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Horror - Completed 2014

Why Horror? Is a feature documentary following horror fan Tal Zimerman as he looks at the psychology of horror around the world in order to understand why we love to be scared.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Horror, Biography, Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 81 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rob LINDSAY, Nicolas KLEIMAN
    • Synopsis
    • Horror entertainment is a global phenomenon.
      Millions of people love it, but horror fans are often
      Tal sits down with leading genre filmmakers, writers, musicians, historians, anthropologists and psychologists to discover why we enjoy being scared. What happens inside ourselves when we are frightened?
      Horror is popular worldwide, but different cultures
      present it in unique ways. Tal travels to the biggest horror consuming countries including Japan, the UK, and Mexico,
      to explore how local traditions shape the creation and perception of horror.
      This documentary features interviews with Eli Roth (Hostel, Green Inferno), George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead), John Carpenter (The Thing, Halloween) Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills have Eyes, Piranha 3D), Alex de la Iglesia (Witching and Bitching, The Last Circus), Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers)
      Simon Barrett (V/H/S, You’re Next), Takashi Shimizu
      (The Grudge), Don Coscarelli (John Dies at the End), Nicolas Lopez (Aftershock)