PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta explores the connection between horror movies and cable news in their latest video. Specifically, Rugnetta notes that horrifying elements–and especially violence–are prevalent in both.
Halloween is almost here, and ’tis the season for copious horror movie viewing!! Lots of awesome smart people have talked about the reasons we love horror films. But why do we like to watch horror films with others? There seems to be a social nature to horror viewing, way more than other genres. It’s gotta be more than just safety in numbers, right? And does this apply just to movies, or does this social experience of horror seep into other aspects of culture?