I am a scaredy-cat. Under normal circumstances, there would be nothing wrong with this. However, I am married to a lover of the horror genre and co-founder of ModernHorrors.com. This means a couple of things: 1) he loves to scare the living daylights out of me, and 2) I am forced to watch a lot of movies that make me want to cry. As a result, I have learned more about the genre than I ever thought I would. Here, I have broken down the four major qualities that all horror movies have in common from a scaredy-cat’s point of view:
As the self-proclaimed spokesperson of the scaredy-cats, it all boils down to these qualities for me and many others. For lovers of the genre, there is a lot more to it and I’m starting to catch on. Will I ever not be scared of these movies? Doubtful. However, I’m learning to appreciate them a little bit more. But just a little bit.