Our analysis of Stephen King’s “Why We Crave Horror Movies” essay is inspired by the rhetorical pentagram model. Below you will find a short overview of the main points in our analysis.

In what follows, we will look at the topics of the article – why people love watching horror movies and people’s need to release their inner insanity.

We will present the writer and his position on the topics of the article, as well as the way he relates to his readers.

We will analyze how the writer uses language tools to achieve his intention. We will look at the choice of words, the sentence structure, the writer’s tone and at how the writer appeals to the audience’s reason and emotions.

We will discuss the circumstances of the article by looking at some of Stephen King’s comments and his career as a horror author. 

Lastly, we will connect the writer’s intention to prove his idea that people watch horror movies to express their insanity with the language tools he uses, the circumstances, and the topic of the article.

You can find the full analysis in what follows.