So, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (A movie that absolutely terrifies me!) and I was wondering if you were a fan of scary movies? Do you have any favorites? If not, why don’t you like them? Why do you think people are so fascinated by them? Sorry for all of the questions, but I’m just genuinely curious.
I love horror movies quite a bit, perhaps more than any other genre of movie and television. I would not venture to say they are the most “creative” of genre, because science fiction and fantasy can be equally as elaborate and inventive. Yet there is a certain adrenaline rush that comes from watching a horror movie, which cannot be found within other genres no matter their level of thrill and suspense.
I am an avid collector of horror films and television series, even the more obscure but nonetheless beloved ones like Freddy’s Nightmares or Monsters. I love old black and white horror movies as much as I do modern films. In the age of the remake, even the originals still stand as superior without the benefit of CGI and computer effects. I subscribe to horror movie and horror culture magazines such as Fangoria and Rue Morgue so that I am always abreast on new films coming out worldwide.
Also, I do have a somewhat soft spot for B-film horror movies or anything Troma has produced.
It is not exactly high culture, but I think we must be forgiven our strange indulgences.