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What Horror Movies are Supposed to Do

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What Horror Movies are Supposed to Do

Horror movies are there to make you feel something so that you can come out forgetting about your boring miserable life. It is, in that respect, exactly like porn. Porn exploits loneliness and sexual frustration, horror movies exploit your fear of death, of being trapped, of disfigurement and cruelty.

This is how you tell the real horror movies from the fakes. Freddy Krueger is not a real horror movie villain. There is nothing there to fear but a cartoonish death at the hands of a ludicrous bad guy. These movies are there to go “boo” and shock you, not to tattoo themselves onto your brain the way true horror movies are designed to do.

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