Every time I hear a new scary movie is appearing in the theater, I get really excited and want to see it right away. When I go rent a movie, I usually run straight to the horror section. As a little girl I would always beg my mom to let me watch the scary movie on TV, or the ones rented by my aunts. Over time I have noticed that I am not the only one who is drawn to scary movies. I’ve noticed my friends and family always talk, with excitement and interest, about the latest scary movies that will be appearing at the movie theater. My daughter, nieces, nephews, and cousins always want to watch scary movies too. This made me wonder, what makes people want to watch scary movies?
Could it be that some scary movies make us think? Maybe many of us wonder if it is real, or if it could ever happen? Where did the writer get the idea for the movie? Could it have been from a personal experience, something he/she heard of, or just something that came out of his/her imagination? I know that I’ve started to question a lot of things after watching a scary movie. For example, could there really be things in the world that just can’t be explained? Maybe the idea of there being an afterlife makes us think of what could happen to us after we die. The idea of something challenging the normal and scientific makes us think about what we know and have experienced ourselves.
Another possibility could be that we are attracted to the way scary movies are presented to us. Most scary movies are presented to us, as only the brave will watch this movie. Maybe we all want to see how brave we are, or if were easily scared. There is something about the way the dark is presented to us, in a scary movie that makes the dark give off an appealing eerie feeling. As children most of us have a fear of the dark, at one point or another, and to have it presented to us as something that could really be scary might make us feel a little less silly about our childhood...