Essays Tagged: "Horror fiction"

Madman, personal essay about feelings on horror,

This is a short essay (2.5 printed pages) about my feelings on horror No commentThis is no fantasy. This is no fallacious delusion of a sick, twistedmind. This is ... asy. This is no fallacious delusion of a sick, twistedmind. This is the honest-to-God truth. I love horror novels. Stephen Kingand Edgar Allen Poe are my idols. Perhaps having these two, demented madm ... rsonal mentors sounds sick, but I tend to think as they do. Most ofmy writings are short stories of horror (usually about the length of Poe's'The Tell-Tale Heart' and 'The Masque of the Red Death'). M ...

(3 pages) 144 1 3.1 Apr/1997

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Stephen King and an anlysis of his work

main quality of literature in our society is its ability to entertain the masses. Some authors use horror and mystery to keep their reader's attention. Stephen King is the epitome of horror writers. ... le, and people's inherent fears to scare the pants off his readers.Fear is the basis for nearly all horror fiction, especially in Stephen King's novels. 'Everybody goes to horror movies, reads horror ...

(5 pages) 150 1 4.1 Dec/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The use of horror in Bram Stoker's Dracula and Mary Shelly's Frankenstein.

sity is at its climax, the fearful question is yet to be asked: what is waiting behind that corner? Horror is the answer. The evil monsters of the night are what people's imaginations turns to. Power, ... imaginations turns to. Power, love, jealousy and death are elements that play an important role in horror. These fearful thoughts, a source of enjoyment for many, have fueled for centuries the desire ...

(5 pages) 95 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Stephen King.

Stephen King is one of the world's best horror fiction writers sice Edgar Allan Poe.He is the author of more than thirty worldwide best-sell ...

(4 pages) 107 1 2.8 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

The writings of Edgar Allen Poe vs. Stephen King.

ng. Stephen Edwin King is one of the most popular and best selling writers of today. Stephen King's horror can be appealing, as it strikes everyone from Edgar Allan Poe to Chuck Berry (Stine Vol. 26 2 ... one from Edgar Allan Poe to Chuck Berry (Stine Vol. 26 238)King is a prolific and popular author of horror fiction. In his works, King blends elements of the traditional gothic tale with those of the ...

(5 pages) 123 0 5.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Elements of a Good Horror Story as Exemplified in Frankenstein.

I believe the criteria for a good horror story is very diverse. A high quality horror story is realistic, and makes the reader believe ... t is very possible that he could have created a human being from dead matter. I also believe a good horror story includes some type of murder or desolation, which needs to be presented in a comprehens ... ion-grabbing tale. These were a few of my ideas that I would add to the list of criteria for a good horror story.Along with my own thoughts, I also agree with the criteria listed on theCulminating Act ...

(2 pages) 44 1 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Influences of Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray

to the movement of Aesthetics and Moral Ambiguity have produced one of the most astounding works of horror fiction.Oscar Wilde' more effeminate attitude toward life and the way he looked at beauty can ...

(6 pages) 93 1 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

The Telltale Heart of the Matter. An essay on Edgar Allen Poe's short story, The Telltale Heart.

Edgar Allan Poe'sThe Telltale Heart is a psychological horror story about a madman that kills the old man who he lived with. There are few scary images, fe ...

(5 pages) 110 1 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Stephen King Essay on The Shining

main quality of literature in our society is its ability to entertain the masses. Some authors use horror and mystery to keep their reader's attention. Stephen King is the epitome of horror writers. ... le, and people's inherent fears to scare the pants off his readers.Fear is the basis for nearly all horror fiction, especially in Stephen King's novels. 'Everybody goes to horror movies, reads horror ...

(1 pages) 34 1 1.9 Nov/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Poe and gothic literature

s of Rome as a basic for the scornful times and called them gothic. It is the predecessor to modern horror fiction and it above all has led to the common definition of gothic as being connected to the ... e soul and futile quest for the rainbow of happiness. His stories provoke thoughts that may include horror stories, terror, fear, death, darkness, murder, obsession, insanity, sadness, loss, guilt, to ...

