"Horror Story" Essays and Research Papers

  • Horror Story

     The knocking… Horror Story One day, a massacre occurred at 6 Lauren St. The massacre happened in a house located in East Texas, a place that is known for it’s low popularity, and it’s unnatural episodes. Rumours were spread all over the entire city, one telling that children was brutally murdered, and another telling that they got tortured but no suspects were chosen, neither found. The day started. Tommy was at school waiting for the lesson to be over. He didn’t make any homework for...

    2000 albums, Character, Father 1101  Words | 3  Pages

  • 19th Century Horror Stories

    A Study of the Characteristics of 19th Century Horror Stories In this essay we will look at the Characteristics of 19th Century Horror Stories, commenting on: the structure of the story; the characterisation; the themes included in the story; the setting and the writer’s technique. I will be looking into two texts in detail: “The Monkey’s Paw” by William Wymark Jacobs; and “The Signalman” by Charles Dickens, whilst making references to “Captain Rogers” – also by William Wymark Jacobs, and...

    Dracula, Horror, Horror and terror 1610  Words | 5  Pages

  • Fiction and Monkey S Paw

    Since the original publication of “The Monkey’s Paw” in 1902, this time-honored short story has served as an influential asset amongst parents, literature teachers, playwrights and movie directors from past to present day. As a result of W.W. Jacobs’s great use of literary devices this tale has many adaptations derived from the original , all of which still relating to the themes of the narrative. From stage plays, to on-screen productions this tale has been a thriving manuscript since its first...

    Fiction, Horror short stories, Literature 762  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Monkey's Paw: the Light Footprint of British History

    Written in 1906, "The Monkey's Paw" is a story about Whites' family who received a dried "monkey's paw", dubbed as a magical item which will grant their three wishes, from one of their friend, Sergeant-Major Morris. Taking it as a joke, they wished for two hundred pounds, which they later get in the expense of the death of their son, Herbert. Hopeless, they then wished for their son to come back into life, only to realize that those wish won't become true. This story is particularly interesting because...

    Horror short stories, Industrial Revolution, The Monkey's Paw 718  Words | 3  Pages

  • Writing a Horror Story

    HORROR WRITING WORKSHEET This worksheet will hopefully teach you the basics of writing a scary story – coming up with a frightening idea, making your characters come to life and turning their world upside down in a rollercoaster plot! But always remember the first rule of writing: Don’t get bogged down by the rules, just play around, have fun and write something that you find scary and entertaining! Part 1: Facing Your Nightmares! One of the most important things about writing a horror...

    1998 albums, Anxiety, Debut albums 1651  Words | 6  Pages

  • Horror

    Horror Fiction Horror is in many ways a unique genre. It has the ability to make us feel frightened, disgusted and fascinated at the same time. During an intense scene in a horror movie or book you often feel tempted to look away, but at the same time you’re “glued” to the screen or page – You can’t let go; you want to see what’s hiding in the dark. Another fascinating aspect of the horror genre is the fact that it remains controversial due to its extreme nature. A lot of critiques argue that horror...

    Dracula, Edgar Allan Poe, Frankenstein 868  Words | 2  Pages

  • American Horror Story: the Affects of Sex and Violence in Media

    Media Analysis: American Horror Story American Horror Story is an FX horror-drama television show, as well as an anthology series; each season of the show has a different cast and storyline. The show was created by Ryan Murphy (creator of the FOX show Glee) and Brad Falchuk (producer of Nip/Tuck), and premiered on October 5, 2011. The first season of the show follows the Harmon family as they settle into their new home in Los Angeles. They are unaware, however, that the mansion is haunted by its...

    Dracula, Horror, Horror and terror 1101  Words | 3  Pages

  • Is "Sredni Vashtar" a Horror Short Story?

    interactions of and between Conradin; his cousin and mentor, Mrs. de Ropp and Conradin's Ferret and God: Sredni Vashtar. It can be described as a horror story because of its character's description, themes and setting. It shows the religious downfall of the protagonist, the death of the antagonist and the lack of coherence in society. Saki emphasises the horror in the main characters, including both the protagonists and antagonists. "Conradin" is described as a "ten years old" boy, skinny and sick who...

