Less is More: On the Need for a Return to Generic Horror

Preston Fassel

Preston Fassel

Preston Fassel is a Rondo Award nominated author whose work has appeared in Rue Morgue Magazine, Screem Magazine, and Cinedump.com. He is the author of Remembering Vanessa, the first published biography of English actress Vanessa Howard, which appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of Screem.

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  • Leslie Hatton

    4 months

    This is a great article, Preston, even though I adore Prometheus and Alien: Covenant! Seriously though, I find this trend frustrating. Sometimes it works for me, like when the Hannibal TV show explored the backstory of Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter, while other times it really doesn’t work for me, like when Insidious 2 showed the origin of the woman in black (and it was transphobic, to boot). I am scared by simple things like shadows, and things under the bed, and mystery and I hope that other like-minded artists will continue to make movies that reflect these fears.