Horror movies: Malcom Turvey “why do we like horror movies”

There’s just something about horror movies that makes a person want to watch it all the time or not at all. It could be the adrenaline rush we get after getting scared or there’s just something about it that terrifies you to even lay an eye on it. Malcom Turvey, director of the film and media studies program explains why we like horror movies so much and what about it petrifies people as he quotes “Some theories argue that for a work to be classified as horror, it has to be threatening, in some way, shape or form ,the monster is often otherworldly or violates the laws of nature” and this could be the reason why people aren’t comfortable watching it because it’s not the norm. But some do enjoy watching it and Marvin Turvey quoted that “Horror films can put us in touch with what we’re really afraid of, which are often socially constructed fears”. This may be the reason we like it so much because we get out of our comfort zones and prepare our minds for the unusual.

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