Essay on Why We Crave Horror Movies

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In the essay, "Why We Crave Horror Movies" by Stephen King the author tries to prove that the modern day horror movie is are relief of violence, are fix of adrenaline and fun, and also something that can dare the nightmare. In a lot of ways these things can be related to real life situations. My relief of violence is playing video games, and my fix of fun and adrenaline is when I play football, and something that dares my nightmare is when I challenge my brother.

In the essay, "Why We Crave Horror Movies", Steven King explains that the modern day horror movie is our relief for violence it is what feeds the gator. He uses horror movies because of there violent nature. We all need to be able to step outside life's boundaries and certain
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I get my fun and adrenaline in a different way though, I get it through football. The way I feel on the first play of the game is the same way that one might feel as they first sit down at the horror movie that they been longing to see. I can feel all the blood rushing through my body, and I get excited because I do not know what awaits me, and I do not know what's around the corner. I can feel the danger of it I know that I can get hurt but yet I push on because I need the adrenaline that it gives me. The same way that one would push on in a horror film they would not get up and just leave they would stay for the excitement and reward, and that is why I stay; for the reward. I want to know that I concurred my opponent, that I looked at my fear and I faced it. Which is the next thing that Steven King says horror films does for us. As he says, "When we pay our four or five bucks and seat ourselves at tenth-row center in a theatre showing a horror movie we are daring the nightmare."(443).As to say that we are challenging are fear, to say yah I beat it I beat the monster. When I watch a horror film I feel unprotected, isolated, and

sort of exposed like as if I were open for attack. When I went to go see "Dawn of the Dead". A modern day horror film about people being turned into flesh eating zombies and trying to feed on the survivors. I felt all of the emotions that a good horror film
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