Episode 8: Why Do We Like Horror?

As horror fans, we’re guessing that everyone out there has been asked one time or another, “why do you like horror?” It’s a question that can get many different answers, but no matter what the answer might be, it never seems to get across to the person asking it, or at least enough for them to truly understand our strange passion of this particular film genre. Join us as we discuss this topic, and while maybe not answer that age old question for everyone, we’ll at least give our insight into why we are still love horror after all these years.

Joining us in this episode is our first guest to the Discover the Horror Podcast, Dr. AC (aka Aaron Christensen! He runs the Horror 101 with Dr. AC website, as well as being editor for books like Horror 101: The A-List of Horror and Monster Movies and Hidden Horror, which won the Rondo Award for Best Book in 20013. So, help us welcome AC into our little philosophical discussion as we delved into the dark recesses of our minds, attempting to answer the not-so-simple question, Why Do We Like Horror?

Below are the films mentioned in the podcast:

Children of the Corn (1984)

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Creature Walks Among Us (1956)

Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

Dracula (1931)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Evil Dead (1981)

The Exorcist (1973)

Frankenstein (1931)

Friday the 13th (1980)

From Beyond (1986)

Godzilla (1954)

Halloween (1978)

Halloween II (1981)

Hellraiser (1987)

House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

In the Earth (2021)

Island of Lost Souls (1932)

Jaws (1977)

Just Before Dawn (1981)

Leprechaun (1993)

Meet the Feebles (1989)

Nekromantik (1987)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Psycho (1960)

Pumpkinhead (1988)

Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Screams of a Winter Night (1979)

Shape of Water (2017)

Terrified (2017)

Tonight She Comes (2016)

We Are the Flesh (2016)


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