The Greatest Horror Films Ever Made

Why horror?  What is it about this genre that exerts such a hold on our imagination?  What psychological need is served by the human desire to be frightened or unnerved?  Perhaps some residue of our prehistoric consciousness, in which our hominid ancestors were stalked by ancient predators on the African savannahs, demands to be recognized as an evolutionary survival sense; or perhaps the perception of fear awakens certain synapses in the brain, igniting the spark of creative impulses that demand some form of outward expression.  I do not know.

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