Why we love horror?

Why we love horror?

Sum up King’s main points.

2. Discuss how his ideas might apply to short stories as well, in particular to the horror stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Try to answer why you think Poe is so popular, and tell whether you think King’s ideas about horror can help to explain the reasons people are drawn to Poe.

3. Talk about your own ideas about why people are drawn to horror. What do you get out of horror? What do you think makes it appealing to other people? Can you add some thoughts to those that King has expressed? Can you think of other reasons people might be drawn to horror? How do we determine whether horror fiction has any social or