    Antagonist, Character, Horror and terror 895  Words | 3  Pages

  • Monkey's Paw

    White’s second wish reanimates Herbert as a terrifying corpse. Mrs. White -  Herbert’s mother and Mr. White’s wife. Mrs. White is an intelligent and passionate woman. She shares her husband’s and son’s fascination with Sergeant-Major Morris’s stories and questions him just as eagerly as they do. She is lovingly attentive to her husband and son, although she also enjoys teasing them. Herbert’s death traumatizes Mrs. White, and she forces Mr. White to wish Herbert back to life. Mr. White -  Herbert’s...

    Horror fiction, Horror short stories, Monkey 2280  Words | 6  Pages

  • Research Horror Genre

    Yogarajah Research Essay Block 4 Genre: Horror Horror is a genre that has startled our psychological thoughts and frightened us for centuries. The author allows the readers to embrace themselves in another reality with a horrific twist to leave the readers trembling with fear. Like a lot of other genres, the author attempts to draw the reader in, but in horror there is an intense feeling wickedness and suspense that leaves Goosebumps on the reader. Horror is deemed like a common, overused genre...

    Edgar Allan Poe, Frankenstein, Horror 1606  Words | 5  Pages

  • Horror Movies

    Effects Of Watching Horror Movies It is a proven fact that people love to be scared by horror movies. Some of the most horrified faces are portrayed in the best horror films of Hollywood, which are much liked by people. They simply love to watch the repulsive aliens and the blood dripping down the horrifying face. Watching such scary flicks, just for entertainment, is quiet acceptable, provided you do not empathize the suations depicted in what you have watched. This is a sign of caution, as you...

    Anxiety, Anxiety disorder, Fear 824  Words | 3  Pages

  • Evolution of Horror

    2013 The Evolution of Horror For centuries, stories of monsters, demons and other unholy abominations have brought fear to the hearts of audiences in commercially convenient doses. Noel Carroll, Ph.D., in his article “The Nature of Horror”, argues that the existence of monsters and supernatural entities alone do not define a horror novel or film “for monsters inhabit all sorts of stories, such as fairy tales, myths, and odysseys, that we are not wont to identify as horror” (Carroll). One can therefore...

    Dracula, Frankenstein, Horror and terror 1501  Words | 4  Pages

  • Horror and Religion

    Genre Paper Midterm October 12, 2012 Argument Assessment The article, The Sanctification of Fear: Images of the Religious in Horror Films, by Bryan Stone explains that horror films act as “[…] a threat and a catharsis by confronting us with our fear of death, the supernatural, the unknown and irrational, 'the other’ in general, a loss of identity, and forces beyond our control”(Stone). Over the past century, religious themes have played a prominent role in addressing these ideas. “That role...

    Film, Film genres, Horror and terror 1707  Words | 5  Pages

  • Horror and Thriller

    the edge of your seat, but a horror move pushes you past that and scares the heck out of you. Horror usually has more gore, and the villain generally escapes to scare you in the sequel. Horror movies usually feature 'overkill' and are usually further outside the range of probable than movies of the Thriller genre. They're usually aimed at frightening the viewer rather than exploring why a particular phenomena exists. For example, in the case of a serial killer, a Horror will feature multiple victims...

    Alien, Film genres, Horror and terror 2144  Words | 6  Pages

  • Stephen King Ars Poetica on Horror

    Stephen King's 'Ars Poetica' on Horror In Stephen King's non-fictional book, Danse Macabre, he views Lovecraft as a major impact in the field of dark horror fiction writing and also acknowledges the fact that King himself considered him as a major source of inspiration, which was embedded in his style of writing. When he reminisces about how he got introduced to the genre, he states that his first pick of the countless texts happened to be one of Lovecraft's short stories. King mentions, that although...

    Dracula, Edgar Allan Poe, Fear 2049  Words | 5  Pages

  • Horror Movies

    goose bumps and cold chills down their backs and major negative effects on the brain. I. What causes people to watch horror movies? A. People watch horror movies to fulfill a need for excitement. B. People tend to live through the movie and forget their duty-bound lives. C. People are attracted to the known and the predictability in movies. II. What are the effects of horror films on people? A. One person’s thrill and interest is another’s demise. B. Research has shown that the brain can...