(4 pages) 64 0 5.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Poe: Above And Beyond Horror

t is an adolescent boy to write about when he knows nothing except death, illness, and deprivation? Horror. His early life, in part, might explain Poe's bizarre stories and poems. However, it is appar ... might explain Poe's bizarre stories and poems. However, it is apparent that Poe is more than just a horror storywriter; he uses his work to explain psychological and moral realities to his readers.Poe ...

(2 pages) 14 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Stephen King's Biography

Stephen King is an American author, whose horror and fantasy tales enjoy great success. He has written over 200 stories including over 50 best ... tuations stress into horrifying ones. King’s thrilling plots helped with reviving the genre of horror fiction in the late 20th century. King has also led the way in adopting innovative publishing ... e retrieved it and got him to reconsider. Carrie was the first of many novels in which King blended horror, the macabre, fantasy, and science fiction.King had a drinking problem and he states that he ...

(2 pages) 24 1 2.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Steve King

en King was born September 21 1941 in Portland Maine. Stephen King is a popular American author, of horror fiction. Kings fiction demonstrates his brilliant story telling talent. He skillfully introdu ... f his stories show his ability to get inside the minds of children and adults.Stephen King has many horror novels such as The Shinning, Carrie, Bag of bones, Firestarter, The dead zone, and The Pet Ce ...

(1 pages) 354 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Frankenstien: Horror Story?

When you think of a horror story images of monsters, terror, and tragedy come to mind. Indeed the story Frankenstein has ... stein has a monster, there is terror throughout the book and it ends in tragedy. But is it really a horror story? Frankenstein explores the way people are perceived by society. Mary Shelley suggests t ... despised the human race because they shunned him purely on the basis of his appearance.Monsters in horror stories are portrayed as being nasty, evil creatures with no good qualities at all. The Monst ...

(2 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

When Rage Turns Red

ling like a Christmas ornament , I ran to the door way and just cried. I dragged my self out of the horror I just witness picked up the house phone and began pressing every button. Out of no were I he ... grandma's voice and she came to my rescue as always.2008, I'm eighteen years old and now in my own horror story I feel my fathers wrath come over me devouring me whole. I can't stand when my rage tur ...

(4 pages) 19 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Victor Frankenstein's Zeal

to be a breakthrough work as it was the forerunner of two literary categories: science fiction and horror fiction. It is also a combination of both Romantic and Gothic elements. For nearly 200 years ... ht have been discounted as the ravings of a madman. But Mary Shelley had more in mind than a simple horror story. Again and again she pointed out that the monster would not have been violent, if it ha ...

(12 pages) 973 0 0.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Elements that Make for Good Horror Fiction: The Great God Pan and The Three Strangers

A good work of horror fiction is something that involves not only a good author, but a good reader. One cannot go i ... expecting clichés and out of this world monsters (at least not all the time). A good work of horror fiction should evoke a bodily response (heart pound, hands sweat, expression of disgust on yo ... whole thing once it’s over and you can’t get off once you made the choice to get on. Good horror fiction depends on a good amount of detail, but not so much as to give away the surprise at t ...

(4 pages) 1152 0 4.3 Sep/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Media Language (A2)

ories, both contemporary and traditional to represent a range of themes and ideas common within the Horror genre. In order that this was successful, we conformed to and built upon the ideas of media t ... e victim has seen and therefore causing them to see the film, to find out. Perhaps the most classic horror shot we have used is the 'final scare'. Using this shot, of the killer suddenly appearing on ...

(4 pages) 4 0 0.0 Jun/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers

Hush, Buffy the Vampire slayer

gentleman is about to dissect a man words would overpower the scene, but without language the true horror of death on their faces is relevant and the thought of "save me" can be seen through the man' ... movements of the gentlemen are seen clearly because there is no diegetic sound. No words add to the horror factor even, because the audience must embrace the silence and mystery in every scene. The li ...

(2 pages) 2 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Surviving a kidnapping

(4 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers