Horror is important. It reminds you that you can bleed. It scares the life out of you just to show you how safe you are.
Horror knows its business. It knows to keep things simple, to play with your childhood fears - being alone, in the dark, with a man behind the door.
Horror knows the power of pace. When to go slow, to make you think the danger is over, and when to bombard with sensory overload.
Horror knows to balance sound and its absence. The silence sets the scene for the scream and the screaming ceases for you to enjoy the silence - while it lasts…
Horror kills your desire to dream. It throws you over its shoulder and carries you to a locked room where it leaves you to wait and shake while the nightmares seep up through the floor.