Here is an editorial I wrote with David, over at THAT MOMENT IN. We discuss why “Horror” is considered a dirty word among acclaimed critics and serious film fans. Also highlighted in this serious article is upcoming festival hit “horror” film THE WITCH… destined to get genre switched to “thriller.”
I hope you enjoy it. Stay tuned for more CONSIDER THIS editorials coming soon.
Consider This is an editorial opinion segment featuring personal examinations and thoughts on the state of film. This week, we take a closer look the horror genre and how the term has become synonymous with less significant filmmaking.
The Thesis: The Witch, the latest film by Jarin Blaschke is about a family in 1600’s New England who separate from society and practice their faith on the edge of a dark forest, where presumably a witch lives and begins to terrorize them. We praised the trailer and wrote about our impressions of it here. The trailer is clearly marketing a horror film. It has all the telltale signs, including an atmospheric score, editing, sound effects, and lots of blurbs from critics using words like, “Unnerving¹”, “Nightmarish²”, and “Terrifying³” splashed across the screen. Yet as the film garners more interest and early reviews heap praise, a subtle shift is…
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