    Film, Film genres, Halloween 1244  Words | 4  Pages

  • the horror in movies

     The Horror in Movies Life is full of common and expected but yet, very frightening situations, events, or circumstances such as natural disasters, wild animal attacks, been aggravated by violent individuals, strange and chronicle illness or situations that threaten the safety or people’s life. There are also other events that rarely occur in people’s lives but are even more frightening because there are mysterious and dark beings involved. Humans know very little about these entities and...

    Alien abduction, Demon, Demonic possession 1407  Words | 4  Pages

  • the monkey's paw

    introduction "The Monkey's Paw" is W.W. Jacobs' most famous story and is considered to be a classic of horror fiction. It first appeared in Harper's Monthly magazine in 1902, and was reprinted in his third collection of short stories, The Lady of the Barge, also published in 1902. The story has since been published in many anthologies, adapted for the stage, and made into films. "The Monkey's Paw" was well received when Jacobs first published it; the story garnered rave reviews from some of the most important...

    Horror short stories, Monkey, Olwen Wymark 2434  Words | 7  Pages

  • Compair and Contrast

    Abraham Compare/Contrast Paper English 8-2 March 6, 2013 There are lots of stories out there and lots of stories or movies have it where a character has the power to make wishes for whatever they want. It is usually hard for the character to decide what to wish for. In this paper I will tell you how the books,“ The Monkeys Paw,”and,“The Fisherman and his Wife,” are alike and different. In the fishermans wife story the wife was never settled with what she had. Every time she got something bigger...

    Horror short stories, Primate, The Monkey's Paw 476  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Monkey

    form of narrative divided into three sections, referred to as iterations, and can be applied to W.W. Jacobs’, The Monkey’s Paw. The treble configuration systematically outlines, develops, and provides a conclusion to the central dilemma within the story. In The Monkeys Paw the second iteration reinforces the initial implication of the first, while the third provides closure for the main character.The first iteration of The Monkey's Paw introduces a visitor, Sergeant-Major Morris, to the White family...

    Horror short stories, Journey to the West, The Monkey's Paw 593  Words | 2  Pages

  • Horror, Fantasy, and Curiosity

    curiosity. Albeit relatively new, both fantasy and horror (also respectively different) are successful and popular as genres, for they are able to satisfy the basic human emotion of curiosity and are able to cater towards the human imagination. Sigmund Freud explains how children’s role-played imaginative worlds become suppressed adult fantasies and are therefore tended to go through various mediums; literary fantasy being among one of them. Horror has been able to capitalize on the human’s natural...

    Curiosity, Edgar Allan Poe, Fantasy 1936  Words | 5  Pages

  • What Makes the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde an Effective Horror Story?

    What Makes ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ an Effective Horror Story? The most famous shilling shocker of the Victorian Era was “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”, the 1886 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is set in Victorian London where the lawyer, Mr Utterson investigates a strange relationship between his client, Dr Henry Jekyll and the mysterious figure, Mr Edward Hyde. But the novella takes an unexpected twist when the very well respected Dr Jekyll reveals that his...

    Edinburgh, Frankenstein, Gothic fiction 1636  Words | 4  Pages

  • Poe's Horror Stry

    Terror and Horror in Short Stories (Martynova Ann) Edgar Allan Poe, an American poet, critic and writer of the XIX-th century, is a world- recognised master of the horror genre. Poe's Tales of Arabesque clearly demonstrate his talent for cultivation of mystery, terror, and macabre. The process of this horror cultivation is very subtle and complicated. Poe, like an artist of arabesque who intertwines and interlaces flowers into an elaborate pattern, weaves a net of mystery and horror and entangles...

