King argues in "Why We Crave Horror Movies" that horror movies have “a dirty job to do": they feed the hungry monsters in our psyche. Write an essay in which you put King’s thesis to the test. Briefly describe the first horror movie you ever saw; then explain its effect on you. Like King, speculate about...
Everyone likes to watch a horror movie now and then, the thrill of trying to figure out who’s waiting behind the door gives the audiences a feel of suspense which drives people to continue coming. Directors have the luxury of using visual effects and surround sound to captivate its audiences but unlike...
Describe an interesting film you saw recently.
You should say;
What is the title?
When did you see it?
What is the story about?
And explain why this movie was interesting to you.
Last summer, my family and I went to AMC Movie Theater in Cupertino and enjoyed a movie entitled “Journey to...
Famous “shower scene”
A. visuals: Describe each visual as Marion steps into the shower until she hit the floor.
B. Vocals: Describe the sound Marion makes from the time she steps into the shower until she falls, slides the shower wall.
C. Sound effects: Describe the sound effects from the minute Marion...
The Nazi Assult
1. The first exhibit that I experienced was a film on Hitlers' rise to power. It showed how he played on the fears of the people by using propaganda to promote himself to becoming Chancellor of Germany. Ever though he lost the election, Hindenburg on January 30, 1933...
Edgar Allan Poe: 1
Two elements of horror that Poe uses in his stories are helplessness and release. A story that is Poe wrote that is mainly based off of the element of helplessness is The Cask of Amontillado. In this story, the victim is chained...
epic, gothic horror film and haunted house masterpiece - a beautiful, stylish work that distanced itself from the blood-letting and gore of most modern films in the horror genre. (The film waits until its climax to provide the typical catharctic bloody violence of most traditional horror films.)
The first horror movie I ever saw
I can remember like it was yesterday I walked into a dark movie theater the first time without my parents excited and scared all at the same time, it was my first time seeing a horror movie. It was the summer of 1984 everybody was talking about this scary movie that...
The first horror movie I ever saw was The Exorcist. I was nineteen years old when I watched this movie, while over at my friends’ house. This movie was the most terrifying experience of my life. It left me fearful of Ouija boards. I spent many nights awake wondering whilst in my bed, what was going...
I stood upon a high place
And saw, below, many devils
And carousing in sin.
One looked up, grinning,
And said: "Comrade! Brother!"
- "I Stood Upon a High Place" by Stephen Crane
From the day we are born we begin our training to become a part of the society. Day after day we...
writer, an award-winning American writer, of science fiction and alternate history. He wrote and published over 1,500 short stories and articles, 14 movie scripts, and hundreds of radio scripts and television plays. In World War I, Leinster served with the United States Army (1917–1918). In 1921, he married...
mysterious mothman. The picture on the left shows what it seems to be a huge moth like creature. The one on the right is a drawing of what many people describe as the mothman. The mothman is guessed to be approximately 7 foot tall, with red eyes. A body of a human and wings of an insect. The shadowy creature...
THE FIRST HORROR MOVIE I EVER WATCH
January 22, 2011
The first horror movie I ever watched was The Howling. I was only five at the time, and...
November 14, 2010
Imagine you are driving down the road one night, on a deserted road, and all of the sudden you see a huge figure with wings and glowing red eyes. What would you do when it starts to fly at you and keeping up with you as you drive away at over 100 mph? This exact scenario...
book on horror, Danse Macabre, “I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I’ll go for the gross-out. I’m not proud” (Kaye 3). From the sequence of horror movies that...
could be found. There is one way to survive in this country where hate is found that is to find freedom within thyself and within others who accept you. This was accomplished through 150 students who believed strongly that barriers were meant to be broken.
In 1994, Erin Gruwell became a teacher to...
when it's sunny out, so she try to get him do something outside like play soccer, go to the park or go to the pool. But Greg said that he spent the first part at his friend Rowley’s pool, and that didn't work out so good.
But like I was saying his mother keeps trying to get him to go to the pool with...
“Have you recently had a close encounter?” quote from David Laughlin from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Well everyone who has ever seen the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind has had their own close encounter of some kind. Written and directed by Steven Spielberg and Produced by Colombia...
art philosophy horror
Caryn Coleman and Tom Trevatt.....................................3
one. When you think of film and especially great and memorable film, Hitchcock comes into focus. The first film the twenty five year old director completed was “ The Pleasure Garden “ in 1925(1). A collaboration between American and German producers filmed in Munich. Although it was the first time at the...
such as visual imagery, symbolism, and plot; all of which parallel in most horror films. Any one of the three Saw films would be an example of how Dante and Virgil’s journey can be classified in the genre of horror. Horror instills fear in the audience; it not only puts the audience on an emotional...
Throughout history, horror stories have played off of the fears that pertain to the time period that they were written in. When feudal peasants relied on crops and livestock for survival, the scariest thing imaginable was a werewolf that could endanger both resources. When the anonymity of city living...
dark side that welcomes horror because the unknown can make you scared most, and to feel scared is only human. I love that excitement of the unknown, which makes me see horror movies. The first horror movie I ever seen was The SAW, I was 12 years old I when I watched this movie, while over at my friends’...
Art of Horror
After watching a particularly scary horror film, one might say that they had an emotional experience; most likely one characterized by fear. Some would say that this experience of fear is not a “real” emotion. In the essay “Fearing Fictionally,” Kendall Walton describes an example...
the mouth of Jaws: analysis of the movie
In the summer of 1975, everyone was afraid of the water, afraid they might get eaten by a 20 foot shark, they were afraid because of Jaws. Jaws the movie directed by Steven Spielberg, his big hit, the movie that made him famous, and everyone...
There is nothing worse for a horror writer than failing to be frightening. When you can achieve true fear, it is better than sex. When your attempts fall flat, then nothing will revive them. So, I often find myself looking into the mechanics of horror, if only to get some kind of comprehension...
about horror movies. Most may experience the feeling of butterflies in their stomach for fear or just pure excitement, but where does that fear or excitement come from? One might say that it is the anti-social instincts of horror that we all have hidden and festering deep down inside. A great horror author...
customers, online streaming and home delivery of movies. They offer excellent prices as opposed to the brick-and-mortar movie rental stores that charge you a high price per movie you rent. I am a member of Netflix myself and I feel that this is one of the most successful e-commerce companies out there...
three short entries that are at the beginning two of the three are the first things that had caught my attention. The first was by Ken Kesney counter cultural figure and author of the 1962 novel “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” This first quote was taken out of his 1964 novel “Sometimes a Great Notion”
Violence in the Morning
Hostility. Murder. Revenge. Sounds like the latest horror or thriller movie, right? You may be amazed to hear that this describes the standard Saturday morning cartoon. One of the most astonishing facts is that the level of violence during Saturday morning cartoons is higher...