Stephen King's Essay 'Why We Crave Horror Movies'

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Background Stephen King is the author of the essay, “Why We Crave Horror Movies.” He has written many horror books. Stephen Kind spent part of his childhood in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Stratford, Connecticut. In the end though, he ended up in Durham, Maine. He was constantly moving, and he would then attend the University of Maine. That would be where he would meet his wife, Tabitha Spruce. Today, Stephen King is an established author. He has won many awards and allocates. What advise would he give to aspiring writers? Does he have a muse for all the books he has written? Is there anything he wished he would have done different when he wrote his books? Summary The thesis is implied. “Watching horror movie helps us control the anti-social instincts we all have.” The author discusses how when we are young we look to roller coasters and horror films to get our fix. Roller coasters control our need for an adrenaline rush while a horror movie controls our anti-social behavior. The major thing is that we do both of these things to control our fear and prove that we can overcome. The one take away though is that a person will need to be loved, but they also must keep these tendencies fed as well. Content…show more content…
The way they control these though is by watching horror films or cracking ‘bad’ jokes. Otherwise they would have some eccentricities. We are all insane to one degree or another. Some are murders and cut up people like Jack the Ripper. Others may just talk to themselves or pick their noses in public. The first one is considered horribly wrong and the second one is considered alright. Why is that? Our anti civilized emotions never go away though. On occasion, we tend to crack what are considered ‘sick’ jokes. These allow us to feed our bad side while we are being the best that we can

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