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The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead by Danny Draven

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CHAPTER 19THE FUTURE OF HORROR

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”

—STEPHEN KING

So what is the future of horror movies?

We’ve had the Asian-horror craze, the torture porn, and countless remakes of 1970s and 1980s horror classics. At some point, sequels and the horror franchises will run dry. Studios are big business, and they’re in it to make money. This is why we see them regurgitate the same formulaic films over and over again. When horror movies become more mainstream and less independent, we may be in trouble.

SUBJECT MATTER

I will say one thing I know is true. The horror film has always been an ideal artistic outlet for exploring the nature of violence ...

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