    Edgar Allan Poe, Horror and terror, Horror fiction 1983  Words | 5  Pages

  • Which Is the Most Successful Gothic Horror Short Story? Comparing the Red Room and the Monkey's Paw

    Which is the most successful Gothic Horror short story? Comparing the Red Room and the Monkey’s paw Gothic horror (Gothic Fiction) is a genre of literature that combines elements of both horror and romance. As a genre, it is generally believed to have been invented by the English author Horace Walpole, with his 1764 novel The Castle of Otranto. The effect of Gothic fiction feeds on a pleasing sort of terror, to thrill and scare the reader. The Red Room, by H.G Wells and The Monkey’s Paw by W...

    Dracula, Edgar Allan Poe, Fear 1327  Words | 4  Pages

  • Hero

    mystery in their stories. I have chosen two ghost stories, 'The Monkey's Paw' written by W W Jacobs and 'Who Goes Down This Dark Road?' written by Joan Aiken. I am going to use these two stories to compare the techniques used by writers from different times. Using these two stories I am going to describe how the openings takes place, the characters, story structure, historical contexts and the settings used to describe the location in which the story took place. In these two short stories the openings...

    Chess opening, Compilation albums, Debut albums 776  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Monkey's Paw

    The Monkey’s Paw Of all the horror short stories I have read “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W Jacobs is by far the best for creating a suspenseful atmosphere/mood. I intend to show how W.W Jacobs creates this suspenseful atmosphere/mood through the analysis of setting, narrative, dialogue and character in order to deepen my understanding. “The Monkey’s Paw” tells the story of a small but close family, the Whites who are visited by Sergeant-Major-Morris a friend of Mr Whites who brings with him the monkey’s...

    Horror short stories, Russian All-Military Union, Short story 1980  Words | 5  Pages

  • Elephant: Horror Fiction and William

    day. Polly Clark’s short story Elephant starts in media res, we just jump straight into the story without further information. The story takes place in a dark office in the main character, William’s house and it is set in a normal afternoon in William’s life. The curtains are closed, so William cannot watch his garden, which is overcrowded and boring. The garden reminds him off the things he has not done. He is isolated in his office and does not go anywhere. The story is told by a 3rd person narrator...

    English-language films, Fairy tale, Fiction 1230  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gothic Horror Essay

    Gothic Horror to create a sense of fear and horror in “The Kit Bag”? INTRODUCTION Gothic Horror is a genre which tries to create a sense of fear and horror in the reader. Writers of gothic horror use a number of conventions to achieve this. Some of these include setting, the supernatural, isolated hero, the climax and sound. In 'The Kit Bag,' Blackwood uses a number of these conventions to create a sense of horror. PEE 1 The setting in gothic horror is used to create a sense of horror and...

    Dracula, English-language films, Fear 1590  Words | 4  Pages

  • Poe and the Horror Story

    the Horror Story Alessandro Chiappo ENC1102 Budinger Both the Masque of the Red Death and the Cask of Amontillado are two of the greatest works written by Edgar Allan Poe. And as in most of the his stories, there is a sense of the horror, in any which way you could perceive, as well as how Poe imagined them. Death, Famine, Disease, War, Revenge, Fear, these are some of the many horrors Poe incorporates in his works. So in trying to analyze these 2 short stories, we...

    Allegory, Black Death, Broadway Journal 674  Words | 2  Pages

  • Horror Movie Essay

    of Horror movies Many people would say that their favorite way to have fun is to go to a beautiful beach and build sand castles or hang out with their friends at the mall. But for me, put me in a dark theater with a murderous psychopath on the loose threatening teenagers and I am happy. I am a lover of horror movies. This is something that I don’t always tell people, because it seems kind of weird to enjoy being scared and grossed out by lots of blood and gore. But in fact, I love horror movies...

    Film, Halloween, Horror and terror 1455  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Develoment of the Horror Genre

    The term Gothic is significant for the understanding of the origins and development of the horror genre. Both of these genres differ, whilst Gothic literature is the text that explores the frightening extremes in mankind, horror focuses more on the unknown. The Gothic horror genre has changed over time and retains importance because it is the antecedent of the horror genre. Factors such as the definition of the word Gothic, the archetypes of the genre, and its social and historical contexts, have...

