Day: 09/10/2013

Heresy of the Week: Mainstream cinematic horror has stalled


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Heresy of the Week is a (mostly) weekly spot in which I entertain some of the unthinkable notions of geek-culture. The arguments I put forward are not always things I personally agree with, but often rhetorical devices designed to force myself (and maybe readers) out of the boxes which fan discussions can get caught in. But that aside, feel free to get yourselves worked up and your knickers in a twist if you really want to.

This week’s heresy:

Horror is one of the longest lived and most popular genres of creative work, but in recent years it’s film branch has started to atrophy. Tropes which formed a basis have become a crutch, and the horror film industry has lost its traditionally innovative flare, favouring the familiar and missing the point of what horror is — bequeathing its legacy to the smaller screen.

Read on…

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