Horror_Movies_Essay - Kaden Michael Ms Hasty Honors English II\/3rd Hour 26 November 2019 Horror Films and why we Crave them King argues that people

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Kaden Michael Ms. Hasty Honors English II/3rd Hour 26 November 2019 Horror Films and why we Crave them King argues that people watch horror films in order to keep their inner demons inside, and I agree with that to a certain extent. I love watching horror films, although I might deny it at first. There is something exhilarating about them that just gives you a rush, even if it is only for a couple of hours. I believe that scary movies do make you feel awakened and alert, but I don’t agree that they are the only thing keeping us from reaching our breaking point. In the sample, King writes, “I think that we’re all mentally ill; those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better-and maybe not all that much better, after all”. He believes that everyone is insane, however some are just better at hiding it than others. He also thinks that horror films are how we maintain keeping our inner demons inside. I do believe that we all have a dark side to our personalities that we rarely reveal, however I don’t think that we are so mentally disturbed that we feel the need to watch horror films in order not to seep to dramatic levels of violence. One way in which we all have a wicked hidden personality is by having a twisted sense of humor. We as an entirety, often laugh at things that shouldn’t even ever be thought of. King writes, “But anticivilization emotions don’t go away, and they demand periodic exercise. We have such "sick" jokes as, "What’s the difference between a truckload of bowling ball and a truckload of dead babies? (You can’t unload a truckload of bowling balls with a pitchfork...a
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joke, by the way, that I heard originally from a ten-year-old.)” As twisted as it is, many of us can’t help but let out a little smile or chuckle at jokes of that nature. King writes, “The mythic horror movie, like the sick joke, has a dirty job to do. It deliberately appeals to all that is worst in us. It is morbidity unchained, our most base instincts let free, our nastiest fantasies realized...and it all happens, fittingly enough, in the dark.”
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