    Dracula, Edgar Allan Poe, Frankenstein 1125  Words | 3  Pages

  • Horrors of War

    The Horrors of War The horror of war is a very important theme that people nowadays should understand. I chose this theme to portray different scenarios during war. The four texts that I chose were the book, Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian; the short story, “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty; the non-fiction novel, Going Solo an autobiography by Roald Dahl; and the film, “Saving Private Ryan” directed by Steven Spielberg. There is a good variety of perspectives of horrors during war. ...

    Goodnight Mister Tom, Roald Dahl, Short story 1051  Words | 3  Pages

  • Horror Movie Time Comparison

    I really don't feel the need to give you the latest update on this era's so-called horror movies, but rather I'll give you a contrast between today's horror flicks and the ones from twenty and thirty years ago. The horror movies today are a mockery of what classic films such as "The Exorcist" really stood for. Now let me get to the real point and show you what past films had that was so exciting and exhilarating. The effects and blocking were awful. Blocking, according to Wikipedia, is the movement...

    Exploitation film, Film, Halloween 922  Words | 3  Pages

  • Horror in the Maing

    Changes in the Genre THE HORROR GENRE HAS DEVELOPED OVER TIME The types of content being presented in films has changed significantly over time as a result of advances in technology and changes in society. The horror genre is one of the oldest ones, dating back to the early 1920s. From day one to around the 1960s horror films were almost always just about your typical horror monsters- Count Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster, Mummies and occasionally zombies- notable such films including Nosferatu...

    Boris Karloff, Edgar Allan Poe, Film 974  Words | 3  Pages

  • Horror Essay

    Schlenz 1 Jarid Schlenz Professor Fahey English 1A 13 October 2011 Horror Movies Scare Us So Why Do We Watch Them? Scary, creepy, and downright disturbing images have existed in film, art, and literature as long as we have had the ability to invent them, perceive them and construct them. Not only have they simply existed, but they permeate these mediums: “horror has become a staple across contemporary art forms, popular and otherwise, spawning vampires, trolls, gremlins, zombies, werewolves, demonically...

    Film, Halloween, Horror and terror 1328  Words | 4  Pages

  • Role of Women in Horror Films

    Good Evening, I’m here to talk about the Stereotypical portrayal of Women in horror films. Since the horror genre is quite a broad category, I’ve decided to focus mainly on Slasher films, a subgenre of horror film. Traditionally women are represented in horror films are blonde hypersexual damsels in distress with a seductive body language and strong make up being attacked by the killer because they have committed a sinful act. You may have noticed that the young girls that do get killed...

    Gender, Gender role, Halloween 1103  Words | 4  Pages

  • RETELLING A STORY

    RETELLING A STORY The book I’m going to present you is a short romantic novel . The title of the romantic novel is «Amita». It is written by a famous English writer Rosamunde Pilcher. Rosamunde Pilcher is a British author of romance novels and mainstream women's fiction since 1949. Early in her career she was also published under the pen name Jane Fraser. She retired from writing in 2000. Her son is the writer Robin Pilcher. The story represents a 1st person narration with the elements of description...

    A Story, Dundee, Family 929  Words | 3  Pages

  • Me

    The Real Hero? By: Braxton Rogalski Throughout the reading of this book I would have to say the two characters mainly followed in this story “Kurtz” and “Marlow” struggle between who is the real protagonist. Even though to story clearly depicts Marlow as the protagonist it still push you to feel for Kurtz and makes you try to justify his decisions and actions to make him be better then what he is in the reading. Marlow is this guy sent to drive a steam boat in the uncivilized jungles of Africa...

    Heart of Darkness, James Earl Jones, Knowledge 1021  Words | 3  Pages

  • Story : the Story Teller

    "Come over here and listen to a story," said the aunt, when the bachelor had looked twice at her and once at the communication cord. The children moved listlessly towards the aunt's end of the carriage. Evidently her reputation as a story- teller did not rank high in their estimation. In a low, confidential voice, interrupted at frequent intervals by loud, petulant questionings from her listeners, she began an unenterprising and deplorably uninteresting story about a little girl who was good,...

