Horror is the Best Genre (and here's why)

When we weigh the merits of media, there’s a tendency towards to absolutes, towards seemingly objective statements. And this is similarly a feature of the writing on ‘why people like horror’, which tends to focus on scientific studies and cites the adrenaline of safe scares as the cause. But horror as a genre is much more concerned with the interstitial, the malleable, the uncertain – a genre that, even outside the context of art, strives to make a mockery of objectivity.


FILM TITLES: If you want to find the title of any films used in this video, there’s a subtitle option in setting called ‘Film Titles’, which will show you the titles of each film as it appears. 🙂

Film Analysis

Film History

Genre Style & Conventions


Horror Conventions & Techniques