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#1101: Back to Basics

February 22, 2016

Notes from the Manager

Kurt’s comment about horror starting with Frankenstein (the novel by Mary Shelley, that is, not the movie) is a bit debateable, given that horror evolved from the Gothic novel. Some people attribute the beginnings of the genre to Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto, and others trace it back even farther. Exactly where you point to for the beginning of the genre isn’t really important, though. (Worth mentioning: The Witch’s sub-title in the movie is “a New-England folktale,” which is very apt.)

I happened to really enjoy The Witch, and I am not a huge horror buff, as is already well known by you, my dear readers. Some people will (and have) found it boring, but I think it’s pretty nicely drenched with dread throughout—and it doesn’t hurt that it’s superbly filmed.

If you’ve seen the movie, a post on Medium by Jason Coffman about the “gatekeepers”s of the horror genre talks a little bit about this subject.


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