Thursday, July 3, 2014

My Zombie, Myself: Why Modern Life Feels Rather Undead & Why we crave horror movies


My Zombie, Myself: Why Modern Life Feels Rather Undead

According to the article “Why we crave Horror Movies” by Stephen King, where King state “we all mentally ill; Those of  us outside the asylums hide it a little better and maybe not at all much better, after all”.  Chuck klosterman, in the article of “My Zombie, Myself: Why Modern Life Feels Rather Undead”. Klosterman, based on his argument, “A lot of modern life is exactly like slaughtering Zombies”. Physically, zombie identical appear to a normal human being but limit conscious experience and the ability to transparency of mind.  The connection between these two articles used is a metaphor King used his thesis about horror movies in a way to what King means by that, psychologically speaking, when people watch horror movies it is a way of expressing our true feelings. King, has lot of knowledge to share about human mentality. The Mythic horror…has a dirty job to do.                                                                                                                                                       
It deliberately appeals to all that is worst in us. Which is exactly what klosterman stated about monsters how human can be related to it.

Question #4

Klosterman writes: This is our collective fear projection; that we will be consumed” (par. 13. Page 387). I think he means, these are the emotion that attire us to enjoy watching these kind of horror movies. And if we don’t express our emotion they build up. And those are the emotions that we face in our daily livings. Yes, I agree because Klosterman and King’s demonstrate in their writing and the connection that back up both arguments. I do share it because I’m living every day. The other cultural manifestation of that fear. These are the reason that his thesis that give the facts that we are mentally ill we want to see those things because we want to enact actual violence on other people. As we have occasion releases we are going to be okay.


  1. Your response to the articles isn't bad, Dalphee, but Klosterman should be summarized before bringing in King. Also, I'm not sure what your picture has to do with your post :-/

  2. Also, if you read, why did you not join a group and present today?