Quickwrite • Respond to Stephen King’s essay “Why We Crave Horror Movies” on p. 324. Write a CLEAR THESIS that answers whichever of the following questions applies to you. • If you watch horror films, could you relate to some of his reasons? • If you don’t watch horror films, do you have a better understanding of why people do watch them, having read this essay? • Prove to me that you read and understood the essay by what you write.
“Why We Crave Horror Movies” • What are some of the reasons the King puts forward for why horror movies are so popular? • As a writer, which of King’s reasons was most convincing or intriguing? • What are some of the cultural trends that, according to King, horror movies respond to/push back against? • Can you think of any other genres of film/tv/literature that are responding to or pushing back against a particular cultural trend?