Thursday, July 24, 2014

“Why Do People Love Horror Movies? They Enjoy Being Scared”



The article, “Why Do People Love Horror Movies? They Enjoy Being Scared” is about an investigation by investigators to find out exactly why people love horror movies. Two authors of the August issue of the Journal of Consumer Research named Eduardo Andrade from the University of California, Berkeley and Joel B. Cohen from the University of Florida challenged the theories that the investigators presented by introducing their theory. The investigators had two answers to the question, why do people love horror Movies? The first theory was that a person is excited and afraid when watching a movie. The second theory was that they want to go through terror because there will be relief at the end. The authors argued that people who watch horror movies are actually happy to be unhappy. The authors looked at the experience of watching horror movies through human emotion showing that people can experience positive and negative emotions at the same time, instead of separating the emotional reactions in to phases.
I will connect the article with the Horror film The Shaun of the Dead. I will also use the quote that I choose from the article to help me to further prove me claims.
 Quote
 "the most pleasant moments of a particular event may also be the most fearful."
  Work Cited
University of Chicago Press Journals. "Why Do People Love Horror Movies? They Enjoy Being Scared." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 31 July 2007.

1 comment:

  1. Good! But HOW will that quote support your claims?

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