Thursday 4 April 2013

What is horror?

I wish I could claim credit for finding this video on my own, but no. Special thanks are due Arrow in the Head for sharing this gem with the world.

In 1986, Stephen King hosted a television show called Stephen King's World of Horror. In it, horror icons discuss King's influence on horror and popular culture. The show was cut up and repackaged as Stephen King's This is Horror in 1989. This is Horror is less about King's contribution to horror taking instead a more generalized approach to horror entertainment. The episodes feature interviews by cast and crew members discussing their thoughts on and contributions to horror and pop culture.

In this clip, a Sam Raimi talks about The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and the laws of horror. I implore all contemporary filmmakers, critics, and bloggers to take special note of laws 1 and 2.

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