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Horror Movies

2023-06-11 00:00:00 / episode: 146

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Script

"Horror movies.

Do you like horror movies? Well, ok, let's start at the beginning here by just saying, I don't like them, but I've always been intrigued by them.

I remember back in the late seventies, early eighties, a series of horror movies came out.

Some of the famous ones were Halloween and Friday the 13th.

They were tremendously popular.

I remember I really, really wanted to see them and yet I really didn't want to see them.

I knew that I'd be scared forever after watching them.

And that's part of the reason that I don't like the, the horror movies Halloween though was it had a huge impact.

It was chosen by the uh the Library of Congress to put in the National Film Registry in America.

It's, they said it was culturally important.

These films made lots of money, piles of money.

The first ones were really cheap to make so they were really, really profitable.

People love horror movies.

They love to be scared.

Now, I'm not a psychologist, so I'm not gonna go into the analysis of that.

I'll let you think about why people love to be scared.

But you know, they go to uh, haunted houses.

People love haunted houses.

There's always a line up for it.

Anyway, horror films have continued.

It wasn't just a seventies eighties thing.

They continued to make them into the nineties, the two thousands they're making them today.

Now.

There's even subgenres of horror.

There's this kind and that kind.

And when does it, when is it horror? And when is it not horror? We get that semi horror.

There was, uh, the, uh, stranger things.

I don't know if it's a television show.

It's not really a television show.

It's on Netflix, but it's really popular and it's a little bit like a horror.

You know, I haven't actually watched it but I read about it and it sounds pretty scary and spooky people love scary and spooky.

What about you? How do you feel about horror movies?"