Why We Crave Horror Movies What Stephen King is trying to say in “Why We Crave Horror Movies” is that we use horror movies to fulfill unreasonable gory fantasies that we may have sometimes but don’t really want to act on. He makes a comment by saying: “I think we are all mentally ill”. The main point Stephen King makes is telling us is that we need to get in touch with ourselves. Finding that part of ourselves that needs to be let out once in a while and horror films are an outlet to let that side of us to come out. He implies that horror films help us get in touch with those emotions that we get when we are angry but don’t really want to act on.
• Macbeth’s insecurity drives him to see the Witches, which in turn divert his psychological state. He feels even more insecure. • Order is restored when Macbeth is defeated and killed by Macduff. • The Ghost of Banquo is a sign that Macbeth has disrupted
Ellie Boyce A2 English Lit Essay 'Many critics have commented that the creature is ultimately a character with whom we sympathize’ Explore Mary Shelley’s presentation of the ‘creature’ in light of this view. There are opposing arguments to this view, some believe that the creature is a vulnerable misjudged character, whose violent actions and murderous decisions are a result of his neglected creation and rejection from society. However some critics think that the creature knows his actions are immoral because of his discussion of benevolence, and that his choice to murder a child is monstrous and he cannot be sympathized with. Therefore, to begin it is known that some readers sympathizes with the monster at a very early stage, beginning at his birth/creation as he is described in a very childlike way and is immediately rejected by his ‘father’ Victor Frankenstein. ‘His jaws opened, and he muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks”.
How did the film’s components match with the horror genre? The “Mise en Scene” in the movie “The Exorcist” is allied most with the horror genre in that it could be unsettling for many viewers. The effect exists in evoking a medley of fear, disgust and horror. Not so much the costumes, but the choice of focus and the “mistrustful” blocking done startles. The scenes: with older artifacts in the background – subtly remind of the macabre, while again, the focus could be on ordinary talk.
In the movie, he uses shadows, mirrors, and close ups on objects to frighten the viewers. Throughout the film, shadows are present from start to finish. For an example, when Mrs. Baits is shown killing Marion or the detective, her face is never shown. Usually Hitchcock managed to use shadows to block her identity or her face, leaving the viewers with curiosity of what she looks like, and if there is a reason for her face not be shown. Throughout the story “The Storm”, McKnight uses a creative and unique style of suspense that takes terror to the extreme.
On the other hand Prom Night 2008 has mystery, horror, thrill, and suspense. "Horror Films are unsettling films designed to frighten and panic, cause dread and alarm and to invoke our hidden worst fears, often in terrifying shocking finale, while captivating and entertaining us at the same time in a cathartic experience (Horror Films)". This definition defines the film Prom Night 2008. Prom Night 2008 was more subordinate in the genre because throughout the entire movie it shows the horror, mystery, and even the thrill. The 1980 version shows some but it also shows a lot of lust
I somewhat agree with how “they feed the hungry monsters in our psyche”. (King, 1981) When we get angry, some people think little crazy thoughts, but it does not mean that we are going to reenact what we see. Most people are sensitive to the blood and gore they see from his movies. The effects of a horror movie have on an individual are anxiety, sleeplessness, or even phobias. We just can’t get enough of Stephen King horror movies.
Macbeth of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth will never feel safe on the throne because of his mental instability and excessive pride. Macbeth has suffered major mental degradation that will continue to plague his mind and hinder his mental capacity. Paranoia, indecisiveness and mistrust are three of the main contributing factors of this. Macbeth is always suspicious of other people’s motives, notably right after he kills Duncan, however they were present prior to that as seen here when he inquires, “Will it not be received/When we have marked with blood those sleepy two/Of his own` chamber and used their very daggers,/That they have done ’t?” (I.vii.74-78). He did not believe that this plan would work.
In the novel ‘Frankenstein’ By Marry Shelley, we see that she puts forward the theme in the novel that knowledge is dangerous and cannot be trusted with too much power. Victor Frankenstein attempts to escalate beyond the accepted human limits and gain access to the secret of human life to create life in his own hands. The monster Victor creates is seen to be disgraceful and not accepted by “normal” social standards. “Sorrow only increased with knowledge” The monsters narrative explains that knowledge brings understanding of corruption and cruelty. However through the simile “It clings to the mind like a lichen on the rock” the Monster acknowledges that once you have knowledge, it cannot be surrendered, it only becomes a part of you.
Interview - King on king King on King is a collection of interviews with the horror author Stephen King. He explains a lot about horror, and why he has the needs to write it. He also tells about why other people need horror and his fascination of a kids mind. The first reason why King writes horror stories is because he is warped, he thinks that it is a necessity to be warped; because of this quote from the interview “The first reason is because I'm warped, of course” the use of the word “of course” underlines that he thinks it is a necessity. He also mentions that he thinks a lot of people are afraid to say that they are warped, but he is not.