Why Christian Movies Are Like Horror Films

Yes, today is Halloween – the day you can feel festive about type two diabetes and scary movies. In honor of October 31, I thought it’d be nice to write something about scary movies. But to be honest, I’m not much of a horror film buff (feel free to recommend your favorites to me in the comments). Even though I haven’t seen that many scary movies, I am fascinated by their unique place in cinema.

Among other things, they have ultra-specific genre tropes and a passionately loyal fanbase. Funny enough, the only other genre that shares the unique qualities of horror films is probably the one you’d least expect…

Faith-based films.

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Scary Good! The 5 Types of Horror Films

I don’t like scary movies. I love scary movies. I love the ridiculous situations in them, the larger than life villains, and the heart pumping moments where I’m on the edge of my seat covering my eyes. And I totally get why that’s weird. It’s weird to want to be scared. But the adrenaline rush is part of the reason why the horror genre has such a wide range of sub-categories. There are just so many ways to be scared.

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