We also went over the readings that we were assigned, which I really liked the one on why people love horror movies. It basically talked about how we love horror movies because they let us feel things that we aren't necessarily “supposed” to. In terms of Freud’s psychoanalytic theory, it’s kind of the same thing as saying that the ego compromises with the id’s desires through the indirect experience of watching these kinds of movies.
The reading also talked about how we are all insane to a degree, and that some of us just show it more than others. Those people are the ones that are considered “monsters” and psychotic, the ones that are stuck into insane asylums. This reminded me of Season 2 of American Horror Story when one of the patients in the asylum is talking about his experience with getting abducted by grotesque alien-like creatures. He says, “They weren’t human. They were monsters.”, to which the nun replies:
"All monsters are human."
This statement is so true because monsters are created by people to represent real ideas and concepts that we are afraid of... whether it be technology, nature, or simply the unknown. This is basically the main theme that carries on throughout all six seasons of the American Horror Story series. Getting to know the so-called "monsters" and being exposed to their stories gives an explanation as to what caused them to be the way they are.