I’ve always thought that fear is man’s natural state.
It’s why we have armies and policemen, why we band together in cities and countries,
why we jump when there’s a loud noise nearby, why we lock our doors and leave our porch lights on at night.
I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again:
I don’t care who you are, if you were stripped naked and placed somewhere alone in the dark
and you heard a sound nearby, you would not laugh, you would not be excited,
you would not be aroused or feel romantic, you would be afraid.
It’s the one gut reaction that we all share,
that can be counted on to kick in at the same specific times for everyone in the world.
It’s why jump shots in horror movies are so effective. They’re easy, they’re predictable . . . but they work.
The fear in us is very close to the surface, and it doesn’t take much to bring it out
That’s why horror has always been around
and always will be around.