Essays Tagged: "horror movies"

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

Zombies and cannibals.

e. I scrambled from my warm bed to the window. The sight, which greeted my eyes, I had only seen in horror movies. Surely this could not be real. Perhaps it was only children playing a horrible prank. ... way of taking care of me and protecting me. To be honest, I didn't mind. I didn't want to face the horror of those zombies again. I thought the nightmare was over.Once again, I was horribly wrong. Tw ...

(12 pages) 31 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Alfred Hitchcock Analysis.

ct - Alfred Hitchcock Critical AnalysisAlfred Hitchcock was and still is considered one of the best horror directors of all time. He is considered the "Master of Suspense" for his very well written an ... tery and murder. All these factors coincide to revolutionise the filming industry, particularly the Horror/Thriller genre, spawning a whole new line of filmmakers mimicking his recipe for a great horr ...

(13 pages) 225 0 4.2 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

King and mcqueen.

kes us think twice about phenomena we might other wise take for granted.In the essay " Why We Crave Horror Movies" the author Stephen King boldly discusses why people crave his tales of horror. King's ... to provide the viewers with an outlet to their fears. King believes that "we are all insane" (315), Horror movies are one way that we use to release our insanity. Some of the things we may want to say ...

(3 pages) 63 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Why people watch scary movie?

I can honestly say that Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is a good horror movie because makes your heart pound deeply, hands sweat profusely and eyes close forcefully. ... kes your heart pound deeply, hands sweat profusely and eyes close forcefully. It is one of the best horror movies ever, and is especially well known for the famous shower scene. What is it that makes ... ks, the author and manager of an award winning website "The Greatest Films," claims in his article "Horror Films" that horror films are designed to frighten and to invoke our hidden fears, often in a ...

(4 pages) 59 1 3.7 Nov/2003

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

Essay about the american short story "Scary Movies" published in 1995 written by Steven Amidon.

ing of the civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King. She, and her friend go to the movie to watch horror movies, only to discover that they are the only white people in the theatre. They both get a ... ant to punish them for the killing. They gather together with rifles, which reminds the girl of the horror movies she has seen in the movie theatre. She does not fully comprehend what is happening tho ...

(3 pages) 46 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Movie Review

of Paramount Pictures best movies. It is directed by the sophisticated man who must love bloody and horror movies. He is known to others as Tim Burton. He has a creative and talented mind. The story t ...

(1 pages) 46 2 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

SCARED!

seen. It was a dark house, with big windows, a double front door, just like the mansions you see in horror movies.When I reached the front door, I could hear noises from the back of the house, but I t ...

(5 pages) 67 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Gothika vs.Rosemary's Baby: Creating tension from the 1960's to the 21st century..

"It's the exploitation of tension, that's what horror is all about. You've got to create a situation that's unbearably tense and the audience knows ... rector of the 1984 movie A Nightmare on Elm Street. Maybe it was my mother's negative perception of horror films that deterred me from watching them. Therefore, watching horror films has never been of ... r been of interest to me. Over the course of the past week I had the opportunity to view two horror movies from different eras and compare their "exploitation of tension." First was Gothika, re ...

(7 pages) 44 1 4.5 May/2004

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

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

Vincent Price - Voice of Thiller - Michael Jackson

ncent PriceBorn 1911; St Louis, Missouri.Died 1993Vincent Price is best remembered for his roles in horror movies, specifically theRoger Corman adaptations from Edger Allan Poe. Although these gave hi ... s as a charming but effeteyoung man, notably in 'Laura' (1944) and 'The Fly' (1958). The occasional horrorrole came his way too at this time, he revelled in the old Lionel Atwell part of thedemented s ...

(4 pages) 22 0 4.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

What draws me to horror?

What draws us to Horror?The "Boggy Man" is one of my favorite horror movies. The movie presents horror as a genre for ... horror as a genre for entertainment which I love to watch. On the contrary, I am afraid of the real horror that is inescapable. That is the horror which dwells and thrives in the society. Being aware ... h dwells and thrives in the society. Being aware of this makes my adrenaline pump. What draws me to horror is not far fetched because horror exists in my surroundings, my religion, and it's like a thi ...

(4 pages) 38 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

Fairy Tales Still Exist Today; Fairies Don't.

on revolves around the world we live in. From myths and legends, fables and fairy tales, to sci-fi, horror and modern fantasy, fiction takes form from one to another to fit the interests of the reader ... In the movie industry, there is always an "era" of a specific genre. Recently, we were bombarded by horror movies - The Ring 0 to 2, The Eye, The Grudge and more. After the series of horror movies, th ...

(3 pages) 54 0 4.7 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"Saw II" Movie Review

h its gruesome violence and surprising plot twists. It was a rare film that completely shook up the horror genre. As with most successful horror movies, a sequel always seems to follow, however, most ... I" is a sequel to original movie Saw that was shown in early part of 2004, is a full force suspense horror movie that has a slightly different twist than the regular horror flicks. When the movie begi ...

(3 pages) 31 1 4.0 Aug/2006

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

"Hostel" Movie Review

"Hostel" is a new breed of graphic horror that starts you off easy enough, but then takes hold of you and never lets go until the very ... the 13th movies? And the Halloween movies? In my humble opinion, I think this is one of the finest horror movies that I've seen in a long time.Jay Hernandez(Friday Night Lights), Derek Richardson(Dum ... fun at its low budget feel and excessive gore, though. It does accomplish its task of being a true "horror" movie, though...haven't seen anything that rates so high on the "disgust-o-meter" in a long, ...

(2 pages) 22 0 3.7 Sep/2006

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

Horror Movies: It is a journal about my opinions on "foreign spirits" and how this connects with the Christian world.

phenomenal pulses.Not only am I a victim of the 53-inch TV screen; I am also a long-term victim of horror movies. I enjoy the preternatural feelings while watching something so foolish yet so realist ... t with foreign spirits, perhaps, a few. There are negative effects and positive effects to watching horror movies. I have learned about many cults and evil doings that should be avoided at all times, ...

(2 pages) 12 0 1.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Old Horror Vs. New Horror

Over time horror movies have come a long way. If you take a look at a mid 1980's horror movie and a horror mov ... ror movie and a horror movie made recently you will find differences in many categories. Eventhough horror movies will still scare you; they have changed in their handling of the main character, the v ... have changed in their handling of the main character, the victim, and the plot. In an older horror movie the main character or psycho killer is much different from the main character of a newe ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Apr/2001

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

Movie Personalities

movies. At the end of a movie, people start hugging or kissing all because of these kinds of movies.Horror movies When little kids around 4 to 11 years of age, maybe even adults watch a horror movie t ... years of age, maybe even adults watch a horror movie they get scared. A lot of people like to watch horror movies in the dark, so it gives a scary effect.Most movies have murders in them that are what ...

(1 pages) 420 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Ray Bradbury

as born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920 (Johnston). As a child, he had seen many different horror movies by age six. His aunt was also very influential by introducing him to the world of fant ...

(4 pages) 4 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Horror Movies

Horror Movies In Stephen Kings "Why We Crave Horror Movies,"� he says that our fascination wi ... Stephen Kings "Why We Crave Horror Movies,"� he says that our fascination with violence and horror "deliberately appeals to all that is the worst in us."� A horror films two main purpos ... st fears, and to entertain and satisfy the mentally ill portion of a person mind. Tim Dirk's essay "Horror Films"� points out that "Horror movies deal with our most primal nature and its fears: ...

(4 pages) 46 0 0.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers