Why We Crave Horror Movies by Stephen King

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There are 4 attachments the goes with this assignment. The first three attachments is the actually excerpt by Stephen King. Read the excerpt. The last attachment is the actual assignment for the discussion. The formatting style is MLA and the rubric is also attached. The assignment needs to be at least 300-500 words.

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395 CHAPTER 9 Arguing for Causes or Effects Men (2014), in whichurial killer launts the retired cop who Stephen King Why We Crave Horror Movies STEPHEN KING Awaas best known writer of lortor fiction. In 2015, he won the prestigious Eder Award for Best novel, for Me solved the crime. He has also won many other awants, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Weiters Avociation and the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution American Letters, both in 2003. A prolific Writer in many genres and media, King has recently published inders Kuypers (2015). Resta 2014 and GM (2011 novels; The Windhovel the kohe 2012 the latest in his Dark Tower graphic novel series Bond Bag (2012), a comic book series com written with his son Joe : 11/22/63 (2012), a time travel novel about the awasination President John F. Kennedy, and Stephen Khe Goes to the Movies (20091, a short story collec tion. Many films and television movies have been based on Kings work including the de Ses Twerk Rompin (1994) and Stari By Me (1986). King offers this wise advice to beginning writers in Out Writing (20004 "You have to read a lot and write a lot. There's no way around these two things no shortcut." In this classic way, King analyzes why some of uslove horror movies. As you read consider the following • What's your feeling about horror films, roller coasters, or other scary rides! For you personally, what makes them attractive or something to avoid • What reason can you think of for why we like horror movies? 1 think that we're all mentally ill those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better - and maybe not all that much better, after all. We've all known people who talk to themselves, people who sometimes squinch their faces into horrible grimaces when they believe no one is watching, people who have some hysterical fear of snakes, the dark, the tight place, the long drop... and, of course, those final worms and grubs that are waiting so patiently underground When we see a horror movie, we are dating the nightmare. Why? Some of the reasons are simple and obvious. To show that we can, that we are not afraid that we can ide this roller coaster. Which not to say that a really good horror inovle may not surprise a scream out of us at some point, the way we may scream when the roller coaster twists through a complete 360 or plows through a lake at the bottom of the drop. And hoe ror movies like roller coasters, have always been the special province of by the time one turns or 50, one for double twists or 360-degre loops may be considerably depleted. We also tablish our feelings of essenti normality, the banor movie is innately conservativ even reactionary, edicson as the horrible meltin woman in Dir, Murter, Die confirms for us that no ma ter how far we may be removed from the beauty od Robert Redford or a Diana Ross, we are still light from the ugliness, And we go to have fun. Ah, but this is where the ground starts to so away, Isn't it? Because this is a very peculiar sort fun, Indeed. The fun comes from seeing oth menaced sometimes killed. One critic has siggest that if pro football has become the voyeur's version combat, then the horror film has become the mode version of the public lynching 4 5 Kim WWW CM can you face the ULTIMATE DIABOLISM .....can you stand PURE TERROR? 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But if we del aldy slam the often liepuke of a stringers in the doo, sanctions follow-andry monstance from pur ents, and and instead of a wote covered gram cracket spanking But anticivilization emotions don't go away, and they demand periodic exercise. We have such sick Kokies as "What's the difference between truckload of bowling balls and a truckload of dead babies?" "You can't load truckload of bowling balls with a pitch Joke, by the way, that I heard originally trom a ten-year-old. Such a joke may wurde a laugh of grin out of us even as we recoll, a posibility that confirm the thesis if we share a brotherhood of man then we also share an Insanity of man. None of which is intended as a defense of either the sick jokeo Insanlibut merely as an explanation of why the best horror films like the best fairy tales manage to be .COLORSCOPE It w true that the mythic, fairy tale honor im to take away the shades of pray. It resus put away our lone civilized and adult penchant for als and to become children again, seeing things in tack and white. It may be that horror movies provide prychic relied on this level because this a to lapse into simplicity, irrationality and nel tright madness is extended so rarely. We are told uw but motions a free of no reina lock- If we are all insane, then sanity becomes a matter dere. If your insanity leads you to carve up women Jad the Ripper or the Cleveland Tono Murderer, dep you sway in the funny fan (but neither of CHAPTER 9 Arguing for Causes or Effects for instance as lifting a trap or in the farhain and throwing a basket of Taw meat to the cry alligators swimming around in that surranca beneath car, anarchistic and revolutionary all at the umeme The mythic horror movie, Be the sick joke, has a wyboda It deliberately appeals to all that is worst inst modity unchained our most use instincts betternsties dates realized ... and it all hap pentingly enough in the dark. For those reasons, podrien shy away from horror films. For myself, I like to see the most agress of theme of the Why bother? Because it keeps them out, man. It keeps them down there and mempune was Lention and McCartney who said that all you love, and I would agree with that As long as you keep the gatos fed, 1 [REFLECT) Make connections: Media violence. "The potentiallyncher is in almost all of us," says Stephen King and every now and then, he has to be let loose to scream and roll around in the grass" (par. ). King seems to say that horror films perform a social function by allowing us to exercise possibly exorcise our least civilized emotions. In fact, King even argued against a pro posed ban on the sale of violent video games to people under the age of eighteen To analyze King's ideas about violence in the medis, reflect on your own cena tion and personal experience with him, video games, or other media that may be considered violent. Your instructor may ask you to post your thoughts on a class die cussion board or to discuss them with other students in class. Use these questions to get you started: • King asserts that we all have what be calls anticivilization emotions par. 10). What does King give as an example of these emotions? What have you see, heard, or felt that suggest you or others harbor such cons! • The argument against violence in the media is basically the images of violence or in the case of video games, performing virtual act of violence-arouse anticivilization feelings and perhaps even inspire people (opcially young people to commit acts of real violence. King seems to agree that there is a cause effect rela tionship, but what does he think is the cause and the effect? What do you think? • If you think media violence inspires real violence, do you support censorship of movies, television programs, books, or Internet sites that portray violence! If so, should this material be censored just for children or for all viewers? If you oppose outright censorship, do you support movie rating systems or the telev slon V-chip, which gives parents some control over what their children watch Explain your responses * LTE 40%9:39 AM mescc.instructure.com GO 28 Why We Crave Horror Movies by Stephen King Begin with a sentence that provides the author's name and title of the reading. Then offer a brief summary of the reading. Next, respond to the following: • Analyze and evaluate how King uses examples to present his subject Skim paragraph 1 to highlight the examples of horrors that King lists. What do her descriptions of these horrors have in common? King asserts that we all have what he calls anti-civilization emotions" (par. 10). What does King sive as an example fo these emotions? What have you seen, heard or felt that suggests that you or others harbor such emotions? • The argument against violence in the media is basically that images of violence - or in the case of video games performing virtual acts of violence - arouse anti civilization feelings and perhaps even inspire people lespecially young people to commit acts of real violence. King seems to agree that there is a cause-effect relationship, but what does he think is the Cause and the effect? What do you think? 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Horror movies and their impacts
Stephen King in his book, ‘Why We Crave Horror Movies’, gives an account of his take
on these kinds of movies, Horror movies are films that are usually scary and not liked or enjoyed
by everybody. Those who watch these movies have conquered the obvious fears that a normal
human has. However, some of the people who watch these films have certain forms of
abnormalities. Their cravings for bad activities can only be satisfied by watching such. As far as
horror films are sources of fun for some people, they cause very poor devel...


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