Monday, November 01, 2004

Horror films

A post-Halloween treat for horror lovers, with this state of the genre survey by Terrence Rafferty in the New York Times.
Are we actually more frightened, as the Puritans were, of what's inside us than of what's out there in the wilderness? Maybe. In any event, the internal terrors are infinitely harder to laugh at, or to beat back with overwhelming force, or to turn into a lucrative, teen-friendly franchise.

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