Fear in the Dark (1991 TV Movie)
John Carpenter: Fear is the most powerful emotion in the human race and fear of the unknown is probably the most ancient, so you're dealing with stuff that everybody's felt from being little babies: we're frightened of the dark, we're frightened of what we don't know about; and if you're making a horror film you get to play with the audience's feelings.
Wes Craven: I believe that by and large secrets are destructive and dangerous. I think Spaulding Gray says that "whatever is hidden degenerates." So that, horror film has a tendency to make people face things that they don't want to face, and I think in that sense it's healthy. In that sense, it's very exciting. It's going into the labyrinth for the minotaur.
Female horror filmgoer: [voiceover] I've never read or seen anything that I regretted afterwards. I think that people can take anything. Your capacity to receive fear is absolutely huge and that horror films so far have only just touched on it. Now I'm waiting for something more.