Influence of Horror Films
Horror movies tend to fall under a psychological category that depends on how we partake in watching these films. The realistic viewpoints of the movies allow people to sense strongly with their emotions. In spite of some people's beliefs, horror movies have evolved to where many people are craving these films over other genres.
Horror movies have been known to be very terrifying to watch from different social aspects but here lately horror films have been on top of the charts. People are starting to want to watch these movies or even crave them in a weird way. In the article, Why Horror?, it stated I think horror film is a type of film that creates an atmosphere to give people the to escape from the reality and enjoy freedom and even release the stress that they are holding. (Carroll). That article explained how the movies get people engaged in them and give them a safe place to release their emotions unknowingly. Jimenez from Why Do We Like Horror Movies? says, The idea is that horror fans are wired or socially formed in such a way that they get a kick out of the fear and other strong visceral sensations of watching horror films. She explained why some people enjoyed horror movies. It can be somewhat pleasurable. There is no real threat to the people so our mind goes along with that. Another point from the article is humans like these films because it helps people get in touch with their fears. These films allow us to get a sense of things without consequences. Another online article declares Horror movies are frequently compared to rollercoasters; both take you on a journey that feels dangerous but is inherently safe. It's a ride that feels unbridled, but a ride nonetheless. (Lucy, O). Audiences look for an emotional appeal while watching these films. People need to feel like they are in the movie, but at the same time know they are safe.
These films have been known to show signs of psychological effects about why some people love watching horror or thriller-related movies and others do not. An online article mostly discussed these four factors of the sensation-seeking scale thrill and adventure, experience, disinhibition, and boredom susceptibility. People that are high sensation seekers would experience much more positive emotion when highly aroused and stimulated and would seek negative stimulation to maximize their arousal because this stimulation was intense. (Martin, G). Also, these individuals would be less likely to experience any type of threat during these movies. Holmes from The Psychology Behind Why You Love Or Hate Scary Movies, relates that Individuals who are more sensation-seeking may gravitate toward scary movies because of how they interpret the body's reaction to stress Everyone reacts differently which could be a more intense physiological reaction. Stephen King argues that we as people all suffer from mental illness in some aspect. It deliberately speaks to all that is worst in us....