    A Story, Bachelor's degree, Exonumia 1980  Words | 7  Pages

  • Women in Contemporary Horror Films

    CONTEMPORARY HORROR FILM One might say that horror film- genre has been invented by feminists. Horror films seem to be one of the only genres that have women as heroines instead of dominated side characters. In horror genre women are the ones fighting against evil and men are the ones dying trying to help these heroines. Or perhaps the horror genre uses heroines to differ it self from hero dominant action genre. Or maybe horror films were created to represent the ultimate horror of the dominant...

    Female, Film, Gender 1741  Words | 5  Pages

  • History of Music in Horror Films

    A history of the sound in horror films Horror films are known for their ability to scare audiences, to get the audience’s hearts racing, their blood rushing. A good horror film will cause viewers to be on the edge of their seats and having their perception of reality distorted as they attempt to understand the unraveling plot of the horror film. The tone of the film aides in the amount of suspense that a horror film produces, since a much darker film will create a more suspenseful atmosphere than...

    Film, Film genres, Final girl 2090  Words | 6  Pages

  • Heart of Darkness: The Horror the horror!

    With Kurtz’ dying words being “The horror! The horror!” the readers are left with the question as to what he meant by that statement. And as one of those readers, I could only come to the conclusion that he was referring to the horror being a form of emptiness, a profound nothingness that lies at the heart of everything. At the beginning of the novel, Kurtz’s character has been a great mystery to Marlow and everyone else. And as the story progresses, we learn that his immersion in the wilderness...

    2005 albums, Conclusion, Death 481  Words | 2  Pages

  • A Psychological Horror Drama

    Statement Of Intent My intent for this project is to create a live action, horror-influenced film. However, I am going to try and create more of a gloomy drama with horror features as opposed to a 'true' horror film. In order to do this, I am going to have a plot that relies more on the characters and their actions, and instead use horror inspirations in the style of film making. In particular, I am hoping to experiment with the use of light and sound to create unease. For my film, there are two...

    Character, Film, Ghost 1217  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Amityville Horror

    The Amityville horror is my chosen topic which I am going to write about for my report. I have chosen this particular topic as the field of criminology is one I find really interesting and hope to study it further at university. I have recently seen the film of the ‘Amityville Horror' and found it intriguing so I thought I would study it further. In this report I intend to cover ‘the murderer', ‘the murder' and the theory behind the crime. Ronald Defeo JR was born and raised in Brookln. He...

    Amityville, New York, Ronald DeFeo, Jr., The Amityville Horror 954  Words | 3  Pages

  • horror

    interesting word to you all which is ”horror”. Most of the time we just simply say that “horror thing”, “horror movie”, “horror place”, but are we really know what is the meaning of horror, or define horror in a better way? In fact, horror can be defined as anything which causes intense feeling of shock, fear, terror, disgust or something frightening. Horror may caused by something ugly, bad or disagreeable, hence causing strong dislike or loath. Any definition of horror that asserts any form of fear,...

    Boris Karloff, Definition, Fear 541  Words | 2  Pages

  • horror movies

    Why Horror Films Rule the World? More and more horror seekers are willing to line up to buy tickets for a scary movie and sit in the front of the screen to watch with blood and terror, all to enjoy the intense experience of being afraid. Scary films provide a terrifying experience of fear in many moviegoers; however, not everyone is willing to take time to enjoy the feeling of being scared and such, instead viewers reject horror movies because they do not want to spend money to feel afraid, threatened...

    Film, Halloween, Horror and terror 1669  Words | 6  Pages

  • horror conventions

    by Samuel Bayer are both classified as being in the horror genre. Directors use specific Narrative conventions such as the soundtrack, special effects and the monster itself to create suspense and fear within the film. Horror films have progressed over time to offer more conventions to make the films more thrilling to the audience. The sound track played in the film Nightmare on Elm Street differs only slightly to Jeepers Creepers. In horror films the sound track tends to include suspense building...

    A Nightmare on Elm Street, Film, Film score 1214  Words | 3  Pages

  • Horror Trailer Evaluation

    that are similar to yours in any way. what are the similarities? 5. What are some of the key characteristic effects of horror that you wanted to incorporate into your trailer: Clue ... psychological effect on audience /  creating fear / adrenalin / tension - mention teen brain 6. According to the Uses and gratifications theory? What are the pleasures available to the horror audience? Clue ... diversion = escape from normal life thrills such as fear identity - you find out about yourself, as an...

