presence. In addition, I agree with King’s statement that we are all mentally ill to varying degrees. For instance, many people may act according to what we may consider normal as a society, such as expressing fear towards certain things, however it is still an indication of minimal mental illness.
Karanveer PartapMoreover, Stephen King’s view is overgeneralized in terms that he assumes all horror fans share the same characteristics and opinion. For example, he states “I think that we’re all mentallyill; those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better” (King, 1981). I firmly disagree withthis saying, as it is merely a generalization of all horror fans and contains bias based on the mental state of Stephen King. A person may want to watch a horror movie for the sole purpose ofbeing entertained, rather than to exhibit dark impulses. He provides insufficient evidence to prove that all humans have an internal presence of evil leading us to watch films of horror. Conclusion:In sum, Stephen King’s theory stating that all humans have dark impulses that they must vent by watching horror films proves to be invalid. This is due to the fact that his findings support personal bias and a lack of evidence.