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The Horror Films Your Mom Would Not Approve Of

3 October 2012 9:54 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

A Priest, A Rabbi and Your Mom Walk Into a Movie Theatre…

You might think that your Mom disapproves of all horror films on principle. At least that’s the stereotype: the wagging finger; the warning that horror films cause nightmares. But the truth is that this is merely a bit of parental judo, reverse psychology designed to push us to watching horror films, because nothing warns us and upholds the moral order like a horror film.

What are the elements of a horror film after all? There is a monster; there is a sense of danger (as critic Joe Bob Briggs puts it “Anyone can die at any time”); the deaths are usually gruesome; and there is usually a moral. If you think about it, fairy tales and horror films are not that far apart – they are even closer to one another in the fairy tales original Grimm-er forms, »

- Michael Ryan

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