable adrenaline rush. “We go to have fun” (King, 1). As a part of the human experience, the feeling of being scared is in everyone. Watching horror films is just another way of excitement and having fun. I agree with King when he writes, “If pro football has become the voyeur’s version of combat, then the horror film has become the modern version of the public lynching” (2). This shows that seeing people get hurt is an attention grabber and is enjoyable. People like the idea of horror because of the excitement that it provides and it gives people the sense of wanting to watch it even more.
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