Read to analyze assumptions Not only is Stephen Kings essay Why We Crave Horror

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Read to analyze assumptions: Not only is Stephen King’s essay, “Why We Crave Horror Movies”, a biased sample, but it also appeals to population and emotion. To further explain why we crave horror movies, King argues that “we are all mentally ill”. He expresses that we all make an independent decision to buy a movie ticket and sit in a theatre. King goes on the to explain our mental insanity through examples, such as, “sick jokes”. According to King, these “sick jokes” prove our insanity and our need to release that insanity through watching horror films. It’s almost as if King tampers and negotiates with what one may feel when, or after, viewing a horror film. While this may work in the persuasion of someone who does engage in horror films, again it leaves out those who don’t. Simultaneous to appealing to everyone’s emotions, King remains to appeal to population. Although horror movies are popular, the issue with appealing to the population by popularity is that he automatically forgets about the people who do not watch horror films. Stephen King, being the famous director that he is, has a strong voice
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