Horror is a particularly tricky genre to get right. It’s seemingly all been done, and so it takes a special type of creative genius to still wow viewers and deliver something that feels fresh.
On the plus side, one of the great things about it is that it can be weird. Really, really weird. More often than not, it isn’t particularly weird. It’s just haunted houses and masked-killers chasing half-naked women around, and that’s all fine and dandy, but the genre’s ability to go deep into WTF territory is one of its most notable strengths. Sure, sometimes the results are more “Huh?” than “Wow!” but the effort is important all the same.