Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Wonders of Horror: The Most Critically Battered Genre is Better Than it is Treated


 I know in the last few years I've given many negative reviews to modern horror movies. I was one of the few film reviewers that didn't enjoy The Conjuring. This is because I have a high standard for horror fiction. One of my all-time favourite novelists is Stephen King and as a kid I gobbled up the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Shirley Jackson. Some of my favourite movies are pictures like Halloween, The Exorcist, and Jaws. Many of the greatest stories ever told have been about dabbling into our darkest fears. I think there is great value in having visceral stories that delve into the disturbing recesses of our mind. In my latest Collective Publishing article, I defend horror against those that deem it a lesser genre.

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