A Not Horrible Horror Film

BY FRANK TAMBERINO You’re Next gets it right. The quality of horror films has devolved over the years. The genre has, for the most part, sacrificed art for blockbuster success. This unfortunate decline has been encouraged by an audience that has come to invite cheap jump-out scares and C-grade actors. One of the most tragic transformations in the genre is that the actual horror has become the focal point. In works of true mastery, this is never the case. In The Shining, for example, the source of fear is the Overlook’s inexplicable ability to possess. It does this not by …






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