When it comes to the horror genre there are many different ways to inject fear into the audience, and that’s what makes it so damn special. I, myself, tend to sway towards two different types of horror films: Those of the slow-burn variety and flicks that have a hefty dose of the red stuff—I’m rarely disappointed during a moment like the lawn mower scene in Dead Alive or when we see Victor Crowley tear someones face in half in Hatchet. Slow-burns can also be some of the most effective horror films out there as they build eerie tension before unleashing 2 hours worth of terror in the last few minutes.
You, on the other hand, may be less into the gory side of things or slow pacing and look for something entirely different. Some people want more out of their horror films than just blood and guts. Perhaps characters that you actually give a shit about. Or maybe a story that will leave your jaw on the floor by the time the credits roll. We all have something that we look for in this amazing genre so my question to you guys and gals is:
What do you look for in a horror film?
Sound off in the comments below and tell me what you think makes for a great horror flick!