Post-pandemic, the prevailing cultural genre hasn’t been feel-good comedy, but instead horror. What's the role of the shocking, and why can't we get enough of the spooky?
Great work as usual! Reminds me of Sontag's Imagination of Disaster
Great read! Reminds me of the “Elevated Horror” debate I’ve seen online, in which those typically not considered horror fans prefer so-called “Elevated Horror” because they’re more often allegories of trauma rather than ghosts and monsters. But like you point out, I think the horror genre as a whole can help process fear.