Coons 1Madison CoonsEnglish-101Shelly RomineDecember 22, 2016 Stephan King It has always intrigued me how many people are very fond of horror movies. Heart racing, and terror acts, make the minds of many excited. I have always wanted to find out the cause to why many think like this, Stephen King, the leading role in the field of modern horror fiction, wrote an article “why we crave horror movies?” He may have answered many of the unknow questions we have all wondered. He analyzed with an optimistic artful kind of writing skills from a more psychological perspective. He points at the possible reasons why people to want to watch horror movies. Although many think he may over analyze people, he may be onto a psychosocial phenomenon. In this story, Stephen King provided several different reasons as to why people like horror movies. It is almost too simple, but yet not many people notice. In our human nature it is normal for people to want to show that they are strong, courageous, or they want to assure to not only themselves, but to others that they are normal compared to the actions or people in horror movies. Another important reason, according to King, is that people go out and watch horror movies in theaters because horror movies may provide psychic relief and free their emotions from what is going on in their personal life.