February 10, 2017 in Daily Bulletin
Scott Tobias wrote about the difficulty of making horror movies today:
- Technology used to be great for horror movies. In an age before caller ID, mysterious strangers could taunt people, perhaps from inside the house – before lines were abruptly cut.
- Now though films must lamely note that cell service is down, or else help would be an Uber away.
- For a brief moment “found footage” films – like the Blair Witch Project – offered hope for movies recorded using handheld devices. But their novelty has dulled.
- The widespread use of drones could make the problem even worse. Being able to fly high above a haunted mansion or forest will provide too much tension sapping perspective.
Read more on The Guardian.