Are Horror Movies Actually Conservative?

Many years ago, Stephen King wrote an essay declaring,  “The horror movie is innately conservative, even reactionary.” He did not mean that horror movies promote conservative or reactionary political ideas, but rather that they “re-establish our feelings of essential normality.” In other words, watching ghastly or gory cinema makes us feel grateful for the real-world … Continued

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