IS HORROR DEAD?
Jason Coffman
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It’s an interesting question. The other question is, “has horror made a shift in a creative outlet”? The answer to that is yes. Horror is much more successful in video games at the moment than it is in film, but that is not due to film being a dying art, weak medium or “people pirating said products because they can’t afford the price of the theater…” Film is a beautiful and timeless creation. It has the ability to live forever, but it’s all about what we do with it. When it comes to horror as a genre, it’s more successful as a game, and not because you are right there in the action (that’s part of it) but the stories are, in short, so fucking good. If writers had a stronger grasp on good story telling, they may tell successful horror stories again. I once had a professor compare horror films to fast food. “You need the chicken and the steak, but you also need the Whopper.” He’s right, by the way. But the thing I always remember is, I can have chicken, steak or a whopper, but it’s all about how it’s prepared and who it’s prepared by…that makes the world of difference. So, please, everyone else in Hollywood, put your chefs hat on and make me a delicious fucking Whopper.

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