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Wilson 1 -1 Shannon Wilson Fiedler ENC 1101 23 May 2010 Response to King Horror movies can be thought of as escapes, fantasies, or insanity. Some people can not live without the drive and thrill of horror movies. While others think that watching horror movies is an irrational idea. In the essay, “Why We Crave Horror Movies,” Stephen King explains his opinion on why people watch and enjoy horror movies. King believes that he is an expert on horror movies and that he knows the reasons why people can not live without these kinds of movies. King’s evidence and creditability, from his books and movies gives him the authority to say he is an expert. The title “Why We Crave Horror Movies” displays a minor and indirect cause of why people watch horror movies. King believes that the craving of food is similar to the need to watch horror movies because food is
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Unformatted text preview: something you cannot live without and arousal is something your body needs for excitement. Another direct reason from King of why people like horror movies is that, “we share a brotherhood of man, then we also share an insanity of man.” This shows that since people are similar, horror movies can bring out the same aggressive, madness, and insane thoughts. This statement also shows most people are alike and the matter of being insane for watching the movies turns to a scale, not a label. The thrill and “anti-civilization emotion” that horror movies portray provide an escape of rational thinking and of what is accepted in society, thus people enjoy horror movies. King effectively shows the reasons why people watch and cannot live without the thrill of horror movies with his creditability and explanations....
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