The success of ‘Get Out’ didn’t raise the bar for thrillers; it revealed how low that bar is set.
This great article, by Ashley Wertz at the University of Pittsburgh, talks about four failings that horror movies today have a hard time escaping:
- Gratuitous Gore
- Stupid Characters
- A New Take on Horror
- Fun and Games
While there are many classics such as Scream and The Shining, it’s hard to find a horror movie that isn’t just using jump scares or gore to incite fear.
Fear manifests itself in many ways, so there should be many great horror flicks out there.