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Why Horror? (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.
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Credited cast:
Alexandre Aja ... Interview Subject
Chris Alexander Chris Alexander ... Himself
Dave Alexander Dave Alexander
Simon Barrett ... Interview Subject
Joe Begos ... Himself
Josh Bridge ... Video Game Designer
John Carpenter ... Himself
Don Coscarelli ... Interview Subject
Barbara Crampton ... Interview Subject
Álex de la Iglesia ... Interview Subject
Rodrigo Gudiño Rodrigo Gudiño ... Himself
David Hackl ... Himself
Junji Inagawa Junji Inagawa ... Himself
Josh Johnson ... Himself
Liisa Ladouceur Liisa Ladouceur ... Herself
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WHY Horror? is a feature length 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. Horror is a global phenomenon. Millions of people love it, yet horror fans are often misunderstood. Tal Zimerman should know. He's one of them. Tal goes on a journey around the world to understand why people thrive on on blood and guts found in movies, books and video games. He meets with the genre's leading filmmakers, writers, actors and psychologists to discover how horror looks in different cultures, why it's so popular and how it affects our minds. Tal wants to know - WHY Horror?

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Canada | Japan | Mexico | USA | UK

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English | Spanish | Japanese

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October 2014 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Inside Horror - Warum wir uns so gerne gruseln See more »

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CAD500,000 (estimated)
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Horrible documentary
11 September 2016 | by drjgardnerSee all my reviews

This "documentary" is more like a home movie with the documentary maker talking to his younger brother, talking to his mother, talking to the whole family at dinner, talking to himself, and talking, talking, talking. We see him dressed as a zombie, getting dressed as a zombie, getting undressed as a zombie ad infinitum. As a horror movie it's pretty good, and could be shown at the man's wedding or funeral. But as a documentary about horror it's pretty horrible. Yes, there are a few good interviews (e.g., John Carpenter) but in large part he misses the essence of horror and its attraction. It's a good topic but deserved a better film.


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