Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Horror: Drawbacks

Horror is the genre of the trapped, with its most predominate characteristic being its scariness. Frequently, this terror is compounded by the death of the protagonist. Not surprisingly, then, one of the major potential drawbacks of horror is the loss of hope—if they can’t escape, what makes me think I can?

In addition, because this genre preys on fear, horror may result in: 
  • paranoia.
  • the addiction to the adrenaline rush.
  • desensitization to evil in general.
  • an unhealthy interest in the dark supernatural.

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