Horror Movies affect people in many different ways. There are many different studies on how Horror movies and violence in movies can affect people but even in the midst of all the disorders and desensitization and many other consequences people tend to still go back to horror movies and violence and movies, most importantly they cannot stop watching it. Why are these terrifying moving pictures so addicting to the point where even though it scares people, they still don't stop watching them? There are different reasons why this happens. Some studies say that the child is usually wanting or need something that they cannot obtain or do not have which will cause them to be more aggressive generally and that will cause them to want to integrate the violence from certain characters on television to satisfy self-need (Tatiana Merlo Flores) Other studies state that children do not need to be disturbed in order to want to watch violence in television but rather they need to be able to emotionally divulge into the movie rather than using logical reasoning (Jody Keisner). There is also the factor of special effects used in these gory and violent movies that build up suspense in the viewer which causes them to be drawn to the movie and have a thrilling experience (Jody Keisner). There are different perspectives on this issue.
Satisfying Self Need
When people are in problems they tend to find something that they can relate to or be able to associate with. One study elaborates on this idea. The study takes two groups of children, one group in which the children are more aggressive than the normal level of aggressiveness and a normal group of children with the average amount of aggressiveness. When studying both groups it was discovered that both social groups and people project their problems, Their needs, and their wants into what they integrate or select while watching television. (Tatiana Merlo Flores). For example, if a viewer has a conflict going on and they don't know how to solve it but has been watching violent television programs they will resort or lean towards a more violent solution than a rational or logical solution. The evidence for this is shown in one study which states the effects of the portrayal of suicide on television on its viewers (John. P. Murray). This study states that whenever a soap opera personality committed suicide (on television) within three days there is a significant increase in the number of female suicides across the nation. Although this is not a good way of resolving a conflict or problem it was still a resolution for some of the viewers depending on their conflict. The studies support the idea of viewers using these horror films and violence in films to be able to incorporate their own emotions, cope with their feelings, and find a resolution, moreover violent, to solve their problems.
Another point of debate or rather another perspective on why we are temp...