WHY Horror? is a feature length documentary following horror fan Tal Zimerman as he looks at the psychology of horror around the world in order to understand why we love to be scared. Horror is a global phenomenon. Millions of people love it, yet horror fans are often misunderstood. Tal Zimerman should know. He's one of them. Tal goes on a journey around the world to understand why people thrive on on blood and guts found in movies, books and video games. He meets with the genre's leading filmmakers, writers, actors and psychologists to discover how horror looks in different cultures, why it's so popular and how it affects our minds. Tal wants to know - WHY Horror?
Not too bad Documentary about horror, however, the director is in front of the camera too much in he makes it too much about himself, a problem known as "Michael Moore Syndrome", a serious documentary doesn't focus on the life of the director, but on the subject! We are treated to long scenes of the director's childhood, interviews with his parents(?!?!?) and other scenes that have nothing to do with horror movies. In my opinion if a director wants to make a documentary, he should NOT be in front of the camera, except for a few seconds, that's all!! The interviews are OK, but nothing we haven't seen before, all in all mediocre effort.
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