This was an interesting post I stumbled across earlier today. Near the end, it asks “Do you feel horror plays an important role in your life? How do you think horror entertainment has influenced our culture?”
Well, I wouldn’t say horror plays an important role in my life, but it is definitely a part of my life as I’m instinctively drawn to the horror genre in both books and movies.
I think horror, in general, gives us a ‘safe’ way to be scared. It can also serve as a release valve for when our stress levels get too high.
I definitely think its influenced our culture. Just look at the current zombie-mania, Walking Dead merchandise, and events like the zombie-run. People are talking about it, cosplaying about it, and proclaiming their love via bumper stickers and other money-sucking paraphernalia.
What about you? Click on the picture or link below to be taken to the original post and comment there 🙂
The other night, I had the pleasure of stumbling upon a documentary by filmmakers Nicolas Kleiman and Rob Lindsay called Why Horror?. The film follows horror fan and father, Tal Zimerman as he expl…