Haunt Fear? Horror Fear? Fear Itself?

by on May.28, 2011, under Syndicated from the Web

by: RFR Casket Crew Unknown Scare Actor

Greetings Deadites.

Have we really become so jaded?  I was sitting here this morning, deep within the recesses of my own dark, twisted mind, and it struck me.   Our society has become numb to a lot of this related to horror, whether they are fictional or real.  Think about it.  40 or so years ago, the movie “Psycho” was considered shocking.  How many of you have watched this movie? 

Psycho Poster

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho – 1960

While the premise can still be considered a bit disturbing, there is really nothing scary about it at all, compared to the genre as we know it now, but I digress.  I am comparing apples to oranges. The level of gore in a horror movie has increased to the point that the most gruesome of mutilations is actually cheered by the audience. As a horror fan myself, I must admit that whenever I see a new and unique way to “dispose” of someone in  horror film, I am intrigued.  The funny thing is, none of these movies scare me.  As of late, only 2 movies I have watched have made the hair on the back of my neck stand up, and neither one of them had any visible gore.

Anyway, the “conditioned” attitude of the horror fan, has given us haunters a daunting task, create an environment that is frightening and believable.  Most haunted attractions achieve this, and scare-actors keep the fear alive. These are just a bit of my musings, in my quest for the “perfect scare”

By the way, if you think you know what 2 movies scared me, drop me a line at: unknownscareactor@rfrpodcast.com, and I’ll give you a shout out on an upcoming “Haunt Fears” segment.

Everyone………..is afraid of something


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