The Beauty and Twisting Reality of Horror

October 13, 2014 3:10 PM

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The Beauty and Twisting Reality of Horror

I never understood peoples' attraction to horror movies but, as a writer-turned-filmmaker who just spent three days totally immersed in the genre (courtesy of Shriekfest Horror Film Festival in Los Angeles), I have a newly-developed appreciation for the films, for those who make them and for the loyal audiences who flock to see them.

What I learned is that horror allows filmmakers to not only experiment, but to push the envelope and twist reality in a way that no other genre does. There is freedom and beauty in an art form which begs its creator to ignore every limitation he or she has ever known, but still keep his or her audie...

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