    Audience, Film, Film editing 625  Words | 3  Pages

  • Scarriest Horror Films

    Scarriest Horror Films – Editor’s picks Tuesday October 26, 2010 08:43 pm PDT   By Ben Tan, Yahoo! Southeast Asia If the Halloween buzz is pushing you over the edge and you'll do whatever it takes to stay away from obnoxious groups of party-goers, then we suggest having your own horror trail with some of the scariest horror films. For those of weaker fortitude, you might want to call some friends over and leave the lights on as well. The team from Yahoo! Singapore's Fit to Post blogs share...

    Child's Play, Fear, Film 845  Words | 3  Pages

  • Edgar Allan Poe's Devices for Heightening the Effect of Horror

    Edgar Allan Poe's Devices for Heightening the Effect of Horror and Terror in Short Stories (Yuliya Usenko) ("MS. Found in a Bottle" by Edgar Allan Poe) In June 1883 Edgar Allan Poe won the short-story award with his “MS. Found in a Bottle”. The chairman of the awarding committee, John Pendleton Kennedy wrote a report for The Baltimore Saturday Visitor where he gave explanations of their selection: “Our selection of Ms. Found in a Bottle was rather dictated by the originality of its conception...

    Edgar Allan Poe, Fear, Horror and terror 1686  Words | 4  Pages

  • Essay About Why We Crave Horror Movies

    An Excuse for Horror: Stephen King’s “Why We Crave Horror Movies” The first Stephen King novel I read, Christine, was chilling, weird, creepy, and strange. But I loved it. The second, Carrie, was even less normal, and I was enthralled by it, too. How could these horror stories of a possessed, homicidal car and a supernatural, misunderstood, vengefully murderous teen be a story for anyone other than pre-pubescent boys? That is...

    Fangoria, Film, Halloween 1121  Words | 4  Pages

  • Children in Horror

    consider the role that kids have played in the horror genre. Other groups have fairly consistent, even ritualized roles in films. Men as antagonists are usually the threat of aggressive male sexuality, wielding phallic weaponry and chasing down hapless female victims. Women are either the sexualized teenaged victim, the virginal survivor, or in some classic horror, the threat of female social and sexual empowerment to male hegemony. But children in horror movies have not had such a stable role. There...

    Child, Childhood, Film 955  Words | 3  Pages

  • Horror in Films - Compare and Contrast Essay

    Horror in Films Alfred Hitchcock once said, “The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them” (Alfred Hitchcock Quotes). I do not make horror films, but I do watch them. Similar to Hitchcock, they help me face my fears. Do you associate horror films with your fears? My biggest fears are demonophobia, which is the fear of evil spirits, and taphephobia, which is the fear of being buried alive (Phobia Lists). These phobias most certainly helped in my decision to compare and contrast...

    Claustrophobia, Demonic possession, Exorcism 909  Words | 3  Pages

  • Why We Crave Horror Movies

    Feeding Our Gators: A Response to Stephen King’s Why We Crave Horror Movies Stephen King writes very accurately on how we, the public, desire the need “to put away our more civilized and adult penchant for analysis and to become children again” by watching a horror-themed movie. In the article Why We Crave Horror Movies, written by Stephen King and published by Playboy Press in Chicago, Illinois in 1981, King suggests that horror fiction meets an important and critical human need that endeavour...

    Fangoria, Film, Horror and terror 829  Words | 3  Pages

  • Blair Witch: Mock Documentary or Horror Film?

    Michelle Rossman “The Blair Witch: A Mock Documentary or A Horror Film?” The film The Blair Witch Project is a story about three film students who mysteriously vanish in 1994 while hiking in the Black Hills in Burkitsville, Maryland, trying to film a documentary about the Blair Witch, a local legend. The audience is notified that the three students were never seen or heard from again. A year later, discovered by the police department, their video with most of the footage they shot and their...

    Documentary film, Film, Film genres 1696  Words | 4  Pages

  • Why We Crave Horror Movies

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