January 31, 2009

Horror Movies

Ahhrrrr!

Ms. Shilly Ash hates horror movies!

All of them, from the classics (nightmare on elm street) through the campy (wrong turn) right up to the new-age slasher (saw).

How does one quantize the entertainment value of gobs of red stuff, screams, and monsters with face-masks? How can I put a price on the exhilarating thrill combined with feelings of revulsion that arise in the viewer? And how, oh dear God, how do I imbibe in somebody a love of the bizzare, occult and gruesome ?

OK, so we don't watch as many movies any more, and have a huge backlog of titles in the TBD list, but I do wish we didn't have an entire genre taboo!