Besides just being way cool, horror movies speak to me. A lot of the
time, there's a main character who realizes the danger that others
don't, or won't see. She might try to tell others, maybe even the
police, but they don't believe her.
Can you see how this plot line might appeal to someone in an abusive family?
The big difference between these movies and real life is that the
protagonist gets to hack up the zombies, stab the vampires in the
heart with stakes, and shoot lots of unholy creatures. Talk about wish
This kind of invokes that black and white thinking. It would be so
much easier if the bad guys were easily identifiable as the slobbering
I see the world as essentially dangerous, with bad things lurking
under the surface and chaos on the edges. I consider most horror
movies to be more realistic than romantic comedies, that's for sure.