So You Think You’re Scary: Exploring Horror’s Indie New Wave

When asked to write for Audiences Everywhere in response to, or at the very least in relation to, an ongoing discussion of what makes a horror movie good or bad, successful or unsuccessful, scary or stupid, I knew I had to accept the offer. Like Keith said in his initial post, I was raised on horror movies: at the age of 8, my mother showed me the Evil Dead trilogy (1981; 1987; 1992), and at the age of 12, The Exorcist (1973). Having read the ongoing conversation on Audiences Everywhere, I found myself and my opinions falling somewhere in...

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