Welcome to my Halloween Meme! Each Friday in October I will be asking a Halloween or Horror related question.
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Question: Do you feel that today's political, cultural climate has changed the Horror genre? Why or why not?
Answer: Definitely. I think that the Horror genre is dictated by society. In ancient times it was fairy tales, in the 50s it was a nuclear, alien vibe, today scary stories are utilizing more technology. And, during Halloween, we see costumes based on popular culture whether it be political or relating to celebrities. I have seen hints of people utilizing the recent Ebola scare as well, which yes, is frightening, but I happen to think it's kind of in poor taste. Anyway, to get back to the question I think in order to scare people you have to tap into their fears, no matter the time period. Most are basic - safety, losing yourself, being out of control, death, but with every era, these are reached in a different way.