Your Voices is a simple concept created to encourage conversation and opinions between movie lovers. It works like this: I throw out a certain topic. After that I’ll make my case or share my opinions. Then it’s time for Your Voices. Head to the comments section and let fellow readers and moviegoers know your thoughts on the topic for that day!
Throughout the history of cinema there has always been a place for scary movies. Dating all the way back to the silent movie era, horror films have drawn and maintained faithful audiences. Interestingly, over the years the horror genre has evolved and splintered into numerous sub-genres. It has significantly changed in many regards but one thing remains a constant – many people still love scary movies. Box office numbers verify this each year as more and more of these films are made. But what is scary to one person may not be to another. And I’ve heard some say they are terrified by movies that I almost laugh at. So what makes a movie scary?
Let me say that I like well done horror movies. I always have. But that said, I’m rarely scared by them. I’m certainly not beating my chest and claiming to be macho but horror movies almost never scare me. But I am fascinated by the different opinions of those who are scared by them. What kind of movies scare you? What is it about them that frightens you? In many ways horror films are like comedies – they’re totally subjective. But different films have different effects on different people. So now I ask you:
YOUR VOICES: What makes a movie scary?
Now it’s time for Your Voices. What makes a movie scary to you? Is it even a horror picture or are there other things in film that you find frightening? Please share you thoughts on today’s question and I’d love to hear some examples of movies you find scary.