Why Do We Love Scary Movies? – Episode 071

June 22, 2016

What is it about humanity that makes us enjoy watching scary movies? Why do we pay to go into a dark movie theater and watch terrible things? Brent and Erik delve into horror films and look at why this genre is so powerful and how it’s changed over the years.

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Brent Hartinger
Erik Hanberg

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Media Consumed This Episode

The Omen (film, 1976)
The Thing (film, 1982)
Saw (film series)
Paranormal Activity (film series)
American Horror Story (TV)
Alien (film, 1979)
Jaws (film, 1975)
28 Days Later (film, 2002)
Station Eleven (book, 2014)
The Walking Dead (TV)
The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (film, 1956)
The Unknown (film, 1927)
Dawn of the Dead (film 1979 and 2004)
Jeepers Creepers (film, 2001)
Leviathan Wakes (book, 2011)
The Crossing (book, 1994)
10 Cloverfield Lane (film, 2016)
Game of Thrones (books and TV)
The Babadook (film, 2014)


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