Posts by Albert Martin

The Appeal of Violent Cinema

It’s one of those annoying questions that may cause some Horror fans to keep their love of the macabre secret. Often when people ask me that question it is part earnest inquiry and part religious judgment. As a religious professional and health care chaplain, it is expected that I would be appalled at such films. I can recall once being asked “How can you watch such violent movies?” It’s an inquiry to which many Horror fans can relate. We are asked it any time someone learns of our passion for the genre. My colleague appeared actually surprised and disappointed that
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