Saturday, June 16, 2012

Once Again, in Defense of Horror

You wrote, Chris, about horror's overeliance on blood and sex. I would say that the slasher film is easily the loudest sibling of the horror family, and so it brings down judgment on the whole genre because its antics. I personally like slasher films, but Brandon, being as big a horror fan as I am, tends to not like them as well. There is so much more to the horror genre than the slasher. Don't forget that films like The Innkeepers or The Others, neither of which has sex OR blood, are horror films through and through. Even Picnic at Hanging Rock, which is a horror film at its core, is rated PG, for criminy's sake.

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