Horror Essay Topics

Horror stories

Horror stories have caught the attention of audiences throughout history, be it in literature or in film, because of its ability to ignite in us one of the most primordial of human emotions – fear. As H. P. Lovecraft’s quote above explicitly states, there is no other emotion as old and strong as that of… View Article

Essay on an Analysis of Horror Movies

Horror has been a long time one of the most popular categories of films in the movie industry. People liked to watch horror films to be afraid and to outdo their fears: “On a psychological level, the horror film dramatizes our nightmares, so that we can confront them” (Sigmund Freud, p.644). Gradually, because horror films… View Article

19th Century Horror Stories

In this essay we will look at the Characteristics of 19th Century Horror Stories, commenting on: the structure of the story; the characterisation; the themes included in the story; the setting and the writer’s technique. I will be looking into two texts in detail: “The Monkey’s Paw” by William Wymark Jacobs; and “The Signalman” by… View Article

Textual Analysis – Donnie Darko

The target audience for the film Donnie Darko would be the male gender from the ages of 16 – 24 and in the socio-economic grading boundary A – C1, this would be due to the fact that it requires a lot of thought to comprehend the complex narrative and structure and people in the higher… View Article

The Effects of Horror Movies on Children

The implicit, and often explicit, intention of horror movies is to scare people. The fright engendered by horror movies can have residual psychological effects for years. Two studies, “Tales from the Screen: Enduring Fright Reactions to Scary Media” and another, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), both concluded that exposure horror movies… View Article