Why We Crave Horror Movies

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In the essay, "Why We Crave Horror Movies" by Stephen King the author tries to prove that the modern day horror movie is are relief of violence, are fix of adrenaline and fun, and also something that can dare the nightmare. In a lot of ways these things can be related to real life situations. My relief of violence is playing video games, and my fix of fun and adrenaline is when I play football, and something that dares my nightmare is when I challenge my brother.

In the essay, "Why We Crave Horror Movies", Steven King explains that the modern day horror movie is our relief for violence it is what feeds the gator. He uses horror movies because of there violent nature. We all need to be able to step outside life's boundaries and certain
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We as humans cannot go through life always knowing what is around the corner, always doing as what we are told; no one wants to be predictable or dull and that is exactly what a horror film is not. Because not knowing what twist and turns that the film will bring gives us a certain satisfaction. Films that dare the nightmare are used as a test, to see if you can watch the movie without being scared. To say, "Yah I beat it. " We can all use a good challenge in are life; for some it is a movie and for others it could be something of the exact opposite. For me it has always been challenging my brothers. Being the youngest in my family I have always got into it with my brothers. I know that they are bigger and tougher but I still always took there challenge to do what they told me not to do. I can remember when I was younger and my brother told me not to eat the last piece of cake I knew that if I did he would beat me up, but I did it anyway. When it happened I felt the same feelings that one might feel when they sit at a horror film. I did it just to say that I was not afraid of him. He still beat me up but I dared my nightmare I took the test and I survived it.
So in the essay "Why We Crave Horror Movies" the author Steven King does prove that that the modern day horror movie is are relief for violence, and our fun and

adrenaline, and that it does dare the nightmare. He proves that it does bring

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