RIPPING Bit Of Enlightenment For The Fellow Horror Aficionado

I just finished one of the best horror movie history documentaries I’ve seen thus far! My fellow horror movie lovers you must check out “Nightmares, In Red, White, and Blue”. It is a remarkable film of interesting explanations of why horror movies both intrigue and repell some of us. Going into depth on how they have so many ties to the events that have happened to us via our lovely government, and the actions of those in power throughout history.
I’ve always thought that to everything there is a rhyme and a reason. Even in something some of us take for granted, such as the campy, over exaggerated, common horror flick! That is the most common thought anyways, I however have always appreciated them in a different light. The birth of the idea, the reason the character(s) are what they are. We’ve all seen them, we’ve all screamed, and have had the cold chill of death at our neck when watching alone in the dark. But, have you really wondered why it attracts you, or better yet why it has in some cases affected life? Well, this documentary more than just a trip down memory lane, of childhood scares of the past, opens up a whole new can of creeps!

I highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t already, and if you have? I would definitely love to hear your thoughts on the film?

6 thoughts on “RIPPING Bit Of Enlightenment For The Fellow Horror Aficionado

  1. Right on. I loved this documentary. I’ve always believed that the horror and fantasy genres are the fairytales and folktales of our time, i.e. these are a reflection of our society. In addition, I especially love that horror films deal with issues in our society in an allegoric fashion.

    Excellent post!

    1. Thank you for your wonderful insight! I often wondered if people who are repelled by it are really repelled by the subject matter or the truth behind it? I think it peels away the layers to the ripe & gritty, and we face what we fear the most, the actions of humanity at it’s most brutal in nature. I think I find more fear in that than I do any boogeyman.

  2. I’ve never had an interest in this movie. But ya know what? – I’m going to see it.-Thanks.

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