Be afraid….

July 29th, 2011

Just as we remember where we were when certain historic events took place, many of us have indelible image of where we saw and how we reacted to certain horror movies.

A genre once discredited, reanimated itself in the early ‘70’s and created what Jason Zinoman call "new horror."  Directors like William Friedkin, Roman Polanski, John Carpenter, and Wes Craven would find new ways to exploit our most primal fears and often remind us that the monster were not only on the screen, but in ourselves.

My conversation with NY Times critic and reporter Jason Zinoman about Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror.