Five Simply Terrifying Flicks for Halloween

Movies: What, really, is the goal of a horror film? Ok, so there’s the obvious answer: to scare the living daylights out of the audience. Yet there are so many different ways to inspire fear. There are horror films with a slow burn, leaving you with an eerie feeling that lasts well after the lights go up. Slasher flicks give you a series of high-octane shrieks, and the new trend in “torture porn” tries to build fear up with nausea. Moreover, is it equally important to tell a good story in a horror film, or does terror stand alone atop the list of priorities? What, really, is the essence of the genre?

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